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Title: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 24, 2011, 10:19:56 pm
The Cartoonist

5 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 25, 2011, 11:04:14 pm
Kick-Ass

5 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 26, 2011, 09:09:07 pm
Daredevil

2 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 01, 2011, 09:31:38 pm
G.I. Jane

Rating 4 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2011, 09:51:47 pm
Black Hawk Down

Rating: 5 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 04, 2011, 08:05:18 pm
Zack and Miri Make A Porno

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

I'm in love with Elizabeth Banks.  :-*
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 05, 2011, 10:59:58 pm
Star Trek (2009)

Rating:5 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 07, 2011, 11:38:33 pm
Inglourious Basterds

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 08, 2011, 11:11:46 pm
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 09, 2011, 08:20:28 pm
Hot Tub Time Machine

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 10, 2011, 09:48:59 pm
Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 14, 2011, 10:37:07 pm
Gran Torino

Rating: 5 Stars out of 5
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2011, 09:43:28 pm
Wanted

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 17, 2011, 09:02:44 pm
Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 18, 2011, 07:59:28 pm
Batman: Under the Red Hood

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2011, 10:05:04 pm
WALL-E

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 24, 2011, 07:32:24 pm
Astro Boy

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 25, 2011, 09:22:08 pm
Adam Hughes: Drawing Good Girls (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 25, 2011, 11:05:30 pm
The Karate Kid (2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 27, 2011, 12:30:24 am
There Will Be Blood (2007)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 27, 2011, 09:35:43 pm
I Am Legend (2007)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 29, 2011, 09:05:39 pm
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 30, 2011, 10:02:39 pm
Date Night (2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 01, 2011, 01:46:29 am
The Rocker (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 02, 2011, 04:53:57 pm
Get Smart (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 02, 2011, 07:36:31 pm
Salt (2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 04, 2011, 04:30:11 pm
Zombieland (2009)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 04, 2011, 07:16:09 pm
The House Bunny (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 05, 2011, 11:11:40 pm
easy A

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2011, 10:58:36 pm
District 9

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Post by: Mac on August 07, 2011, 09:51:57 am
Yellowbrickroad (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)

Wow, totally screwed me out of my 1-1/2 hours of life. This movie blew. Not scary. Little if any action. All psychological and none of it makes sense. The cover is extremely misleading.

Avoid at all costs.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 07, 2011, 10:00:06 am

Yo Mac, are you getting all your rentals by way of your local Library? That's what I have been doing lately. I just wish I knew earlier that my Library was doing this before. It was during my book binge that I saw they were carrying **** loads of DVD's. It use to be just VHS, which for obvious reason never appealed to me to check out.

PS, I won't be looking to check out Yellowbrickroad.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 09:31:44 am

Yo Mac, are you getting all your rentals by way of your local Library? That's what I have been doing lately. I just wish I knew earlier that my Library was doing this before. It was during my book binge that I saw they were carrying **** loads of DVD's. It use to be just VHS, which for obvious reason never appealed to me to check out.

PS, I won't be looking to check out Yellowbrickroad.

Man, I've been promoting my library for a long time. I can get just about anything. They go as far as having a process to query other libraries around the country. Even colleges. It's a goldmine
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 09:33:12 am
It's a goldmine

True dat!!
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 02:15:49 pm
Soul Surfer (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_star.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_star.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)

So this looked hopeful in the trailer, but then again, I think I confused it with Blue Crush 2. As we are watching the trailers in the beginning, most of them were from the maker of Fireproof which has  a huge religious slant and message. Unfortunately this had the same. Not overwhelming, but enough to hit you over the head. The acting was very mediocre, but the script was horrible. Despite this based on a true story, there really isnít much to a story here. Felt I wasted a lot of time on a very bland movie.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 05:34:42 pm
The Other Guys
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 12, 2011, 04:25:31 pm
True Grit (2010)
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Post by: Mac on August 14, 2011, 12:27:20 pm
The Warrior's Way (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

What a visual treat. Can't really compare it to anything I've seen before. Each frame is thought out and maximized to tell this graphic story of warrior, who doesn't speak much but has become the best swordsman in the world, escapes with child in tow to America. He happens to stop in a town full of circus folks to give it an even more odd bunch of characters. The pacing is good, the action is excellent. The visuals are amazing.

Looking at rottentomatoes, this is not everyone's cup of tea. But I enjoyed it on many levels. Highly recommend it if your looking for something different.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z8xYMomsDc
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 15, 2011, 08:27:26 pm
Clerks: 10th Anniversary Edition
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Post by: Mac on August 17, 2011, 08:02:21 am
The Reef (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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I rather enjoyed The Reef. A small budget but rather high tension engaging film. Very reminiscent of Open Water, but this film kicks up the tension quite a few notches. In fact, once the boat capsizes, the tension really never lets up. While you know whatís coming, I still got involved with the movie because of the characters, the editing, the filming and the music. I recommend at least a rental for shark night movie.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2011, 12:08:46 pm
Clerks II
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Post by: Mac on August 18, 2011, 01:01:51 pm
Your Highness (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

Wow, just wow, and I donít mean that in a good way. With the talent associated with this movie, youídathunk this would have something to it. Nothing, nada. I didnít even grin, let alone laugh. In fact, I turned this off after 45 minutes, it was so lame. Iím sure a lot of money was spent for this waste of celluloid. I highly advise against wasting any time with this turd.
Iím still in shock how bad this was.

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The Planet (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

Ok wow squared. This was uber bad in a MST3K kinda of way. You do not want to watch this in normal view. All kinds of snarkiness needs to be added to this badly acted, bad special effects, bad sci-fi flick. I didnít even give this 10 minutes. I fast forward through this to confirm it was bad at every turn. Thank goodness, no time lost here.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 18, 2011, 01:05:33 pm
You sure can pick 'em boy-o!!

It's awesome when you can check out DVD's at your local library. But the downside is, because it's all free, you're objectivity goes way down and are willing to watch stuff that if you had to pay for, you would be more mindful of what you're checking out. It's not just you. It applies to me and everyone else. When money comes out of my wallet, I'm more selective and critical of what I will watch. When it's free....all bets are off.  ;D
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 18, 2011, 10:11:04 pm
The Outsiders: The Complete Novel
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Post by: Mac on August 19, 2011, 09:34:03 am
You sure can pick 'em boy-o!!

It's awesome when you can check out DVD's at your local library. But the downside is, because it's all free, you're objectivity goes way down and are willing to watch stuff that if you had to pay for, you would be more mindful of what you're checking out. It's not just you. It applies to me and everyone else. When money comes out of my wallet, I'm more selective and critical of what I will watch. When it's free....all bets are off.  ;D

Couldn't agree more. It is a different mindset. Gots to go through a lot of garbage to find the diamonds. I figure I've saved myself thousands of dollars with the library.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2011, 09:35:22 am
I figure I've saved myself thousands of dollars with the library.

Word.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2011, 08:00:05 pm
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
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Post by: Mac on August 20, 2011, 07:49:01 am
Something Borrowed (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

This 100% chick flick and a pretty bad one at that. It's mind numbingly repetitive. Pretty early on you know the setup and of the I don't know we had a thing for each other and the rest of the movie just repeats over and over what to do. And if you thought Kate Hudson was the star, actually she's secondary and kind of careless ****. Not fun to watch. Could not recommend this for anyone.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 20, 2011, 08:23:24 pm
Shutter Island (2010)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 21, 2011, 08:57:57 pm
Dinner For Schmucks (2010)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 22, 2011, 06:57:02 pm
Tron: Legacy (2010)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2011, 05:59:01 pm
Mallrats (1995)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2011, 06:13:44 pm
Chasing Amy (1997)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 27, 2011, 07:06:48 pm
Dogma (1999)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 28, 2011, 07:47:07 pm
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
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Post by: Mac on August 28, 2011, 07:55:02 pm
Quarantine 2: Terminal (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

Not bad... for a sequel. They really scambled to think of a new environment... an airport terminal. But it worked. Keeps you on edge throughout the movie. The fun is trying to figure out who will make it.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 28, 2011, 07:58:48 pm
Where's the Quarantine review? I need to know if it's worth checking out.
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Post by: Mac on August 29, 2011, 10:19:15 am
Where's the Quarantine review? I need to know if it's worth checking out.

The 1st one?
I can't find what I wrote about it. I liked it for the most part except the hand held crap. The found footage scenario seems to be popular and it was different. But again, it was the intensity that was maintained in a creepy situation. I recommend it. It very different the sequel here.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 29, 2011, 08:32:08 pm
An Evening With Kevin Smith (2002)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 31, 2011, 07:59:35 pm
The Departed (2006)
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Post by: Mac on September 02, 2011, 10:05:43 am
The Switch - Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Oh Lordy, I'm at a point that when I hear Aniston is going to be in the film, I roll my eyes. I had so much hope for her, but this is one actress that continually does the mediocre and in many cases does bad.

The Switch is not bad, but it's not good either. You can see the story coming a mile away. You can walk away for 15 minutes, come back and know what's going on. It's REALLY mindless fluff. Oh well, another 90 minutes down the drain with Ms. Aniston... at least I know that going in.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2011, 10:12:23 am
I'm in love with Jen, but even I can admit that she is better suited for the small screen and look forward to when that day comes. Given her track record, it's coming sooner than you think.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2011, 09:27:00 pm
Inception (2010)
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Post by: Mac on September 03, 2011, 04:42:30 am
Drive Angry (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

WTF... this is the strangest ass movie... no wait. This was the cheesiest movie I've seen in some time. Yea, right up there with grindhouse Planet Terror and Deathproof, yea, those current films making homage to the exploitation movies of the past. It took me a bit to make that mental switch. I thought I was watching a standard action flick, but realized after the low budget special effects, high gore, cheesy dialog and obvious bad acting, this was grindhouse. Amber Heard is just a pleasure for the eyes. I was amazed how much women fight in this flick. I definitely recommend this for latenight grindhouse watching, otherwise this is a really bad movie.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 03, 2011, 04:44:42 am
Drive Angry (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)


I've actually been trying to get a hold of this one, but my Library branch doesn't have a copy...yet. Even with the low rating you gave it, I still want to check it out because I have heard how weird it is.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 03, 2011, 07:26:28 pm
Sucker Punch (2011)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 04, 2011, 09:36:03 pm
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006)
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Post by: Mac on September 05, 2011, 08:13:15 am
I've actually been trying to get a hold of this one, but my Library branch doesn't have a copy...yet. Even with the low rating you gave it, I still want to check it out because I have heard how weird it is.

D'uh... Amber Heard

Oh wait, you wanna watch it for it's artistic value (slap forehead)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2011, 08:18:55 am
D'uh... Amber Heard

Oh wait, you wanna watch it for it's artistic value (slap forehead)

I'm pretty sure it's not your forehead you were slapping.

ZIIIING!!!
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Post by: Mac on September 05, 2011, 08:21:07 am
I'm pretty sure it's not your forehead you were slapping.

ZIIIING!!!

Uh, she definitely has nice screen time, but she also kicks major ass in this movie. Flattens a few guys... royally.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 06, 2011, 03:39:24 am
Death Proof (2007)
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Post by: jinn366 on September 06, 2011, 08:33:04 pm
Holy Crap ! I was watching Death Proof today also . Breaking in my new 55" Samsung 3D 240hz LED TV.  Tested out the Death Proof blu-ray while doing some re-arranging of my work space.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 06, 2011, 09:25:21 pm
Phucked up minds....... ;D
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Post by: Mac on September 07, 2011, 05:53:36 am
Holy Crap ! I was watching Death Proof today also . Breaking in my new 55" Samsung 3D 240hz LED TV.  Tested out the Death Proof blu-ray while doing some re-arranging of my work space.

and?.... How'd it look and sound?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2011, 06:18:15 am
and?.... How'd it look and sound?

If ya can Jinn, post your thoughts on Death Proof here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/death-proof-(2007)/), since we have a thread dedicated specifically to this movie.
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Post by: jinn366 on September 07, 2011, 08:48:01 pm
and?.... How'd it look and sound?

Well, ya know, considering that the movie was shot with the idea of making it look grainy and old, it looked okay. Really nothing to write home about as far as the blu-ray quality. It's crisp, but no real instances of the "window effect". Audio was fine.  Watched Doomsday (see trailer below) tonight , also on blu-ray and that looked amazing, especially with the  tv converting it to 3d.  Avatar looks SICK !

If the question was aimed towards the TV, it looks and sounds AWESOME !  :D 

I'll post more later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJMjiCxHLdg
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 08, 2011, 08:17:04 am
Well, ya know, considering that the movie was shot with the idea of making it look grainy and old, it looked okay. Really nothing to write home about as far as the blu-ray quality. It's crisp, but no real instances of the "window effect". Audio was fine.  Watched Doomsday (see trailer below) tonight , also on blu-ray and that looked amazing, especially with the  tv converting it to 3d.  Avatar looks SICK !

If the question was aimed towards the TV, it looks and sounds AWESOME !  :D 

I'll post more later.

Cool, on both comments. I didn't think I need to jump to BR for those movies.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 09, 2011, 06:01:35 am
Hanna (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Hanna asks the viewer to take a huge leap of faith and believability of a petite young girl groomed to be an assassin by her dad, deep in the woods, far from any civilization. I wanted to buy into it, but it soon just got ridiculous. What little acting there was with Hanna and her assassin dad, was counter balanced with a stereotypical bad guy played by Cate Blanchette. This is not a train ride of heart pounding action as described by some. Half the movie is Hanna discovering everything new to those things she has never seen, including electricity and music. To me the tipping point was when this little girl breaks an agents neck with her bare hands and then tends to beat the crap out other much larger male agents. The fight scene with Eric Bana (Dad) and surrounding agents is actually quite laughable. Just rolled my eyes.

There are far better movies out there like Nikita and Point of No Return, to just name a few.


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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 09, 2011, 06:54:45 am
Hanna asks the viewer to take a huge leap of faith and believability of a petite young girl groomed to be an assassin...


It worked with Leon: The Professional. I thought that film was so real that I figured the movie was a documentary.  ;D
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 09, 2011, 06:43:20 pm
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 02:19:35 pm
Jersey Girl (2004)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Umainebearman on September 10, 2011, 05:59:40 pm
In the last 2 nights -

Hanna - excellent from start to finish. I think the video graininess was intentional if not it still loooked pretty good. The audio was pretty good too but the real standout is the story and Saoirse Ronan as Hanna and the most excellent supporting cast. I'm thinking Mac may have watched a different Hanna or maybe just doesn't get the whole Hanna rest of the world relationship but I loved Hanna. point of no Return is pretty terrible remake of La Femme Nikita which I found pretty boring. Also neither of these 3 movies come close to the top teir greatness that is Leon.

X-Men First Class - a/v outstanding. The story is a little weak but Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr and James McAvoy as Xavier really holds it together. Kevin Bacon doesn't hurt the cause either.



Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 06:08:41 pm
X-Men First Class

I put in my hold request for this today at the Library. I'm #126 in line. By the time I get this, the franchise will be onto the 3rd film.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: jinn366 on September 10, 2011, 11:53:50 pm
Not worth the wait in my opinion.  Another franchise reboot and origin retelling with some pretty bland actors and a god awful Emma Frost.

I did other things while watching this movie it lost my interest so fast.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: jinn366 on September 10, 2011, 11:54:37 pm
My last post was regarding X-men. I should use quotes more.  :P
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: jinn366 on September 10, 2011, 11:57:03 pm
It worked with Leon: The Professional. I thought that film was so real that I figured the movie was a documentary.  ;D

Uhh....they're kinda the same movie.

Regardless... I stopped watching Hanna after her and the other girl hooked up with the boys and started riding around.  Lost my interest at that point. My wife finished it and she was very disappointed by it.  Oh well.  :P
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 11, 2011, 07:29:48 pm
WarGames (1983)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 12, 2011, 07:14:24 am
Win Win (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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Despite the rating, I enjoyed Win Win and would recommend it to anybody. Itís not a amazing film, but  it kept me watching at the rollercoaster of emotions and directions. Paul Giamatti picks some pretty good roles and this one fits him perfectly as a stressed out, but caring and loving family man. And his wife Amy Ryan had chemistry. Alex Schafer (wrestler) didnít talk or act much really. While I guess this was his character, crapped on continually by his family, I just didnít care that much for him.

Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 12, 2011, 07:22:38 am
Amy Ryan? I'm there. Definitely will check this one out.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 12, 2011, 08:35:56 pm
Almost Famous: Untitled (2000)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 13, 2011, 05:55:05 am
They Came To Play (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

This is a refreshing documentary of the 2007 Van Cliburn Foundation s Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. I'm not into classical music but do understand the talent, skill, drive and pleasure these folks go through to please themselves... and now a competition to put them in the spotlight. That is what made this docu pleasant for me. Musicians doing it for the soul. The way the docu is presented is not boring, but not exciting either. Some amazing skills displayed by amateurs. Good camera work too, when the competition kicks into gear.

I'd recommend a viewing if your interested in music and you'll be in heaven where classical music is your thing.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 13, 2011, 06:01:44 am
I need to check that one out for sure.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 15, 2011, 11:36:35 pm
Valkyrie (2008)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 16, 2011, 05:33:55 am
Trust (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I picked this up because of Clive Owen and the little synopsis I read. It turned out to be completely different. Directed by David Schwimmer (Friends), this is not a feel good movie. This is a powerful movie, but not something I'll watch again. The characterization is amazing. You see all these different emotions come out that glue you to the story. Which by the way is a immature 14 year old getting involved with 35 year old man on line, resulting in **** and then all the impacts after that. I though it reminded me of an after school special, but it's more than that. If you want to watch a drama that leads you where you don't expect, than you may want to check out Trust

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2011, 04:04:46 pm
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 17, 2011, 03:49:01 pm
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 18, 2011, 09:15:58 am
Thor (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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For those who know me, Super Hero movies are low on my list of movies to watch. So I'm going into this with a Whatevah attitude. Well, I was surprised. I liked it. 3 stars for a super hero movie is big in my book, so take that for what it's worth. The scenes of Thor's Planet, city and interiors are freaking gorgeous. Anthony Hopkins brings credence to the story. Natalie Portman balances out the arrogant but forceful Thor. The battles are very cool. For a fanboy of the superhero genre this is a no brainer... I suspect. For me I would recommend it for a good movie night.


The Hit List (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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OK, this is a B-movie with B-movie actors (Cuba Gooding Jr. & Cole Hauser). With that said, and a little leap of faith in the logic of the story's premise, this is a engaging movie to watch. There are moments where you roll the eyes, but all in all, a good thriller with interesting what-if scenario's. I think the ending is kind flakey but I would recommend this for a viewing.

Whatever happened to Gooding Jr.? He had so much potential



Trollhunter (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

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There's been a lot of hype surrounding this film. So I was wondering what the buzz was. This is a film from Norway. Maybe my first? So the English translation is way worse than watching a badly dubbed Japanese film. The trailer gives hints of something cool. But after watching it last night it was just testing my patience. First problem is this is a found footage kind of film. Thankfully the shaky cam is minimal, but still there were many scenes of long boring footage. The only excitement is the tracking of the trolls in the back country. The CGI is very good and there are some cool, creepy scenes in the woods and the barren snow laden country side.  But the troll's are cartoonish. So for the little interest of the Troll encounters, I was bored.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2011, 09:29:49 am
I'm still waiting for my local Library to get Thor in. I skipped it in theaters with the intent of catching it on DVD.

As for Cuba, his career peaked with his acceptance speech at the Oscars when he won for Best Supporting Actor. What a shame. He had such a bright future ahead of himself. He was picking good, quality scripts before, Boyz N The Hood anyone? After the Oscars, he went for the paychecks at the expense of his creditably as an Actor. Really sad if you think about it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2011, 04:43:55 pm
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 19, 2011, 06:34:32 am
Monsters vs. Aliens Ė Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

This 30 minute piece can add to the Halloween television festivities as it was probably designed for. All the characters, and voices, are there, called in to protect the little town of Modesto where Pumpkins come alive mutated from an alien spaceship dumping their uh, waste. Not that the original movie was genius, this just seemed weak. This will probably really appeal to the youngíuns crowd.

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X-Men: First Class (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Meh, didnít do much for me even despite the pretty cool special effects. I know zero about the characters except what Iíve seen in the previous movies, and I really didnít pay too much attention them either. The only character that stood out to me was Professor Xavier. I just thought there were a lot of clichť moments that just diluted the story.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 19, 2011, 07:30:30 pm
Weird Science (1985)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 21, 2011, 05:21:10 pm
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2011, 11:17:18 am
Red Riding Hood (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

Good gawd this was bad. I knew it going in, but this was one those sacrifices you compromise for the spouse. Stupid freaking dialogue with zero caring about anyone or anything. Beautifully shot. Big Woop.

Avoid at all costs
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2011, 11:19:39 am
Red Riding Hood (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)


From the title, I take it's about a Red Headed Chick that rides a bad guy...or "hood", if that's what kids are calling it these days. Bad p0rn.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2011, 11:22:17 am
From the title, I take it's about a Red Headed Chick that rides a bad guy...or "hood", if that's what kids are calling it these days. Bad p0rn.

Good lord, I wish I was speaking of bad ****, even though no such thing exists.  ;)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2011, 11:24:20 am
Good lord, I wish I was speaking of bad ****, even though no such thing exists.  ;)

I'm gonna hold you to that when Snookie gets around to making one....or a thousand.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2011, 11:50:07 am
Ok, let me rephrase that. 'I' haven't seen any bad pron


Wait, let me take that back. At my bachelor party 25+ years ago,  someone brought in some really bad 8mm pron. I wonder if THAT is anywhere online. Is there such a site as badpron dot com? I'm not looking.

Who is this Snookie?
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2011, 11:51:44 am
Who is this Snookie?

Liar!!!
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2011, 12:57:13 pm
Liar!!!

OK... but I wouldn't even do her with your ^%$#
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2011, 01:05:51 pm
OK... but I wouldn't even do her with your ^%$#

Double Liar!!
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2011, 03:36:01 pm
Bridesmaids (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

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Finally a decent and very funny movie. I heard it was good and it delivered. Some major laugh out loud moments. Not for the squimish. Typical R-rated stuff with some potty humor, but it's refreshing to see something different... from women. Definite recommendation. Rent this som****.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on October 04, 2011, 10:19:29 am
Saw lots of crap over the weekend. More of a watch out instead of any recommendations

Love N' Dancing (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Sugary, schmaltzy, chick flick that could easily come from the Lifetime channel

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Altitude (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

A sci-fi, weird stories, kind twilight zone story they decided would make a full major film treatment. Uh, no!!!
Bad dialogue and very bad special effects.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on October 08, 2011, 07:17:04 am
Scream 4 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

Holy crap, this was incredibly bad. I see rottentomatoes has 60% approval, but that just shows me how those folks don't take much to entertain. Not so good it's bad. Just bad and complete waste of time. The opening 20 minutes was horrible. Same **** scene 3 times in a row? The acting and dialogue I actually rolled my eyes.

I saw parts of the 2nd Scream and this looked exactly like it.

I quite watching after 45 minutes.

What the hell is happening with Wes Craven? Good gawd, his last film was horribly bad "My Soul To Take"

Really Wes? Really?

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Fast Five (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

It's no secret the Fast and Furious movies are not Shakespear with academy award winning acting. What they are, is mindless, guilty pleasure, balls to the wall, adrenalin fun.

I admit, these are my guilty pleasure and Fast Five is just pure entertainment. The vault chase scene is just pure ridiculous fun.

Adding Dwayne Johnson was perfect. His bad-ass character just adds more meat to the story. So there's already talk of 6 & 7 being shot simultaneously. I believe by the same director Justin Lin

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 08, 2011, 07:37:52 am
Really? No stars? I was looking forward to checking out Scre4m. I think I still will look to pick this up from the Library. Me love Courtney long time. I definitely want to check out Fast Five too.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on October 09, 2011, 10:10:01 am
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Really? No stars? I was looking forward to checking out Scre4m. I think I still will look to pick this up from the Library. Me love Courtney long time. I definitely want to check out Fast Five too.

Really, I was ****ed at the time I wasted with what I watched. Again, this is my take on it.


What's Cooking (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

This actually my second time checking out What's Cooking. I thought my wife would enjoy it especially with the food angle (she's an amazing chef). This leans into chick flick territory, but that's OK. There are some very good ones out there and this is one of them. Following 4 ethnic families on Thanksgiving with all the trials and tribulations, it never lets up on keeping your attention. I recommend it.

And if you like this I highly suggest Nothing Like The Holiday's.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on October 16, 2011, 07:29:34 am
Horrible Bosses (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Meh... it was OK. I've been enjoying the R-rated crude comedies of late and Horrible Bosses was clearly riding that horse. Some of it was over the top. The 'Horrible' bosses were fun to watch in a fiendish way

EXCEPT

Jennifer Aniston as sex crazed nympho. That 1/3 of the bosses scenario I think severely hurt the movie. The employee was put off by her? Seriously? That was just stupid. It was good to see Aniston break out a little bit, but misplaced here in this movie.

I would recommend halfheartedly. Don't pay any kind of major bucks to see this.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Umainebearman on October 16, 2011, 08:10:29 am
Limitless I would give it 4 stars but I don't see where the stars are so... yeah.


I didn't hear much about but it had a kind of intriguing premiss so I checked it out and loved it. It started out kind of slow but after a bit it moves right along and keeps making you ask "Whats gonna happen when he runs out?" and you won't be able to see it coming. Its not a huge twist but for me it was satisfying.  I don't know what it is about Bradley Cooper but he's got this thing about him that I just enjoy watching the stuff he does, even that tv show Kitchen Confidential which was really sort of terrible but fun probably because of him. He's got this weird delivery that reminds me of John Ritter for some reason. Anyway the whole cast is great and it doesn't hurt that Robert DeNiro is in it.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on October 16, 2011, 02:58:56 pm
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Limitless I would give it 4 stars but I don't see where the stars are so... yeah.


I didn't hear much about but it had a kind of intriguing premiss so I checked it out and loved it. It started out kind of slow but after a bit it moves right along and keeps making you ask "Whats gonna happen when he runs out?" and you won't be able to see it coming. Its not a huge twist but for me it was satisfying.  I don't know what it is about Bradley Cooper but he's got this thing about him that I just enjoy watching the stuff he does, even that tv show Kitchen Confidential which was really sort of terrible but fun probably because of him. He's got this weird delivery that reminds me of John Ritter for some reason. Anyway the whole cast is great and it doesn't hurt that Robert DeNiro is in it.

I rather liked this too. I actually was really grinning when DeNiro was sparring with words with Cooper. That was cherry stuff there. I definitely recommend it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2011, 09:21:13 pm
Red (2010)
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on October 24, 2011, 06:55:09 am
Red State (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)
 
I was not sure what to expect from this movie. Mainly because I did not seek out any kind of synopsis of the story. I just knew it was a Kevin Smith movie and was getting attention for a variety of reasons.

This is not a feel good movie, but I think you will be thinking of this movie long after itís over. I would suggest watching the ďMaking OfĒ immediately afterwards to help balance such a dark horrific movie. Some people do label this a horror movie, but not in the conventional sense. Itís the horror within people that makes this disturbing. Kevin Smith describes this well by comparing someone asking you to sit down on the chair and they immediately turn it upside down so you stick your ass into one of the legs. No sorryÖ didnít mean that. Sit down. And they do it again.

You get comfortable with the direction and it changes. Nothing like heís done before. Great performances. You buy into these people completely believe in what they are doing. And so relevant for today. I highly recommend checking this out. Iím not sure Iíll ever watch it again, but damn, I wonít forget it

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on October 26, 2011, 06:37:17 am
Attack the Block (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Lots of hype surrounding this movie, and after watching it last night I can see why. While it does have elements of The Warriors and Escape From New York, Attack the Block is fresh and exciting pitting street kid thugs (and one woman) against an alien invasion of some very nasty, blacker than night, with glowing massive teeth that will rip you to shreds - Aliens. The acting by a bunch of new kid actors was very believable. The aliens are done very well and intertwined in a solid action movie.

On the flip sideÖ

I read the other day, discussions are on the way of how to remake this in America. Yesterday my reaction was of 'huh?', today I understand. Despite the skill, the story and it is a phenomenal alien movie, it suffers horribly, not only from a heavy English accent, but conversations that mostly consist of slang, and English slang at that. I literally missed the first 10 minutes of dialog, because I could not understand anything they were saying.
I then turned on subtitles (groan). But at least I now could read what I was hearing. But even with that, so much of the dialog was very specific to the English slang, and I was guessing at best what they were meaning. This really counters the otherwise excellent picture.

I can totally see them doing it over for the American audience. I just hope they focus on the magic that made this film, with excellent characters, street kid scenario, and attention to detail with tension, photography and light. 

I give this only 3 stars, but if the dialog wasn't such a hindrance, the rating would be much higher

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD0gm7dHKKc
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 26, 2011, 06:48:35 am
I want to see this.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on October 26, 2011, 08:15:57 am
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I want to see this.

Yea, let me know what you think of it.
Maybe check out the extra's. The making of the aliens is very interesting. I like how the development evolved.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 02, 2011, 07:55:23 am
Captain America: First Avenger (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I think the 40ís are one of my favorite period of time to watch in film. What Iíve been taking away from Hollywoodís perspective is a great balance of beauty, hope, America, progress and conflict. With that, the sets and costumes of Captain America are pretty cool (reminded me a lot of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow). The sepia tone throughout is a nice divergence from the typical cold blue palette. Chris Evans and Tommy Lee Jones keep this story alive. Other than that, I know nothing of the comic and this movie did nothing for me to see more. The first hour of developing characters I enjoyed, but once Red Skull revealed himself, it just jumped the shark for me. I really donít get into the Ďevilí characterizations like that. A lot of the action scenes appeared very CGI and stand out (they should be transparent), much like I saw in Spiderman.

Donít take my word for it. Iím an outsider looking in.


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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2011, 09:47:11 am
I will still check this one out once my Library get's a copy. Personally, I have never liked the Red Skull character both in comic book form or movie.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 05, 2011, 07:00:52 am
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Wwwwwwow this was a horrible movie. The first 10 minutes seemed OK, and then... wow, the acting, just wow. Nothing really new by Cage, but was not expecting it this bad. I still can't believe Nicole Kidman thought this was a good idea. And Liana Liberato who just came out of Trust... acted exactly the same. Bad.

The script and direction are what truly ruins this film. Just a stupid unbelievable mess. If it was up to me, I could have easily stopped it after 30 minutes. For some reason my wife gave it 90 minutes before saying we could shut it off. By that time, it was done. The ending just confirms the idiocy of the whole film.

Stay away at all costs. This is time you would never get back out of your life.

I just knew something was wrong when I never even heard of this film before last night. Now I know.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 05, 2011, 07:14:07 am
Look, I like Nic Cage. When he is on and has the right role and movie going for him, it can be a fun ride. But that can be pushing it a little bit too because it's most likely a high priced E Ticket thrill ride movie with no substance to it. Lets be honest here, he is the most overpaid, over-hyped actor in Hollywood the past 20 years. He has more bombs attached to his name than Hussein, Jong and Bin Laden combined. So, I expect every review for his movie that makes its way here to have no stars.

I think his last great movie for me was The Rock. But this isn't a "substance" movie and I'll be the first to say it.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 05, 2011, 07:56:05 am
Well then you need to watch this to see him go over the top... again.

Just be prepared for all the other sludge associated with this train wreck.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 07, 2011, 08:26:40 am
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... for me was just a guilty pleasure. Itís just cheese with some beautiful women (Minka Kelley, Leighton Meester). It has little substance, little tension, but still mildly entertaining to watch. Iíd never recommend this, but if you should run across it, it wonít hurt you or make you feel like you had time robbed from you. It is only PG-13, so hopefully give you some perspective on what will be presented.

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a good thing... I picked up on a song I really come to like "We Are the People" by Empire of the Sun. It worked very well in the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mUDIohiK2I
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 07, 2011, 08:30:45 am
Minka Kelly is the ONLY reason why I'm even contemplating renting this.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 10, 2011, 07:56:50 am
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I remember seeing the trailer and loving what I saw. Illustratively it looked phenomenal. The humor looked fun (in a kid kind of way) and I put a mental note to check it out.

Well, finally caught it over the last couple of nights (yea, sometimes I watch movies over a series of nights in pieces). The graphics were great, but immediately I noticed this movie was created for the large screen. There is soooo much detail, it really gets lost when reduced to a standard size screen. The storyline was kept simple, with interesting characters punching up the story. But unfortunately one of core pieces destroying this film is the resurgent puppet, soul-less, creepy eyed characters and in this case, the humans look downright ugly. The characterization they attach to the boy is not engaging whatsoever. He seems lifeless in many respects. Itís really hard to capture a human in animation. It wasnít horrible, it wasnít good either.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aS5W___Ezk
Ugh... mortifying

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2011, 07:59:55 am
...yea, sometimes I watch movies over a series of nights in pieces.

Some times it's the only way to get through a movie that just isn't living up to the hype. I watch like this more than I'd like to.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 10, 2011, 08:21:05 am
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Some times it's the only way to get through a movie that just isn't living up to the hype. I watch like this more than I'd like to.

So do I. I prefer to seriously watch all the way through, but sometimes it's not in the cards.

Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 11, 2011, 05:56:54 am
The Pit and Pendulum (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

A 1961 Hammer horror movie with our hometown boy Vincent Price. I remember all these movies when I was a kid. I think mostly from the atmospheric castles and costumes that were used so effectively. And in this case the iconic pendulum about to take its next victim.

Watching it again last night was one of those times where memories are best left alone. Itís like the old Frankenstein, Mummy, Werewolf movies. You remember them as cool, but come back and watch them now and they are not nearly as cool as you thought. Thatís how The Pit and The Pendulum comes across. Overly dramatic, slow and zero tension. If you've never seen a Hammer film, this is fairly representative. Dripping in color and atmosphere.

I have not taken it to the next level looking through the movies for the same sets and costumes. That's what Hammer did to save money. Shot several movies at once, with very small budgets.



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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 12, 2011, 09:46:12 am
The Change-Up (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I knew this was a hard R while sitting down. I also heard it wasn't very good. Well, thankfully I really enjoyed the movie last night. There are bust out loud moments and some moments of... Really? The first 3 minutes set the tone of the rest of the crudeness in the comedy. Ryan Reynolds always makes me laugh. There is just something about his face, eyes and timing that crack me up.

Thankfully this wasn't a thin veiled comedy but added the subtext of what would happen if you really did get a stab at your buddy's life. Grass is not always greener.

Leslie Mann is icing on the cake for adding comedy. Her delivery matches the boys. And Olivia Wilde... well just wow.

I highly recommend this. It is very R with lots of F bombs.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 14, 2011, 08:50:08 am
Prey (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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This looked like it might be cheesy, but it was not and had some good production values. Good acting and good story that was rather engaging. Some saying this was Jaws in Africa. The daughter had issues with the new  step-mom, making the tension just as thick in the isolated truck as the bad-ass hungry lions awaiting outside looking for foodÖ any food. There were some slow moments and there were times to give leaps of faith in believability. Still a decent movie overall and recommended.

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This came out of nowhere. Never heard of it, cheesy titleÖ but very enjoyable. While this is an alien movie, 90% of it thriller. Enough tension to keep asking whatís going on and many moments of scares. This fall very much into the ĎWho Goes Thereí story line of who is alien and who is not. The unknown adds so much to the intensity and actions these scientist take to find the last alien.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 21, 2011, 07:19:51 am
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The one star is for Cedric The Entertainer, who really does nothing for me comedy wise, but here, he does one thing, becomes an irritating neighbor with a penchant to negotiate at his own garage sales - really well.

Another Wow, just wow. How does so much talent get wasted in such an uneventful movie. I like Tom Hanks, in particular his range of characters. Julia Roberts is herself, but she never really did anything for me. Anyway Hanks with Nia Vardalos who wrote and starred in the very amusing My Big Fat Greek Wedding, wrote Larry Crowne. Iím thinking this looked much more charming on paper than how it was executed. Taking a laid back view, like the Vespa he rides, about a middle aged unemployed man, was probably not the best of timing. Not only was it sad, not cute, it was extremely boring. I picked up a book to read after 20 minutes, my wife, thank gawd declared this crap after a half hour. Itís not bad, itís just a vacuum. I think those people who say itís good (thereís more than I would think) are saying itís watchable, well, because itís Hanks and Roberts. Itís got to be goodÖ right?

Uh, no

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 21, 2011, 07:23:57 am
When the trailer first came out, I couldn't have been more disinterested in this movie. I'm not surprised at such a low rating.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 21, 2011, 08:13:42 am
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The Last Play at Shea is a documentary of Billy Joelís concert event that closed Shea Stadium. It is not the concert, which is a different release, but well documented essay of Shea and its history and intermingled with this concert event. Iím not a New Yorker and certainly could care less about baseball and Shea stadium, but this 2 hour documentary was entertaining to watch. Very well done and recommend it for anyone. If your Billy Joel fan and/or baseball/New YorkerÖ triple score.

Spoiler (hover to show)

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 25, 2011, 06:26:55 am
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It took a little getting used to in this quirky independent film. With a great cast and excellent script it balanced humor and absurdity with an engaging who dunnit. It was about a half hour into it before I really got into it, but once it sucked me in, I really enjoyed it. This movie completely avoided one of my main gripes about movies. Knowing what's coming next. I didn't have a clue and that was the fun ride it took you on.

Highly recommend for a different kind of movie.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on November 25, 2011, 06:36:00 am
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I had been anticipating this movie more than most over this past summer and well it just slipped through and I missed it. I got to watch this enjoyable movie last night, but honestly it did not live up to the hype I anticipated. This is a very slick (with Spielberg fingerprints all over it) film reminiscent of The Goonies, E.T., The Gate and several other family fun films. A little too slick. Several stories are woven into this Alien episode with enough scares to make this fun for adults. It's not great, but it is fun. The kid actors are varied enough to add spice and they do it very well.

I recommend it.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 25, 2011, 06:41:09 am
I've already got Super 8 on hold at my Library. But it's gonna be awhile before my turn in the rotation comes around. A lot of people before me get it first. But I can't wait to see this one as I am a big fan of JJ Abrams and Kyle Chandler.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on December 02, 2011, 06:45:31 am
The Ward (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01halfstar.gif)

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John Carpenterís return to horror in 9 years is just a flat, been there, done that, with minor twist at the end hoping to regain credibility. Itís filled with jump scares and darkly lit hallways. While the acting was pretty good, the story was not engaging. Half hour into, I was debating turning it off. I should have. The rest of the movie remained mediocre at best.

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I really enjoy watching Paul Rudd. Like Ryan Reynolds, they both have an aura about them that just make me laugh. Our Idiot Brother though shows Rudd in a new dimension and itís not all that interesting. My wife found this charming and somewhat funny. I can kind of see the charm, but I see this more as a Lifetime movie. There was very little idiot, very little humor and just a flat movie. In a nutshell, Rudd is a carefree dude and that contrasts highly with his familyís chaotic, problematic family. Which then blame idiot brother, which then leads to an mile long obvious 3rd act of everybody realizing the truth.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on December 02, 2011, 10:30:19 am
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I had been anticipating this movie more than most over this past summer and well it just slipped through and I missed it. I got to watch this enjoyable movie last night, but honestly it did not live up to the hype I anticipated. This is a very slick (with Spielberg fingerprints all over it) film reminiscent of The Goonies, E.T., The Gate and several other family fun films. A little too slick. Several stories are woven into this Alien episode with enough scares to make this fun for adults. It's not great, but it is fun. The kid actors are varied enough to add spice and they do it very well.

I recommend it.

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Interesting... I don't think it has spoilers

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For movie fans who grew up in the '70s and '80s -- myself included -- seeing the logo for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment at the end of the credits was always the perfect capper to a cinematic experience.  The simple animation of the bicycle flying past the moon (with E.T. in the front basket, naturally) at the end of a Spielberg production like "Back to the Future" or "The Goonies" was indelibly planted in the minds of countless little future geeks -- again, myself included.

J.J. Abrams was another budding cinema fan who idolized Spielberg since childhood, so when he became one of Hollywood's hottest directors, he decided to make a film that would stand as a tribute to the films he grew up with.  But instead of just copying Spielberg, he worked with the man himself.  The result was "Super 8," which Spielberg produced and Abrams wrote and directed.  And, of course, it features that classic Amblin logo.

With "Super 8" now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download, I spoke to Abrams about the best advice he got from Spielberg, lifting the veil of secrecy he likes to work under, and what having the Amblin brand on his movie meant to him.

Matt McDaniel: I watched "Super 8" again on Blu-ray, and it really holds up to repeat viewings.  Is that a particular focus of yours?

J.J. Abrams: You hope that whatever you're working on is something that will sustain, but clearly there is no ó I am not sure that there's any sort of trick to that other than you try and do things that you think, "Oh, this is something that is being referenced that people won't get on first viewing, but if they watch it again, it will have more meaning."

So little tiny, subtle, stupid things that don't necessarily need to be there, but you realize later actually had some importance can be enjoyed in a different way the second time you see it. But I think what you're describing is mostly about characters, -- meaning actors who bring it to life that you relate to and hopefully that's something that "Super 8" has.

MM: It's well-known that you keep a premium on secrecy before the movie comes out and tried to let as little out as possible. Is it a relief then after the movie comes out, that you can talk about it and open up?

JA: It is! It's funny. The only reason why I try to keep quiet about things is just so that people can actually enjoy the experience of seeing a movie and not feeling like they've already heard so much about it that they don't need to see it. But it's a weird feeling because sometimes when a movie comes out, it's been something that the people working on it know intimately but it's been the kind of secret. And suddenly you're sharing it with everyone, and it's sort of this weird title wave of awareness and questions about this thing that just the editors and producers and crew and actors knew about. So it always strikes me as a little bit of a sudden step into sunlight from a sort of dark cave.

MM: So once the movie came out, were there specific reactions from fans that you saw that surprised to you, that you weren't expecting it to be interpreted or taken in a certain way?

JA: Well, there were certainly moments in the movie that I hope people would see and I didn't know if they would respond to that they did that I was thrilled about.

For example a little thing, there is a scene where they are on the train platform, rehearsing before the train crash, and Zach [Mills] -- the kid who plays Preston -- goes and he is acting as an extra in the movie and is like pretending to talk on the phone.  And it was really funny how he did it, but it was so in the background. It's always one of those things that just made me laugh. but I thought, "Well, no one is ever going to be looking at that or noticing it," and at every screening people responded surprisingly vocally to that little moment.

So there were things like that.  There were teeny detail things and I thought, "Well, I hope people get it." Then there were larger things like hoping people would understand that the creature in the movie was really kind of a representation of the loss of his mother and what that meant for the kid. And I was pleased to hear anecdotally that people did pick that up, and that it resonated for them. So of course, not for everyone, and yet I was just happy that people seem to pick up on the theme to the movie.

MM: When it comes to little details, I noticed this time around that in the dinner scene at the beginning, my family had that exact same casserole dish. So were there specific period signifiers that you wanted to use, and other ones that you didn't?

JA: Oh! Yeah, sure, how old are you?

MM: I am 35.

JA: Yeah, see when I was growing up, there were certain things that my family had, my grandparents had in their house, and they are invisible to you growing up because they are just sort of what they are. And then as you get older and time passes and you start to realize that the kind of, I guess, the kitsch value of some of that stuff.  It was important to me that the world -- the kid's rooms, the living rooms -- feel accurate. And because I grew up in this era it was very easy to look at set design and have a very strong opinion very quickly, simply because I knew what I'd seen at my home, my friend's houses. So there were details, things in the kid's rooms certainly that I knew I wanted in.

And then what was great was as I was describing the kind of stuff, we had this amazing production designer and set dressers so that what they ended up bringing to the sets were things that frankly often I had forgotten about completely. And I can sort of pick and choose what stayed and what would go away.  And it was really kind of a weird revisiting of the time in my life that inspired the movie but you can't remember every detail. And then when you start to see these toys, these games, these puzzles, these books, these posters that you knew you had or your friends had, it was kind of uncanny.

MM: There was a lot of talk about the Spielberg influences on the story and the look, but I found one of the strongest ones is just these great real performances from these young actors. Did he offer you any sort of thoughts on how to get the best out of sort of untrained kids like that?

J.J. Abrams

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JA: We did offer quite a bit of advice that was helpful.  One of the best piece of advice I think was that when you've got young actors that as a director I should feel more comfortable giving line readings when necessary, because it's an easier and faster way to communicate with the kids what you are looking for.  And it's not like you are dealing -- especially with the kids who have not done it before -- that you are not dealing with adults who have decades of experience and would somehow take it as an affront to give them a reading like that.

So that was kind of one helpful piece of advice that certainly did save some significant time in terms of being able to explain what a certain moment should be in a scene.  But as I say, the great thing about Steven is he is so wildly supportive and helpful with as a producer in every aspect of production that I wouldn't even know where to begin in terms of the stuff that he offered that I learned from him over the course of the movie. So his support is something that I am forever indebted to him.

MM: I just saw "The Adventures of Tintin," and like "Super 8," at the beginning, there is that Amblin logo and there is almost like this Pavlovian response when you see that.

JA: Yup. [Laughs]

MM: What did it mean to you to have that at the beginning of your movie?

JA: Well, I think that "Super 8" was the first time the Amblin logo existed at the head of a film and -- first of all it was a ridiculous honor to be able to have made a movie that the intent of which was to be an Amblin film, to have it then literally be an Amblin film was incredibly surreal. Growing up with Amblin as one of the main suppliers of and companies responsible for entertainment that my friends and I looked forward to and enjoyed. It was kind of amazing to be part of that legacy.

And then of course, because the movie is a Spielberg production, because whether it's "E.T." or "Close Encounters" or "Poltergeist" or "Jaws," or any other movie that clearly was at least partially an influence for this movie.  It felt like it was a way of taking what was the theoretical intent of the movie, which is, "God, it'd be great to make a movie that felt like one of those movies I used to love -- an Amblin movie."

And it literally blessed it as one of that library of movies.  Obviously, in the range of those movies whether it's "Gremlins" or "*batteries not included" or what have you, there are so many movies that Amblin was associated with, and to be able to make a movie that if you would have a shelf in your library of all the Amblin movies, I can say it's an honor to be among those films.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 02, 2011, 07:46:37 pm
28 Days Later
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 04, 2011, 10:36:21 am
28 Weeks Later
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on December 05, 2011, 06:25:54 am
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So Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is exactly what I was expecting. This is not academy material. Itís park your brain at the door and watch an inventive perspective on the hillbilly horror genre. Itís a freakiní comedy folks. Itís silly, but a well done silly. Itís not horror but it is gory. Tucker & Dale have chemistry and you believe theyíve been friends a long time. The college kids are throwaways, but they are supposed to be. Tucker & Dale are the stars. Although the women are beautiful. I recommend it for just silly entertainment. Check it out.





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I try to remember movies that suck donkey, so I donít make the mistake of picking it up twice. In the back of my mind I thought I remember the first Zombie Diary to be badÖ really bad. After about 20 minutes of No. 2, I Ďm confident this was made by the same people and confirmed my suspicionsí this was pretty sucky as well. Beyond a bunch of guys (and 2 women), running around playing army and a good portion of it at night (thus the stupid night vision with tunnel vision viewing), only frustrating me. The acting is bad, the story is worse. Stay da **** away from this crap.

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Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on December 09, 2011, 10:31:39 am
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I was not sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Some silliness, and some laugh out loud moments. The chemistry between Kunis and Timberlake was great. The script even better at a rapid fire pace. You need to pay attention. There was a lot of little jabs here and there that just made me grin the whole time. I do wonder how this will hold up over time. There is a lot of current fads (flash mobs, video games) that make it very relevant today. It is rated R and that's a good thing. That's the way life is. If this was kept at a PG-13, you would lose half of the charm and feel of the movie.

Highly recommend.

It does have an outtake reel. Check it out.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 09, 2011, 10:35:00 am
You convinced me at Mila Kunis. I'm there.
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on December 09, 2011, 10:55:28 am
Duh....

... and there is some very sexy, yet tasteful neekidness
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on December 10, 2011, 06:05:12 am
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What a coincidence. In a recent PEOPLE magazine, the main article was celebrities worst movies... and most you've never heard of. It just so happens to point at Powder Blue for Jessica Biel. And it was on one of the cable channels last night.

I don't think it was that bad, in fact it wasn't bad, just a dark, depressing movie. Boat load of stars and they do a fantastic job of acting. Just the main story is cliched with a stripper (Biel) and those people around her. Biel's stripping alone is worth the rent. She is good very good. As the article points out, the most awkward moment is when she does a lap dance with her dad (Note: She doesn't know he is her dad).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Dfuhm-zwY
Title: Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
Post by: Mac on December 10, 2011, 06:16:21 am
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This was a nice surprise to accidentally run across. A tight thriller (horror is stretching it) about 6 women abducted and their babies surgically removed in an old warehouse. The pacing was good and the story keeps you engaged. I was really surprised to see Andy Whitfield (Spartacus) who had died just months ago from cancer.

Not a great film, but something worth spending time watching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eZ4a1coI2s

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2011, 06:59:18 am
Powder Blue (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

What a coincidence. In a recent PEOPLE magazine...

Do you mean Entertainment Weekly? They ran an article on the worst of the worst for some very big movie stars last week.
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Post by: Mac on December 10, 2011, 07:04:19 am
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Do you mean Entertainment Weekly? They ran an article on the worst of the worst for some very big movie stars last week.

Probably one in the same
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Post by: Mac on December 14, 2011, 06:37:36 am
Cowboys and Aliens (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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Ever since this came to the theaters, I heard not so good stuff. It was Ďdarkí. The characters were not consistent. The criticism was focused on the characters and the atmosphere of the film. I had not read the graphic comic and would guess a majority of folks had not as well, so I canít compare if it was faithful. I can only give my first impressions.

I donít know what people were expecting. I certainly didnít. I mean mixing two genres like that seemed to be risky task. I liked what I saw. Not a great film, but a very entertaining one. They depict the old west, in a very gritty way. It was survival. It was not the glorified way of looking at westerns. The aliens were not E.T. either. It was pretty intense. I liked all the characters, even if it was not the typical Harrison Ford. Harrison Fordís character did tend to go one way then the next, but in the context of the film, it makes sense. Excellent CGI.
Iím not a big fan of Western era movies, but there are exceptions.

I recommend it.
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Post by: Mac on December 14, 2011, 09:13:35 am
All Good Things (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

You would think, I mean would think, a cast with Ryan Gosling, Frank Langella, Kirsten Dunst (OK, Dunst really doesn't do anything for me actor wise), this would have some interest. Hey, it's supposedly based on true events.

Meh

What a slow, melodramatic flick. It lost me after 20 minutes. I started reading after that. My wife continued. She did not finish. Boring!!!
Gosling while weird, was trying to do that with little dialogue. The others just going through the story.

Avoid

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 14, 2011, 09:15:54 am

I started reading after that.

You're posting in the wrong thread then. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)
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Post by: Mac on December 18, 2011, 08:02:58 pm
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Meh! Wasn't expecting much and didn't get much. While not a remake, its new story telling explanation of the apes uprising. While it desperately tries bring new interest in the overall story, I think it is way over the top and the third act just gets ridiculous.

Beautiful CGI, but there are scenes not treated well and it's cartoonish.

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Post by: Mac on December 18, 2011, 08:09:25 pm
Barney's Version (3-1/2 stars)

 Just a perfect stage for Paul Giamatti. A story taking broad strokes of Barney's life, loves and loss and beautifully presents it in a manor wondering what will happen next. The lives he touches and impacts makes this flick, rather engaging. I recommend it. It starts off slow, so give it a chance and it will get better.
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Post by: Mac on December 19, 2011, 09:55:27 am
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OK, so it wasn't on DVD, but A&E. History has shown, it's difficult at best to bring Stephen Kings books to film. Bag Of Bones fails miserably. We were set up to watch this 2 parter on A&E, so dreading the advertisement onslaught. I did remember VOD and we were able to watch this 4 hour flick in 3 hours.

Honestly Pierce Brosnan did a great job... for awhile. I would imagine a mediocre talent would have completely made this unwatchable. Anyway, Brosnan could only carry it so far and then it just completely unravels into crap the last hour.

Here's a pretty good perspective...

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By: Ryan Daley

Adapting the works of Stephen King for the big screen is always a tricky proposition. Richly drawn characters are his strong suit, but trying to convey his charactersí constant internal monologues can prove troublesome for screenwriters. This is especially true of Bag of Bones, Kingís 1998 ďcomebackĒ novel about a successful writer struggling with the accidental death of his doting wife. Back in Ď98, both readers and critics lauded Kingís newfound literary style, but the private thoughts and feelings of grieving protagonist Michael Noonan dominate the narrative, making for a difficult film adaptation. A&E recently bunted this Pierce Brosnan starring two-parter onto the airwaves, and in the hands of screenwriter Matt Venne and frequent King hack artist Mick Garris, Kingís beautiful novel is both padded out and stripped to the bone. Out with the rich characters, in with the dream sequences. And oh, those dream sequences.

After his wife is killed by the oft-utilized CGI bus wipe, Michael Noonan retreats to a lake house to cope with the tragedy and work on his new novel. While at the lake house, Noonan encounters a host of distractions: single mom Melissa George, ghostly messages from beyond the graveÖand a ****ton of visions. The paranormal activity is standard-issue KingĖĖphantom lines on the laptop, spectral fridge magnets, etc.ĖĖbut the dream sequencesÖwell, they spiral completely out of control. After a commercial-free initial 30 minutes, AMC really started packing in the ads, and sometimes, believe it or not, the dream sequences were layered three deep between commercial breaks. Iím not kidding. During Part One in particular, the prevailing pattern went: dream sequence, ponderous dialogue scene, dream sequence, dream sequence, then back to commercial. If you removed the dream sequences and commercial breaks, Bag of Bones would be 20 minutes long.

In his defense, Brosnan seems to be taking the proceedings seriouslyÖperhaps a little too seriously. He chews every scene with a neck-vein bulging intensity, even when his dialogue approaches the ludicrous. One has to wonder if he ever got around to watching Garrisí finished product (ďItís a good one,Ē Brosnan bragged to Craig Ferguson last week, without a hint of irony).

Surprisingly, GarrisĎ endgame flaunts some juicy gore, but it all comes in the form of insert shots, which indicates that some sad-sack second unit filmed spurting blood around a stunt double while Brosnan kicked it in his trailer with a mocha latte. But letĎs be honest, there no way that even the juiciest of gore was ever gonna save an endeavor as silly as Bag of Bones, an adaptation that was destined to be weak sauce from the very beginning. Itís one of those King movies thatís all bark and no bite. And it never really had any bark to begin with.

Score: 2 / 10

I gave it two stars. One for at least introducing me to Broadway actress Anika Noni Rose, taking the role of Sara Tidwell and doing a great job singing Frankie and Johnny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TCTfaszUTg
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 19, 2011, 10:09:42 am
2 Stars? I had higher hopes for Bag Of Bones. I guess there is no reason for me to check it out on DVR.

My opinions are strictly for myself. If I can save you time, so much the better. I just thought the last hour ruined the decent first half. It's very un-fulfilling. You'll forget about it minutes after you watch it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 23, 2011, 09:56:38 pm
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
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Post by: Mac on December 24, 2011, 07:29:22 am
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A remake from Sam Peckinpah's 1971 classic (which I have not seen... yet) comes this reasonably gritty story. It's the classic story of what is deep inside us and what would we do to survive. Lot's of characters, mostly 1 dimensional with Alexander Skarsgard the worst. Many times he just holds this glazed crazy man look. Creepy yes, but WTF. Pretty much from the get go the movie becomes tension filled and it just gets worse as the movie progresses until 'the final siege'.

Recommend at least a rental.
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Post by: Mac on December 24, 2011, 07:42:22 am
Midnight In Paris (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

Not a bad movie, a good movie with a very interesting premise. Almost twilight zone. For a Woody Allen film, this is a bit of surprise.  Unfortunately it has Owen Wilson, who just doesn't do it for me. Anyway, Owen's character is longing to live in 1920's Paris, in a hopelessly romantic fashion. Living in current times with a fiance who he has nothing in common and parents who are even worse. Well, what do you know, one night on a midnight stroll he is surprisingly picked up, for no reason, and driven to parties and lime light where some of the famous guests include Hemingway, Picaso, Loutrec and others. All his role models and those he has adored and dreamt about. To me the core story is interesting, but none of those characters are really expanded upon. He just pretty much meets most of them. And a love interest does materialize.

But the root of it all is be careful what you wish for. Is really living in another time what you want?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 24, 2011, 07:48:34 am
I guess I'm still stuck in the past as I can't move beyond Woody's best and funniest films. Have not sought out any of his later works and even if this one got rave reviews I would still stay away. Give me Bananas any day of the week.
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Post by: Mac on December 24, 2011, 07:58:20 am
I like early Woody Allen for their goofiness. He's since matured and gone down new paths. I haven't seen many of his flicks of late, but the ones I have seen are respectable. The only element I really recognized as a Woody Allen film was the film score. Classic stuff, but it fit.

No, there is no 'goofiness' here, but as a engaging romantic film it does have it's charm. Check it out. You may fun trying to point out all the famous people Owen comes across. And the cool thing is, that's not fictional writing. It would have been very possible to have run across all those people if you were in the right place at the right time.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 24, 2011, 08:01:11 am
I've heard that a lot about the writing, that it's very true to life and relocatable for sure.
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Post by: Mac on December 25, 2011, 12:08:39 pm
Colombiana (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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So a story by Luc Besson who has created hits and misses. This is clearly is a miss. A miss in story telling, dialogue and IMO believing Cataleya (Zoe Saldana) could do any of these spy things. Just think 007/Nikita/the Professional genre. And they are asking a huge leap of faith to ignore her size (she's petite when wet). Totally made this fast paced action movie to just roll my eyes. And they completely leave out any character depth. You could care less about any of them. Even Cataleya is one dimensional.

Rent at your own risk.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 25, 2011, 12:49:15 pm
Colombiana (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)


From a distance I thought it was Maggie Q on the cover. Never even heard of this movie till your review.
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Post by: Mac on December 29, 2011, 08:59:44 am
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We were just cruising through the channels and happened upon this. I knew about the series, but knew nothing of the movie. What a nice surprise. They put together a story that eased you into the clash of cultures. Often funny. And ohmygawd is Ayesha Dharker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayesha_Dharker) bee-u-tee-ful. Highly recommend for a fun entertaining flick.

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Post by: Mac on December 29, 2011, 09:03:25 am
Pavement (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

Despite it having credible actors like Robert Patrick and Lauren Holly, the story is just outright stupid. For those in the genre of CSI and investigators maybe this is your kind of movie. I thought it was insulting because of the huge plot holes and leaps of faith is asked us to take.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 29, 2011, 09:10:53 am
Outsourced (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)



Did this come from the series or the other way around? Are they related in anyway?
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Post by: Mac on December 29, 2011, 09:25:09 am
The movie is 2007, so I think the series came from the movie.

I never did see the series.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 29, 2011, 09:28:37 am
I'm gonna definitely check this one out for sure. I'm probably the only one on the planet that isn't embarrassed to admit to liking the series. I miss Gupta. Funny dude/character.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2011, 12:59:43 pm
The Abyss : Special Edition
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2012, 09:22:20 am
Titanic: Special Collector's Edition
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Post by: Mac on January 01, 2012, 11:07:35 am
Apollo 18 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

Man, I wanted to enjoy this...

... but, well, it to too little too late. It waited far to long to put the scare out there and when it did it was so chaotic and small, you couldn't tell what was going on. There were a few good scares, but this could have been so much more. This definitely suffered not only from the found footage hand held images, but also the bad transmission, snow, scrambling that often occurs.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2012, 11:25:48 am
What happened to Apollo 14-17, eh? (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)
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Post by: Mac on January 01, 2012, 03:02:36 pm
prequels
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Post by: Mac on January 03, 2012, 08:49:31 am
Jumping the Broom (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

Despite this clearly being a chick flick, that does not automatically make it unwatchable. In fact, I think just about anybody in a relationship or has had experience of being in a relationship will enjoy this fast paced, smartly written, witty and funny movie. While the tradition of ĎJumping The Broomí is a cultural heritage, it doesnít exclude other traditions, but highlights all kinds of nuances wedding plans can go through. The basic premise of families coming from opposite sides of the track has been done before, but it's still fresh and smartly written. 

I think the characters are well written and each one adds to the story. I definitely recommend. You will not be disappointed, but instead be very entertained, which is the point of movies anyway.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 03, 2012, 06:01:51 pm
Avatar
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2012, 08:48:28 pm
The Blind Side
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 06, 2012, 09:13:54 pm
The Day After Tomorrow
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 07, 2012, 08:20:09 pm
Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2012, 07:27:12 pm
King Kong (2005)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 09, 2012, 06:28:07 pm
The Shawshank Redemption
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 10, 2012, 07:52:28 pm
Starship Troopers
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 12, 2012, 08:19:59 pm
2012
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Post by: Mac on January 14, 2012, 01:08:38 pm
Moneyball (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

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I'll admit up front. You should ignore this opinion and review. I'm not a sports guy, meaning I don't enjoy watching sports on TV. Baseball bores the hell outta me, but that's not to say there are good baseball or sports movies. I have enjoyed, though they are on my fringe of entertainment.

Quite frankly I had little clue to what was going on in this flick. I mean I know the core of the story, but knew none of the players (this was based on true events). The scenes were long and drawn out and at times where nothing was happening... just like in a real game. Pitt was great, but I'm reading about how this is Jonah Hills movie too. Really. Gawd, if he couldn't be more one dimensional with zero emotion. Dayum, he kept the same deer in headlights look through the whole movie. Yes, the story is his fish out of water, but that's all he did. My wife fell asleep halfway through. I was watching the clock by then and turned it off shortly after.

So, then I put in...

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I wanted to like it. Dayum if it didn't have a good cast, but it all felt like I've seen it before. Hired killers, friends, one last job, blah blah blah.

I just wanted to smack Clive Owen for the ridiculous mustache.

There is plenty of action and some intense fight scenes, but really, this movie will fade away for me and be a blur just like all the other hired gun movies.

ugh

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 14, 2012, 01:11:37 pm
I've had Moneyball on hold for about a month now. I can't wait to get my hands on the movie. I love Baseball movies and I won't hold it against you because of your review. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 14, 2012, 08:37:38 pm
Gladiator
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Post by: Mac on January 15, 2012, 03:06:27 pm
Shark Night (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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Not a bad film, but just not a good one either. Shark Night is so full of cliches. Been there, done that so many times before. The kicker is this is PG-13. That alone will tell you this is not very scary in the least. Not that you need blood and gore, but when you have a PG rating, you just don't show stuff and this director does not know how to guide the audience. He's just going for the lowest common denominator and it does nothing. I was really scratching my head with the story too. Really? Hillbilly hicks studying sharks, capturing them and experimenting. Whatevah. Rent with little risk... of anything.

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Post by: Mac on January 15, 2012, 03:09:58 pm
What's Your Number (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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Chick flick and not a very good one. Anna Ferris and Chris Evans have been great to watch here and in the past. In fact their chemistry is quite nice, but overall the story surrounding them is just silly and ho-hum. You know from the beginning and even some of the characters say, this is a dumb idea. The worst part is when I thought it was over it went on for like another 1/2 hour.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 15, 2012, 03:22:38 pm
It's funny the stuff you will sit through in the name of love Mac. She must be an awesome Wife with the amount of Chick Flicks you've logged in over the years.  (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_wink.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 15, 2012, 05:47:04 pm
Independence Day
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Post by: Mac on January 16, 2012, 08:44:14 am
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It's funny the stuff you will sit through in the name of love Mac. She must be an awesome Wife with the amount of Chick Flicks you've logged in over the years.

Well, first my wife is awesome, but we definitely have some decisive lines drawn on what movies we will watch together. Actually Whatís Your Number was my pick. Iíve known about  Anna Faris through here goofball comedy in the Scary Movie flicks. I did not know this was a chick flick. I picked it strictly for Anna.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 16, 2012, 05:31:17 pm
The Rock
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 17, 2012, 09:19:49 pm
Blade Runner
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Post by: Mac on January 22, 2012, 02:40:05 pm
The Ides of March (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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I'm on the fence. Great acting, excellent story, but it does deal with the snake like characters of politics, which I despise. Which on one hand I've seen way to much in real life, but on the other hand is great timing for this movie. You have to pay attention to this movie. The dialog is fast and chaotic and mainly revolves around campaign teams and the strategies. The 2nd act gets into it's groove and becomes more than a political machine. It gets into characters, and slowly reveals the true nature of people. The 3rd act goes fast displays secrets and in my mind is what the movie was designed to due. Keep you glued. The last minute of the film will either make you say WTF or awesome. I say awesome.

I recommend. Get past the 100% political staging and into the meat of the movie and I think you'll enjoy this.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 22, 2012, 02:48:29 pm
I'm interested in this and have it in my Que to watch.
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Post by: Mac on January 22, 2012, 02:50:01 pm
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

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This is an entertaining movie from the very first shot to the last. I loved every aspect of this movie. It just drips with atmosphere, light, shadows, textures and colors. Every detail was examined. Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes are natural for their roles. The real star is Sally (Bailee Madison). She brings to the screen her small child world view. Pretty amazing to watch. The house is comfortable but in an old school gothic haunted house way. The picture was amazing. Never too dark. The creatures deliver too. Guillermo Del Toro has his talented vision invested in this and it shows. If you like creepy horror, I highly recommend.
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Post by: Mac on January 22, 2012, 05:23:10 pm
Dead End (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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I liked this very quirky movie. I had no idea what it was when I picked it up.

Essentially a twilight zone story. I won't give anything away, but let's just say when things start rolling, stick around. Something new and unexpected happens every few minutes. I had no idea where this flick was going. I probably won't watch it again. Once you know the twists, it's not as fun. But recommend it for a night of bizarre movie watching.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 24, 2012, 09:05:04 pm
Terminator
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 25, 2012, 06:27:12 pm
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2012, 09:10:42 pm
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 27, 2012, 12:32:33 pm
Terminator Salvation
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Post by: Mac on January 27, 2012, 01:23:54 pm
Final Destination 5 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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Iím not surprised about my lack of enthusiasm for Final Destination 5. Itís obvious everybody recognizes the franchise only exists to see how creatively they can kill people. While I can kind of enjoy the creative part, the lack of story or actually replication of the same story from the previous 4 makes this at best, mediocre. What makes it boring is the lack of creative kills. I swear some of the same dialog must have been used. Iím pretty sure the studios were hanging their hat on 3D pulling in the money. I donít know how this did in the theaters but watching it at home bored me. I kinda knew it going in and well, was confirmed. I couldnít recommend this unless you have absolutely nothing else to watch, even if itís watching SpongeBob.

The best thing I liked about FD5 is the posters and cover work.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 27, 2012, 02:55:08 pm
I've yet to watch any installment of this series. But I aim to rectify that soon.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 27, 2012, 08:41:27 pm
Toy Story
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 28, 2012, 10:42:03 am
Toy Story 2
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 28, 2012, 05:20:41 pm
Toy Story 3
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 29, 2012, 11:45:54 am
Armageddon
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 30, 2012, 09:12:50 am
Aliens
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Post by: Mac on January 30, 2012, 09:29:03 am
I imagine at some point you'll catch up watching movies in this millennial  :P
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 30, 2012, 09:33:30 am
I've been sitting on so many DVD's at home that I haven't watched in a long ass time. So, it's been cool to bust them out and mix them in with some of the newer titles I get from the Library.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 31, 2012, 01:47:52 pm
True Lies
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Post by: Mac on January 31, 2012, 04:30:26 pm
Real Steel (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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When I saw the trailer for this, I think we were being misled of what this movie was like. And thankfully I was wrong. The trailer led me to believe this was some kind of Rockem Sockem Transformer action movie. Well, it has elements of that in it, but a majority and core of the movie is delinquent dad getting back with the son he never knew. It's the relationship that builds between the two over boxing robots. All very well shot and a story while balancing on sugary sweet, adds metal to keep this from making 12 year old boys leave the room. The story is not new, just putting a different spin on it.

It's a good family pick I think even a mom could stand. I'm sure many of young boy went into the theaters expecting Transformers. I wonder what they think of it.

I recommend a rent at the very least. It was fun.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 31, 2012, 04:41:38 pm
I have this one on hold, 49th on Wait List.
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Post by: Mac on January 31, 2012, 04:45:40 pm
The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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Totaling loving the original Ip Man and liking Ip Man 2 just slightly less, I was excited to see a third was coming. I knew Donnie Yen had no intentions of continuing Ip Man and pretty much shut that door, so the studio's decided to make a prequel of sorts. The early years of Ip Man with a strikingly younger looking Donnie To.

Disappoint comes to mind. This is no where near the caliber of the original two. In fact, the acting is pretty damn bad in places. The story has been done a million times before in the martial arts movies. Some bad guy of the village gives trouble to the school. There are other minor stories going on, but none get that interesting.

The fights are pretty good. Wire work is limited and that's good. Can't stand that stuff. The video is clear, despite the director of photography changing perspective throughout. It starts off in filters of brown, then turns normal color and then some scenes of intense color. A little weird.

I can only slightly recommend this if your a fan of the Ip Man franchise. If your not, you still might like the basic story.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2012, 10:26:29 am
Pulp Fiction
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2012, 10:27:43 am
The Legend Is Born: Ip Man


I've been meaning to check out the Ip Man series. Just need to set aside some time to knock these out.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2012, 06:57:21 pm
The Fast And The Furious
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 02, 2012, 08:24:22 am
2 Fast 2 Furious
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 02, 2012, 12:49:21 pm
Speed
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Post by: Mac on February 03, 2012, 07:24:23 am
The Thing (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Well I thought I posted about The Thing when I saw it in theaters. Guess I did that somewhere else. Picked up the movie on DVD and watched it again. Same reaction. I was hoping like hell, this would be added candy to the already amazing Carpenter version. Sadly the directors homage pretty much repeated Carpenters vision. Same scenarioís but with way less tension. When I saw it in theaters, I thought they overused CGI. Come to find out in the extraís how much CGI was used. Not as much as I thought. They just got very good with practicalís. Itís not a bad movie, but I donít see a reason for making it.

The extraís do explain the why and how. They backwards engineered from the clues Carpenter presented in his movie and thus made this theory of what happened. All the influences work, but I was surprised to see them leave out a couple of key moments that helped delineate this version. They are in the Ďdeleted scenes.

Recommend a rent at the very least. If youíre a fan of Carpenters Thing, you may get disappointed.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2012, 07:27:49 am
I've heard nothing but bad things about this. Even if it got good word of mouth, I'm still sticking with the original. Now, I just have to find my copy and watch it. Been long time too. Bah!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2012, 05:06:43 pm
Tropic Thunder
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Post by: Mac on February 04, 2012, 11:18:44 am
Margin Call (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings

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OK, I was honestly expecting better. Right time for this reflecting the mortgage disaster of late. Excellent cast. Not one bad player in this story. The first half is pretty interesting and thankfully they balance nicely what could have been mind numbing accounting and financial explanations to layman's terms the audience could grasp.

The second half just gets very melodramatic and slows down quite a bit. The ending just ****ed me off.
Spoiler (hover to show)

I'll say rent. I probably won't watch this again.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2012, 12:21:23 pm
Not gonna click on the spoiler, but is this anything like Glengarry Glen Ross in style and tone? The cover art makes me think it is.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2012, 12:43:53 pm
The Expendables
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Post by: Mac on February 04, 2012, 12:48:58 pm
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but is this anything like Glengarry Glen Ross in style and tone? The cover art makes me think it is.

Dunno... never saw it.

Most of the film is on two different floors of a business. Nothing exceptional to the tone.
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Post by: Mac on February 05, 2012, 09:17:57 am
Drive (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Here we go again. Apparently not seeing what a lot of other folks are saying. Consistently hearing good things about Drive. In fact being the best movie of 2011. I'm not sure what I watched but it didn't seem anywhere near the hype surrounding it.

Drive is an extremely slow, brooding movie with lots of artsy filmography. Lots of scenes of people staring... at each other... into space. Ryan Gosling says about 12 words in the whole movie. There is some driving, but this mostly about some bad people in a low on the ladder mob scenario.

I highly doubt I would ever watch this slow ass movie again. I wanted to like it, but dayum, it just did absolutely nothing for me.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 05, 2012, 09:20:16 am
Now I'm conflicted about checking out Drive. All I've heard about this is that it's so good this and so good that. Now I don't know what to expect.
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Post by: Mac on February 05, 2012, 09:21:46 am
The Big Year (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

It took exactly 15 minutes for me to turn this turd off. And I'm being generous. I would have turned it off sooner, but hoping like hell, it would improve.

First the casting makes zero sense. The Story even less... bird watching? Really. Maybe it had more, but I was not going to suffer through more time hoping for the best.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 05, 2012, 09:23:54 am
I thought the Trailer pretty much summed up how bad this one would be. I had no desire to see this one.
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Post by: Mac on February 05, 2012, 09:25:48 am
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Now I'm conflicted about checking out Drive. All I've heard about this is that it's so good this and so good that. Now I don't know what to expect.

You probably should check it out. Let us know what you think of it. I was just not feeling it... It's just my take on it. Several folks I know really enjoyed it.

I honestly cannot stand those movies that have long shots of people just contemplating stuff, which this has plenty of.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 05, 2012, 01:20:11 pm
Ocean's Eleven
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Post by: Mac on February 06, 2012, 07:25:08 am
Contagion (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

This looked good in the trailer and so, the movie delivered. This is not an apocalypse, but it sure feels like it. Theyíve presented a pandemic in a very real way and itís scary. Contagion is not an action movie. The focus is on some key people, their perspective and high level view on what they think people will do when faced with such a dire situation. Contagion makes you think. For me itís a reminder how delicate our lives are and that such a small thing has the potential for a major and life altering impact. I think this movie will even make you think twice when youíre coughing. While watching the movie I had to cough once and it made me think.

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In Time (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

This is science fiction and it immediately puts you in the future and take a huge leap in believability. Thatís what science fiction does, until it becomes true, then its non-fiction. Transaction of money has been replaced by time. Thatís right. People are assigned amounts of time that they will live. When time zeroís out, youíre dead. People earn and lose time. A phone call is 1 minute of your life time taken away. Coffee is 3 minutes. Etc. The other thing is when the time standard kicks in, thatís what you will look like for the rest of your life. People donít age. Lot's of plot holes. Ignore them and just run with it... OK

But you can still die. You are not immortal.

Thatís just the foundation of the movie. The conflict is between the classes of people. Some have massive amounts of time Ė The rich. They potentially could live for centuries or forever. They have the good life. Justin Timberlake is on the other side of the tracks and must beg borrow and steal to find his time that constantly is running out. One lucky day and man who has had enough of life gives him all his life. Apparently some bad guys did not like that transaction and movie starts to move along with Timberlake traveling to the good life and finding out what it really means to control time like some people can do. I find the movie compelling and for me it makes me think of today with the power of the rich and what they do with it.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2012, 07:31:06 am
I already have Contagion on hold. I may look into In Time just for Amanda.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2012, 07:54:16 am
Finding Nemo
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2012, 01:19:10 pm
The Incredibles
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2012, 03:03:20 pm
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 08, 2012, 10:00:07 pm
The Goonies
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2012, 02:46:45 pm
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 12:07:03 pm
Galaxy Quest
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 06:43:23 pm
The Last Starfighter
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Post by: Mac on February 11, 2012, 07:14:25 am
Dream House (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00halfstar.gif)

Wow, what a cluster. A psychological thriller, that starts off bad, especially with some head scratching dialog and reactions by the characters. Then through most of the movie you just don't know what is going on. The end tries to put it all together, but it's too late. I heard the actors completely dismissed this turd.

Do not recommend at all.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2012, 07:17:30 am
Never heard of it, but the way it's constructed isn't new. I hate it when writers try to be vague about a story all the way to the end to "reveal" it. If I check out of a movie, I won't be around long enough to even care what happens.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2012, 11:02:16 am
Reservoir Dogs
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2012, 09:02:21 am
Jackie Brown
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Post by: Mac on February 12, 2012, 11:15:29 am
Parenthood - The Movie (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I thought my wife had seen most of the non-sci-fi movies, but rather taken back she did not even know about the original Ron Howard movie that was the basis for the popular TV show. So I jumped on this opportunity to sit down with her to watch it. I've always enjoyed it and sitting down to watch it years later was rather enlightening. It's still enjoyable but in a very simplistic way. After years of watching the TV show and all it's dynamics twisting and turning, makes the movie seem like a Sesame Street show. I don't know how better to explain it. It fun, easy to digest and then it's done. Some of the characters in the TV show are from movie, but wisely they re-imagined it to something not so dated. Not dated... but characters that had their limitations.

I still love Keanu Reeves discussing Garry's predicament (who I just found out is Joaquin Phoenix)

Again, a good movie, but just different in my eyes now.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2012, 11:22:40 am
Love the movie. But are you guys aware that the current incarnation of Parenthood that we all watch is the 2nd try at getting it right? I watched maybe a half an episode the first time around and it was meh.
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Post by: Mac on February 12, 2012, 11:24:44 am
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Love the movie. But are you guys aware that the current incarnation of Parenthood that we all watch is the 2nd try at getting it right?

I saw that on IMDB. I don't recall it. Something was amiss?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2012, 10:46:25 am
True Romance
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2012, 08:28:03 pm
Lair Liar
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 14, 2012, 11:45:56 am
Forrest Gump
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 15, 2012, 05:41:57 pm
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2012, 10:46:54 am
Kill Bill Vol. 1
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2012, 09:00:27 pm
Bruce Almighty
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Post by: Mac on February 17, 2012, 06:46:07 am
Paranormal Activity 3 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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WellÖ one, me, who blasts movies for repetition, especially sequels, rather enjoys watching the paranormal activity movies. So far, all 3 movies have repeated the same formula, with just slightly different paranormal happenings. But they have crafted the movie experience by you closely watching the screen and the story. The viewer needs to stay engaged, otherwise the viewer will miss things. And those things are what build up to some super creepy moments. With sight and sound critical components, the director masterfully submerges you into unknown territory. And itís the unknown that scares you.

But with that being said, the magic all happens in the first viewing. IMO, once you see the movie unravel with its twist and turns and dramatic reveal, it is no longer has impact and loses its creepy factor. In fact, itís really quite boring. I tried re-watching once and I just felt I was wasting my time.

The makers have thoughtfully balanced out the shaky cam perspective. Yes, there are moments of the photographer carrying around the camera, but itís rather smooth, but a great deal of it includes stationary observing cameras.

Paranormal Activity 3 has its share of jump scares. One actually had the hair on the back of my neck stand up with my skin tingling. Now that does happen very often at all.

On a side note, I think itís interesting that the official trailer for the film did not include one single scene in the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90r3CnPI0AM

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 06:50:45 am
I've been meaning to grab the entire series. Time for me to get a move on that. The trailers look good.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 11:08:22 am
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
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Post by: Mac on February 19, 2012, 02:01:39 pm
Outbreak (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

Outbreak came out in 1995 when talk of pandemics and Ebola was on everyone's mind. Classic case of the Hollywood reflecting current times, and yes some could say cashing in. Outbreak is very different than the recent Contagion. Outbreak is very much Hollywood stars, over the top story telling and a ridiculous plot. But Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman give it conflict and passion. Donald Sutherland and Cuba Gooding Jr are very good at being cartoonish. That's an OK thing. It fits in well to the story. I recommend it. It has a little bit of everything. Love, bad guys, the army, chase scenes and explosions. Perfectly mindless entertainment.

Kevin Spacey is a hoot as a red head.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2012, 02:05:23 pm
I saw it once, but all I can remember from the movie is Marcel The Monkey and Friends.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2012, 05:29:04 pm
KISS In Attack Of The Phantoms
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2012, 12:44:37 pm
Up
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Post by: Mac on February 25, 2012, 09:05:37 am
London Boulevard (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

I admittedly did not finish this movie. It may have been a good movie... but couldn't understand a majority of the dialog. The English c ****ney was just too strong. I concentrated most of my energy figuring out what was being said. Worse than reading subtitles. I had to laugh... one scene of Colin's character and a friend talking... I understood most of what Colin said, but his friend... all I heard was f uck

&^^%(&& f uck (*((&%%)((* f uck (&&^%^^
**&& f uck ^%%((& f ucker &&&* right?

I gave up after awhile, the scenes were not keeping me interested.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 25, 2012, 09:11:22 am
&^^%(&& f uck (*((&%%)((* f uck (&&^%^^
**&& f uck ^%%((& f ucker &&&* right?

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 26, 2012, 02:54:28 pm
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 27, 2012, 12:06:46 pm
Superman: The Movie
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2012, 11:44:12 pm
KISS: The Second Coming (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/kiss-the-second-coming-(2000)/msg3330/#msg3330)
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Post by: Mac on March 02, 2012, 09:28:42 am
Outrage - The Way of the Yakuza (English Subtitled) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Got suckered in by the good trailer. Not so good as full length movie. I found it no different than a lot of mob movies. I've seen it all before, but this took extra effort because of the sub-titles. I can handle sub-titles, but not when the movie is mediocre at best and wasting my time.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXLuvZY8bMU
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2012, 09:31:42 am
I hate being duped by Trailers. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/banghead.gif)
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Post by: Mac on March 02, 2012, 09:32:35 am
Hugo (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I'm torn. This is a gorgeous looking film with amazing textures, photography and angles, with great sound and music.
But let's be real, this is movie for children. Yes, you could say family too, but honestly, I was bored. I so wanted to immerse myself into the flick. The characters are imaginative, but I've seen them before. The story is alright, but it is slow moving.

Not a bad, film. Just not engaging enough to keep me interested.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2012, 11:42:50 am
Appleseed Ex Machina
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Post by: Mac on March 02, 2012, 12:37:23 pm
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Appleseed Ex Machina

I really enjoyed this, but it's been awhile and I should see it again.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2012, 04:57:47 pm
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 03, 2012, 10:06:42 am
Moneyball
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Post by: Mac on March 04, 2012, 09:57:35 am
Season Of The Witch (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

This got slammed on rottentomatoes by both audience and critic. That's a major reason why I never picked it up. Well, I thought I'd give it a chance because in a recent trailer it looked good. Ya know what, I enjoyed it. Not a great film but it was an entertaining one. I take Nic Cage for what he has made of himself. Together with Ron Perlman, they made quite a pair. The photography was gorgeous. The set were amazing. It really was a throw back to the Hammer films dripping with mood. A big gripe of mine is night scenes. Many films just lose it because it's TOO dark. This film uses night to it's best lighting. The time is the late 1300's during the crusades... just an all around bleak time, but perfect set up for 'witches'.

I guess it all in being ready to watch or film or not to embrace it or dismiss it. I enjoyed it and would recommend it for a brainless entertainment.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLoKm_vUsFY
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Post by: Mac on March 04, 2012, 10:10:05 am
Blubberella (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Honestly this should get zero stars but on the other hand I did grin a lot at the ridiculousness of this mess. I've heard about it, and now I now why. Everything about it job dropping with regards to grade z film, story, acting and pissing off just about everybody who watches it. Mostly fat jokes, but when Lindsay Hollister can deliver them with no problems, I think we should laugh with her. She is cute and reminds me a lot of Melissa McCarthy of Mike & Molly.

I'm biased. I like a good awful film on occasion. And this is awful. Deliberately awful and that's hard to pull off. This is filmed so much like a first time indie film, but has some budget.  :-\

I will recommend this, only if your drunk, high, or out of your mind with friends who also appreciate a bad movie.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt-DOdPLMLI
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2012, 10:10:58 am
Season Of The Witch

The Trailer looked really good. While watching it, I noticed that Robert Sheehan was in it who is best known as Nathan from the awesome Misfits (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/tv/misfits-(season-1)/msg92/#msg92).
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Post by: Mac on March 04, 2012, 10:38:32 am
Yea, his part plays the kid who wants to be a man.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 05, 2012, 10:34:55 am
Superman Returns
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Post by: Mac on March 05, 2012, 10:59:14 am
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
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I try to be fair and balanced and thought despite my dislike for Transformer I & II, maybe, just maybe 3 was an improvement. And for me, anything better would be welcome. I was not surprised that Dark Of The Moon bored me equally if not more so than the predecessors. Not only was there so much going on the screen again, it didnít help at all, that most of the characters were like cartoons themselves. Shia Lebouf, who is dropping from my radar of any talent to watch just looked pissed through the whole thing. Yes, we had eye candy of a beautiful woman, but none of that made any sense. Why she was thereÖ thatís his girlfriend?

I am just going to have to give up on this. It will never appeal to me.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 05, 2012, 11:12:44 am
I'm not a fan of most of Michael Bay's stuff and that's why I have avoided the Transformers series so far. I may eventually get around to checking them out for myself. But at the moment, I have better films lined up to entertain me.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 08, 2012, 07:35:19 am
American Gangster
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Post by: Mac on March 09, 2012, 07:39:06 am
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Very much a throw away movie. Not good... not bad. They promoted the 3D thing pretty heavily throughout. I thought it just screamed 'Look At Me". Kind of distracting. Not that I care, but saw more 'penises' than a p orn flick. It was kinda funny though. I just think the Harold and Kumar movies have long lost their bite. The first was good, the second less and this one was luke warm.

It's worth a dollar rent... or free.


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Post by: Mac on March 11, 2012, 10:36:46 am
Footloose (2011) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I'll have to admit, this is one of the few movies I thought could use a remake. We really enjoyed this flick. Never a dull moment. It's not the Godfather, but you will be entertained from the beginning to end. The story is updated to reflect today's generation. Otherwise the story is very close in scene stealing from the original. Still, the music, the characters, all made up for a fun night of movie watching.

Highly recommend.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtjI6OHVk00
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2012, 10:39:32 am
I never in a million years would have thought you'd give the remake 4 stars. Although I like the original, this one was and still is low on my list of things to watch. Eventually I will get around to it, but it's really low as far as priority is concerned.
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Post by: Mac on March 11, 2012, 10:59:49 am
Hey, surprised myself
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Post by: Mac on March 12, 2012, 03:59:54 pm
Immortals (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

I have always been a fan of mythology. Immortals has the eye candy look of 300 and the Clash of The Titans story telling. I enjoyed it despite a the very basic and some would say, thin plot. But the plot is loaded with history of myth. Several scenes look reminiscently familiar from the Hercules movies I use to watch.

The stylized fights and killing are really a beauty to behold. Not the killing, but what's presented on the screen. Over the top kick ass fighting. The last scene looked incredibly brutal. I know it's actors but damn, they are going through some physical routines.

The making of reveals so much more about myth which makes the movie that more deep.

I'll be watching this again. There is so much going on, it's hard to catch it all.

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Post by: Mac on March 14, 2012, 07:44:44 am
Young Adult (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

I wasnít sure what to expect out of Young Adult. I remember when it came to the theaters the trailer had an odd vibe about it. Not funny but intriguing perhaps? Then right before putting this in I check rottentomatoes and was surprised again. Critics loved it, while the general population was mostly luke warm.

Well, after sitting through Young Adult, I understand both my hesitation with a weird vibe trailer and like/dislike of the viewers. I did not like most of this movie. Itís very uncomfortable to watch what appears to be a psychotic woman going through a slow meltdown. Everyone including her new found bud Patton Oswalt, who by the way was perfectly cast here, watch as this women takes each step towards the cliff. Good acting, but not a story I would want to revisit. Just leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.

Not sure about recommending it. Charlize Theron is beautiful and ugly at the same time. Fantastic actor, but the story told is not enjoyable at all and mostly very slow.


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Post by: Mac on March 16, 2012, 06:38:50 am
The Three Musketeers (2011) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

Going in I knew it was stylized. It looked like an over the top Matrix/Resident Evil styling of the classic story. Well, yes it was. The photography and camera perspectives were absolutely gorgeous. The scenes were filled with texture and detail. Too bad the story and especially the dialog would only be appealing to little kids. This clearly was not for adults and actually excruciating. I gave it half hour before I couldnít take anymore. And dayum, it had Milla Jovovich. Even then it was very hard to believe she bought into this. I canít even begin to recommend this.

I usually don't' comment on covers, but c'mon... this is hideous!!!

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Inkubus (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

Oh good gawd. As I grow older I guess my tolerance for subversive guilty pleasure SyFy bad movies is waning. This was just plain stupid. And when I say stupid I donít mean trashy, I mean boring. Very little happens. It stars Robert Englund which like a Dean Cain or a Clint Howard flick is an immediate flag that this is low budget and probably a bad sad movie. This only took 20 minutes to realize I had to shut it off before it wasted my brain.

Duh, canít recommend this.

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My Week with Marilyn
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So by this time I sat through a lot of crap. My Week with Marilyn is a class movie. It had style and oozed the feelings of those old time movies with interesting directors and stars as the story. Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen captured this mood earlier this year and was fun to watch, probably because of the Twilight Zone story telling. MWWM was nothing extrodinary except for Marilyn  Monroeís difficulties of acting and being a movie star. Itís just I was not in the mood to watch this kind of movie. I may come back to it sometime and hopefully appreciate it more. I would recommend this if your into nostalgia and period movies.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 16, 2012, 06:44:56 am
I usually don't' comment on covers, but c'mon... this is hideous!!!

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 16, 2012, 06:46:38 am
...or a Clint Howard flick....

Hey! You leave him alone, damn it! He's awesome!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 16, 2012, 06:49:40 am

My Week with Marilyn
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I definitely want to see this one. It's in my Queue. I'm kinda disappointed at the average rating since I have high expectations for this one. Like you said, you weren't in the right frame of mind when you watched this, so I'm gonna go with that.
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Post by: Mac on March 17, 2012, 12:24:08 pm
The Descendants (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

We got to see another great film this week. Personally it was very emotional for me. I don't want to give anything away, but dayum this is a roller coaster of emotions and feelings running through this flick. Get through the first 30 minutes and then it really kicks in. This is one of those movies I am so glad I got to see, but doubt, uh maybe, ever watch again. Like I said, it hits to close to home.

Highly recommend checking The Descendants out.


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The Dead (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Like vampires, Zombie flicks have eeked out every kind of iteration theme they can think of. The Dead is actually going back to the first ever zombies. I'm not talking George Romero. I'm talking White Zombie.

It doesn't get any simpler in the Dead. Everyone for the most part is dead and walking... slowly and this follows two men going from point A to Point B in Africa. Very little talking. People may be taken back by the very slow moving zombie perspective, but what makes this interesting is that tension builds and there SO MANY always around. There is no where to hide in the African country. Also, you start to realize really quick about handling your food, water and ammo.

I liked The Dead. It's not the high power, action packed that we've been use to in recent years, but it is very gory and bloody.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 17, 2012, 06:06:20 pm
Real Steel
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 18, 2012, 09:36:55 am
Cloverfield
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Batman: Gotham Knight
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Cast Away
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 19, 2012, 06:33:10 pm
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 19, 2012, 09:29:33 pm
Superbad
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Predator
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 21, 2012, 05:12:04 pm
Predator 2
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 22, 2012, 11:34:11 am
AVP: Alien Vs. Predator
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2012, 11:56:21 am
Predators
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2012, 07:42:56 pm
JCVD
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2012, 02:10:55 pm
The Incredible Hulk
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2012, 09:01:27 am
Man On Wire
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2012, 08:00:50 pm
Shoot 'Em Up
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2012, 01:04:46 pm
First Blood
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2012, 04:02:54 pm
Rambo: First Blood Part II
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Post by: Mac on March 27, 2012, 11:31:49 am
The Sitter (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

If you liked Jonah Hill in Superbad, then youíre probably gonna like him in The Sitter playing the same character and mindset but just a little older. Even after watching the trailer, I was convinced this was just stupid. Yea, thatís my technical, critical term. Some movies suck and basic descriptions work the best. Anyway, I liked The Sitter, because of Jonahís character. There were some truly laugh out loud moments. More than a lot of Ďcomediesí Iíve watched.

ButÖ

There were some really bad roll my eyeís moments too. It balanced out I guess.

And a lot has to do with the R-rated, crude humor. It was done well hereÖ with some edginess. A lot has to do with the jaw dropping stuff that comes out of Blitheís (Landry Bender) 10 year old mouth. And Roxanne (Kylie Bunbury) is just a cool drink of water to watch. Completely ridiculous she would hook up with Noah, but thatís just the tip of the iceberg of this whacky story.

I would love have seen the stories passed around about this script. Just so much weird s hit happens throughout the night, itís hard to summarize in a paragraph. And there is some weird stuff. The body builder portion to visit Karl (Sam Rockwell) was a surreal scene.

And speaking of Sam Rockwell, I can only think he had just a blast playing Karl. Over-the-top.
I would not recommend spending any money on this, except maybe RedBox, but still a mindless evening of fun.


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Kylie Bunbury

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2012, 11:36:09 am
I forgot all about The Sitter. Gonna go place a Hold over at the Library. Thanks.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2012, 11:51:44 am
Rambo III
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2012, 07:20:58 pm
Rambo
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 30, 2012, 07:58:31 pm
Cowboys & Aliens
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 31, 2012, 10:39:12 pm
School Of Rock
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Post by: Mac on April 01, 2012, 05:30:21 pm
Fright Night (2011) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

I paid very little, if any attention to this when it came out. Partially because of the 3D thing. Yea, Fright Night pretty much did the whole in your face 3D coming at you thing.

But the two stars for the review is nice try. This was a whole lot of nothing. Little bit of vampire, little bit of comedy, little bit of special effects, little bits of character. None excelled and I guarantee I'll have forgotten most of this film by credit role.

I honestly don't remember much about the original. I think it was just as bland. Thus scratching my head on a remake. Oh well, I wasn't offended, but then again I didn't spend a dime on it.

Honestly the gag real had at least a couple of laughs.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 01, 2012, 05:58:50 pm
I'm stick of the whole Vampire genre. Seriously, has a genre ever been used and abused as this one has in such a short time frame? You'd think the only stories to be told in print, movies, games, etc....are vampire stories. Bah!
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Post by: Mac on April 01, 2012, 06:11:44 pm
Agree. Hope the 'Zombie' genre doesn't follow suit.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 01, 2012, 06:43:07 pm
Agree. Hope the 'Zombie' genre doesn't follow suit.

I don't think Zombies will ever suffer with Hair Gel and swooning girls.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 01, 2012, 08:06:41 pm
The A-Team
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Post by: Mac on April 02, 2012, 10:02:37 am
Evil Dead (1983)

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I didn't give this any stars because I'm torn. Watching Sam Raimi's Evil Dead when it first came out kinda scared the crap outta me. Raimi's direction gave the horror genre a new shot in the arm. The camera use was new and the make-up was rather gruesome and in your face and like Italian horror, the camera didn't pull away from the graphic stuff.

But watching it again after almost 30 years, I'm just about yawning. Times and expectations have changed me. The indie look is so obvious here. Watching some of the Evil Dead characters and the makeup is almost laughable. I guess the first time I was shocked. Repeat viewings you easily see how the editing was key here, because the makeup is obvious. Still the milky eyes are creepy no matter how bad the rest is. The dialog and script are really bad. Lots of times you can see characters just standing there, while the action is taking place front and center.

So to be fair with the stars, yes it scared me the first time. Today, it's completely opposite.

I believe the studio's have this in the works for a remake. One of the rare times this seems to be OK with me.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 02, 2012, 10:21:08 am
I'm one of the few that isn't a gung-ho fanboy that a lot others are about Evil Dead. I never bought into the praise that always seems to be heaped on this. When I first saw it, I was mildly entertained by it. Do I think the movie itself is overrated? Absolutely. I'm a huge fan of Bruce Campbell, but this isn't the be-all, end-all of the genre that most claim it to be. Out of the franchise, I'd definitely say my favorite is Army Of Darkness, which most would rate below Evil Dead and Evil Dead II. Go figure.
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Post by: Mac on April 02, 2012, 10:33:03 am
I understand. I'm don't understand the history of the franchise but Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness became horror comedies at some point and for that reason enjoy watching those more.

You'll have those people that hold onto praise for originality. Night of Living Dead has always bored me. But I do recognize it was the first and the impact on today's movies. But for me that doesn't mean I'll like it. Happens in Music and Art as well. Lots of respect for being innovative, but that doesn't mean I'll like it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 04, 2012, 06:24:40 pm
AVP: Alien Vs. Predator Requiem
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 05, 2012, 07:09:48 pm
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 06, 2012, 07:33:49 pm
Fast & Furious
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2012, 06:49:21 pm
Fast Five
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 09, 2012, 06:03:00 pm
The Fast and the Furious

Yep. Watched it again. I have #4 and #5 still in my possession before I have to return it back to the Library. Gonna watch them all again in the next couple of days.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 09, 2012, 09:27:07 pm
Super 8
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 10, 2012, 12:02:36 pm
2 Fast 2 Furious

I don't have Tokyo Drift on hand since I had already returned it back to the Library. Bah!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 11, 2012, 06:36:12 am
Fast & Furious
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 11, 2012, 03:36:09 pm
Fast Five (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/fast-five/msg7686/#msg7686)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2012, 06:10:00 pm
Super 8 (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/super-8-(2011)/msg7755/#msg7755)
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Post by: Mac on April 13, 2012, 08:23:35 am
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Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel

If youíre unfamiliar with Roger Corman or his work, this documentary might not be your cup of tea. I have enjoyed many of his B-Movie materialÖ. Itís kind of a guilty pleasure for me. I really donít seek it out today, but growing up, his movies were everywhere. And like in the docu, his reign really had itís moments, but the dynamics of that niche industry drastically changed with Jaws and Star Wars. Roger Corman is an extremely quiet, laid back man. His character is dynamically opposite of the material he produces and directs. So in some ways, this docu is dry, because it really is about him and the what and how things were done. Not so much on the movies or the particulars.

I was stunned at the impact of his work. The actors and directors that have come out of his work is amazing. I was completely blown away with Jack Nicholsonís interview which runs throughout the whole movie. Nicholson clearly points out if it were not for the years with Corman, he would not be what he is today. At one point Nicholson gets so choked up talking about his love for the man, he just stops and sobs.

Lots of other stars take their time and give their opinions and perspective on a man that made a difference.

The documentary is not for everyone, but it certainly wonít offend. Really it's not a great documentary. I was interested in learning more about the man and his ways.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 13, 2012, 08:31:15 am
Anyone that has a passing interest in the world of Film making is sure to know the name Roger Corman who has launched a thousand careers in Hollywood. His movies are fast and cheap. Yes, if you're looking for high budget productions, keep moving along as you're not gonna find them here. I will definitely check out the Documentary for sure.

Now if they would only make a Doc on Harvey Corman, I'd be all set.
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Post by: Mac on April 13, 2012, 08:39:46 am
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Now if they would only make a Doc on Harvey Corman, I'd be all set.

Maybe one day.

I would love to see a docu on Russ Meyer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russ_Meyer) or Hershell Gordon Lewis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herschell_Gordon_Lewis).

If you want to see an unusual docu on an unusual artist, check out Crumb (http://www.amazon.com/Crumb-The-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B003N2CVP4/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1334331425&sr=1-2)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 13, 2012, 08:44:27 am
I saw Crumb years ago. Don't remember much about it though. I think I was high on McDonald's Apple Turnovers at the time.
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Post by: Mac on April 13, 2012, 08:46:42 am
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HonestlyÖ I could give two s h i t s about this. Not only not interested in super heroes, but I knew absolutely nothing about the Green Lantern. I just happened upon this on cable last night while I was doing other things. On occasion I sat down to pay attention, but thatís about it.

The dialog was horrendous. Green Hornets story appeared to be like every other super hero movie. A man suddenly thrust upon with powers. Coincidently, some other bad guy happens to make an appearance.

I dunno, it just looked bad, sounded bad and a waste of time. Hell, I don't even know if their was a girl or love interest in it.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 13, 2012, 08:51:27 am
Even  h a r d c o r e  Comic Book fans have  s h i t  on this one. So, it's not the best when it comes to representing the Superhero genre. I have no desire to see this one.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 14, 2012, 07:24:22 pm
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 15, 2012, 10:34:27 pm
Pineapple Express
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Post by: Mac on April 16, 2012, 09:05:27 am
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The premise behind Sci-fi flick, The Darkest Hour, had me intrigued. An invasion by invisible aliens and they had one mission, which was barely presented, to take earthís resources by any means and that meant destroying all living beings when they came across them.

They did a phenomenal job of the look of the film. Placing this in Russia was different, yet nice. But for me, they had a target audience of teens and thus focused the cast on some very young people figuring out very quickly what was going on. That alone, not only reduced the leap of faith factor, but just distracted which could have been some pretty good engaging science fiction telling. I'm not saying anything about the probability or intelligence of young people actually doing this. But in Sci-fi, there is credence to a mature group tackling this and figuring things out. Just the young stars immediately tells me.... you need a HUGE leap of faith to follow this.

The idea of invisible enemy brings some pretty cool perspectives to be explored. But they kept it as something slightly more than mindless action flick.

I did like the surprises in the story. They would be spoilers if I mentioned them and thus ruin the fun. But letís just say, I do like the direction Iíve seen in movies of late, thinking you know whatís going to happen and something else does.


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Hmmmm, I donít know what happened with this sequel to the fun original. Itís always a balancing act to present a family movie that appeals to kids and adults alike. The movie seemed to go back and forth trying to appeal fully to one group then the other. It was just odd directing, camera angles and editing, following the antics of all the different characters. Amazing CGI and finally they rendered humans in a very not creepy way. One scene was extremely realistic as far as taking you out of the animation mind.

Happy Feet Two is OK but can only recommend a rent. It is geared more for very young kids
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 16, 2012, 09:14:34 am
I vaguely remember the trailer for The Darkest Hour. I may check this out eventually. I'm kinda surprised that Happy Feet Two didn't get a better rating. I now have no desire to see it.
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Post by: Mac on April 16, 2012, 01:01:22 pm
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Sunshine is one of those highly underrated sci-fi flicks that just got passed over for whatever reason. If you have not seen it and you like space sci-fi, I think youíre gonna enjoy this. From the visionary director of 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, Danny Boyle takes you in a whole other epic direction. Different visual style yet again. I will say that the 3rd act not only amps up the action, but the visuals really just interrupted the pace and increased my frustration, er, uh stress. After watching it for the 3rd time, *I now get what was happening. *Except for the very end. Still donít know what the last scene meant.

A voyage of handful of people in a spaceship the size of Manhattan headed directly towards the sun to try to re-start the dying stars process naturally brings on a series of obstacles and diversions. Key to an engaging storyline, but itís Boyles work with the actors and characters that make this a solid film.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 17, 2012, 09:17:28 pm
Captain America
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 18, 2012, 06:27:48 pm
Thor
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 19, 2012, 08:53:59 pm
Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2012, 08:57:44 pm
Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 27, 2012, 08:16:16 pm
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 28, 2012, 07:32:41 pm
Adventureland
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 29, 2012, 07:10:10 am
The Matrix
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Post by: Mac on April 29, 2012, 06:47:46 pm
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Essentially a 3 person ensemble play. A psychological thriller. I'm not sure what to take from it. This like the other films we watched this weekend, is NOT a feel good film. It starts off bleak and get's worse. Don't get me wrong. Great acting and story that's not only engaging, but has you guessing. The last minute will hit you from left field. Jaws a dropping.

At first I thought this had similarities to the awful Bug with Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon and Harry Connick Jr. But this is different and keeps you on edge enough to have to stay to the end to see what happens.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbt_qFSiKvk
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Post by: Mac on April 29, 2012, 06:59:01 pm
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Yet another psychological thriller? Uh, no... but is a psychological themed movie that moved at a snails pace. I won't give anything away here, but just the scene of opening a 'door' took about 10 minutes. Again, it was good acting and but this time the characters weren't all that engaging. Even the 'crazy' or 'truth seer' character. Several times I wanted to turn it off. Very bleak with an ultra slow build. And again, the last minute throws a huge twist into the whole context. 

Not bad.... maybe a rent for a slow afternoon.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5U4TtYpKIc
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Post by: Mac on April 29, 2012, 07:04:28 pm
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I'll be honest, I didn't actually sit down to watch this. My wife had it on while I was working in the kitchen. I heard everything and took moments to watch. Thus I can't rate it fairly.

But what I did hear, echoed what I've heard about it. Manipulative with a very sappy story. Lot's of editorial by the child lead actor which to me, sounded like a kid was reading a kids book to kids. Ugh. I sat down to watch the last 15 and was not impressed at what I heard or saw. Very forgettable and now I'm starting to wonder about Tom Hanks and his decisions for his latest projects.

Maybe a rent if you got nothing better going on.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 30, 2012, 09:53:05 am
The Matrix Reloaded
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 30, 2012, 04:58:13 pm
The Matrix Revolutions
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Post by: Mac on April 30, 2012, 06:00:34 pm
I've got the collection of Matrx and need to break it out again. I've only seen the anime episode once.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 01, 2012, 06:39:20 pm
Tower Heist
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Post by: Mac on May 01, 2012, 07:02:34 pm
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Standard heist movie. Not sure it stand out in any way from all the rest. Not a bad action flick where the plan goes to s hit, friends cross you and you wonder how he'll get out of this. Well it is a clever wrap up. Rent it at least and enjoy the ride. I really enjoy Giovanni Ribisi and his characters, but I did have a tough time buying into his tough guy act. He really is a scrawny little man. Anyway, over the top believability, but fun ride.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 02, 2012, 07:42:45 pm
Bad Teacher
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 03, 2012, 06:18:28 pm
Paul
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 04, 2012, 05:35:34 pm
Attack The Block
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Post by: Mac on May 04, 2012, 07:04:47 pm
Interested in your thoughts on this one.
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Post by: Mac on May 04, 2012, 07:48:50 pm
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Talk about a major let down. With an outstanding cast, this just did not deliver. I will say Gina Carano is easy on the eyes and did enjoy watching her, but she is not an actress by any stretch. Just look up pics of her real job as MMA. This was just a dry spy thriller that bored the crap outta me. The editing sucked. Some places the pace was frenetic, other times, just overly long shots of the same thing.

The music blew. Sounded like an old 80's film or trying to capture the sound of the Ocean's series.

Between the long dry droughts of drama, a fight would break out. They were brutal, but very unnatural. Like watching pro wrestling. You throw this punch, then move here... blah, blah, blah.

Also I don't want to supply the trailer. That trailer ruined any kind of surprise in the watching the movie.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 04, 2012, 07:51:19 pm
I have Haywire on hold at the Library. Can't read any of what you wrote till after I see it, but I'm not encouraged by the 2 Star rating you gave it. *Sigh*
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 06, 2012, 01:03:05 pm
MiB: Men in Black
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Post by: Mac on May 07, 2012, 07:04:05 pm
The Hangover II (0 Stars)

I'm one of the few that thought very little of The Hangover. Way to much praise. Anyway, if I was a big fan of the original, I would be so ****ed about watching, let alone paying, for the same exact story. What a freakin rip. just a stupid waste of time an celluloid. Definitely not funny the second time around.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 07, 2012, 07:34:47 pm
The Hangover II (0 Stars)

I'm one of the few that thought very little of The Hangover. Way to much praise. Anyway, if I was a big fan of the original, I would be so ****ed about watching, let alone paying, for the same exact story. What a freakin rip. just a stupid waste of time an celluloid. Definitely not funny the second time around.

Your review sums up everything I've heard about Part II. I do like the first one and somewhere down inside me I want to see this one. But I am in no rush to do so.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 08, 2012, 11:34:15 am
The Bourne Identity
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 09, 2012, 07:40:43 am
The Bourne Supremacy
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 09, 2012, 02:50:48 pm
Crank
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 10, 2012, 06:05:44 pm
Lťon: The Professional
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 11, 2012, 11:45:48 am
The Bourne Ultimatum
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 12, 2012, 11:11:54 am
Crank 2: High Voltage
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Post by: Mac on May 13, 2012, 12:21:39 pm
The Innkeepers

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I can't really rate it because I was very tired the evening I turned it on. But sitting there for 1/2 hour and absolutely nothing happening, just bored me and test my patience. Some say it's patience you need to get goodness from this. But sorry, I don't have that kind of patience and can't see this worth sitting through.

I'd say skip.


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A 1998 film, but I like enough to watch on occasion. Caught it again last night. It's get several good cameo's. It's a different kind of heist. In the middle of an steady hard rain, where the dam is overflowing and flooding the town. This movie is 99% wet. I honestly would love to know how they did all the scenes which are flood. The characters are fun and Morgan Freeman as the bad guy is lots of fun. Betty White is a hoot, Ed Asner, Dennis Quaid, and the beautiful Minnie Driver.  For some good mindless action, check out Hard Rain



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Post by: Mac on May 13, 2012, 12:30:38 pm
Another Earth

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Another movie I did not give my full attention too. I mean we watched a half hour of it and again very little happening except news snippets of another earth coming into orbit of Earth. There was maybe 25 words spoken in that half hour from the characters. The camera work see-ucked, with the some shaky cam and plain uninteresting scenes. Gawd, sometimes I hate art films. I don't think this was a Sci-Fi flick, but more of a what-if flick. Nonetheless, I do have little patience to sit through these slow ass films. Dazzle me folks.


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Yikes, hit the jackpot with crapola movies this weekend. Honestly I saw this sitting on the shelf in the library with Bradley Cooper's mug and thought my wife might like this. This was horrible. This looked and felt like a students work. The camera work was of soap opera quality and the story was just mind numbingly stupid. This took approx 15 minutes to determine fail. Since I got it for my wife I had to wait for her to call it quits. I would have done it after 5 minutes.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 13, 2012, 12:31:49 pm
I've been meaning to check out Hard Rain since it came out in the theater!

D'oh!!

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Post by: Mac on May 13, 2012, 12:36:35 pm
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I want to like the Underworld movies. The first one was good, the second just seemed more of the same. This 4th one, to me, was no longer Underworld, but a Resident Evil wannabe. With today's technology, you would think they would have mastered the Lycan look. No matter what, they stand out as half assed CGI. And when they use real effects, they look even more robotic.

All I could focus on was the awesome rubber outfit Kate Beckinsale displays.
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Post by: Mac on May 13, 2012, 12:37:20 pm
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I've been meaning to check out Hard Rain since it came out in the theater!

D'oh!!

You just may like it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 13, 2012, 12:43:01 pm
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This 4th one, to me, was no longer Underworld...

This is the 4th one? Where have I been? In my defense, I lost interest in the series after the 2nd one so I never cared to follow any news after the fact pertaining to the series.
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Post by: Mac on May 13, 2012, 12:48:31 pm
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This is the 4th one? Where have I been? In my defense, I lost interest in the series after the 2nd one so I never cared to follow any news after the fact pertaining to the series.

I'm kinda the same way. I had to look it up...

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Underworld    September 19, 2003
Underworld: Evolution    January 20, 2006
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans    January 23, 2009
Underworld: Awakening   January 20, 2012
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Post by: Mac on May 15, 2012, 01:23:40 pm
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Rare Exports garnered some murmuring and buzz when it originally came out of nowhere. And by nowhere, I mean Finland. Finland is not exactly known for their films. What are they known forÖ Vodka? Anyway, I honestly forgot about this thinking my library would never get this. Wrongo smegma breath. Suddenly it appeared before my eyes.

The trailer looked cool, so I was, er, cautiously excited. I mean, I thought the same thing about TrollhunterÖ which yes, was unique, but turned out boring.

Rare Exports is a beautifully shot flick. One of the sharpest Iíve seen on a regular DVD. The direction and editing was superb. The characters were unique and interesting, in particular the kid and one of the mysterious characters (I canít talk about or it gives away a spoiler).

Rare Exports is a bizarre, yet wildly fresh and refreshing storytelling/perspective of Santa. Yes THAT Santa Claus and his Elves. From the beginning I was sucked into this mystery that was unfolding about a fairy tale character weíve all grown up with. 95% of the movie is in Finnish with sudden bursts of clear as a bell English discussion.

For some reason I had the idea this was a horror movie. Itís not. Itís more of a fairy tale coming to a dark reality.
 
ButÖ

Ö Unfortunately the last 20 minutes suddenly takes a turn and pegs out the ol crap-o-meter. Characters suddenly figure everything out, act on it in very quick fashion and then the last 3 minutes justify the title of the film. Not that I was wondering, but they put a nice little bow on it despite it having nothing to do with the previous 1-1/2 hours.

Not a big loss. I enjoyed most of it and recommend it for something different.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pH9IyqTk1E
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 15, 2012, 01:27:57 pm
Never heard of it. The movie or this place called Finland.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 15, 2012, 01:29:26 pm
The Bourne Ultimatum (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/the-bourne-ultimatum/msg8602/#msg8602)

Yup...again.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 17, 2012, 07:57:40 pm
MiiB: Men in Black II
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Post by: Mac on May 18, 2012, 06:30:43 am
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The trailer for Chronicle is a well crafted and instantly raises some interest in the film. It helps that the idea behind the film is refreshing as well. Itís the simple idea of what-ifÖ teenage boys suddenly acquired super-hero powers? What would they do? Good things? Bad things? Go way beyond their mean and do some over the top stuff? Keep it a secret? All these things are explored. The added interest here is one of the kids, Dane DeHaan as Andrew, lives in a very nasty home situation and is abused. So we know mentally he is unstable. He is also very annoying, as is the other lead Alex Russell at Matt. Michael Jordan as Steve seems to be the only normal kid here.

ButÖ we do see some hefty transformation of character as the story unfolds.

Some of the scenes reminded me of my dreams about flying. Some of the scenes were just cartoonish. They did rather eye popping special effects in many shots, but had a hard time maintaining that and some scenes are obvious cranes and wires.

Anyway, this film could have got maybe 4 stars, but I gave it 2 for found footageÖ Arghhhhh Ė enough already. I cannot tell you how my face fell as the opening scene sets up the whole ĎIím going to film everythingĒ scenario.

There are two major cons for Chronicle... I detest shaky cam. Iíve thought about it more. Maybe, just maybe I could handle the shaky cam if they werenít so deliberate on amateur holding the camera. They canít focus on the subject in the lens, they wander for no reason. They zoom in and out for no reason. None of this is natural. Our eyes and mind donít do any of this. They keep a balance. So now directors are using the tool (camera lens) to put you in the moment. Well the moment is way too long and distracts away from the intent of the film.

Secondly, I detest the idea of someone filming everything including watching someone needing help, or dying or getting their own ass kicked. This counters the balance of giving the believability of being there/found footage perspective.

I'd say rent. Rottentomatoes has a generally good overall rating. So don't let my bias against Shaky cam skew this too much.  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exr5B8DCH4w
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 18, 2012, 06:37:27 am
I put this on hold at the Library based on the good reviews from sites and Entertainment Weekly. I have a long wait though. It will be awhile before I get my copy to check out.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 18, 2012, 12:02:37 pm
Where The Wild Things Are
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 19, 2012, 12:43:02 pm
The Losers
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 20, 2012, 07:49:25 am
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 20, 2012, 05:05:40 pm
Resident Evil
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Post by: Mac on May 20, 2012, 06:21:34 pm
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Maybe The Grey is because it's about wolf's and their grey? Maybe because the film is very bleak with little color and everything is black or white... and grey. I don't know. I'm just wondering what the title meant. I kind of liked it. I'm glad I didn't pay for it, but nonetheless it was fun to sit through. Nothing really new and you could see story lines coming a mile away, but still the adventure was fun.

A bunch of rough necks working in the Alaskian wilderness get leave and are flying home when the plane crashes and leaves 7 men alive. They just happen to land in an area dominated by wolf packs and since they are very territorial and don't know man, they are on the offensive. The rest of the story is of survival. Yep, it's that simple. Some character interaction, but beyond that, a simple story of survival in very wintery conditions against some blood thirsty wolves.

I say at least a rent and this time of year, will make thinking about winter that much more enjoyable.

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I don't care who was associated with this. This was just a lazy-ass movie. A far stretch of trying to pull a demon or the devil out of some numbers. Really lame. This was not scary in the least. Lots of shadows and what did I just see kind of scenes. They staple together a story that they  try to put a nice bow on at the end. And the end... good lord. Shoddy ass laziness. We've seen it all before, but in much better ways.

I give it 1/2 star for Wendy Glen. Just looking at her. Nothing else.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 20, 2012, 06:46:30 pm
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Your review actually MAKES me want to see this!!
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Post by: Mac on May 20, 2012, 07:01:45 pm
Ok. Just make sure you watch it before 12-12-12, or who knows what unspeakable demon things will happen.

Bhwaaaa-haaaaaaaaaa-haaaaaaaaaa
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Post by: Mac on May 20, 2012, 07:27:34 pm
The Devil Inside (0 Stars)

I'm watching this as i am writing and can't believe I still have it on. It is that bad. Yet ANOTHER religious spin on the devil. He's popular this weekend.

Found footage... AGAIN. Lame****inglame. About as scary as 'Scary Movie'

I've only got it on because they say the ending is horrendous.... Bad. I gotta see.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 20, 2012, 07:30:44 pm
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Post by: Mac on May 20, 2012, 07:30:57 pm
Ok, everyone was right... That blew donkey balls
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Post by: Mac on May 20, 2012, 07:32:09 pm
Not Ed Wood bad. I actually can laugh at that stuff. This is bad in just about every way
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 20, 2012, 08:38:54 pm
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 21, 2012, 06:55:16 pm
Play It To The Bone
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Post by: Mac on May 22, 2012, 12:04:43 pm
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Dustin Hoffman
Edward Burns
Andy Garcia
Rachel Weisz
Paul Giammatti

Before last night, I had never even heard of Confidence. This movie is just packed with a great cast of characters. Even the secondary string of characters are all recognizable and unique.
If you like sting movies like the Oceans movies or the Sting, I think youíre gonna really like Confidence. This is not a movie you take a pee break or get distracted. Itís very complicated, chaotic and frenetic. Not so much to loose it. Though I kinda did once on them explaining one of the cons.

Anyway, there is humor sprinkled throughout the intricate plot. Itís a fun ride. Most of the fun is trying to figure out when the Con is being worked for the Mark, or for the viewing audience. I have to say that Dustin Hoffman as the badass crime boss is really pushing believability. Nonetheless he is fun to watch work his words.

Definitely a rent.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 22, 2012, 07:40:17 pm
Rocky Balboa
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 23, 2012, 01:39:39 pm
Mšn som hatar kvinnor (Aka The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
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Post by: Mac on May 24, 2012, 09:25:41 am
Area 51

Iím not even going to rate this schlocky sci-fi/horror flick. It would be misleading. Itís bad in a so bad, itís good for MST3K kind of way. Though it came out of the After Dark Original series, which does produce some good stuff, this is just funny cluster rip-off of so many movies. Itís just missing some T & A and cussing. Horrible creature effects (whatís with the walking sticks, the eyes and teeth?). I busted out laughing at the good friendly Alien. And yet a third Alien that in itís normal state is some guy in only skin and veins without a face.

A mess with some incredibly bad acting.

Only for late nightÖ drunk or high

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2012, 11:02:22 am
Hellboy
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Post by: Mac on May 24, 2012, 01:40:16 pm
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I have not watched these but thought I'd post of 'em for you if you have the time

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2012, 01:42:11 pm
Thanks dude. I'll check em out in a bit and give ya a review.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2012, 09:05:04 pm
Pearl Jam Twenty
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2012, 10:24:26 am
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2012, 07:39:05 pm
Resident Evil: Extinction
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 26, 2012, 05:54:46 pm
Resident Evil: Afterlife
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Post by: Mac on May 27, 2012, 07:43:20 am
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Hammer Studio's was founded in 1939 but did not really create until the 1950's, producing some very classic and iconic Gothic films. Some horror. They ceased production around the 1980's. Recently they restarted with various backing, with full intent to recapture what made them so successful.

The Woman in Black is not the first film by Hammer. Actually it's the 5th, but by far the most successful. I think Daniel Radcliff helped in associating a star to these relatively unknown films. Hammer produced 4 others since 2008. I've seen one, Wake Wood, but was not impressed.

The Woman In Black is dripping with long forgotten creepiness. It builds so wonderfully to some very chilling moments. I counted three times, scenes that ran a chill through me and my hair stood up. It just sucked me in so well. The movie is rich with black, whites and shadows. With crystal clear colors that paint each scene with a mood. Daniel Radcliff's character is rather laid back but with the help of Cirian Hinds as his accomplish to stop the Woman In Black, for unknown reasons, but evident in his actions.

I think Woman In Black does a great job of taking the gothic feel and updating current viewers expectations. The era is the early 1900's but the characters would be perfectly fine in today's world.

For some good ol scary fun, check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXXRS3Kghh4
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Post by: Mac on May 27, 2012, 07:49:08 am
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I give This Means War 2 stars because there were a few times I laughed out loud. But honestly this is a very dumb movie with leave your brain at the door mentality. I wasn't insulted with the dumb crap, just rolled my eyes. I doubt I'll ever watch it again.

I've never been a fan of Reese Witherspoon. She does what she always does in these movies and she seems to be herself... no surprise. This is probably a good date movie, because of the girl and guy stars. Just don't expect to be talking about it after it's over.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io3Rf21ZxIM
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Post by: Mac on May 27, 2012, 07:57:42 am
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Blackthorn is Butch Cassidy. So that's the proposition here is that both Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid survived the shoot out, escaped and left for Bolivia. Only it's 30 years later with Butch Cassidy's story. Through a variety of flashbacks we see what happened to the Sundance Kid.

Becoming James Blackthorn to hide is identity is only the tip of the iceberg. It becomes very clear through the movie, Butch Cassidy understands his past mistakes are still pursuing him and he's tired of it. Regretting so many things. Don't compare this to the original movie. No comparisons what so ever. This is pure drama.

Taking place in Bolivia, I was blown away at the scenery. This has been one of the more crystal clear DVD's I've watched in a long time. It looked HD. The whole episode of the chase on the largest Salt Flat in the world was truly fascinating.

I'm not a huge fan of cowboy movies, but since I really liked Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, I thought this would be fun to check out. It is. I highly recommend picking it up.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 27, 2012, 08:01:41 am
I've never heard of Hammer Studios.

I have zero interest in This Means War. I thought the premise was stupid the first time I saw the trailer when it came out.

I will check out Blackthorn for sure.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 27, 2012, 01:00:05 pm
X-Men: First Class
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 27, 2012, 08:34:23 pm
Bad Boys
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 28, 2012, 11:58:53 am
Bad Boys II
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 29, 2012, 11:28:16 am
Charlie's Angels
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Post by: Mac on May 29, 2012, 01:36:57 pm
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Charlies Angels

If you like this, you might like This Means War. Same Director, same feel.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 29, 2012, 07:25:39 pm
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 29, 2012, 07:27:46 pm
If you like this, you might like This Means War. Same Director, same feel.

See Charlie's Angels (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/charlie's-angels-(2000)/msg9172/#msg9172) review to determine the likelihood I will be watching This Means War.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 30, 2012, 11:47:52 am
The Fifth Element
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 30, 2012, 10:02:38 pm
Enemy Of The State
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 31, 2012, 06:38:15 pm
Rush Hour
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 01, 2012, 12:12:32 pm
Collateral
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Post by: Mac on June 01, 2012, 01:22:45 pm
A little back story before my review of FEAST and its sequels. I was first introduced to FEAST while it was being made through a reality show called Project Green Light that was show casing first time directors and the business of film making. Backed by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, this was a pretty good show. This was season 3 (2005) and I invested by time into the show. So when the movie actually hit the theaters I was psyched to see the product.

So it was a point in my life where I pretty much could do what I wanted and so on occasion a friend and fellow film buff, we would hit the midnight shows on occasion. FEAST is perfect movie for late night, especially with a drink or two.

FEAST is a horror-comedy. Lots of blood, guts and gore. Plenty of humor. Plenty of scares. But the best thing I love about FEAST is the unexpected. Suddenly something will happen and it takes a minute to go whoa, figure out what just happened and move on. Plenty of moments like that. I would give this an extreme caution because of all the crazy s h I t that happens. If you like that kind of stuff, then this is for you.

FEAST happens all in one night, in one place. A hick bar out in the middle of nowhere. There is little time for character development and I love the way John Gulager handles this. For brief moments he captures the character and spells out all the info you need to know about them. Itís funny. Believe me. So immediately the action kicks in with no stopping until the credits role. With a whole host of unique characters, something is always going onÖ mostly trying to figure out each other and at the same time battle the monsters.
It was fun to see the comparison of what I remember in the making of Project Green Light and the final result on the screen. John Gulager did a fantastic job, based on so many limitations, including being a first time director.
PS: John was fortunate enough to be able to include his seasoned and famous uncle Clu Gulager

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FEAST 2: Sloppy Seconds is the obvious follow up. Honestly, until the DVD came out, I didnít know this was even being considered, let alone, made and released. FEAST II begins exactly where One left off. With many of characters gone from the first film, new ones are introduced and they are just as, if not more outrageous than the original. FEAST 2 is a direct-to-DVD sequel and probably for good reason. Itís not nearly as good, if you can call midnight movies good. They tried, I mean tried hard to make you jaw drop and you do. FEAST 2 happens mostly outdoors and in the daylight, which helps reduce a little bit of that Dťjŗ vu feeling. Still plenty of blood and gore, but this time some skin. The humor is still present, but not as good the first time around. Again, the unexpected is what makes this movie fun. There are some scenes where you say, oh no they dinít. But yes, they did just do that.

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FEAST 3: Happy Endings is the final nail in the coffÖ er, uh trilogy. Again, had no idea about 2 and thus never knew about Happy Endings either. The third starts exactly where 2 leftÖ again. It follow the same formula as the previous 2 with blood and gore, humor and skin. This time a good part is below the ground in sewers and lots of dark shots. It was OK at best. And from the ending, you just donít know about another sequel. I doubt it, but hey, I doubted ever thinking sequels to the original were happening.

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In my defense of watching these guility pleasure cheesyass horror monster movies, it was only $5 for the 3-Pak at Wally World. Typically I could care less about extraís but these were maybe just as entertaining as the bad movies.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 01, 2012, 01:30:18 pm
I loooooooooooved Project Greenlight!! I watched all 3 seasons and still have Season 1 and 2 on DVD. They never released Season 3 on DVD that I know of. I thought that John Gulager was the weirdest person to ever get a shot at making a movie and by far the most interesting to watch. The first two "Directors" in Season 1 and 2 were a bore.

Anyway....

I too was looking forward to seeing Feast when it came out. But the movie never got a wide release, so it never opened down here. Kinda strange that they would release the movie on DVD, but not Season 3. Bah! I want to complete my  f u c k i n g  set!!!
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Post by: Mac on June 01, 2012, 03:48:56 pm
You are spot on with Gulager. Weird, but a great show.

I either missed the first two seasons, or can't remember them.

Speakig of these kinds of shows, did you ever see the Cirque Du Soleil series The Fire Within?

Check out Feast, just so you can complete the circle of life
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 01, 2012, 03:55:48 pm
Never saw Cirque Du Soleil series The Fire Within or even heard about it till now. I checked on Amazon to see if they have Season 3 on DVD. The first two seasons came with the movie as well.
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Post by: Mac on June 01, 2012, 04:03:55 pm
I'm a huge fan of Cirque. From the actual acts, the sets, and especially the music.

The show was fascinating. From the creation of just one of the shows to gathering athletes and turning them into circus performers, to designing the act, to designing the set props. It was just a camera following around and putting it all together. They captured a lot of people and the emotions. I don't recall them focusing on the music much.

Highly recommend Fire Within... If its available.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 02, 2012, 06:11:42 am
Heat (1995)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 02, 2012, 07:22:20 pm
go (1999)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 03, 2012, 12:43:47 pm
Black Hawk Down (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 04, 2012, 09:00:18 am
Pearl Harbor (2001)

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Post by: Mac on June 06, 2012, 12:42:06 pm
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I picked this up thinking I might have a connection. A man who lost his wife 2 years earlier to cancer, going through life best he can. The 2nd time in weeks that Iíve watched CiarŠn Hinds (The Woman In Black). Wonderful actor that has a very distinctive face and portrays the average man with great depth. He still has to deal with his step-father which views the death in very different perspectives from each other. There are elements of horror, but this is not a horror movie. All in all, itís just OK at best. A drama that moves very slow. Aidan Quinn has aged well and does a respectable job of AH of third wheel in a love triangle.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 06, 2012, 06:37:21 pm
Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 07, 2012, 07:17:20 pm
Girlfight (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 08, 2012, 06:08:03 pm
H a n c o c k  (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 09, 2012, 11:13:24 am
L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Post by: Mac on June 10, 2012, 08:48:50 am
Safe House (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

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Now THAT's entertainment. A gritty cat and mouse game of CIA, rogue agents and other nationalities on the hunt. Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington are excellent. Safe House brings some of the best fight scenes I've ever seen. They look so real in the sense of a fight from the perspective of a man (Reynolds) who kinda knows how to fight but realizes very quickly it survival and kill or be killed. The chases are excellent as well. So many surprises. While we've probably seen the story told before, it is just so well constructed and interesting. I would maybe compare it to the Bourne movies.

A minor distraction is the use of the hand held camera. Not shaky cam, but shots that can get a little irritating.

I highly recommend checking this out. Lots of fun, twists, gun play, action. Excellent.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 10, 2012, 08:59:45 am
Adding this to Queue. Thanks.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 10, 2012, 08:06:16 pm
The Boondock Saints (1999)

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Post by: Mac on June 11, 2012, 07:08:50 am
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When John Carter was released to the theaters it fizzledÖ quickly. I donít know if it was word of mouth or media influence. Bad Marketing perhaps? Then when huge costs are associated with a flick, it becomes a bombÖ a major bomb. Then I heard media was having a field day just slamming it despite whether it was good or not. John Carter for various reasons became a target of ridicule. Maybe it was targeted because it was DisneyÖ or Andrew Stanton because of his excellent work with Wall-E.

So is John Carter any good? For meÖ No. I havenít read the Edger Rice Burroughs book, and canít compare, but the movie was just not my cup of tea. I like my sci-fi, but Iíve determined the kid focused sci-fi, leans too much into fantasy and those donít do anything for me. When Aliens that look pretty far removed from humansÖ talk, it just becomes fantasy for me (The exception maybe Avatar). John Carterís new found ability to super jump was weird, let alone his occasional spurts of super strength. The pet bulldog/gila monster was silly. To me, these things cut it down several notches. I really couldnít get into the story, dialog or various characters.

The sets were gorgeous. The mix of late 1800ís genre with high tech sci-fi was interesting in a Jules Verne kind of way. The video was bright, super crisp and candy for the eyes. Lynn Collins is just so easy on the eyes. If she didnít talk, I would still be happy. She is beautiful here in native costume. But thatís about it. I wonít be watching this again.

Despite my bias, I do not see reasons why this was slammed. I would think if youíre into these fantasy type of films like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Narnia, etc, John Carter would just add to repertory of films. Itís probably worth a rent for those who like this genre of film
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 11, 2012, 07:11:16 am
I'm on the fence about seeing this. I had no intention of seeing it in the theater, so my decision not to had nothing to do with all the bad press. If I don't have any other movies to watch and this is available, I will check it out then. For now, this isn't close to a priority for me.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 11, 2012, 06:50:12 pm
Dark City (1998)

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Post by: Mac on June 14, 2012, 07:09:39 am
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Edward Furlong of Terminator 2 fame and the beautiful Cerina Vincent star in possibly one of the worst movies Iíve seen to date.

The director, Andrew Lauer not new to the industry, made this incredibly horrible film.

Believe it or not, this is a quote from Wiki. ďHe also had triple duties directing/writing/producing the short film The Teuhacan Project, about deaf children defying incredible obstacles in rural Mexico. Brad Pitt executive produced. Adrien Brody narrated the film with Esai Morales; Prior to that he received critical acclaim for his feature film Intermedio, a supernatural thriller starring Edward Furlong and Amber Benson.Ē

This is not so bad, itís good. Itís bad. In every conceivable part of movie making. I would dare say, it looks like something from Ed Wood.

The acting is just amazingly horrific. The camera work is all over the place, but the thing that struck me as super odd is the editing. There are so many scenes where you have WTF moments.

The special effects are seriously bad. A very funny bad effect was when one of the women get cut in half. So the upper half is propped up at the waist. The otherís rush to her, behind her. Behind because itís obvious she is in this box rig to make it look like the ground. Well the box, er, ground moves with her a little. AND the two stars behind her are also at waist height. Very funny.

The badness is very apparent within the first few minutes. Iíve got a pretty good eye on this stuff and typically would have turned it off. For some reason I kept with it to see how bad it gets. It delivers in badness all the way through. I give myself a pat on the back for sticking through it. I was able to laugh a couple of timesÖ because it was so bad and wondered what it must have been like making the flick.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 14, 2012, 07:16:26 am
10 No Stars. That's a first. I GOTS to see this!!!!! Never heard of the movie till now.

It's hard to turn off anything with Cerina in it though. Me love her long time!
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Post by: Mac on June 14, 2012, 08:29:39 am
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It's hard to turn off anything with Cerina in it though. Me love her long time!

And the only thing nice in the flick is how tight her shirt is and that it slowly becomes less and less through the movie. Nothing graphic, but it is terribly sexy.

Oh by the way, I did see a trailer to a movie that could equal if not surpass this badness. Iíll look for it and see. Itís called Birdemic
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Post by: Mac on June 15, 2012, 06:57:36 am
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I saw the trailer to A Lonely Place to Die a very long time ago and it struck a chord in me to try to watch it. Then Nothing. It went off the radar screen. I saw no theater release. No advertising. Nothing even for the DVD release. It just happened to pop up on my library search.

It was as every bit as good as I expected. Just a tight, well crafted action thriller. The photography is amazing, not only in capturing the scope of the Scottish Highlands, but getting up close and personal to the characters.

My wife did not enjoy it as much as me. She couldnít understand why the 5 characters would get themselves involved with the child and go through what they did. Then again, she finds Sex In The City totally believable. Gahhhh. I found the story very believable. Even the one scene where the guy pretty much sacrifices himself. There is a deep psychological reason he did it.

I highly recommend this one.

Iíll borrow from one of the Amazon reviewers that encapsulates the movie very well.

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A LONELY PLACE TO DIE is an intense action thriller buoyed by breathtaking climbing sequences and quick-paced action sequences. Set in the gorgeous Scottish Highlands, the film follows five mature adults on a climbing vacation who stumble upon a little girl buried underground, obviously a victim of kidnapping. Their decision to rescue the child propels them into a cat and mouse confrontation with the deadly and relentless kidnappers.

What elevates this sharp indie is the characters are believable and empathic, even if we don't get a lot of background we do care about them and want them to come out on top. Director Julian Gilbey expertly keeps the tension intact and elicits strong performances from his talented cast.
Melissa George (TRIANGLE, BAG OF BONES) gives an outstanding committed performance as the feisty but sensitive Allison. Ed Speelis is good as the roguish Ed who experiences a sudden and required maturity. Sean Harris oozes chilli9ng venom as evil Mr. Kidd and Karel Roden quietly compelling as Darko, the negotiator. Eammon Walker and Alec Newman round out the cast. Holly Boyd is effective as the kidnapped child.
A LONELY PLACE TO DIE is dark and an ultimate downer. Its also an expertly filmed thriller worthy of more attention.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 15, 2012, 07:53:44 am
Sounds interesting. Will definitely check this out.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 16, 2012, 07:58:17 pm
Taken (2008)

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Post by: Mac on June 17, 2012, 06:00:34 pm
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Whe I saw this trailer, I got interested. Well, today, I'm still confused to what happened. Heartless is known as a horror film. I took it as a psychological horror mind trip. I don't want to give spoilers, but things are not what they are portrayed. I guess this is the point of the movie. I found it hard to follow. The editing was kind of choppy, people were introduced then never seen again. The ending I was slack jawed. What just happened.

Oh well, for an indie film, the production was excellent. But the direction is weak and the story to out there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGcPi6bWv_k
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 17, 2012, 07:49:24 pm
Domino (2005)

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Post by: Mac on June 18, 2012, 05:58:55 am
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The Last Lovecraft
is horror comedy much in the vein as Shaun of the Dead. The two main characters live together , but tend to just get on each otherís nerve instead of the buddy scenario. It tires very hard to come off as casual humor, but I found it forced. I did smile a couple of times, but only because of my geekiness. I think many a casual viewer would find this just silly. For an independent film I thought the special effects and make-up were good enough. I mean this is a spoof and itís laughing at itself which is a good thing for the movie to do. This doesnít have to go straight to MST3K. Itís goofy enough without it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOWtgLneeNE
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 18, 2012, 06:41:51 pm
Up in the Air (2009)

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Post by: Mac on June 19, 2012, 06:31:24 am
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I saw the trailer to Growth sometime back on another independent film release and thought it might be good to check out. I love my library system. They seem to be able to get most of these oddball things from various libraries around the country. Growth is another horror perspective on the infection or contagion angle. The directors tried to weave in an emotional back story to tie it all together. It was OK, but either it wasnít well told or just not that strong enough for me to care.

For a low budget horror flick, Growth has high production values. There are some very creepy scenes that will just make you cringe and I donít think youíll soon forget. I actually started to think stuff was crawling on my skin while watching this.

Watching the making of, impressed me even more on how talent, energy and resources put this together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeiPMIC8D-o
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 19, 2012, 06:47:14 am
Your Library is able to pull stuff from around the Country? Lucky. My branch will only pull from within' county limits, which I think is 27 branches.
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Post by: Mac on June 19, 2012, 09:29:37 am
Yep. I realize my library system is very cool. I think the farthest library I've borrowed from was New York or Nevada.

I think I mentioned they search college libraries too.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 19, 2012, 07:32:12 pm
S.W.A.T. (2003)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 20, 2012, 08:37:32 pm
Contagion (2011)

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Post by: Mac on June 21, 2012, 07:27:39 am
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There are a lot of dumb movies made and I would dare say if not at the least half of them are completely worthless. A given for me and itís up to whether I should  stick around to watch the whole movieÖ or not. Wanderlust did something last night that hasnít happened in a long time. Then again, I donít watch Adam Sandler movies and Iím pretty sure this is the feeling I would get viewing those.

I detested Wanderlust.

From the very beginning, the tone of humor is not only bad, but a head scratcher. Just about every attempt at humor, I was thinking ďSo you thought that was funny did you.Ē I like Paul Rudd. Heís done some extremely funny stuff and even the stuff that was not good, was bearable. There is one scene with Paul Rudd, I believe was improvising for minutes on end and it was excruciating.

Jenifer Aniston. Same character, different movie. Ugh. Just stop already.

Wanderlust is about Paul and Jenifer Aniston, city folks that due to hard timesÖ that have to move from the city to his awful brothers house, but instead run across this hippie community. Just imagine every conceivable hippie/commune joke possible and they put it in here. Yes, jokes from the 80ís. So yes, the writing is very lame, but to sit and watch rather good comedians trying to pull these scenes off was offensive. I wasnít groaning. I was cringing.

While we are teased again with Aniston showing her breasts, we get nothingÖ again. But you do get to see a whole screen of old, fat, completely n aked folks running in slow motion... directly at you.

I will never watch this again and couldnít even recommend a watch to my enemies.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 21, 2012, 07:36:41 am
Strange, but this is the first time I'm even hearing this movie exists.
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Post by: Mac on June 21, 2012, 07:49:34 am
What I found strange too was rotten tomatoes showing the critics liked this comedy more than the audience. Not by much, but the percentages are usually flipped for this kind of thing.

The trailer sparked my interest, but this is a classic case where the itís all very deceiving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxKQHc-tqNM
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 21, 2012, 07:53:25 am
I NEVER go by what a "Critic" says. More often than not they are nothing more than shills for Studios. I'd take your reivews more serious over all the Eberts and Travers and Reeds of the world. But I still think you dress like a nerd though. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/ThumbsUp.gif)
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Post by: Mac on June 21, 2012, 02:44:53 pm
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I guess I've only seen bits and pieces of Trading Places over the years, that being said, I'd probably would have liked it a lot more during it's original release. When Eddie Murphy was at the top of his game. Trading Places looks really dated to me. The humor is typical John Landis. I thought Dan Dan Aykroyd's character was WAY over the top in snobby young rich man. More goofy and distracting than funny. Jamie Lee Curtis was amazingly cute and sexy. Her smile can launch a thousand ships.

Overall, there are some major leaps of faith in the story telling. I mean in one minute Eddie Murphy's character is financial savvy.
There are several other's, so yea, I know they are trying to move the story along. Just ignore the blinding illogical story.

The 2nd half just goes completely off the rails.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 21, 2012, 02:49:16 pm
I looooooooooooooove Trading Places!! One of Eddie Murphy's best movies.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 21, 2012, 09:04:11 pm
Man on Fire (2004)

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Post by: Mac on June 22, 2012, 02:26:26 pm
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I'm not giving any spoilers away here, Man On a Ledge is about about a jewelry heist. This is not Phonebooth, where all the action occurs in one place. We are watching two scenario's go on. The diversionary tactics of the Man on the Ledge and the heist.

Well two nights in a row watching crappy ass movies. Man on a ledge is wanting to be a big film, but the characters are so stereotypical. We've seen many of scenes before. I was bored very quickly. Nothing new for this film. In fact, most of the people come off pretty stupid. Especially the police. And we are supposed to believe what is being presented to us.

If you have absolutely nothing else to watch, then rent it. Otherwise a ho-hum flick.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 22, 2012, 06:30:22 pm
Jurassic Park (1993)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 23, 2012, 10:22:34 am
Jurassic Park II: The Lost World (1997)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 23, 2012, 05:35:09 pm
Jurassic Park III (2001)

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Post by: Mac on June 25, 2012, 10:02:59 am
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I gave this only 3 stars because in a nutshell, this movie is not my cup of tea. I'm not being to critical because it didn't move me one way or the other. It would be like rating Sex In The City 2. I could care less and my rating would mean nothing to anyone else.

The animation was amazing. The detail in the clothes, surrounding, water, fire, etc was amazingly real. I still have a problem with the zombie eyes that this motion capture tends to portray. It's getting better. In fact, some of the other characters didn't have the zombie look. So why did Tin Tin on many occasions?

The story is OK. It's basically a Saturday Serial movie like Indiana Jones, except with a little kid, er young adult... and a dog who after awhile just became irritating.

It wasn't bad, it wasn't great, but I know I'll never check it out again.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 26, 2012, 01:44:06 pm
Ocean's Eleven (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 26, 2012, 06:44:40 pm
Ocean's Twelve (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 27, 2012, 12:40:17 pm
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 27, 2012, 06:25:19 pm
C a s i n o  (1995)

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Post by: Mac on June 28, 2012, 09:40:05 am
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Road Kill is a low budget flick made in Australia for the Fright-fest product line. Itís not scary at all, but more a WTF thinking movie. Because through most of the film, youíre going WTF, then the end reveal is wait, back-up, oh now I get it. In a nutshell this is a story of 4 friends on a road trip in the outback. All in all they stupid stuff, thus the ridiculous story. A demonic road-train truck appears and the chaotic story begins with possessions, unexplained events and general silliness. This is nothing new for Fright-fest. They are a hit and miss with their output.

Overall, this looks like it was a probably a short story turned into a full major film. It probably would have worked a lot better as a short.

Not completely horrible, except when some of the people get possessed. But if can borrow it for a boring day, than go for it. Otherwise youíre not missing a thing.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 28, 2012, 11:15:41 am
GoodFellas (1990)

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Post by: Mac on June 29, 2012, 07:05:01 am
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I must have seen the trailer to this some time back and it intrigued me, because otherwise I have no idea why I picked it up from the library.

In a nutshell, this is a barebones Twilight Zone telling of just 4 individuals. I canít talk much about it without giving spoilers. I thought the acting was pretty decent. The photography was just OK. Very bleak and grey and set in a cabin and the surrounding woods.

Stick with it. The story that unfolds gets more interesting and intriguing as it goes along. Itís a huge leap of belief, but look at it like a Twilight Zone episode. It maybe could have been better as a short film, but they still did a decent job of pacing and keeping the viewer interested.

I thought the ending fell flat for this flick, but like the previous movie Road Kill, I saw the other night, it hints at an endless cycle of a story.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 29, 2012, 08:53:31 pm
Borat (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 11:13:28 am
The Fighter (2010)

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Post by: Mac on June 30, 2012, 11:38:51 am
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Well, let me start off by saying I was most likely not this movies demographic. Older and not having seen the TV show.

It wasn't horrible, I just didn't find it all that, like the over abundance of praise it's getting. It wasn't terribly funny, in fact I found it goofy. I've said it before. Jonah Hill does one character (much like a Ben Stiller). They are all the same to some degree or another in each of his films. Some people want that. I find it uninspired and not very entertaining.

After awhile I just became disinterested.

That's my take.

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Post by: Mac on July 01, 2012, 10:10:13 am
A View From The Top (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

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An odd little film. It's so hot we just turned on movies for the day. Some for her, some for me. This was clearly in my wife's court. She enjoyed it. I found it nothing but fluff. No damage to brain like some of her other movies. It's watchable in a totally throw away sense. Likeable characters. Simple story of a woman determined to make it as the best stewardess ever and visit Paris, only to discover, doing it alone pretty much makes the quest empty.


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Another forgettable film. Standard fare of cop getting his wife killed because of his work, then seeking revenge. I like Vin Diesel and he does a great job doing what he does best. Being a bad-ass with a conscious. Larenz Tate as his sidekick is great chemistry.

Much of the film was dark do to night time action, but I think they could have done much better photography. Many times I got lost on what was happening.

For just testosterone induced film, this is not bad. It got horrible reviews. I'm not sure why horrible? (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_cool.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2012, 08:31:15 pm
We Were Soldiers (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 03, 2012, 10:39:13 pm
The Score (2001)

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Post by: Mac on July 06, 2012, 12:04:27 pm
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Despite my history with my wife Janet, I thought I would give 50/50 a chance. I could take it... right? Cancer is nothing to laugh at, but the cast and director, made this a watchable film sprinkled with humor. It is not a comedy, though Seth Rogen is in it. He does what he does like in every film, play a loveable, yet rude, crude loud mouth.

I would not call this a feel good movie. I did shed a tear. There are some extremely strong emotional scenes.

I would say give it a rent at least.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 06, 2012, 12:07:21 pm
I've heard nothing but great things about this one.
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Post by: Mac on July 07, 2012, 02:00:51 pm
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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This is clearly for the youngin's and I mean young. Kind of Willy Wonka meets The Goonies, but much sillier. But I knew that going in. I was hoping I was wrong on the kind of film it was.

Horrible hand off sequel to an entertaining first flick Journey Earth.

I about fell asleep it was so cliched and silly.
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Post by: Mac on July 08, 2012, 06:14:35 pm
Phantasm (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

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I'm torn. When I originally saw this in 1979, I loved it. I got all caught up in the nightmare scenes, the odd story, the iconic symbolism (the tall man, the chrome flying orbs).

Watching it today after how many years, it just looks really amateurish. The editing is horrendous. The special effects are pretty lame and the acting is just plain horrible.

There is a underground of people who continue to love this movie, but mark this up as another bubble burst of what I use to think was extra special.

I have seen the sequel and thought I remember liking it.... buttttttt..... I thought the same about this. Ugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJojkFFUsdo

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 08, 2012, 07:23:54 pm
I hated this when it came out. But to be honest, I remember absolutely nothing about this movie other than the dagger orb. Other than that I can't comment on this.
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Post by: Mac on July 12, 2012, 03:48:14 pm
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I knew nothing of this when I picked it up. It must of been on my list from seeing a trailer awhile ago on another film. This is bare bones cheap little indie film from Australia. The acting is great. The story, supposedly based on true events, was rather tense. None of this giant croc stuff, but just an engaging story of 4 people way out in the middle of nowhere and s hit begins to happen.

I liked it. It kept me intrigued the whole time. What would I do. I mean the boat is only, what, 15 feet away. But there is a ruthless croc that you cannot see in the muddy black water
Spoiler (hover to show)

It's filmed well and I believed in all the characters.

I recommend at the very least to check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjZC3yxEZTg
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 12, 2012, 04:44:55 pm
Gonna check and see if my Branch has a copy...............
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 12, 2012, 06:16:44 pm
Win Win (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 14, 2012, 08:06:04 pm
Rush Hour 2 (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 15, 2012, 08:04:24 pm
Rush Hour 3 (2007)

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Post by: Mac on July 16, 2012, 12:45:39 pm
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I was mildly interested in his history.

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A film by Ozzyís son, Jack

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Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most iconic figures in rock and one of the founding fathers of heavy metal, however to many his Madman persona has overshadowed his considerable musical achievements. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne tells for the first time the story of his career from the founding of Black Sabbath through to solo stardom and his wider fame beyond. These were the wild days of his prodigious drug and alcohol intake, of biting the head from a dove at a record company meeting and biting into a bat on stage but also of the tragic death of Randy Rhoads and the reality TV show The Osbournes. The film follows Ozzy s torturous and emotionally fraught journey from excess to sobriety, which Ozzy regards as his greatest accomplishment. Featuring never before seen footage, new interviews with Ozzy himself, his brothers and sisters, his children, his bandmates in Black Sabbath and those who both inspired him and were inspired by him, this is the first film to take viewers inside the mind and psyche of this legendary figure.

I like Ozzyís music both in Black Sabbath and Solo, but I donít idolize him. So watching my first documentary on him with a good portion of him talking was quite revealing in who Ozzy is. I didnít have this biased view of him. From the reviews of this docu, I understand nothing really new was introduced here that was not already known, and in fact some major content was left out.

But, I did find Ozzy, the man, quite ugly in nature. I can separate the man from his music. I still like the music, but find the man quite despicable. He was raised poor family, struggled with growing up, developed some very bad habits and continued that through most of his life. And you can tell from his own words, he has no regrets. Iím an abusive drunk and drug addict and accept me for who I am. I take no responsibility of my past actions because I donít remember them. Not even the attempted murder of his wife.

If he even showed a little remorse to the impact heís had on those around him, maybe it would be an easier thing to accept, but he just doesnít care. If it were not for the band members of Sabbath or Sharon taking control of his life, he would be a talentless thug. Events fell in line for him and somehow all his baggage did not destroy him.

The icing on the cake of not liking him, is just watching him at home but more so on stage. IMO, you have a very old feeble man.. I found the reality show about his life embarrassing. Some of my conversations are peppered with rough language, but I find listening to Ozzy, just ridiculous. Even if you are a comedian, which Ozzy is not, and when ever other word is f-ing, then it gets tiresome and an assault on the ears. Watching him attempt to perform and sing in front of audiences even more pathetic.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2012, 01:20:57 pm
Well, what you describe is nothing eye opening. Just watching The Osbourne's and reading his book I Am Ozzy (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/books/i-am-ozzy-ozzy-osbourne/msg190/#msg190) pretty much gives you the 411 on who he is and what he is like. I'm still interested in checking out the doc, but I'm not going into it expecting some kind of revelation though.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2012, 10:39:48 pm
The Wrestler (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 17, 2012, 08:07:20 pm
National Treasure (2004)

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Post by: Mac on July 19, 2012, 06:51:08 pm
American Reunion (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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Not good not bad, just another iteration of the same characters, same story, just less good humor. Forgettable as soon as its over.
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Post by: Mac on July 19, 2012, 06:57:36 pm
Don't Know How She Does It (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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Writing this as we watch it.

Watching it because my wife likes these chick flicks. Sarah Jessica Parker playing the exact same character as she always does. Snore. Lots of stars, but just a soulless lifeless story. Olivia Munn is an odd cold character. She does a much better character in The Newsroom

Just check your brain at the door and snooze

edit: Ok, she fell asleep half way through. I turned it off.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 19, 2012, 07:22:21 pm
The Crow (1994)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2012, 11:18:58 pm
Tremors (1990)

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Post by: Mac on July 21, 2012, 09:29:46 am
Marathon Man (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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Great cast, decent thriller story, but this definitely shows it's age, primarily in directing. This was the slowest movie ever for a thriller. This captures the slow plodding of direction and editing of the 70's. I thought I liked it. I remember key scenes, but dayum, if there was ever a movie in need of a remake, Marathon Man is one of them.
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Post by: Mac on July 21, 2012, 09:37:45 am
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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I think you have to be a dedicated fan to really enjoy this documentary of his "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour". I was into it at first. It appears they pretty much taped everything after his bright idea of he Can't Stop working, he's got 6 months to kill, so what do I do now. The beginning shows all the behind the scenes people, idea's being developed, getting the tour organized and such.

Then I was hoping to watch one of those shows. But no, it continues to show bit and pieces and more backstage activities, thoughts and that Conan is an average man like everyone else but has talent for entertaining. There were a couple of laugh out loud moments, but this appeared to be more of watching someone's family movies. Ugh

I'm not a talk show fan, but I do like Conan and Letterman, if nothing else is on.

I became rather bored with this a little too quickly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beBkRJC6KZU
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Post by: Mac on July 21, 2012, 09:52:43 am
Dead Alive (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

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I give this 5 stars just for being the epitome of gore. If you have not seen this prepare your mind for the bloodiest, gore filled, disgusting, over the top, flick that is laced with comedy. To top it off, Dead Alive is the early work of Peter Jackson. Yes, the man behind King Kong and Lord of the Rings. It only takes every few minutes to see something so bizarre, you ask how can it get worse... and it does. The 3rd act is just red.

I have not seen his other bizarre flicks like Meet The Feebles or Bad Taste, but hoping I can somehow... just to say I did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnCfUpw-i7A
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2012, 10:14:31 am
I watched Marathon Man back when I was just a tyke. Because I was so young, this movie of course had zero impact on me. I thought it was boring other than the scene where he is trying to escape through the bathroom window or something. That's how I remember it. I think. As for Conan, I didn't even know it was out on DVD at all. I was following the trailer and the press about this when it first became public knowledge. I still want to see this.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2012, 11:07:00 pm
Haywire (2011)

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Post by: Mac on July 22, 2012, 09:11:25 am
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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I really wanted to like this. The story looked entertaining... at least on the trailer it did. Unfortunately, while a decent story, it was as slow as it's main plot... that of fishing. A Shiek who's main passion to fish, employs some folks (Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt) to bring Salmon fishing to Yemen. Without giving to much a spoiler, Salmon fishing is only the ulterior motive. He has higher aspirations for his country and future generations. Sorry, but McGregor is the same exact character he plays in all his movies. Blunt is nice to watch and the Shiek says some pretty interesting stuff, but the most exciting and watchable character who steals the show is Kristin Scott Thomas as the Press Secretary for the Prime Minister. She has some real ball busting quotes.

If you're gonna rent it, expect a slow paced movie that some will find interesting and others will find comfort in characters we've see over and over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSYuTFK8Eas
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Post by: Mac on July 22, 2012, 09:24:22 am
Lockout (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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Gahhhhh, another movie I really wanted to like, but walk away with nothing. I mean nothing. Luc Besson directing has some hits and some major misses. This just falls flat. Worst of all, it seems to be a collection of blatant ripoff in story and characters. The story follows almost exactly to a tee Escape From New York, except in space. Guy Pierice's character starts off as a mash up of Captain Jack Sparrow, Bruce Willis in Fifth Element and then transitions into Jason Bourne towards the later half. We've seen all the bad guys too. In particular the main lead bad boy brothers who act almost exactly like George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino of Dusk to Dawn.

While some of the space ship sets are cool, some are very amateurish and cheap.

My biggest complaint would be Besson's editing. I thought Tony Scott's editing was whacked out. The opening scene is so rapid fire and chaotic, I had to look away. Thank gawd he only does that crap a few times through the movie.

If you like sci-fi and want to park your brain to waste your time, then rent this puppy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLTOzu8N1Pg
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 23, 2012, 10:58:25 pm
Face/Off (1997)

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Post by: Mac on July 24, 2012, 03:38:31 pm
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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I can't tell if the sequel was deliberatly trying to be camp or as usual, it is camp if Nicholas Cage wants it to be. No seriously, the acting is horrible. I have no idea what the story was going on here. It was pleasant to Christopher Lambert. I'm not a fan in any way, but hey, I recognized him. There was one cool scene where Ghost Rider climbs into a huge mining machine and turns it to this monstrous fire demon like machine. Other than that, I got nothing.

2 stars for being utterly stupid in a MST3K kind of way.

Forgot most of it already.

Skip
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Post by: Mac on July 24, 2012, 03:46:37 pm
Some Guy Who Kills People (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

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This is a well done black comedy. Unfortunately I don't care for black comedies. I don't get them really. I sat through this because it was interesting and I had no idea what was to happen next (which is a big plus in my book), but when it's all done, I'm like... what? The exception is Karen Black, she was pretty damn cool in this. I haven't seen her in anything for a long time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP9rU5LvFeg

To get an idea of the black comedy, is the The Fifth that was part of the extra's here. It's got a tad more comedy... but still I wasn't laughing. I did laugh when my wife walks in half way through this. What the hell are you watching?

The Fifth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YAnfBdImSk
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 24, 2012, 08:52:39 pm
Jackass: The Movie (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 24, 2012, 11:43:41 pm
Jackass: Number Two (2006)

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Post by: Mac on July 25, 2012, 04:15:43 pm
Messages Deleted (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

Messages Deleted has a good premise, with the idea like that of the Scream movies, that it's aware of itself and subjects, killers and cliche's are mirroring what's in the movies. It starts off pretty good and their are scenes that are really good. But suddenly there are scenes with famously bad dialogue and logic. It's almost like two different writers and/or directors. By the third act, all thrills are exhausted and I just want it over.

Great potential, but they blew it.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZtbbYreODs
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 26, 2012, 09:55:38 pm
Batman (1989)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 28, 2012, 10:15:41 pm
Batman Returns (1992)

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Post by: Mac on July 29, 2012, 09:01:01 am
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Elizabeth Olsen (sister of the Olsen twins) dominates this movie in more ways than one. If you love looking at Elizabeth, then you're gonna love this because about 1/3 of the film has her face filling the screen. That's because of the experimental stab at making the viewer believe this was taken with one shot. No edits. So to do that, you follow the 'perspective' of the camera lens looking at Elizabeth while also trying to capture what she sees.  I thought very little of one shot attempt. The camera work just frustrated me. Maybe it did add tension, but for me, it just took away from the experience, or should I say, diverted my attention.
Also, once things kick in, no more dialog. What little conversation happens in the beginning, foreshadows the complete lack of dialog.

This is supposed to be scary, but it wasn't. I thought the directors made a huge mistake in the beginning. It's the middle of the day when things happen, yet the house interior is so dark, people need to carry around lamps and flashlights.

The twist ending just made me even more frustrated. I don't know why I even gave starts to this flick. Thinking back, I just felt like it wasted my time.
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Post by: Mac on July 29, 2012, 05:50:05 pm
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A true rockumentary of one of the most amazing bands in history. Being a fan of Queen's music, I'm biased to loving this documentary. I think it might be entertaining enough for a casual music lover... maybe not.

Presented 100% by the members of the group with the occasional guest shots of prominent acquaintances, crew, friends and the like, giving this not only authenticity but an thought provoking and emotional level like no other documentary.

Starting from the very beginnings with Brian May and Roger Taylor in Smile to the very end and a little bit after Freddies death. I highly recommend checking this 160+ minute flick out. The go through every album and every major milestone in Queen's history. Fascinating to say the least. I actually had a little hard time when they got to the decline of Freddie Mercury. It was hard to watch. But like Brian May said, Freddie was inspirational. It chocked me up some. Obviously this was made after Freddies death. No one tries to put words in Freddies mouth. They use news clips of his interviews and such. The band members respectfully tell their thoughts on what was going on with Freddies professional and personal life.

I miss Freddie. I really do. I don't believe there will ever be another talent like him.

My take away from this is two fold...

Enjoy life to it's fullest
&
Whatever you do, do it well.

This all may sound cliche and say you've heard it before. But I see that as taking things for granted. Don't. Watch Freddie and the band members of Queen and be inspired.

The complete documentary is out on Youtube, or watch it on DVD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCu5Lb7VZXs
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 29, 2012, 05:54:38 pm
Why am I just now hearing about this doc? Bah! I will for sure check to see if my Library is carrying it. If not, then I will just buy it since I already own everything else of theirs. Excellent review dude.
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Post by: Mac on July 30, 2012, 01:17:26 pm
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Wrath of the Titans is the sequel to Clash of the Titans. I didnít think Clash did all that well at the box office, but I must be wrong for them to green light a sequel. Iím a fan of Greek mythology and so I tend to be biased. It is all fantasy, which I typically donít care for, but there is just something about the chemistry of Gods, Humans and various fantastical creatures that all have explicit meaning and inter-relationships with each other. Stories that have been created and carried through the years. HmmmmÖ like religion? Nah

When I was kid I liked all the Hercules flicks and even the lame attempts at mythology with the original Clash. But today, I think if I was to revisit them, my bubble would burst and just hang my head.

The technology today allows anything imaginable to be displayed on the big screen. The way the stories are meant to told. I think todayís Mythology movies do a decent job of getting something so old, to be interesting and relevant. Maybe relevant is too deep. Itís fantasy and provides the ability to escape as movie entertainment should do.

Wrath of the Titans kicks in with story and action. They donít have to worry too much about setting up the framework, but they still need to spell out the why and who, because Mythology can be complicated. I thought the visuals were just stunning. Despite lots of reviews saying most of the actors seem to be calling in their roles, I disagree. There is a lot of conflict going on and I think we the audience buys into it. I didnít see anything wrong with the acting.

Mythology movies are one of my guilty pleasures. Iíll probably sit down and watch them, if I should ever run across them. Iíve owned Jason and the Argonauts since I can remember and on occasion break it out. I donít know if Iíll own these two, but hey, if I can get a good deal, yea, Iíd pick Ďem up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQckuXV6DRA
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Post by: Mac on July 30, 2012, 01:43:45 pm
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Looks good. But I'm not surprised that my city is being bypassed....again. Definitely a Rent for me on DVD. Remind me when it's out.

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I pointed this out earlier when it was coming to AmericaÖ and I didnít get to see it, because it never made it to my town. So now itís on DVD and got to see it in the privacy of my own home. Iím glad I didnít spend money at the theater on it. Itís not bad, but it tends to teeter on schlocky characters. Some of those actors remind me of the old classic Godzilla flicks. Seriously over doing it. But most of them were fun and interesting to watch. The monster was disappointment. I think because we see so much of it. There isnít any long build up. No real tension. I think a lot of its power it lost there. And the creature looks like a elephant size walrus that has seriously become grotesque. Itís beautiful in all its CGI glory. Sector 7 is a beautifully photographed film. Thereís an interesting technique they use. It must be filters and such, to give it this glow, warm, rich look.

I actually admire it a tad more after I watched the making of. Apparently Korea is not to huge in the movie business, but Sector 7 was their first attempt at big bucks and major motion picture launch. I do not know if they were successful. But a lot of money was spent on CGI. I believe they said, just about every scene had CGI in it.

I recommend checking it out for a rental. Itís a fun popcorn flick. There are many more better sea monster movies {cough}Deep Rising{cough}{cough} . But itís a good attempt and in the right direction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pz2FogQeTU
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Post by: Mac on July 30, 2012, 07:19:24 pm
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Worst Movie Evah!!!


I saw this trailer some time ago and swore it was something by The Onion or possibly MST3K, but knew they didn't exist any more. Than I discovered this was truly a full length movie. Listed as one of the worst movies ever made, I think I would have to agree. I've seen some strange stuff, but they had some creativity behind it. Birdemic is just one lazy ass directors attempt at putting something on film.

It really is so bad, you laugh at it. I did several times. That's saying a lot, because some comedies I have not laughed out loud like Birdemic.

This film should be studied for everything not to do in a film. I was able to fast forward through this pretty much because of the long scenes of well, nothing. Just taking up time on reel. Everything, I mean everything is wrong with this movie. You must see it just because you can and it's the worst ever.

Instead of post the trailer, the bit from the Soup is at least a little entertaining. But before I go, I've got another movie on order called the Room vying to be the worst movie ever. We shall wait and see, eh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfsZ8NS03g0

OK, here's the trailer... and the movie is sooooooo much better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE5dJDgZ644

PS: I saw this Hour and half movie in 30 minutes. Just to let you know I didn't waste ALL of my time with this.
Oh yea, it looks like the whole movie is on youtube for those inclined
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 30, 2012, 07:29:37 pm
Your review is very intriguing and I'm always up for a laugh.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 30, 2012, 11:37:44 pm
Sin City (2005)

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Post by: Mac on July 31, 2012, 07:42:37 am
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I saw the trailer for Red a long time ago and it was powerful enough that it has always stuck with me to check it out. Well, finally after so many attempts to order it through the library or Redbox or cable, did I finally get to watch it last night. I was not disappointed. Just solid powerful, emotional characters that you sit up and notice. I think Red is a classic story of conflict and manís conviction. The later being a tricky balance between the right thing to do and self expectation. Brian Cox is the perfect choice for a mild, yet forceful character that intends to make things right. Tom Sizemore is well chosen for the father who defends his convictions, but he and you know is wrong. So where does this lead? To a show down you hope doesnít happen, but it does.

A simple, yet powerful emotional movie. Just every part of it from the beginning to end is engaging. The last few minutes, while manipulative, definitely eases the tension from the rest of the film.

I highly recommend checking out Red.

Not to be confused with the completely different movie with Bruce Willis


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI6TZUBW7TA
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 31, 2012, 07:51:15 am
Not to be confused with Bruce Willis'movie of the same name or the film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. They really need to come up with better names for their movies when so many keep using the same title. I for sure will check this new Red out.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 01, 2012, 01:21:39 am
Chronicle (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 02, 2012, 01:12:03 am
Safe House (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 02, 2012, 05:21:37 pm
Batman Forever (1995)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 03, 2012, 08:43:06 am
Batman & Robin (1997)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 04, 2012, 07:36:38 am
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Post by: Mac on August 04, 2012, 08:13:45 am
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I got Decoy Bride for my wife, because she loves this kind of stuff. My initial thought it screamed Chick Flick. Well I'm happy to say it didn't scream chick flick, but in fact was very enjoyable for me. (My wife actually fell asleep. Not bored, but just tired.)

While I really enjoyed the quirky characters, Kelly Macdonald as Katie stole my heart. Understated funny, girl next door, that is just too cute. The peope around her, in family and the island are a hoot as is the bride, groom and associates. It's silly events that occur, but so full of warmth. The old couple dancing to bagpipes actually brought a tear to my eye. It needs to be seen to see what I mean.

I laughed out loud in a few places. Again, just some good understated comedy.

I highly recommend at least a rent, with no expectations, except for an entertaining little film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT9pD9B3TUw

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 04, 2012, 04:56:59 pm
No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Post by: Mac on August 05, 2012, 12:35:47 pm
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Carnage is essentially a play that occurs with just 4 people in one room. We have a great cast of Jodie Foster married to John C. Riley and Kate Winslet married to Christoph Waltz. I never really bought into Jodie's marriage to Riley, but once the dialog get going, it's all about what is said. This is a sharply written script. The first 20-30 minutes are frustrating and uncomfortable. But now looking back, they were supposed to be. That's the point of this movie the evolution of self discovery of each of the people and then also their relationship with their spouses.

All of it very fragile and once you get real with the subjects at hand you begin to see a bit of yourself in some of the characters. I think it's surprising how much we hide from each other or let stuff slide I should say.

Once the fighting starts, it gets interesting. And once the liqueur flows it gets more interesting. Once I get vested into it I was pretty anxious to see how it ends. I'm not giving any spoilers, but it just suddenly ends.

I recommend it if your into that kind of play drama. I think it's done well. The camera work was superb because this could have become easily a very claustrophobic film. It was not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPX6-4Bo7XU
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 05, 2012, 12:37:14 pm
This is the first I'm even hearing about this movie.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 05, 2012, 06:44:01 pm
X-Men (2000)

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Post by: Mac on August 05, 2012, 07:48:18 pm
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This is the first I'm even hearing about this movie.

I believe it may be an IFC film. Not sure the even advertise.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 09:05:37 pm
X2: X-Men United (2003)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 07, 2012, 12:23:14 pm
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 07, 2012, 08:00:40 pm
My Bodyguard (1980)

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Post by: Mac on August 08, 2012, 04:08:20 pm
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This is a remake from the Troma release, which I have never seen, so I can't compare. Mother's Day is a well made film. High tension from the very beginning. Rebecca De Mornay is cast perfectly as a psychotic mother willing to do anything to help and protect her children. It's chilling actually how well she plays this role. The 3 sons are all very different, but are key to script as is the daughter. The House they break into and the guests there too, all are very well defined, despite some of their short uh, stay.

The performances are outstanding and the pacing is excellent.

This story has been played out many times before with films like Last House On the Left, Straw Dogs, The Strangers and Funny Games.

This is a grisly gory film. With the Mom portraying herself as the polar opposite, with a mom like charm, it just stands out that much more shocking to see things turn dark. This IS NOT a feel good movie. It's hard to watch at times.

I say at least a rent if you like high tension. Ya can't be squeamish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEpWE1GAWfw
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2012, 03:48:35 pm
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2012, 09:50:48 pm
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Post by: Mac on August 12, 2012, 09:48:43 am
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When I saw the trailer, I was intrigued. I thought it was going to be something very different than what I watched. The core of the story lies within the Circus world, which that along can be a very bizarre part of life little of us know about. Throw in a french perspective, which honestly is fairly different than American's taste range, and you have a very surreal, odd, quirky film.

The story is about as basic has they come. Two very different men love the same woman.

The director decides to add some scenes that are sometimes weird, sometimes surreal, sometimes ordinary. It's definitely a bizarre trip. I thought it was OK. I know I'll never go back to it, mostly because of the abusive boyfriend that makes this disturbing to watch.

I'd say rent for something different.

The movie comes with English audio. You don't have to read the subtitles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKxU1FSiqGY
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Post by: Mac on August 12, 2012, 09:58:41 am
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Let me start off by saying I enjoyed Deadheads. It's clearly a low budget film, but they did phenomenal work to make this look more than that. The script isn't bad and I can't believe I'm going to say it, but it's a sweet story. The zombie guy looking for his girlfriend and 90% of the movie is a buddy road trip. His new found bud is a hoot.

I think the similarities to Shaun of the Dead are obvious, but it still stand on it's own. They did a good job. If you like this and Shaun of the Dead, might I also suggest Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZK6gZn38yQ
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 12, 2012, 10:00:39 am
Will definitely look into checking out Deadheads.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2012, 07:52:16 am
Green Lantern (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2012, 09:11:57 pm
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

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Post by: Mac on August 14, 2012, 01:20:07 pm
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Hey, Danny Trejo is cool. In fact I started a thread on the other site of our favorite character actors. It started with Danny Trejo. For years and what seems like thousands of movies, whenever Danny Trejo pops up, you know some s hit it going down. Usually Trejo, but not before some good ass kicking screen time.

But that does not place him on a pedestal and become the star of the show. He's famous for one reason. He fits the badass image. But unfortunately, becoming a star gives you lots of screen time and dialogue to say. He's not bad, but he's not interesting either.

And I'm going to get real here. He's old and he's short. Seriously. This takes away so much to see so much of him. I never thought Machete was good because well, it sucked. Having Trejo as the lead is just an homage call. Badass is far worse than Machete. Think Gran Tarino or even more Harry Brown which was a snore fest. It just doesn't work. (OK, Gran Torino worked).

Someone put 2 + 2 together. Who's a great badass... let make a movie about a badass. Unfortunately, it's about 25 years late.

I think this was supposed to have humor. Dunno... didn't spot any except for the fanny pack and that Badass had to ride the bus to get to his asskicking

Sigh

I say skip, but watch if you must.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXAMgcniXxA
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 14, 2012, 01:28:20 pm
Never heard of it. Was this a direct-to-DVD?
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Post by: Mac on August 14, 2012, 02:51:01 pm
I had not heard of it until running through Amazon.

This from Wiki...

Production was completed by May 2011. SC Films picked up sales rights to the film with plans to present it to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film has been sold to Wild Bunch for distribution in Germany and to Pinnacle Films for distribution in Australia. Subsequently distribution arrangements were made with Samuel Goldwyn Films for USA theatrical release on April 13, 2012 as well as Twentieth Century Fox for ancillary rights and international all media distribution.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 14, 2012, 10:13:20 pm
Jaws (1975)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 15, 2012, 11:24:57 pm
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 16, 2012, 10:49:03 pm
Die Hard (1988)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2012, 01:22:53 pm
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2012, 07:08:20 pm
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2012, 10:19:54 pm
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2012, 12:38:22 am
He Got Game (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2012, 10:53:39 pm
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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Post by: Mac on August 20, 2012, 04:26:28 pm
So this weekend movie watching proved to have some coincidence. All 3 movie's (The Raid, The Divide, The Horde) stories took place in very similar environments. A Building. For the most part, a single set. 2 of the movies had similar look and feel and flow of the movie, where The Divide starts and ends in one room... the basement.

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The Divide
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The trailer had me sucked in. An apocalypse movie with ??? for a future. The Divide immediately starts off with the people watching the city bombed and the rush to survive in the buildings basement begins.

The Divide is a movie of despair from the beginning and only turns worse. It's really survival against other humans and it turns ugly very fast. This is not a feel good movie. There is no good moments. It's a pretty sickening perspective. Michael Biehn is pissed 95% of this movie. What Roseanna Arquette was thinking when she signed on to do this absolutely horrible character is beyond me. Anyone could have played the character. Roseanna did not need this for her resume.

The other various characters quickly show their survival instincts. Some adjust accordingly, others do not.

The Divide, is not only dark visually, but dark in story telling, characters, plot. The pace is good, but it's a pace towards absolute despair.

I can't recommend The Divide.
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Post by: Mac on August 20, 2012, 05:04:02 pm
The Raid: Redemption (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I've heard rumor's about this movie for awhile. The trailer seemed to verify that it was indeed one of the most intense actions movie to appear in a long time. And, it's true.

Honestly this is a man's movie. Simple and to the point. Just action packed with a thread of a story with brothers and a pregnant wife. It immediately kicks in with a swat team raiding a gang's infamous hideout. No other gang or police have successfully infiltrated the building. I did find it odd, that normal residents lived there, but that's probably because of my lack of knowledge of this kind of life.

What I kind of discovered was The Raid and The Horde are played out like video games. Go through each level, conquer it and move up. Well, it's more than that, but that's the basic idea. The first third of the movie is bullet mayhem. I won't spoil to much, but most of the swat team get whittled down at this point. After the run out of bullets, they start using machete's. After that, it's hand to hand combat.

The Raid is choreographed masterpiece. It's none of that silly kung fu crap, where the bad guys come at you one at a time. This is amazingly realistic fighting. The fatal kills are brutal, fast and in your face. The pacing is great, with some fights interlaced with some drama.

I will say the final climatic battle will leave you exhausted. I think they have set a new bar on action.

I highly recommend checking out the Raid. I hear a sequel was being discussed before this was even released.

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Post by: Mac on August 20, 2012, 05:14:42 pm
The Horde (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I knew very little about this movie except it was about zombies. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised at the quality of this French flick. Much like The Raid, a group of thugs and cops need to needle their way out of building. Floor by floor, avoiding these super zombies.

In this film, they are not away of a killing to the head. So killing these 'super' zombies is a massive undertaking to kill just one. They just don't stop. These are the fast zombies too with rage in their veins. The hand to hand fighting is frightening. They don't know about getting infected and the consequences.

These are some of the best bad guys I've seen in awhile. Awesome conflict with cops and love the slow transition from rivalry to survival. Very bloody, very action packed. Very little let up in pace and there are many things that happen you don't expect to happen.

I'm pretty sure the director few scenes in mind from the get go. They are obviously iconic in nature. Think 'Horde'.

Again, another great action/zombie movie. Rent it now.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 20, 2012, 05:41:44 pm
The Raid is definitely on my radar. I think you posted the trailer elsewhere and it caught my attention there.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 20, 2012, 05:43:24 pm
Unbreakable (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 21, 2012, 12:28:35 pm
Minority Report (2002)

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Post by: Mac on August 21, 2012, 04:31:34 pm
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This is one of those situations with a 500 channels and nothing is on. So ran so quickly over this but stopped. I kind of remembered it. Watching it again was fun. Nothing deep. It reminded me a lot of MASH. The subtle humor is sprinkled throughout and it's just a pleasant movie to check out. Nothing to write home about, but I can't see how you would not enjoy this.

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Post by: Mac on August 21, 2012, 04:35:28 pm
Loosies (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01halfstar.gif)

We saw this trailer and it looked decent. Well, they fooled me. I was bored out of my mind. This really should have been on Lifetime or one of the network channels on a Saturday afternoon. Nothing more than a down and out dude, who gets a nice girl pregnant. He pick pockets for a living but suddenly feels the need to own up to his one night stand. Even telling the girl he loves her after a few days.

Good acting, but not my kind of story.

Silly and wast of my time.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 21, 2012, 04:48:00 pm
I haven't seen Air America in probably 15 years. I can only remember bits and pieces of it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 22, 2012, 09:35:09 am
Dazed and Confused (1993)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 22, 2012, 10:15:40 pm
War of the Worlds (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 23, 2012, 12:49:13 pm
Jaws 2 (1978)

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Post by: Mac on August 23, 2012, 04:11:13 pm
Doghouse (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)
 
Not half bad for a comedy/horror movie with busty zombies. OK, so they have a little entrails hanging from their mouths and their nails are bad. But hey, it's a whole town of hot cannibal/zombie women who have eaten the men folk just waiting for the next bus load of man meat. I'm not even going to try to explain why this happened. Just accept it. It's British comedy much like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. It's different, but I enjoyed it. The special effects are pretty decent. It definitely get's silly in places, but some of the guys getting knocked off one by one are fun.

Oh just rent the damn thing for mindless female cannibal fun.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 23, 2012, 08:33:26 pm
Total Recall (1990)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2012, 01:52:47 pm
21 Jump Street (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2012, 10:15:24 pm
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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Post by: Mac on August 25, 2012, 07:38:30 am
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Well, after finishing watching Hunger Games last night, I'm frustrated I wasted 2-1/2 hours of my time and scratching my head on the popularity of the film. For me, I think the crux is this is a Tween film. Aimed at that young consumer who feels a need to have a hugely popular vehicle to hang their hat on. Like Harry Potter and the Twilight films. Apparently there was a void and Hunger Games book and film just snowballed into a huge hit.

I found the PG-13 movie extremely slow, lacking in any kind of characters, and a story that just did nothing... where it should have. I have no idea what the book reads like, but the film lacked any kind of tension. I mean we have a story here of cultural legitimate sport where young children are gathered in a War arena, with the sole purpose to have only one survivor. Kids killing kids.

Never once, even in the 'bloodbath' games beginning did I feel tension. This was practically a Disney film with their death sequences.

This could have been so much more, but they watered down the story soooooo much for the family friendly film, it just becomes pale.

I will never watch this again and have zero anticipation for sequels. This was just not my cup of tea.

Edit: And I forgot to mention, I automatically deducted 2 stars for shaky cam. OHMYGAWD, it was horrendous. Several times I had to look away because it was giving me a headache. Totally unnecessary here.

I will, again, recommend, Battle Royale instead. Now that is a gripping and entertaining film.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 25, 2012, 10:22:29 am
Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 27, 2012, 09:14:29 pm
Robin Hood (2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 28, 2012, 10:24:10 pm
Jerry Maguire (1996)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 29, 2012, 03:47:46 pm
The Rundown (2003)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 29, 2012, 07:55:09 pm
Gridiron Gang (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 30, 2012, 08:26:14 am
Invincible (2006)

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Blue Crush (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 31, 2012, 08:53:34 am
The Mask of Zorro (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 31, 2012, 02:22:18 pm
The Green Hornet (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 31, 2012, 05:21:44 pm
Breaking Bad (Season 2)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 01, 2012, 09:43:25 pm
The Princess Bride (1987)

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Post by: Mac on September 02, 2012, 10:46:47 am
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I remember hearing Battleship getting crapped when it was announced, let alone the reviews that came in later after launch. I was thinking, maybe there are just some people that want to crap on something like this because it's what people can do. I ignore the so called critics and look for consumer reviews. It was getting about a 50-50 shot.

Well, it is as crappy as it's been labeled. It was a chore to sit through this. There is no doubt the CGI was awesome and some great eye candy, but that's about it. A very cliched set of events you see coming a mile away. The Battleship crew definitely watched Armageddon... a lot, and pretty much copied it and Independence Day and few others. The script was horrible. The acting was hit and miss. The main stars were good, but they brought in a new actor, well, because he was minus legs. Apparently that was more important than the acting.

Rhianna, well, she is beautiful and the director used her a lot in shots. Unfortunately she opened her mouth. I'm sorry, but talking ghetto was either instructed her to do it, or my belief that's the way she talks, but dayum, it sounded ridiculous in the middle of Navy environment. Either way, it was bad and distracting.

They did pay some homage to the board game, but c'mon, they are not fooling anybody. This was tent pole movie for the summer and they attached it to something different like a board game and produced crap.


I recommend a skip
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2012, 11:19:29 am
The idea of doing a movie based on the boardgame 'Battleship' was dumb right out of the box. I really don't get how these 'Suits' in Hollywood come up with and then justify their pitches to the Studios. I've heard nothing but horrible things about this movie. I feel bad for Taylor Kitsch for being the star of the two biggest bombs this year (Battleship and John Carter). I like him as an actor and he was phenomenal as Riggs on Friday Night Lights. He needs to do a better job of picking his projects or he will never recover and have a pretty short career.

Back on topic, as much as this movie has been sh*t on, I'm pretty sure I will check this out eventually.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2012, 03:14:25 pm
Lost (Season 5)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2012, 09:52:30 pm
North Shore (1987)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 03, 2012, 01:53:22 pm
Step into Liquid (2003)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 03, 2012, 10:55:42 pm
The Green Mile (1999)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 04, 2012, 10:18:45 pm
Point Break (1991)

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Post by: Mac on September 05, 2012, 03:38:56 pm
Inside (ņ l'intťrieur)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

What do I say about this film. I guess I'm getting older and find gore, for the scare, getting distasteful to me. I think it was the taboo of years ago and tried to watch it but after viewing Inside last night, I could go without. Inside was one of the most gore soaked films I've seen in a long time. I guess what turns me off is the lack of story. The twist is naturally at the end, but while watching the whole thing, the viewer is asking why. None of it makes sense. Just senseless bloodletting everywhere. In a nutshell a crazy woman wants a pregnant woman's baby. And anybody who comes within feet of the house, and mostly the pregnant woman is going to get some pretty bad stuff done to them.

Surprisingly the trailer is pretty representative what happens.

I just Didn't like it. There is suspense. My knuckles were turning white, but all said and done, I wish I didn't watch it and have no desire to see it again.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVGswuX42x0
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2012, 03:45:41 pm
I like old school horror flicks that ask the audience to create the scare moments inside your head. Give me Poltergeist, Elm Street or Friday The 13th any day of the week. I think torture  p o r n  has saturated the market so much that it's lost it's X factor. They all blend in with the next and makes it hard to distinguish anymore.
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Post by: Mac on September 05, 2012, 04:21:41 pm
Yea, I was never into torture ****. I did like a good bloody dismemberment by an alien. That just seems surreal.

I like the 'creepy' movies to scare me. Just enough to go oh hell no, don't go there.

This stuff is just nasty
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Post by: Mac on September 06, 2012, 08:33:35 pm
Meeting Evil (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

This is essentially a play of cat and mouse between Samuel Jackson and Luke Wilson... and a good performance by Leslie Bibb. I'm not sure what I think of this. It kept me glued to the screen the whole time, but the script is uneven. Sometimes the characters do things like WTF, other times you expect them to do something and nothing.

The ending is WTF. Not satisfying because I'm not sure what happened.

I can only imagine Sam Jackson had an absolute blast with this character. Watch it for that at least.

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Post by: Mac on September 06, 2012, 08:37:28 pm
Five Year Engagement (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

This should have been good. It had Judd Apatow producing and the Segal and Blunt were a great chemistry. Unfortunately every joke was long and boring and seen before. This was one of the most blah movies I've seen in a long time.

Bored-to-death. We finally turned it off after an hour. It was just that bad.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuDpU1vzekE
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Post by: Mac on September 06, 2012, 08:41:32 pm
Piranha DD (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

I give it one star for stellar boobages and slow mo on the bounce. Beyond that even Gary Busey's strange ass could not lift this film up. The original was fun with cheese... extra cheese. 3DD is just a quick money grab. Stupid in every respect. Maybe MST3K stupid, but I'm not going to watch this again sober.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 06, 2012, 09:16:40 pm
Boobs!!!

I am sooooooooooo there. Don't need nor am I expecting any kind of plot. Don't care. Just jiggle, baby!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 06, 2012, 10:43:23 pm
The Hangover Part II (2011)

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Post by: Mac on September 07, 2012, 09:15:11 am
Quote
Boobs!!!

I am sooooooooooo there. Don't need nor am I expecting any kind of plot. Don't care. Just jiggle, baby!!

Seriously, they are not impressive and rather fleeting.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2012, 10:30:56 pm
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Post by: Mac on September 08, 2012, 07:42:51 am
Safe (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

Jason Stratham does one kind of character... and he's the best at it. His badass, action flicks are a guilty pleasure and I don't expect a whole lot except, some breaking bones, shoot 'em up and great fights. Unfortunately his movie have been hit and miss. Safe delivers. Not a deep story, but still enough variety of characters to be very fun to watch. Not only the Russian and Asian mobs pitted against each other but New York cops are in the middle of it. And finally, not stupid cops. Some pretty bad ass cops.

The fights are excellent and intense. I rolled my eyes just a little when a gun fight broke out in a dance club and the reality was lost when no collateral damage of the customers. Just bad guys getting shot.

Speaking of shooting, the kills were powerful and just enough was shown to know its serious. A little more than the typical hollywood shoot out.

I recommend it for just a guys mindless action flick. Not enough to buy, but worthy of rent.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 08, 2012, 02:47:34 pm
The Legend of Zorro (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 08, 2012, 10:23:01 pm
The Hunger Games (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 09, 2012, 10:26:14 am
The Replacement Killers (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2012, 12:46:44 am
The Girl Next Door (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2012, 12:30:39 pm
Pleasantville (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 11, 2012, 09:09:03 am
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 12, 2012, 11:52:43 am
Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 12, 2012, 09:13:27 pm
Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 13, 2012, 02:07:03 pm
Melancholia (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 13, 2012, 09:52:40 pm
Donnie Brasco (1997)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 14, 2012, 12:38:17 pm
Blow (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 14, 2012, 09:22:39 pm
Breaking Bad (Season 3)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 15, 2012, 09:42:08 am
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2012, 12:13:14 am
Swingers (1996)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2012, 10:58:44 pm
Made (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2012, 12:03:13 am
The Aviator (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 19, 2012, 01:13:14 pm
Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 19, 2012, 03:32:25 pm
Lost (Season 6 - 2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 20, 2012, 03:40:33 pm
Ed Wood (1994)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 20, 2012, 10:46:11 pm
Mission: Impossible (1996)

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Post by: Mac on September 21, 2012, 03:30:57 pm
Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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This was not bad. Far better than ST 2 & 3. But not nearly as good as the original. They make no attempts to follow the formula, which probably would have been very risky and probably fail miserably. American actors and voices created by Japanese artists and direction. I thought the CGI was pretty good. About the same as Final Fantasy. In retrospect, after all this time you would have thought they could get the dead eye problem figured out by now. Some of the detail was amazing. I remember one up close scene of a character and you could actually see the little dust particles and filaments that float around when the sun light hits it right.

I was surprised to see nudity and by golly, it was well done. Character definition was pretty good. Had their own look and sound, despite being in armor most of the time.

They only used 3 different types of bug here. Also to distinguish themselves, 99% of the story is on space ships.

I recommend it if you like sci-fi, or the original Starship Troopers. There's enough blood, guts and gore, sex and cussing to make a very respectable R-rated movie.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3823VO9gG8
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Post by: Mac on September 21, 2012, 03:35:27 pm
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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This probably should get a much higher rating. It's not bad at all but I'm not it's target audience. At least I didn't feel it. I felt old people doing old things, in a slow way. The premise is interesting, I just am not ready to even think about my or anyone else's golden years. Bar my mom, which is depressing.

I was just not in the mood for it. Maybe 10 years from now I'll watch it again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDY89LYxK0w
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 21, 2012, 05:07:03 pm
Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)


This is the 4th installment right?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2012, 12:25:25 am
Mission: Impossible II (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 23, 2012, 09:22:10 am
The Last Samurai (2003)

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Post by: Mac on September 23, 2012, 03:34:14 pm
Cabin In The Woods (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

Saw this in the theaters (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/movies/what-are-you-looking-at-%28multiplex-edition%29/msg7888/#msg7888) and watched it again the other night on DVD. It lost a little of the surprise when I originally saw this. By surprise, I mean, they take license with some key horror scenario's, pay homage and throw a major twist throughout the film. It's fun for horror fans. It's also unique. I really enjoyed it.

I did notice this time some of the CGI/special effects where a tad cheesy in places, but not a big deal. Just watch it for fun.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 23, 2012, 03:42:49 pm
Totally forgot about this one. Adding this to my Hold List.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 24, 2012, 08:04:08 am
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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Post by: Mac on September 25, 2012, 11:46:34 am
What to Expect when Youíre Expecting (1 star)

One star because it doesnít insult your sensesÖ it just is. The women are pretty. The men are a waste of time.
When watching the trailer, I actually had the thought this may be good. I believe the movie Bridesmaids screwed with my brain, by saying chick flicks can not only be fun, but laugh out loud funny. I have watched decent chick flicksÖ the titles all escape my tongue, but I know Iíve seen some.

What to Expect when Youíre Expecting is nothing but a mindless bore. I pretty much had this pegged within the first 5 minutes of what the rest of the film would unroll out to be. Pretty clichťd with minimal humor. Or should I say humor I found to be funny. I think Iím pretty good at knowing humor from all perspectives, from crude to goofy little cute jokes. Expecting had goofy little jokes, but none that were funny.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 25, 2012, 11:48:04 am
Never heard of it.
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Post by: Neumatic on September 25, 2012, 06:09:08 pm
Totally dug Cabin In The Woods.

I watched two Stephen King movies last night-- Thinner and Pet Semetary.  Never seen either before.  I was just in that mood but I should really hold off until it's actually October.  Horror movies are strange for me because they usually never scare me (there are some visuals which repulse me but that's not fright).  Probably has to do with the fact that I don't believe in supernatural horror things.  I lived on property with a graveyard and I was never bothered by no undead horse ghosts.  And both movies have the same issue of people doing stupid things instead of sensible alternatives, PS in particular.  I mean, ask yourself, what would you do: your baby was killed by a truck?  Do you a) make a new baby, something so common it often happens by accident and involves f*cking your hot wife at least once, or b) dig up the corpse of your son, lug him across a foreboding landscape, rebury him, and hope he's not evil?  Forgetting apparently that everyone KNEW he was dead and wouldn't believe he'd come back to life and had to have been EMBALMED and so on before being buried?
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Post by: Mac on September 25, 2012, 07:34:00 pm
I read lots of stories that are just a blast... Too read. But sometimes they don't translate to well to film.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 25, 2012, 08:57:27 pm
Mean Girls (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2012, 06:53:28 pm
Gangs of New York (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 27, 2012, 07:32:29 pm
The New Guy (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 27, 2012, 11:18:10 pm
Coyote Ugly (2000)

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Post by: Mac on September 28, 2012, 06:57:01 am
The Avengers (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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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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Post by: Chiprocks1 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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Post by: Mac 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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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 28, 2012, 08:36:40 pm
Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 29, 2012, 10:02:33 pm
We Bought A Zoo (2011)

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Post by: Mac on September 30, 2012, 08:49:23 pm
Think Like a Man (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

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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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7VmU8aHAtw
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 30, 2012, 08:52:24 pm
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Interesting. Will definitely check this out. Adding to Hold List.
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Post by: Mac on September 30, 2012, 08:55:07 pm
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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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Post by: Mac on September 30, 2012, 09:00:32 pm
Lola Versus (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15kG87BW22Y
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2012, 10:03:50 am
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2012, 10:44:21 pm
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

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Post by: Mac on October 03, 2012, 05:41:08 pm
Finally, I got to see this...

Art of Flight (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh29_SERH0Y

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 03, 2012, 10:08:42 pm
Scream (1996)

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Post by: Mac on October 05, 2012, 10:03:20 am
Iron Sky (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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Watch the trailer. Yes, it is as goofy and silly as it appears and yet charming. Again, I would have loved to sat in on the creative portion of this and more so the pitching it to a studio.

I believe you will either hate it or really like it. It takes all kinds of liberties with storyline. I was intrigued to see what ridiculous thing would happen next.

Iron Sky reminds me of a cross between Sky Captain (the general look) and Austin Powers flicks. Not the obvious comedic focus on Austin, but all the humorous stuff going on in the background. You will not laugh out loud, but I think grin a lot.

I was rather impressed with the sets and CGI work for an obviously tight budgeted film. The actingÖ phttttÖ all forgettable.

It's Rated R for language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He_PWsJqsVY

I mentioned this earlier this year here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/movies/all-things-sci-fi/msg10344/#msg10344) expecting something different here.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 05, 2012, 03:59:57 pm
Scream 2 (1997)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 06, 2012, 01:35:34 am
Scream 3 (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 06, 2012, 09:15:27 pm
Scre4m (2011)

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Post by: Mac on October 07, 2012, 08:52:29 am
People Like Us (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)
Chris Pine,  Elizabeth Banks

I don't know what I was expecting when I put this, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Based on a true story, this does take twists and turns that kept me engaged. At times you could see what was coming, but most of the story is a very emotional heart tugging plot. I could relate to the children (Frankie and Sam) having the same dick of a father. All the characters including Michelle Pfeiffer as dead father's wife and Michael Hall D'Addario as the grandson with a rebel cause just filled this story out nicely.

It's all drama. Not syrupy drama. I highly recommend checking it out. It's a chick flick kinda... but more an every man's movie.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-fhfp5kWfQ
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 08, 2012, 10:06:07 pm
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 09, 2012, 11:16:55 pm
Batman Begins (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 11, 2012, 11:09:59 am
The Dark Knight (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 11, 2012, 11:18:58 pm
Planet Terror (2007)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 12, 2012, 08:58:17 pm
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 13, 2012, 08:23:13 pm
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 14, 2012, 02:00:18 pm
50/50 (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 14, 2012, 11:28:51 pm
Prometheus (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2012, 03:34:43 pm
Alien (1979)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2012, 02:04:38 pm
Aliens (1986)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2012, 11:02:42 pm
Alien≥ (1992)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 18, 2012, 08:41:29 pm
Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 20, 2012, 02:37:14 pm
Episodes (Season 1 - 2011)

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Post by: Neumatic on October 20, 2012, 03:28:41 pm
"Couple's Retreat" is on USA right now, never seen it before but the minute I flipped to it, they showed Kristin Bell stripping out of her clothes on the beach.  Immediately thought of ChipRocks.  Now if only they show her in a waterfall, we'll both be happy.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 20, 2012, 03:32:46 pm
Hey! Stop ogling my woman!!
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Post by: Neumatic on October 20, 2012, 03:45:27 pm
Hey, you want it, gotta put three rings on it!  (it's a Romney joke)
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Post by: Neumatic on October 20, 2012, 04:29:11 pm
aaaaaand she just jumped into the water in her underwear.  Another girl missing from that montage.  And pulled herself out, dripping wet, bouncy and energetic.  Terrible movie but damn I'm glad I stayed for that bit.

Seriously, this whole movie about these people's marriage problems-- just watch Kristin Bell get out of the water, how can anything be bad ina  world where THAT can exist?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 20, 2012, 10:08:41 pm
The Avengers (2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on October 22, 2012, 10:34:32 pm
I watched Beetlejuice the other day.  I never owned the movie (and I didn't grow up with it) so I've only seen it a handful of times, I'd forgotten stuff like Robert Goulet being Jeffrey Jones' boss.  And if they ever get around to making that ill-advised sequel, they need to get Will Ferrell to play Goulet in that part.  I really don't have too much of an opinion on the movie, but I will say after the Banana Boat song I had to pause and pull up the TRS episode where they recreated that scene, just made me realize how much I miss those openings.

I never knew that Sammy Davis Jr was on the shortlist for Beetlejuice, that would have been interestingly strange.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 22, 2012, 10:43:14 pm
It's been so long since I've seen Beetlejuice, I can hardly remember much of anything from it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 23, 2012, 11:49:43 pm
Underworld (2003)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 25, 2012, 12:20:12 am
Underworld: Evolution (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 25, 2012, 09:39:51 pm
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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Post by: Mac on October 27, 2012, 07:29:25 am
The Artist (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

I'll give this The Artist the benefit of doubt. I was so bored from the beginning, I did not finish. Actually no more than 20 minutes. I couldn't imagine it getting any better. It appears Oscar winning movies swing back to those I just do not care about. The Artist which, yes, a salute to Hollywood would get some recognition. I just don't see this more than anomaly.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 27, 2012, 07:34:06 am
That bad huh? I haven't seen it and personally, I don't agree with 95% of what gets chosen as the winner for Best Picture.
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Post by: Mac on October 27, 2012, 08:14:47 am
Oh, I don't know about being bad. It just did not interest me in any way. The silence was deafening and the story just looked blah.

Not my cup of tea.
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Post by: Mac on October 27, 2012, 08:45:27 am
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I remember hearing about this and just rolling my eyes. Then I saw the trailer and thought maybe, just maybe this could be good.

It's not. In my mind it's a real push for a mash-up. Hey, it's hip, it's unique... that has to make it good.

The production values are excellent. The sets are great, the action which by the way is fairly bloody, and the characters are somewhat believable. But what I'm not buying is the iconic figure of Lincoln battling vampyre's. They gave it a good go. Plenty going on, but seriously, even for a fantasy or horror or whatever they want to call it, it has it's major flaw. Why they stuck with Lincoln using a hatchet as a weapon, I felt, made it look silly. Did not buy into and after awhile I was watching the clock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zk_Q6bAjss

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 27, 2012, 08:49:42 am
I was mildly interested in checking this out. Not so much now.
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Post by: Mac on October 27, 2012, 08:51:34 am
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

The trailer is really a good representation of the movie. Depressing, slow and people saying and doing very dumb stuff. I can't believe any one would say and do the things these people are doing on the screen. Truly eye rolling stuff.

It's boring from the start, but we gave it 45 minutes. Gahhhhhhh, what crap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T43InzvBm-k

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 28, 2012, 07:03:31 am
John Carter (2012)

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Post by: Mac on October 28, 2012, 02:57:36 pm
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The Madagascar movies are pure pleasure for me. Love the characters, the animation is amazing. 3 is not nearly as good as 1 or 2, but since they are great, 3 is just a little below great. I would think they have exhausted the story lines now, but I could be wrong.

3 concentrating on joining a European traveling circus allowed a whole slew of new characters and they were fantastic. I think where they missed the mark is the peak circus show. It went all Fantasia on us and I found a little odd. The color and realism going completely psychedelic.

I highly recommend this if you like great animation with funny story telling. If the 3 ever come in a decent package, I wouldn't hesitate picking all 3 up for myself.

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Post by: Mac on October 30, 2012, 06:02:10 pm
Resident Evil: Damnation (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I really enjoyed Damnation. While the plot is lifted from other similar themes and other resident evil movies, it different enough to be part of the series. The motion capture animation is excellent. The facial features are absolutely amazing. They still have not mastered the zombie eyes though. This is non-stop action packed story telling. The camera angles are cool and bring this up to some of the best Hollywood action films. I felt the last few minutes really fell flat, but other than that, park your brain at the door and sit back and get into the action.

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Post by: Mac on October 30, 2012, 06:11:07 pm
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I love bad movies... sometimes and love what Mystery Science Theater 3000 has done with many of them. This is a documentary on one particular movie and the legions of fans and the actors and director from Troll 2. It was very light hearted. Not bad for a documentary.

I myself have never seen Troll 2. I may have to try to check it out sometime. This movie is by the child actor in the movie who is now in his 30's. George Hardy really glued this movie together with his presence.

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Post by: Mac on October 30, 2012, 07:00:05 pm
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Chillerama is supposed to be homage to the old drive in B-type horror movies. Itís a collection of 4 very different films wrapped within a story of a Drive-in theater closing. Taking notes from the Troma team, Chillerama tried to be gross, funny and lots of sex. It was definitely gross in a cartoonish kind of way. It was really just one joke for each film where only Wadzilla halfway succeeded. Little titillation. I enjoyed the first film Wadzilla with its goofy premise, bad special effects, horrible script, etc. Itís the 2nd feature where it takes a huge right turn and never gets back its fun. I was a teenage werebear was all about male homosexuality with singing and dancing and just completely ruins the film. The 3rd, Diary of Anne Frankenstein wanted to be fun, but it was with all sub-titles and that was just way to much work for a silly underworked film like this. The last film Defecation falls squarely on a Troma salute, but not funny or entertaining at all. Thankfully itís interrupted by a zombie attack on the Drive-in and chaos erupts.

I really wanted to believe this had entertainment value, but unfortunately it does not. After the first 25 minutes, it just sinks from stupidity to uber stupidity. Look, I know it was all about B-movies and grind house, but this really stunk.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 30, 2012, 07:16:44 pm
Resident Evil: Damnation

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 30, 2012, 07:18:33 pm
Chillerama Look, I know it was all about B-movies and grind house, but this really stunk.


....but an awesome Poster though!!!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 31, 2012, 06:56:29 am
Se7en (1995)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 01, 2012, 08:43:48 am
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 02, 2012, 06:21:20 pm
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 02, 2012, 11:26:38 pm
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 03, 2012, 10:28:06 pm
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

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Post by: Neumatic on November 04, 2012, 03:55:59 pm
Was surprised that Charlie Jade is on Netflix... and dumbstruck that it wasn't recommended to me since it's right up my alley.  I had to ****ing search for it, and it's just dumb luck that I knew about it (as the effects group that did the show also did Galidor).  I have the first ten eps on DVD from Paris but it takes for ****ing EVER to load those so having it streaming is very welcome.

The show starts in this sort of Blade Runner-esque dystopia.  Charlie Jade is a private investigator who turns down a case from a scared, confused young woman with no records... a ghost.  When she ends up dead, he suspects 01 Boxer, the son of the CEO of Vexcorp, a company that runs the whole world.  But when he tracks down Boxer, he winds up in the center of a terrorist attack that destroys a massive reactor and sends Jade and the terrorist responsible to a strange new world-- ours.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2012, 04:19:36 pm
Do you stream Netfiix onto your computer or your TV. I find that things for whatever reason stream faster on TV, even if they are using the same method. Go figure.
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Post by: Neumatic on November 04, 2012, 04:37:03 pm
TV.... though my Roku is a **** sometimes.  Though HD doesn't dream well at all on my TV but does great on my laptop.  Go figure.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2012, 04:50:19 pm
Mines the opposite. I can have zero "connectivity" on my PC but have no problems pulling up shows on my TV at the same time. Weird.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2012, 07:39:07 pm
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 05, 2012, 08:04:45 pm
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 06, 2012, 10:09:56 pm
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 07, 2012, 06:43:26 pm
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

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Post by: Neumatic on November 07, 2012, 08:35:59 pm
Re-watching Doctor Detroit, which I discovered last night.  It's very close to Night Shift, a movie my dad and I both dug ages ago.  The premise is pretty simple, Howard Hesseman plays this pimp named Smooth Walker who's been embezzling from a mob boss, so he skips town leaving the unwitting, timid teacher played by Dan Aykroyd as his "partner."  And not only does Aykroyd do it, he invents this strange "mwraw" persona that becomes a big sensation in town and he has to balance that newfound fame and insanity with his responsibilities to his college, which is of course on the line.

I actually enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would (and it has what would be a great cameo reveal if it hadn't been spoiled in the opening credits) but I have issues with it, the plot if very straight lined and you can see where everything is headed, and this is a big issue for me, the female characters are all flat.  They get to do one or two fun things but they're plot devices, they're not fully fleshed out which I have a problem with as a writer, a viewer and a person.

I think this is actually ripe for a remake, though.  I kept thinking of Donald Glover every time the driver popped up, and I was trying to think of who could be the next Doctor, and I think Bill Hader could be brilliant, not just making his own Doctor persona but making up tons of other associates and doing crazier voices.  There was one Fletch-like moment in a courtroom and just wanted more.  The movie as it stands is a great idea that should be fleshed out and explored and played with to an insane extreme.  And of course, the girls should ALL be scene-stealers and fully fleshed out next time.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 08, 2012, 05:46:50 am
I haven't seen Doctor Detroit in well over 25 years. I remember absolutely nothing about the movie except the poster.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 08, 2012, 02:03:04 pm
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 08, 2012, 09:28:26 pm
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 09, 2012, 11:31:24 am
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 09, 2012, 01:14:40 pm
Hardware Wars (1978)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 09, 2012, 02:53:07 pm
George Lucas in Love (1999)

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Post by: Mac on November 09, 2012, 04:18:40 pm
[REC] 3; Genesis (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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[REC] 3 Genesis is the unimaginative name of the obvious sequel to the Spanish horror franchise REC. The original REC had some very fresh ideas. While it did feel like many video games with the dimly lit and claustrophobic hallways and rooms, the raw footage with no named people really amped up the horror and scare points. The first sequel, which is overlaps the first movie by minutes, takes the adventure in a completely different arena with an airplane and airport.

[REC] 3 Genesis just completely jumps the rails in many respects. The director apparently said, letís try humor. It worked for Shaun of the Dead.

Hey, letís also through some religion into the mix. See, the people who just turned into zombies are really Satanís children. Thatís right. Thatís not Uncle Floyd having a bad day. Thatís really Beelzebub in Uncleís skin. Hear me out. It makes sense doesnít it?

Not...

Ö the gore and blood still fill the screen, but so does the nonsense. Iím pretty sure the core idea was to take this petite woman on her wedding day and turn her into a chain saw warrior. In her wedding dress of course. Start filming now and weíll build a story around it.

The only good part is they thankfully dropped the found footage angle. It started off that way and was quite stomach churning, but ended once the zombieís broke out.

Itís not horrible, it just doesnít fit in with the previous two. And you could walk away for a bit, come back and still know what happened.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JjoiNcQWrc
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 09, 2012, 09:42:45 pm
Munich (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2012, 02:51:06 pm
Cinderella Man (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2012, 10:10:00 pm
Jennifer's Body (2009)

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Post by: Mac on November 11, 2012, 05:55:28 pm
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Wow, that's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. That See-ucked major dong. Rock of Ages is a High School Muscial, I guess for adults, because all the music is from the 80's. I would say I loved the music, but the musical just butchered the songs. I'm not a real fan of watching celebrities lip sync karaoke style old classic rock songs.

The ridiculous story produced some of the more horrible lines ever. Alex Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti all had vampy over the top chacracters that just made me squirm. The focus on the two young stars was typical musical story telling. I didn't think either one did terribly well and down right awful in their singing, which they did a lot.

I was sure this wasn't a movie I was wanting to see, but now I'm pissed that I wasted my time watching it.

GAWD that sucked and sucked on the sucking.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 11, 2012, 07:39:07 pm
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 11, 2012, 10:15:19 pm
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 12, 2012, 09:41:37 pm
13 Going on 30 (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 13, 2012, 02:55:28 pm
The Big Bang Theory (Season 2 - 2008)

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Post by: Mac on November 13, 2012, 07:05:14 pm
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Who am I kidding. I don't care for super hero movies and especially was thinking a reboot... already?

So don't read this review because I thought it blew. First, the reboot. Really? WTF, it wasn't that long ago with the other movies, what, less than 5 years? And from what I do remember, dayum, if it's not the same story with how he became spiderman and his girlfriend and the goofy character... gahhhhhhh.

Don't even get me going on the villian. I just have to roll my freakin eyes. A talking lizard?

I think Hollywood has really lost it. Major saturation of the super hero movies... to the point of starting to do them over?

Emma Stone was my only savior in this. I could just watch her eyes all night.

So, sucky review of the year here. Take it with a grain of salt.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 13, 2012, 07:12:10 pm
You'll be happy to know they are rebooting Batman within 3 years. Hope to see you standing in line with a bucket of popcorn. No lie.
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Post by: Neumatic on November 15, 2012, 02:42:10 pm
I'm so hoping for Black Batman next time... I've got a little alternate Justice League growing in my head, black Batman, Indeterminate-Race Superman (appropriately alien), Korean Flash...
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 15, 2012, 02:53:26 pm
I say go with a Korean Batman played by none other than Jim Lee.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2012, 01:26:18 pm
Sunset Blvd. (1950)

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Post by: Neumatic on November 16, 2012, 03:47:29 pm
Had a bit of an unintentional Kevin Spacey film festival over the last couple of days.

I THINK it started with re-watching Horrible Bosses where Kevin Spacey played, of course, a horrible boss.  I'd forgotten about Colin Farrell's brill and underused character in the movie, and I love that he gets to do these sorts of crazy roles, I always want to see more of him now.  And I know I could have gone for more of Julie Bowen's slutty wife character.

After that, or possibly the day before, I can't be certain, was Swimming With Sharks which I had never seen before despite liking the promos for it on various videotapes in the 90s.  And of course I remember it from "Rebel Without A Crew."  Spacey hit this great venom-spitting abusive high in this movie and I think he'd been around before then but I'm sure this is what put him on a lot of peoples' radar (whereas I don't think I've seen the actual MAIN ACTOR from that movie again).  Benicio Del Toro also has a small role as Spacey's first assistant.

I think at this point I watched the full-length trailer for "House of Cards," the David Fincher Netflix-exclusive series where Spacey is a prick in politics (I think a whole lot of these roles are "Spacey is a prick in..." but he's so entertaining to watch, I'm fine with that.  I would LOVE to see a tongue-in-cheek "Making of" where Kevin Spacey plays himself AS the **** he plays in so many movies.  But I wonder if that might get lost on people (and if I can say, I think my favourite prick role of his was as the man who invented sarcasm on Saturday Night Live, which I think he's overdue to host again).

Then poking around Netflix's menus and it's insane amount of doubles, I found Margin Call which I had never seen before, chronicling the night before the 2008 Wall Street collapse began.  It's got great people like Stanley Tucci, Zachary Quinto, Demi Moore, and Paul Bettany in it and the fact it all takes place over one night really ratchets up the "you are there" feel to it.  Unfortunately, the movie commits the sin of "tell me in plain english" SEVERAL times, and one literal "explain it to me like I'm a child" (delivered by m-f-ing JEREMY IRONS, who you'e just like "h-ll yes!" when he shows up), but they still do a TERRIBLE job at explaining exactly what the problem is.  It reminded me of something Lewis Black said, "if you have a company, and you can't explain in one sentence what it DOES, it should be illegal!"  And the low budget and style of shooting makes it feel like a movie from the 80s in a GOOD way, like the kind of serious movies that were coming out for adults t watch like "Wall Street" and the like without being crummy like the second "Wall Street."  And we seriously need more Paul Bettany in our movies.  And Jeremy Irons, 'cause he delivers a nice bit about the true nature of money at the end.

And from an unclear issue to good-old-fashioned greed, we move to C asino Jack, based on the book and starring Kevin Spacey as Jack Abramoff, and I gotta say I really liked his turn in this movie.  Abramoff apparently produced two Dolph Lungdren movies (he had a poster of Red Scorpion in the office, and I accidentally found out that movie is ALSO on Netflix!) and a big movie buff, so Spacey had a chance to pull out his impressions and I think it actually adds to the character.  The movie focuses on Spacey and his partner-in-crime (Barry Pepper, who I liked but couldn't help thinking of Denis Leary the whole time) deciding to make some extra green ripping off an indian tribe that wants to open a c asino, then they decide to get into the gambling business themselves, dealing with a Greek immagrant-turned-mobster who owns a fleet of c asino boats, and them going money crazy.  What really makes it for me is just how great and full-of-himself Spacey's character is, he's got delusions of grandeur but they're justified and he believes them, he doesn't play himself as a bad guy, just a bit of an **** who wants way too much and decides to take it (his whole justification is laid out right at the start of the movie and you could totally agree with it, which is how he draws you in).  And of course, their front guy for the c asino boats is about the best casting I've seen in a while and the role that guy needed.

I don't know what'll be next, but I think I'd have to revisit this short that came out that Spacey did with Erin Cahill:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOPJxBjHkgc&
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2012, 04:50:35 pm
Swimming With Sharks is awesome. But I'm surprised that you didn't finish your Spacey marathon with his crown jewel: The Usual Suspects. And you certainly can't lose with L.A. Confidential (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/l-a-confidential-(1997)/msg9539/#msg9539) either.
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Post by: Neumatic on November 16, 2012, 04:56:59 pm
Well, it's not really over, and I don't HAVE either of those movies (shocking, I know).  Getting the mailers would arrive after the "mood" has worn off so they technically wouldn't count.

And BTW, I can't believe "ca sino" gets censored automatically on this board.  What the heck?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2012, 05:46:41 pm

And BTW, I can't believe "ca sino" gets censored automatically on this board.  What the heck?

No sh*t. I've told the software guy that built the forum software that it's too restrictive. I can't even talk about John Lee  H o o k e r on here without some creative workarounds.
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Post by: Neumatic on November 16, 2012, 06:06:44 pm
Especially considering at the moment there only seems to be THREE of us on here and we're all adults.  I'm amazed it hasn't occurred to us to just Skype or something.  And kick it off with a curse-a-thon.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2012, 06:09:08 pm
Well there is the fact that he has set it up this way so that he can charge money to unlock it to do whatever you want. F u c k  that. I have ways around it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2012, 09:42:34 pm
Chinatown (1974)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 17, 2012, 08:04:25 pm
The Big Bang Theory (Season 3 - 2009)

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Post by: Mac on November 19, 2012, 05:38:13 pm
Friends With Kids (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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To be honest I picked this up thinking about my wife. She looooooves this stuff. I have found most of them to be throw away and sometimes down right unbearable. Friends with Kids was a nice diversion. I wasn't even planning on watching it. With a pretty slick cast (most from Bridesmaids) and a thought provoking script, this does tackle some obvious questions. Yes, it's still a rom-com, but I found the dialogue witty and not running out of steam like a lot of these films do. It's still a stupid premise, yes I'm looking at you Sex and the City, because of two two friends who think it's a good idea to have a kid.

With Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt (who I've never seen before) did have chemistry and believable characters. The rest of the cast was actually more interesting with small snippets of comedic lines. Kristen Wiig, for some reason didn't do much, which was surprising.

I thought it went on a little to long. You really knew where this was heading, but you had to watch the roller coaster of evolution to reality formulate. It just went on and on.

I will say the last 3 minutes totally f ucked this movie over. I honestly dropped my jaw. I had to look at my wife and ask if I really saw what I saw. I mean the whole movie, as I said, was fun and well written, but they suddenly didn't know how to end it. It was brash, unexpected, stupid and not at all like the rest of the movie.

Bizarre ending is all I can say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV78ACyRh3E
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 19, 2012, 05:42:20 pm
Never even heard of this flix till now. So, does the ending negate everything that came before? Refrain from spoilers if possible. Thanks dude.
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Post by: Mac on November 19, 2012, 05:43:27 pm
Neither had I.


Added the trailer.

by the way, Jennifer Westfeldt, is totally hot in the girl next door kind of way.
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Post by: Mac on November 20, 2012, 06:58:05 am
Brave - Disney/Pixar (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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Believe it or not, my wife actually sat down and watched this with me... and she enjoyed it. As did I. It's not amazing like some of the Pixar flicks. The art is amazing, the story is fun and well paced. It will please both kids and adults, which must really be a challenge.

I did find the odd turn events half way through the film to really make me do a double take. Not bad... just odd. Was not expecting that at all. I rolled with it and continued to enjoy the rest of the movie. Brave's red hair is amazing actually. It does stick out like a flame, as probably intended.

I highly recommend Brave. You won't be disappointed.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 20, 2012, 07:00:08 am
Already on my radar.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 20, 2012, 08:46:27 pm
Gone Baby Gone (2007)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 21, 2012, 07:11:43 pm
Underworld: Awakening (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 22, 2012, 09:05:49 pm
The Town (2010)

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Post by: Mac on November 23, 2012, 10:55:21 am
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I give Magic Mike two stars... generously. Not sure it even deserves that. And not for the reason a lot of guys might think. I did not watch this as if geared for women only and shun my eyes because of male strippers.  This movie is for both genders.

The problem is it's got no story. I mean this was one boring, one dimensional story. Guy strips, has other jobs, finds a young guy to join, has a little bit of dialogue with new friends sister.

That's it at best. The dancing which all happened in one place started to bore me real quick. I have zero interest in what male strippers lives are like. It's rather mundane. It reminded me of Cocktail. Really, you're going to build a story around a bartender? Same thing in Magic Mike.

Matthew McConaughey is on the verge of doing his same arrogant, loud character over and over. Channing Tatum was decent in his role. All the other male strippers were just one dimensional and I didn't care about any of 'em.

I don't care if this movie is directed by Steven Soderbergh. That means little to me except I know he can do good work. This wasn't one of them.

Cody Horn is definitely easy on the eyes and has a little bit of Jessica Beal going on.

Oh and you do get to Oliva's Munn's mommy parts. Didn't know it until the camera came close up to her face. Her acting is OK.

B-o-r-i-n-g

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 23, 2012, 11:16:11 am
Had you given this 5 stars, I still have no desire to watch this. Swap out the actors with Playboy Bunnies and I'm singing a different tune.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 24, 2012, 08:16:12 am
Cop Land (1997)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 24, 2012, 04:39:46 pm
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 25, 2012, 01:07:36 pm
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 26, 2012, 07:03:22 am
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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Post by: Neumatic on November 26, 2012, 07:51:36 pm
Just finished "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."  I knew that Timur Bekmembatov (hereinafter "Becky" as Morgan Freeman calls him) was involved but I didn't realize he directed it, but DAMN it's a real step down style-wise from Wanted, which is so funny because I'm sure that the budget was higher than Wanted had.  And the style of it felt VERY tv-movie as well.  I'm a little heartbroken, to be honest.

It's not fair to compare this Lincoln to the "proper" Daniel Day-Lewis portrayal (which I admit I haven't seen) but there's something "Abe" that's missing, probably because he's playing Abe as a character and not "Abe," if that makes sense.  And while I love Mary Elizabeth Winstead, I kept thinking she made an odd-choice of portraying depressive Mary Todd Lincoln as SMILING all the time, but then there's the time jump.  She didn't really get to be crazy, though.

I feel like the movie should have played more with the biopic conventions, in the same way that Walk Hard did.  I wonder if part of that is Timur's extent of film-knowledge and genre-saaviness... perhaps there needed to be more adaptation-ness done to the script, to suit the story for screens.  Because apparently the book is quite good, but between this and Dark Shadows might point out a weakness for the medium that Seth Graeme-Smith has... and I only say this because being able to overcome an issue like that is being aware of it, and I HOPE he gets better with the film adaptations because the dude has some crazy ideas.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 26, 2012, 07:54:58 pm
So, is Vampire Hunter a Skip then? I don't think Mac gave it a good review IIRC.
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Post by: Neumatic on November 26, 2012, 08:17:28 pm
I don't know, I liked it enough to not skip it but didn't like it enough to recommend (although Alan Tudyk popping in made me giggle).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 26, 2012, 09:00:06 pm
Drillbit Taylor (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 27, 2012, 08:09:45 pm
Surrogates (2009)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 28, 2012, 08:11:29 pm
The Big Bang Theory (Season 4 - 2010)

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Post by: Mac on November 30, 2012, 01:44:59 pm
Lawless (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

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I didnít hear much about Lawless when it hit the theaters. I was mildly interested. Period films have such a specific appeal for me. Either Iím absorbed like the 1920ís of Lawless or typically they put me off. Lawless did a fantastic job of painting the time period with sets, costumes, style, etc. Unfortunately the story Iíve seen untold times before. The movie really never grabs you. Sure, there is conflict of a corrupt mob leaders coming into the backwoods during prohibition and it becomes a war of city vs. country folk, but itís been done before. I couldnít get vested in anybody. Tom Hardy was good as Forrest, a quiet ghost like leader. Guy Pearce was the over the top bad guy. Shia LeBeouf I was a little surprised that he had a rather wimpy character. I expected that transformation of fully taking over like Michel in the Corleone family of the Godfather. But to little too late. The restÖ phtttt.

While there were a couple of brutal bloody scenes, it was not that bloody. Not a bad film and I guess intended for a new generation of film goers, because the older generation has seen this movie many times over.

A rent for a buck is decent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2pjH_dQQDg
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 30, 2012, 02:01:30 pm
Never heard of it. Was this Direct-To-DVD?
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Post by: Mac on November 30, 2012, 02:52:24 pm
No, it was a major release. I don't recall about it's popularity or staying power
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Post by: Neumatic on December 01, 2012, 03:53:38 pm
I've HEARD of Lawless.  I just have no desire whatsoever to SEE Lawless.  What's up with all these films I should be digging not drawing in my interest at all?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 03, 2012, 09:33:08 pm
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

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Post by: Mac on December 04, 2012, 04:17:17 pm
Paranorman (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I was really psyched to see this because I heard so much good about it. Don't get me wrong, it is a very good movie...
... but....

I find Paranorman would probably appeal the best to the tweens or early teens. It is a family movie, but it has that sugary safe look and feel all the time. The humor is OK, but not laugh out loud. All the characters are a blast. I love how they made them so different with facial features, body features and movement. Unfortunately they are stereotypical and we've seen all these characters a million times before.

Like I said, Paranorman is a fun movie, but I have two small gripes. Well, one isn't small. It's the story. It's just not that great. A boy, who because he can see ghosts, is osterized by just about everyone. The other complaint I have is the muted colors. I was expecting some wow throughout the whole movie. There are moments of brilliance, but the overall look is somewhat restrained. I guess I'm really comparing this to some other recent movies that are just amazing in color and depth like How to Train Your Dragon and Dragon Hunters.

Check it out. I know I'm being very nit-picky and I guess I had my hopes  up way high, but you won't regret checking this out.

The extra's are the making of and there are a few good clips that are interesting.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgwSpajMw3s
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Post by: Neumatic on December 04, 2012, 06:23:54 pm
Still have to watch that.

I saw Starship Troopers Invasion the other night and it literally p issed me off so much I had trouble sleeping-- so much needless adrenaline.  I don't know if you saw the making ofs, but I'm so glad I did because just about everything they were boasting about, I felt like the exact opposite was true, pretty much exclusively across the board (with the exception of maybe the spaceships, I did like those).

I also finally saw "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane" (if for no other reason than the one-page summary in "Black Dossier") and it was messed-up and crazy like I was hoping for, now I have to watch "Mommie Dearest" because there's something so cyclically wonderful about the person who played a real physically abused person in a classic film being a real-life abusive person being portrayed in another classic movie by another actress.  It's mind-bending but I like that sort of thing.

Elf is on right now.  I was never a big fan of it-- I enjoy it a little more each time I see it, but I'm still glad that they never made the sequel-- although I am curious to know if they could have actually gotten Bill Clinton to do a cameo in the UN of Santa Clauses scene (yeah, it was a real thing).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 04, 2012, 06:55:31 pm
Mommie Dearest is awesome in a bad way. Watching Faye Dunaway channeling her inner Joan Crawford is both delicious and disturbing at the same time.
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Post by: Neumatic on December 04, 2012, 08:14:50 pm
Please tell me Faye Dunaway was up to some insane sh it as well, I know it's terrible but I kinda want the crazy train to continue.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 04, 2012, 08:23:03 pm
NO! WIRE! HANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!

A little factoid about the movie, or more to the point of what the movie meant to Faye as an actress. Long before I heard it from her in print, I always thought Mommie Dearest did such damage to her career that she would never bounce back. She confirmed the same sentiment herself. It really did do a number on her after the fact. So, you can imagine how over the top she is in this that would pretty much end her career for the most part.
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Post by: Neumatic on December 04, 2012, 10:21:20 pm
I'm doing my own story on abusive parents and I'm trying REALLY hard not to make them arch but some of these old black and white performances are so wonderfully over the top I just wanna roll with them, "your daddy doesn't love you he should love ME you're just a gooey fart I shat out and gave a name to!" and so on.

Anyway, watching, I watched Tommy Boy last night and it still makes me rewind bits over and over again.  Now just some old Voyager episodes until I get tired enough to fall asleep for god knows how long tonight since I'm only on three hours from the night before.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 05, 2012, 08:52:33 pm
The Patriot (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 06, 2012, 06:43:51 pm
Braveheart (1995)

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Post by: Neumatic on December 06, 2012, 08:11:03 pm
Moonrise Kingdom.  Quite enjoying it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 07, 2012, 10:49:02 am
Old School (2003)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 07, 2012, 03:54:13 pm
Moonraker (1979)

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Post by: Mac on December 07, 2012, 04:21:09 pm
Men In Black ≥ Three III 3 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

I went into this expecting little if anything. Maybe, just maybe there was a small flame of hope in me, but alas, quickly blown out. This is not nearly as good as the original and not as bad as the 2nd one, but that's not saying much.

Men In Black only has two things going for it. One is time travel and the cool sets, the other is Josh Brolin's characterization of K. Really the only thing is his voice, because K really has no personality and a deadpan face. Beyond that, this movie was made strictly for a money grab and probably Barry Sonnenfields ego. Has that man done anything of any good 'cept for the first MIB? Will Smith seemed to be forcing the humor and it made it that much more tedious to watch. Cool sets, aliens, weapons, CGI, blah, blah, blah... but what have I been saying. No story... no watchie. Even a bad story I could make fun of would of helped, but this just lacked in any kind of humor, soul or personality. Again, another movie for the tween set I believe. I could not recommend this in any way.

I doubt I'd ever turn it on again.  :-\

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 07, 2012, 05:06:09 pm
I had no desire to see this when it came out and the same holds true for the DVD. It's on the bottom of my list. Actually, it's not even on my list.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 07, 2012, 09:49:24 pm
Mad Men (Season 1 - 2007)

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Post by: Neumatic on December 07, 2012, 10:13:29 pm
My problem with MIB3 was my same problem with JJ's Star Trek and any other movie where time travel is a conceit-- namely that the characters have one predetermined thing they have to do and a set of instructions they need to follow in order to get to that final part.  And since they're always told in advance what to do, they just follow instructions.  There's really no room for plot twists or turns or to let the characters dictate the action.  The whole structure makes the story feel unsurprising, it's plot driven and not character driven.  Now I keep hearing that people don't care about plot, they care about characters, but I don't think that's an absolute truth, I KNOW people want to be surprised by the story and not know about what happens next.  When the plot is so connect-the-dots, it all comes down to the characters and most movies can't and don't have strong enough characters to compensate for that.

I was really hoping when Will Arnett popped up that it would be the first of a parade of wild and silly cameos.  No such luck.

I also felt that the 60s B-movie tech was severely underused.  So much wasted potential there.
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Post by: Mac on December 08, 2012, 05:16:57 am
Great point about time travel. I'd not thought of that. Couldn't agree more about plot and characters.
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Post by: Mac on December 08, 2012, 01:30:41 pm
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Huge letdown in every respect. This movie was and still is getting a lot of buzz. It's been played up for awhile about the newest kind of horror to come out in awhile. V/H/S is montage of 5 stories, laced together by a the central story of thugs raiding a house to steal some V/H/S tapes.

Let me say the shaky cam, which I knew about, was going to taint my expectations. And boy did it ever. Not only is it shaky cam but they seemed to over do it. This is probably the worst I've ever seen. So I could barely stomach that, but the real problem I STILL have is the justification of filming something either when it's so pointless like filming less than ordinary conversations like someone brushing their teeth and talking or even worse, you are about to die and you continue to hold onto a camera and film it. It's not only ridiculous, but takes so much away from the point of the movie.

The five stories vary in some degrees from boring to WTF, over the top paranormal. None of them ever caught my attention. I felt V/H/S was a complete waste of time. I hope it does not 'inspire' others, despite they are already going to make a sequel.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 08, 2012, 08:30:25 pm
Spider-Man (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 09, 2012, 12:02:05 pm
Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Post by: Mac on December 09, 2012, 04:29:02 pm
The Dark Knight Rises

Don't blame for not reading this review. I try, but simply don't get it.

EPIC? Don't think so. The music and movie length was.

I had to look up who was being played by Bane and I was having a hard time picturing Tom Hardy, even as he was standing there. A huge bulk of a man. Mr. Hardy is not. Amazing work they did there. The one thing I did like is the brute force this villain contained. No super powers. Just a massive man. A psychotic man, but big.

Rises just seemed to go on all over the place getting very loud in places.

I don't get Batman's voice and Bane's voice was just as irritating. There were times they were talking... I just couldn't understand.

I thought the fist fighting between Bane and Batman seee-ucked. Seriously, I thought Christian Bale, I mean Batman wasn't even trying.

I did like Blake's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) character. But beyond that. This was just a overblown flick.

The toys were fun... as usual.

So for the fan, I guess this was good? For the casual movie goer, I can't imagine this even registers. I know I'll never waste my time with this.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2012, 08:33:32 pm
The Salton Sea (2002)

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Post by: Neumatic on December 10, 2012, 09:27:36 pm
Finally watching Mommy Dearest.  Insane F'ed up stuff, as I had hoped.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2012, 09:30:11 pm
Finally watching Mommy Dearest.  Insane F'ed up stuff, as I had hoped.

It plays better of you scatter a bunch of wire hangers on the floor and roll around on top of them as you watch the movie. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/darth.gif)
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Post by: Neumatic on December 10, 2012, 09:41:18 pm
It's actually quite interesting how little the person who WROTE the book is as a character in the story, she's just the butt monkey who gets screamed at and slapped... which I guess was her role, but still...

I thought for sure when she was going on about the clean/dirty bathroom floor that she would have made the daughter eat off it.  I can't believe I never wrote that scene myself.

And now I can't help but notice this street she's on is the one from the Star Trek episode "A Piece of The Action."
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 11, 2012, 07:34:30 pm
Boardwalk Empire (Season 1 - 2010)

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Post by: Mac on December 14, 2012, 03:17:06 pm
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Sound is every thing in this movie. The music, the sound effects, everything.

High Tension is a well crafted cat and mouse thriller from France. The French are known to produce some extreme films and this is one of them. I canít say much about it or it would spoil the story line. There is not much dialog but thatís because this is a very visual psychological drama. Warning, this is a very gory, bloody film. I donít believe the extreme is for the torture p orn perspective but actually to up the reality of this particular killer. Kind of a Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original) atmosphere with a Collector tension. If you have not seen either, I recommend themÖ though they may not be for everybody that easily get squeamish.

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Marie and Alexia are classmates and best friends. Hoping to prepare for their college exams in peace and quiet, they decide to spend a weekend in the country at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But in the dead of the night, a stranger knocks on the front door. And with the first swing of his knife, the girls' idyllic weekend turns into an endless night of horror.

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Post by: Mac on December 14, 2012, 03:21:59 pm
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The Bourne Legacy not only confused me, it bored meÖ a lot. I really didnít know what this movie was doing. This was supposed to be a jumping off point based from the trilogy? Matt Damonís face is in a picture. Talk of past secret programs was central to getting this Ďagentí. But it seemed to me Aaron Cross, the agent, had a drug addiction and through-out the movie his motivation to go places was to get his drug. The story was so chaotic and convoluted, I didnít know what was going on. It starts off that way, making the audience try to figure things out, but by the middle of the movie where I guess things did progress more smoothly, I didnít care.

I donít understand the point of this movie, especially related to Bourne, where Iím actually frustrated if not mad for wasting my time. I canít recommend this movie at all...

Ö except for the cool Motorcycle chase scene and the Drone attack on Aaron Cross.

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This trailer should tell you all you want to know with a edit every 3 nanoseconds...

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 14, 2012, 03:37:15 pm
I'm still going to check this out, but I never had any illusions that this would even be anywhere in the same ballpark as the original Trilogy.
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Post by: Neumatic on December 14, 2012, 05:20:30 pm
Wow, they make those ratings BIG on the UK box... I remember when it was just a little triangle.

That creepy CGI Christmas Carol is on... not going to sit through the whole thing because it's so slick and lifeless... everything's so perfect there's no chance of surprise, you know?  No one in the background to catch your eye or the camera lingering in the wrong place... and while I do love animated films, motion capture (with the exception of Avatar) sucks, because it's basically watching actors wear suits of themselves while the camera gets in unrealistically close.  And the mouth movements... good god.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 14, 2012, 05:29:58 pm
Where's our Mommie Dearest review! Don't hold out on us!!!!!
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Post by: Neumatic on December 14, 2012, 05:39:42 pm
Neumie needs everything to be perfect first!

Actually, I forgot, I'll come up with something in a few.  Hold on.
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Post by: Neumatic on December 14, 2012, 06:07:38 pm
Okay, "Mommie Dearest:"

Holy cow.  Holy freaking cow.  This was nuts.  Just over the top crazy.  It's actually listed on Netflix as "campy," which I'm sure the poor woman who actually LIVED through the experience really appreciates that and the fact that one part of it ("wire hangers") became a joke.  Or maybe it's a Mel Brooks thing where she gets power over it by belittling it.

And I should say while I am thinking about her, I didn't like her character.  At ALL.  And while they avoided the trap of her being too big of a woobie or just "pity me, my life is terrible," I wasn't exactly rooting for her, she was just the butt monkey.  Seeing her get yelled at is why we payed our ticket prices, right?  There was no build-up to her, or any sense of an "I will overcome this" or anything-- she's never really ABLE to shake off Joan's hold on her, nor does she win out at the end.  That SUCKS.  I know it's based on a real story and they did avoid falling into that trap but there wasn't any satisfying conclusion to the story.

Half of the dialogue in the movie wasn't even dialogue but insane, indecipherable cries.  From BOTH main actresses.  I feel like the daughter should have gone arch as well, that set should have had big gaping holes at the end from both women's insane overacting.  Or maybe more of a mental chess game like "Apt Pupil."

There was a call-ahead early on about Joan being unable to have children and I'm AMAZED that they didn't slip in the line "maybe God doesn't WANT you to have children."  There's also the scene after the swimming race where Joan beats her kid (before beating beating her) telling her that she'll always win because she's bigger and I SO wanted her to throw in "I'm big and you're small and I'm right and you're wrong and there's nothing you can do about it!"

And when the daughter (I can't remember her name! Which is NOT a good sign) is forced to clean the bathroom in the dead of night (which stuck in my mind because I had written a similar scene), I was first expecting Joan to make her eat off it, as the cliche goes, but when she's scrubbing, her younger brother Christopher (who disappears after that for about the ENTIRE length of the movie) steps in and she says "she'll kill you if she sees you."  Why doesn't she DO something about it?  And how come we don't see anything about the abuse HE suffered or enabled or anything?

We really should have seen more of the enabling that Joan gets, there was that scene where the interviewer walks in on an abuse scene... did she give them a pass in the press or call them out on it?  We had all those reporters and photographers fawning over her, you could have explored that a little more, after all, the daughter wasn't just in an abusive household, she was in an Old Hollywood Abuse House which is a whole different and fascinating animal.

And I'm amazed that the daughter didn't know about Joan getting drunk until she was an adult... I'd have thought it would be the first thing she'd know about.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 14, 2012, 06:28:25 pm
Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 14, 2012, 06:31:21 pm
Okay, "Mommie Dearest:"


Admit it, this is your new favorite movie now!
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Post by: Neumatic on December 14, 2012, 06:34:39 pm
I actually deleted it off my queue when I was done, which I very rarely do.  I'm sure it's overshadowed by the fact that I'm working on my own abuse story (fiction, lemme clear that part up right away) that's so freakin' insane to me I doubt anyone would actually film it or buy the book.
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Post by: Mac on December 14, 2012, 06:44:06 pm
It never surprises me what interests people. Ya, the tried, true and safe are gobbled up, but I think a lot of folks like me, look for the unusual
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Post by: Neumatic on December 14, 2012, 06:48:40 pm
Yeah, it's interesting, but I think I take it a bit too far.  Which, when *I* say it, is really saying something.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 14, 2012, 10:30:09 pm
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 15, 2012, 08:12:25 pm
Mad Men (Season 2 - 2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 16, 2012, 10:15:54 pm
Drive (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 19, 2012, 10:20:35 pm
Starsky & Hutch (2004)

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Post by: Mac on December 20, 2012, 04:31:09 pm
ted (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

I was hearing good stuff about ted. Maybe it was the hype. But I walk away from ted discombobulated. I think the idea is interesting. The R-rated adult stuff is absolutely necessary. I couldn't imagine a watered down PG. But for me, there are way to many moments of crudeness. I guess, uncalled for crudeness. I love crude, but at times it seemed forced. I don't understand the infatuation with the 80's. Way too many references. Yea, the first joke or two was good, but they dive into it.

My wife hated this and I understand why. This is a movie about guys and how guys **** on each other in a friendly way. Something very foreign to women. And it was very apparent when she just didn't get the inside jokes.

I really don't think Mark Walberg has the comedic chops. I saw him in that other cop movie and that was horrendous. Walberg just seems to be acting.

I would hesitantly recommend ted. It's OK, not that great and will leave you with a lot of groans.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 20, 2012, 05:10:36 pm
This is already on my Hold List and it should be in my hands within 2 weeks most likely.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 20, 2012, 09:39:22 pm
Showgirls (1995)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 21, 2012, 06:47:20 pm
The Mexican (2001)

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Post by: Mac on December 22, 2012, 07:31:18 am
Surviving Christmas (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

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I had never heard of this movie, but saw it in the Christmas section of the library, looked at the cast and thought why not.

Well, I'll tell you why not. This is easily one of the worst Christmas movies... or any movie for that matter. And it does not take very long at all to realize this. From the get go, something is odd. The 'humor' is groan inducing and eye rolling. It only gets worse when Ben Affleck arrives at his old house where James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara own the house.

We couldn't stomach anymore after 20 minutes... turned it off.

This is gawd awful and wouldn't wish this on my enemies.... well maybe I would
Bhwaaaaaaaaaa-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-haaaaaaaaaaaa
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 22, 2012, 07:36:55 am
I remember shortly after it hit the Theaters that it was ranked as one of the worst movies of the year. I've avoided it ever since.
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Post by: Mac on December 22, 2012, 07:43:47 am
Lovely Molly (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

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Last night was just a s hitty night for movies. After quickly dumping Surviving Christmas (see above), we turned on Four Christmases. But thank gawd my wife fell asleep early on and turned this stupid Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon movie off and slipped in Lovely Molly. I heard a wide spread of opinions of this move, mostly bad, but thought I'd give it a shot. Well, it was bad. In acting, story telling and just plain direction. About half way into it I started to read rottentomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lovely_molly_2011/) and found this is the same director for The Blair Witch Project. A movie I truly never understood the praise for. Apparently from reviewers, the director Eduardo Sanchez only has one trick up his sleeve and he does the same thing over and over. It sure appeared that way. When I saw he was making attempts with music and static shots of a doorknob to look menacing, I'd had enough.

Cannot recommend this movie, even if you're a horror fan. This is not horror.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 22, 2012, 07:45:50 am
Never heard of it.
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Post by: Mac on December 22, 2012, 07:46:24 am
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I remember shortly after it hit the Theaters that it was ranked as one of the worst movies of the year. I've avoided it ever since.

I've often wondered the back story of some of these horrible films. Do the cast not know going in? Do they realize halfway through about their mistake. Was it money? Friendship?

I'm pretty sure I could have read the script and realized the crap.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 22, 2012, 07:50:10 am
This is pure speculation on my part, but I think for James Gandolfini, he wanted to show people that he could do more than just the 'Tough Guy' character that he has been saddled with his entire career. He was still Tony Soprano at the time and "comedy" was the easiest way to flex his acting chops. As for Ben Affleck, he has gone on record as saying that during this time he took a lot of  s h i t t y  movies just for the paycheck.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 22, 2012, 02:49:16 pm
For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 22, 2012, 09:06:57 pm
Good Will Hunting (1997)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 23, 2012, 02:59:56 pm
Ghost World (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 24, 2012, 07:48:48 pm
The Stand (TV Mini-Series 1994)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 25, 2012, 09:08:36 am
Nothing to Lose (1997)

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Post by: Mac on December 25, 2012, 09:36:56 am
Juan of the Dead (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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Juan of the Dead is a Comedy-Horror film. Very similar in tone to Shaun of the Dead. I'm not sure I've ever seen a Cuban film before, but they made a decent stab a major motion picture. It's a mixed bag at the production value. Sometimes the scenes are done really well, other times, you can see they had to go cheap. The humor is not bad. I never laughed out loud, but you had some very unique characters in this band of Zombie Killers for Hire.

It's all subtitled with no option for voice over, so that's annoying.

The gore and blood are definitely reserved. I would say maybe a recommend to rent. While not nearly as good as Shaun of the Dead, it's not totally wasted time. It's something different. They brought some fresh idea's to zombies. I guess the one I liked that stood out is some Zombies hiss, like wounded animals, instead of the growl we tend to know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOquktXvkT4
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 25, 2012, 09:43:39 am
I doubt my Library branch would even have this given that some of the bigger Hollywood flicks are MIA in the system.
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Post by: Mac on December 25, 2012, 09:45:01 am
Being Flynn (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I just happened across this flick with Robert DeNiro and Paul Dano. Let me preface that Being Flynn is not a feel good movie. It's depressing. But in the rare instance of a movie, the acting out between these two characters are the main point. Dysfunctional in every respect, but I think just solidifies the grittiness, dirty, depressing world of the homeless and underprivileged. I doubt I would ever watch this movie again, but glad I did see it.

I highly recommend checking out Being Flynn. There is an entertainment value here. Watching DeNiro take a character and run with it again after years of crap, is in a way fun, despite his eclectic and often times despicable behavior.

Apparently based on true events...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHZfQDgkqiM

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 25, 2012, 04:06:10 pm
Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 26, 2012, 08:01:05 am
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 26, 2012, 06:32:33 pm
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 27, 2012, 06:14:09 am
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

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Post by: coolguy44 on December 27, 2012, 01:10:19 pm
I am watching all of the lord of the rings movies again so I am watching Lord of the Rings the Two Towers

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 27, 2012, 06:41:15 pm
Bottle Rocket (1996)

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Post by: Mac on December 28, 2012, 07:32:50 am
Rent

I'm going to fair here and not rate this because....
.... I don't care for musicals. I gave it a try because my wife likes some of them. But I let her decide that enough was enough.

I've seen less than handful I've even cared spending time with, but for the most part find them painful to sit through... especially watching on TV. Attending is another story.

We gave it 20 minutes before deciding to turn it off. Within that 20 minutes was 5 songs, so the story telling is a majority of singing. There is some dialog, but unfortunately they always burst out into song (groan). And I didn't think the 5 songs we saw where that good or that well sung.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 28, 2012, 09:34:46 am
Rushmore (1998)

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Post by: coolguy44 on December 28, 2012, 11:32:39 am
2003 Lord of the Rings 3


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 28, 2012, 03:38:45 pm
Quick Change (1990)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 28, 2012, 09:14:21 pm
The 6th Day (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 29, 2012, 03:11:07 pm
Bowfinger (1999)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 30, 2012, 08:10:39 am
Stargate (1994)

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Post by: Mac on December 30, 2012, 10:34:42 am
Great Balls of Fire
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Great Balls of Fire is 1989 take on Jerry Lee Lewis rise to fame. It's the years of the first shot a recording to right after the controversial episode of marrying his 13 year old cousin. The take great liberties of excluding all kinds of details and just focus on the immediate family and Jerry's manager.

I'm not sure what kind of character Jerry Lee Lewis was. I'm sure he must have been very eclectic and bold. But in ways, Dennis Quaids portrayal is damn near clownish. I mean to the point of distracting. Maybe Jerry Lee Lewis was that bizarre. I dunno. If you watch the trailer, the only time you see Quaid portray Lewis, is very emotional. Those other moments of him just talking are what I'm talking about. Just over-the-top expressive. There are a couple of scene's that just go way over-board too. You can't miss them. I guess the director was getting a little artsy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9aobri6wyg

But I do know the som**** could play. The movie does a great job of capturing those moments of hits. While I do like his hits, the songs really started to sound the same.

Winona Ryder does a great job acting as a 13 year old. There's a lot going on with her and she portray's what I think a young female might be like in this situation.

If you like movies about music and their creators, I would suggest checking this out.

And on the same note, for those who like this genre of music, you need to check out Nowhere Boy

here's a cool video of Quaid playing with the Man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAdS2txihCk
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 30, 2012, 10:38:57 am
I've seen this a few times, but that was yeeeeears ago. I can't remember much of it now.
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Post by: Mac on December 30, 2012, 10:45:10 am
The Way We Were (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

It's probably blasphemy to give The Way We Were only 3-1/2 stars. I had never seen this movie until last night. It was nothing like I thought it might be. The ending was perfect, but that is only the tip of the iceberg of a rather complicated movie. Two lovers who are so different in many respects fall for each other and try to make it work. Both very intelligent people, but at times letting emotions guide their actions. Even to the point of the getting married and then getting pregnant. I don't want to run spoilers for those like me who have not seen it, but while it's not gut wrenching, where it should have been, it still packs a punch.

I get why it was and has been classic. It's wrapped around the blacklisting of Hollywood in the late 40's, which I only heard of, a lot of the emotion was lost on me. But it's not THAT critical, because the story is about the roller coaster ride of the two lovers. Their hits and misses. Barbara Streisand brings her Jewish heritage into the story and recognize many facets with her and my wife. So, yea, I had a little stake into giving this my attention.

By the way, Ms. Streisand sets the bar on music and voice like no other. I like some of her songs, not all, but I know when a voice is phenomenal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hef39RzemJE
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Post by: Neumatic on December 30, 2012, 10:51:12 am
"Side By Side" by Keanu Reeves.  It's about digital vs traditional filmmaking, and unlike many documentaries it doesn't pick a side, it's just all these famous directors, cinematographers and editors on both sides saying what they love, like, dislike, and hate about the formats. And it feels VERY dense, there's very little wasted time.  Feels like a two or even two and a half hour movie cut down to 100 minutes, which I appreciate.  There's all sort of little things I didn't know about, giving a history of digital camera development, films they were used on and how people picked up on that and wanted to experiment.  This is a darn good doc and I'm only 30 minutes in (but like I said, feels much further-- in a good way).

Also never heard this great tidbit: on Scanner Darkly, Robert Downey Jr was complaining about being on his feet 14 hours a day, not being able to go to his trailer or mellow out, so he'd start leaving mason jars of urine on the set as a little protest.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 30, 2012, 10:57:24 am
I've been meaning to check out Side By Side. I was tracking this before it hit the theater but just completely forgot about it till now. Thanks for the heads up. Adding to my Library Hold List now. That is if they have it.
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Post by: Neumatic on December 30, 2012, 11:03:54 am
Definitely check it out.  There's a bunch of stuff I'd never seen before, they show an optical printer at work which I'd never seen before.
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Post by: Mac on December 30, 2012, 11:13:22 am
I've never heard of it. I'm going to have to check it out too.

dayum, my library doesn't own it. Might have to make a request.

Wait, it hasn't come out yet to DVD
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Post by: Neumatic on December 30, 2012, 11:26:18 am
I think it's on Youtube and iTunes but seriously, the lack of DVD and Blu-Ray of it sucks (also paying four bucks for a 24 hour rental sucks)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 30, 2012, 11:56:53 am
...(also paying four bucks for a 24 hour rental sucks)

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Post by: Neumatic on December 30, 2012, 12:04:44 pm
The library's selection... particularly with new releases... is garbage.  But the library is my friend for other reasons.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 30, 2012, 12:06:28 pm
Doesn't your branch pull from other branches?
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Post by: Neumatic on December 30, 2012, 12:13:50 pm
Haven't checked that for DVDs, but I think most of those are ones that are donated, so lots of older titles and stuff no one watches.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 30, 2012, 12:30:05 pm
We have about 20 or so branches here and each branch orders 1 movie of all the bigger releases as well as some of the minor ones. So there is always plenty of copies in circulation at any given time. I've had to have my branch order certain titles that aren't in rotation. They've ordered a few that way, but I think a certain number of request has to be put in for them to go through with ordering. So, you might wanna put in some request on your end for any titles you're looking for. Couldn't hurt.
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Post by: Mac on December 30, 2012, 12:34:58 pm
Yea, I do that. I think I figured what the system does... pretty close to what you said. I'll order movies coming soon (month or 2) and they always reply with Thanks for requesting, but this movie has not been released. I do think they register the request. Sometimes afterwards, when the movie does come in, winds up automatically in my queue.

Typically I'm maxed on my request and I have to go in manually.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 30, 2012, 01:44:45 pm
The Truman Show (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 08:25:12 am
The Majestic (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 02:52:39 pm
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

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Post by: Mac on December 31, 2012, 03:19:08 pm
Last night was a just a night of movies and discovery. Searching through various lists to see what we could find. It was a hit and miss... as expected.

The best out of the bunch was...

The Entitled (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Not bad, but not great. It does keep the action going and mystery continually twists. But by the third act, the cat is out of the bag and you can see things coming. I was surprised this did not have a Hollywood ending. Nice surprise.

I could maybe recommend it for something to fill the time.

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We also watched....

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Aaron Eckhart has a knack for finding those movies that are different. Suspect Zero is about a using a serial killer to find a more dangerous serial killer. It's not really complicated, but how it's directed tends to muddy up the plot. I got lost a couple of times trying to figure out what we being shown. It does come together all at the end, but I was pretty much uninterested by then. If you can stick with it, you might enjoy it.

Finally, the movie we started out with but was the least interesting was...
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It's a standard Insane Asylum movie with a specific character known as The Wolf. I will admit the costume for The Wolf was pretty cool. Very intimidating. The stars of the movie were the director, writer and production partners, which tells you the acting was pretty bad. But on a good note, the women are beautiful. Brigitte Kingsley and Mercedes McNab could just stand there for awhile and I'd be happy.

(http://www.songandfilm.com/articlepics/medium%20raw.jpg)

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It didn't suck, but it's not really worth seeking out either. If you happen upon, check it out.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 03:24:26 pm
I've heard zero about those 3 movies. Direct-to-DVD is my guess.
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Post by: Mac on December 31, 2012, 05:21:28 pm
That would be my guess. I think medium Raw is from the Indie circuit.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2013, 08:12:35 am
Air Force One (1997)

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Post by: Mac on January 01, 2013, 09:13:14 am
Machine Gun Preacher (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I knew zero about this film going in. In fact I didn't read the box synopses until about 10 minutes into the movie. My wife was really hesitant on the title alone. She thought it might be some *Troma film macho shoot'em up (Note: my wife knows nothing about Troma, but she has seen enough to imagine).

Based on a the true story of Sam Childers transformation from a low life thug into a man with a mission. This is not a feel good movie, at least in the Hollywood world. There is hope that eeks out from this film. It's hard to find, but peel away the inhumanity that is witnessed and there is something there. By and far this film brings into light a part of the world and cultural society we turn our heads too and don't want to hear about. Sam Childers becomes committed to the cause. KONY and his insane terror army are systematically invading villages, killing unmerciful anything that moves and taking the children, yes, children to bring into the army. I think you're jaw will drop when you watch a ragtag group of children caring and using machine guns.

Gerard Butler grabs onto this character and runs with it. It's a long film and it's a rollercoaster ride of locations and emotions. If you don't feel anything after this film, you've missed it completely.

I thought my wife would be turned off by the religion and finding Jesus perspective, but she didn't, because, well they don't blast it you. It exists and part of his change, which by the way takes a good amount of time to happen. The movie just takes liberties and fast forwards through time to get to the point.

I highly recommend Machine Gun Preacher. It is a sad movie in parts and rather hard to watch. But I think it is an important one. Yes, I said important.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T48oq-WlIGc
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2013, 09:14:56 am
This looks very promising. Adding to my Hold List. Thanks.
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Post by: Mac on January 01, 2013, 09:24:53 am
Bodyguards & Assassins (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I picked this up based on a trailer I saw earlier. I didn't know it had one of my fav Asian martial arts legend, Donnie Yen (IP Man). People, maybe the marketing folks, are calling this EPIC. I kind of see very much like Once Upon A Time In America. Grand scale of location and the intense family struggles within and politics.

I found it very slow. The 3rd act does amp up the action. All in all, this is a fantastic film with great acting and characters. Good fighting, but, I wish they would have kept out the minimal wire work. It's not much, but it does stand out and looks out of place. The sets are pretty cool.

Not sure I'd watch it again due to the slow story telling. But I do highly recommend it if your interested in this time period (1900) of Asian culture.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjCYc_Rm3EY
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Post by: Mac on January 01, 2013, 09:33:45 am
War of the Arrows (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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Set in 1636, the second Manchurian invasion of Korea rages chaos, as villages are attacked by overpowering Manchurian soldiers. The Manchurians kidnap childhood sweethearts, Ja-in and Seo-Goon on their wedding day. In an effort to save his sister, Ja-in s brother Nam-Yi sets out to defeat the enemy and save his sister and other Korean victims with only 1 bow.

Another trailer introduced me to War of the Arrows. I loved this flick. It had me glued. The action and pacing are phenomenal. The actors are typical... a few characters stand out that you keep an eye on... and there are plenty of surprises in the story telling.

By the 3rd act, the action just jumps into high gear. It reminded me a lot of Predator and Apocolypto. The cat and mouse chase and strategy of the enemies at hand.

The photography is too cool. They way they shoot archery is pretty slick and fun ride.

I highly recommend this.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDyIjb272kU
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In the Line of Fire (1993)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 02, 2013, 07:38:07 am
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 02, 2013, 06:59:22 pm
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 02, 2013, 07:04:25 pm
Mad Men (Season 3 - 2009)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 03, 2013, 07:41:14 pm
O c t o p u s s y (1983)

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Post by: Mac on January 04, 2013, 03:18:41 pm
Trouble with the Curve (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

I picked this up because of two reasons, Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. They did not disappoint. Not a stretch in acting but the chemistry was there. Totally believable of a father daughter relationship. Unfortunately, there is not much of a story to tie this together. Not an interesting one at least. Even for me who does not watch much sports movies, I saw cliche all over the place. And this is not much about sports, so if you're looking for some sports as a big component of the story, look elsewhere.

Justin Timberlake I find as a very likeable actor. Haven't seen him do any bad stuff. But the hour or so we saw, his part was minimal. Maybe the story got beyond Eastwood's character losing his eyesight and his career ending on the horizon, but this is just a slow moving, not interesting story. I most likely will never try to watch this again.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 04, 2013, 03:21:00 pm
Think you can post some of those cliches here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/creative-writing/the-sports-genre-cliche-thread/msg14411/#msg14411)? As for the movie, this is still a must-see given that I'm a huge baseball fan and sports movie nut.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 04, 2013, 10:18:36 pm
JFK (1991)

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Post by: Neumatic on January 04, 2013, 10:40:13 pm
Watched "Iron Sky" this morning, it's the long long awaited "Nazis from the moon" movie and, personally, I liked it.  It wasn't a knock-out smash or laugh out loud flick but this is a ten million dollar flick that shot in three (or four) different countries in two languages with a load of special effects without a single fail and it looks like it cost at least three times that much, so just based on that it's a real achievement.  You know the basics, that the Nazis started a secret colony on the moon, planning on returning to Earth.  Which they do.  Unfortunately for Earth, it's 2018 and  an opportunistic Palin-esque President is in charge.

There's obviously shout-outs to Downfall, alien invasion movies, the Ring Cycle, and Doctor Strangelove -- and in that vein, the whole flick has the same "war is hell and those who lead us into it doom us all" undercurrent that "In The Pirkinning," their previous film, did.  Actually, the whole thing felt like an improved, refined version of what they did with "Pirkinning."  But there's a bit of political in-jokes that fly really under the radar, Finland's role in WWII and so on, it's actually a  smarter movie than it seems at first.

And, not to give too much away, but there's a spaceship (you won't forget his name) that might be my favouriite new ship design in a long while-- though I'm sure that's partly due to the drought in design we've had these past few years.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 04, 2013, 11:16:05 pm
I think Mac started a thread on Iron Sky, but the search function is coming up empty. Mac, can you dig it up and post a link if you did start it?
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Post by: Mac on January 05, 2013, 06:57:09 am
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I think Mac started a thread on Iron Sky, but the search function is coming up empty. Mac, can you dig it up and post a link if you did start it?

I didn't start a specific thread on it, but did review it back in October (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd%27s-blu-rays/what-are-you-watching-%28dvd%27s-blu-ray%27s%29/660/).

Not sure why the search did not pick this up... twice (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/movies/all-things-sci-fi/msg10344/#msg10344).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2013, 07:10:22 am
Thanks Mac!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2013, 01:34:10 pm
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2013, 06:40:25 pm
Bandits (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 06, 2013, 06:11:29 am
A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 06, 2013, 09:02:25 pm
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 07, 2013, 01:28:40 pm
Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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Post by: Mac on January 08, 2013, 08:50:22 am
Dog Soldiers (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I've watched Dog Soldiers several times now and it's not lost any of his high velocity tension and action. It's a simple movie of a squad in the woods and run against a family of Werewolfs. The acting is good with a full intense mood. A lot happens at night, duh, the moon, but it's lit well enough to know what's going on. I think it's an excellent different take on the Wolf genre. Check it out if you like this kind of horror.

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A British Squad is sent on a training mission in the Highlands of Scotland against Special Operations squad. Ignoring the childish "campfire" stories heard about the area, they continue with their mission and come across the bloody remains of the Special Ops Squad, and a fierce howling is pitching the night sky... With two mortally wounded men, they make an escape, running into a zoologist by the name of Megan - who knows exactly what hunts them. What began as what they thought was a training mission turns into a battle for their lives against the most unlikely enemies they would have expected - werewolves.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4BfUI_nvLk

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Post by: Mac on January 08, 2013, 08:58:48 am
The I Inside (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

This is a time travel movie, but more of a psychological thriller. It pretty much starts out running and don't walk away because so much goes on in a short amount of time, it takes full on watching to get the story. Even as much as I was paying attention, I did start to get lost in the time travel and what was real and imagined. Fun movie for the most part. Your rooting the whole time trying to figure out what is going on. The ending may disappoint, but honestly, I wasn't sure how it would end... just don't drop the ball.

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A man (Simon) awakens in a hospital not recalling the last two years as he begins to find out things from his past he discovers his ability to move from the year 2002 to the year 2000

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttc7VqgnlB8
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2013, 10:32:55 am
I'm definitely interested in The I Inside
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2013, 02:06:10 pm
My Cousin Vinny (1992)

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Post by: Neumatic on January 08, 2013, 06:15:17 pm
I seriously need to watch some movies, but I'm not really in the mood (or I can't really choose).

Having said that, this morning in bed (cause I get up too early to "get up") I watched "Revenge of the Electric Car," which was interesting.

I was flipping around on TV and caught the Zack Snyder remake of "Dawn of the Dead," which I had never seen before.  I really dug it (especially the cinematography).  But I couldn't help but chuckle when the dad from Modern Family was one of the survivors.

And I don't want to give away the ending to two people who probably saw the movie ages ago, but those end credits-- wow.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2013, 06:28:40 pm
I can't remember if I saw Dawn Of The Dead. I may have to hit the Library and check it out regardless if I did or didn't. Mac on the other hand probably has a copy bedside. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2013, 10:41:33 pm
A Few Good Men (1992)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 09, 2013, 05:42:02 pm
RoboCop (1987)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 09, 2013, 10:10:32 pm
Breaking Bad (Season 4 - 2011)

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Post by: Mac on January 11, 2013, 04:53:20 pm
Resident Evil: Retribution (#5) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)
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Ugh, how utterly disappointing. Not sure where to begin. Looking back at what I just watched, I can only think that this is just a quick filler movie to get from Resident Evil: Afterlife (#4) to #6. Because all this was is an escape film out of a Hollywood style set (uber big and fancy). Hardly any character, let alone character development. The dialogue was abysmal. The acting by some of the new folk was just ridiculous. I was really rolling my eyes, thinking, is this a joke? Some special effects were pretty cool while others were **** poor SyFy channel quality. I don't understand. It seemed so rushed and the editing just erratically moved it along.

I couldn't recommend this except for one reason. Alice (Milla Jovovich) baddass S&M suit. Sexxxxxxy.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 11, 2013, 05:02:05 pm
Hey, you know my feelings regarding the "Director" and how I loathed his filming style. But I put all that aside to check out Resident Evil and the films that followed. I've come this far, I'm still gonna check this out. I never really expect much from the series and this wouldn't be any different, even though I do like a couple of them so far.
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Post by: Mac on January 12, 2013, 08:52:01 am
House at the End of the Street (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Meh, this is a rather ho-hum thriller/horror film we've seen several times before. With a couple of jump scares, but not much tension beyond that. I think you can see story lines coming at you a mile in advance. It does have a twist and that may make it worth watching. The acting is fine by Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot, but nothing phenomenal. I believe the target audience would be the tween crowd loving Hunger Games. Otherwise is an immediately forgettable movie the minute it ends.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w16stVhviHc
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 12, 2013, 08:00:42 pm
The Living Daylights (1987)

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Post by: Mac on January 13, 2013, 08:57:32 am
Dredd (2012) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

Let's make this clear, Judge Dredd (1995) is diametrically opposite of Dredd (2012) in so many areas. I know people will want to compare, but I think it's a waste of time. Talking apples and oranges. Dredd is a serious perspective depiction compared to the campy/humorous 1995 version. From what I understand the Dredd version is faithful to the UK comics. And that's fine. I liked it for what it was. I liked Judge Dredd for what it was.

I also get the comparisons to The Raid: Redemption. Dredd and his rookie Judge Anderson go investigate a triple homicide at a block. We learned from the other UK film Attack the Block that a Block is a building structure, that for the most part takes up a city block. Anyway a gang runs the block and a lock down occurs with the sole intention to kill the two judges. So another cat and mouse game occurs in the setting of one tall building. The violence is extreme. Bloody, gory and in ultra slo-motion at times. They incorporated a cleaver idea of distributing a slo-mo addictive drug as the gangs income. Time suddenly slows down in the users mind. This brings some almost poetic, surreal deaths.

I thought the pacing was excellent. The characters fun to watch, even the bad guys. I thought it was a bold move to have Dredd never reveal his face. At first I was thinking eyes express so much... but in this case a judge is supposed to engage justice and by having a faceless judge it takes away, yet adds a different dimension to the character.

I highly recommend a watch if you like action movies in this caliber. Watch it without prejudice.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqqgrUna28w
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 13, 2013, 08:58:52 am
I'm pretty low on the wait list. Should be at my Library within a couple of weeks. Can't wait.
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Post by: Mac on January 13, 2013, 09:06:20 am
Looper (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I did not like this as much as I was thinking I would. Maybe too much hype, maybe I was tired. Maybe people want to be hip. I dunno. This is a time traveling, thinking sci-fi flick that pushes and pulls, and distorts the story line. Like an onion, it slowly peels back the layers of mystery waiting for the payoff. I did not see the payoff until the last minute, but in again, maybe I was tired.

I think Looper is 2012's Inception. That's fine and bring on more inspiring films like this, because my biggest complaint about sci-fi is gets to family friendly, too dum-ed down, to predictable.

I need to watch this again. I may change my rating at some point. :-\

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uIWGOKW5OM
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 13, 2013, 09:07:34 am
This is on DVD already? What the hell!
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Post by: Mac on January 13, 2013, 09:08:55 am
Oh dude, you are soooooo last week.
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Post by: Neumatic on January 13, 2013, 12:24:21 pm
Looper is one of those movies you can instantly see all the influences on it, from film noir to Superman to Akira to Terminator.  Well made, but it does drag in the middle (a three-act structure problem, I think).

Just started "The Frighteners."  Don't even remember the lat time I saw this flick.
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Post by: coolguy44 on January 13, 2013, 01:21:14 pm
I'm not watching anything right now!
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Post by: Mac on January 13, 2013, 05:50:51 pm
Frankenweenie (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

Overall I enjoyed Frankenweenie. Tim Burton's retelling of his original short with 50 more minutes. It's right in the middle there to entertain young'uns and parents will love the throwback to all the classic great horror movies, including Bambi vs. Godzilla.

It's cute with some frightening scenes. I think it gets over the top suddenly when all hell breaks lose in the town, but not a big deal. This has Tim Burton style all over it from the visuals, to sound to the music.

It is all in black and white and wonder how the younger generation will accept it. I guess they will not be to jaded like older folks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2luLW-9ySw

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Post by: Mac on January 13, 2013, 05:57:59 pm
Premium Rush (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

Premium Rush is not a great film, but just a fun fantastic film from beginning to end. Huh, two Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies in one weekend. With two very different characters. Premium Rush is a fresh kind of chase movie. The photography is excellent. The chase never repetitive and it has a bad guy like I've never seen before. Kinda stupid arrogant cop, but is causing a lot of problems for the delivery. Great pacing. Mostly action but with some moments to catch your breath and take in the ride. I can easily see this as a movie that anytime it's on, I'll check it out.

A definite rent... at the very least.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn6ie1zCkZU
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 13, 2013, 11:39:02 pm
Licence to Kill (1989)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 14, 2013, 08:15:20 pm
GoldenEye (1995)

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Post by: coolguy44 on January 15, 2013, 01:03:57 pm
The Avengers (2012)


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 15, 2013, 04:38:14 pm
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

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Post by: Neumatic on January 15, 2013, 05:55:39 pm
So much Red Dwarf.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 15, 2013, 05:59:43 pm
Never heard of it. Is it about Dopey laying out under the sun and getting burned? (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)
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Post by: Neumatic on January 15, 2013, 07:12:02 pm
It's a famous, long-running British sci-fi comedy series about the last human being alive.

A small sample:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa_gZ_7sdZg&
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Post by: Mac on January 15, 2013, 07:44:07 pm
How did Red Dwarf get in here?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 15, 2013, 10:40:48 pm
Archer (Season 1 - 2009)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 15, 2013, 10:59:37 pm
The Eric Carr Story: Inside The Tale Of The Fox (2000)

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Post by: Mac on January 16, 2013, 03:37:01 am
I've only watched half of the Archer Season 1 set. I'll check out the remainder this weekend
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Post by: coolguy44 on January 16, 2013, 04:13:35 pm
I am watching Captain America (2011?)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 17, 2013, 03:06:31 pm
The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 17, 2013, 08:55:28 pm
Die Another Day (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 18, 2013, 09:14:34 pm
C a s i n o Royale (2006)

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Post by: Mac on January 19, 2013, 06:06:20 am
The Possession (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

Based on a true story, this is a Jewish Horror movie. The first and probably the only one I know of. And a fine telling of creepiness. The atmosphere slowly builds up the scares. There are several scenes that are unexpected and you will just say WTF. The characters are very well portrayed. Natasha Calis as the young Em does a fantastic job slowly evolving into the possessed.

This is not a great film but a very entertaining horror movie. I highly recommend it if your into evil and possession films.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gBeG31fX40&noredirect=1
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Post by: coolguy44 on January 19, 2013, 12:15:22 pm
Men In Black 3 (2012)
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Post by: Mac on January 19, 2013, 03:15:48 pm
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Men In Black

Hey cool, why don't you expand a bit and give us some of your well thought out ideas about what you just watched. Penny Can is about thinking, writing, opinions and discussions.

Penny Can is not Twitter. We don't care you watched a certain movie. We discuss the why, when, what.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 19, 2013, 05:01:09 pm
Men In Black 3 (2012)

I'd like to know what your thoughts are regarding MIB3 as well. I'm still on the fence about seeing this. It hasn't gotten many good reviews, so I would like to hear your opinions on the movie. Rent or Skip?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 19, 2013, 08:00:59 pm
Quantum of Solace (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 20, 2013, 10:16:13 am
A View to a Kill (1985)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 20, 2013, 07:30:26 pm
Mad Max (1979)

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Post by: coolguy44 on January 21, 2013, 01:30:25 pm
Mac I think you should rent it. It is a pretty good movie if you want to know my opinions.
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Post by: coolguy44 on January 21, 2013, 01:30:42 pm
Big Bang Theory Season 1 (2007,2008)
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Post by: Mac on January 21, 2013, 03:49:42 pm
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Mac I think you should rent it. It is a pretty good movie if you want to know my opinions.

You didn't just say that did you. You're phucking with me right?

That makes zero sense. If I want to know your opinion, I can do so by watching the movie?

Get the phuck outta here.
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Post by: coolguy44 on January 21, 2013, 06:02:03 pm
you asked me if you should rent or skip the movie and I said you should rent it
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Post by: Mac on January 21, 2013, 07:38:04 pm
Men in Black III (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/what-are-you-watching-(dvd's-blu-ray's)/msg14487/#msg14487)

Here's my take.

What's yours?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 21, 2013, 11:02:14 pm
The Road Warrior (1981)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 22, 2013, 05:19:38 pm
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

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Post by: coolguy44 on January 23, 2013, 05:17:43 am
Big Bang theory season 2 (2009)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 23, 2013, 11:08:55 am
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 23, 2013, 04:32:28 pm
Archer (Season 2 - 2011)

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Post by: Mac on January 24, 2013, 02:52:25 pm
Taken 2 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this film...

... except for the fight scenes, Liam Neeson looks tired, Famke Janssen looks, uh... good, Maggie Grace looks like she's learning to read, the bad guys look like, uh, bad guys.

Look, this was clearly an uninspired money grab. Liam Neeson totally looked bored, or didn't want to be there. And rightfully so.

I know many sequels use the same formula... sometimes it works, sometimes not. Taken 2 is exactly like the first one. Set up the 'Taken' and then fight the bad guys... only this time Neeson's character has extraordinary abilities. Like for instance bagged and placed in a trunk, yet he counts seconds, left and right turns, sounds of surrounding area... I'm thinking so he knows where he's being taken somehow.

Those are just some of the eye rolling moments. Within 1 hour I lost complete interest. For a loudass movie with lots of fights, shooting and car chases, this was tired.

I can't even recommend this in anyway. Just watch the first one again.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 24, 2013, 02:55:29 pm
Well that sucks. I was looking forward to this one! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_mad.gif)
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Post by: Mac on January 24, 2013, 03:00:26 pm
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Well that sucks. I was looking forward to this one!

That's just my take... It surprisingly is the No 1 in DVD sales this week. But that doesn't mean much really in the long run. Will people be watching this 6 months or a year. I highly doubt it.

DREDD performed miserably at the theaters. They are not sure why, but it did way better on DVD, enough to be now considered for a sequel.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 25, 2013, 08:31:10 pm
The Brave One (2007)

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Post by: Mac on January 26, 2013, 06:33:11 am
The Double (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I knew nothing of this movie before seeing the trailer on some recent film. I don't recall it hitting the theaters. So my wife is a huge Richard Gere fan and quite frankly, I have not seen a bad movie with him yet.

Starring Richard Gere and Topher Grace (with probably the worst haircut in cinema history), this immediately reminded me of the other Gere movie... The Jackal. The basic premise is finding a psychotic killer that no one has ever seen.

What makes this movie very interesting, and I'm not giving away a spoiler here, is from very early on, the movie reveals that Richard Gere is Cassius, the Russian killer, thought dead,  the FBI, CIA and everybody else is looking for. This brings a whole new dynamic at how you watch everybody, especially Gere play their parts.

I thought it was very entertaining. I highly recommend it for some unigue cat and mouse storytelling.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyf-YZlmw8g
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2013, 07:30:32 pm
Inside Man (2006)

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Post by: Neumatic on January 26, 2013, 09:06:42 pm
While you guys are watching serious movies, I just started watching all three Austin Powers movies.  Which will take forever because I keep rewinding.  I can't believe the first one is 15 years old.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2013, 09:28:14 pm
While you guys are watching serious movies, I just started watching all three Austin Powers movies.  Which will take forever because I keep rewinding.  I can't believe the first one is 15 years old.

Great minds dude. I actually have these on deck for sometime next week. I wanted to end my James Bond marathon with these but I had to knock off some of the movies that were sitting at the library that had an expiration date or they go to the next person on the wait list.
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Post by: Neumatic on January 26, 2013, 09:57:56 pm
They have the first deleted scenes I remember ever seeing, my best friend in high school Matt Hungate showed me the Fendi briefcase bit and and the brilliant dead henchmen bits.

Chip, I don't know if you know this but Mike Myers developed a script for a "Sprockets" feature and I was laughing the same way all the way through.  There was a scene involving a TGI Friday's type restaurant that serves monkey meat and you can choose your own which kills me every time.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2013, 10:00:31 pm
I heard about the Sprockets script. Although the skits were funny, I knew that it would be a hard sell for mainstream America and that it would never get any further than that. You do know that Austin Powers 4 is coming right? Time for me to dedicate a thread to that right now........
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Post by: Mac on January 27, 2013, 11:05:44 am
Won't Back Down (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

I liked Won't Back Down. Not only does it have great performances from Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on actual events, the story slowly builds to a very satisfying conclusion. When I say slowly, it is very slow in the first third. Then it slowly builds to some inspiration and promise. This is a family movie that would benefit all to watch, especially those with kids. We adults can learn a lot from other peoples passion and drive. It's contagious. And Maggie Gyllenhaal character is so infectiously optimistic. I know some people would be actually turned off by the perkiness. In this case I found it essential to the story to get things done.

Many of my family members have been part of the teaching careers and I always heard how so political it is. This movie pretty much shines a light on it.

I highly recommend a rent for a rather entertaining flick.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvYPxZpstkE
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 27, 2013, 12:22:27 pm
Maverick (1994)

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Post by: Neumatic on January 27, 2013, 07:30:02 pm
Continuing my dumb comedy streak, I'm watching "Rat Race" while trying to draw Keeley Hazell and Kate Upton.  You know why.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 27, 2013, 07:48:27 pm
Panic Room (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 28, 2013, 02:24:42 pm
Flightplan (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 28, 2013, 07:16:47 pm
Bugsy Malone (1976)

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Post by: Mac on January 29, 2013, 12:08:53 pm
Arbitrage (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)
In economics and finance, arbitrage (pron.: /ˈɑrbɨtrɑːʒ/) is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets: striking a combination of matching deals that capitalize upon the imbalance, the profit being the difference between the market prices.

I had no idea what the title meant until I recently looked it up. It's not used in the movie, though Arbitrage is what the movie is about. Richard Gere can never seem to do know wrong. In very well crafted thriller, this is a story of a hedge fund billionare who's future hinges on one particular deal and cementing it all together with a deceitful affair that suddenly goes wrong. The cast of characters are all relevent and you keep an eye on them every moment they are present especially when around Robert Miller (Gere). In some respects this is like Wall Street with the various players driven either by greed or more important things like family, respect and trust.

Check it out. A very enjoyable film from the beginning to the end.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmJSV9ePx7c
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 29, 2013, 03:29:10 pm
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Post by: Neumatic on January 29, 2013, 05:29:54 pm
Going through the list of films about to expire on my Netflix queue.  Just finished "The Big Kahuna" (the sound was too light on it), and now I'm doubling up the Spacey-ness with "The Usual Suspects," which I haven't sen since high school.

Gawd I can't wait for Friday-- House of Cards!  13 eps of Fincher-directed Spacey.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 29, 2013, 08:10:22 pm
Hannibal (2001)

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Post by: Mac on January 30, 2013, 05:49:45 am
Avatar

Like Chips recent viewing of Hannible and hoping for a different experience, I watched Avatar for a second time since I saw it in the theaters. I was actually a little fearful, I was wrapped up in the hype and enjoyed it on a shallow level.

I'm happy to say I loved it as much the first time. Though a little less immersive because of the 3D, I still enjoyed this film immensely.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 30, 2013, 11:48:30 am
Red Dragon (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 30, 2013, 08:36:56 pm
The Expendables 2 (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 31, 2013, 06:37:44 pm
Midnight Run (1988)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 31, 2013, 09:44:26 pm
Children of Men (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2013, 12:01:10 pm
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 01, 2013, 07:39:42 pm
I'm a few minutes from starting episode five of "House of Cards."

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Kevin Spacey = awesome, and he does this aside to the camera that immediately reminded me of Ian McKellan in Richard III (without the hump).  He just oozes sinister ambition and determination and whatever he's planning, you know he's gonna pull it off and you're just curious to know how and who will get hurt in the process.  Though I am a little curious as to what the endgame is going to wind up being, but I guess we'll have to wait for the end of season two to find out.

I also couldn't help but be taken with Kate Mara... the minute I saw her I thought "this is who I'd have cast as Lois Lane if I was doing Superman."

And a series that looks like a David Fincher movie, how can you go wrong?  I just wish he has directed episode 4, I would have loved to see how HIS Oval Office would look.

The one thing that does annoy me about the show, though, is that there are no episode names.  It seems insane in this day and age not to do it, so I have a habit of coming up with my own names like I did when I would videotape everything so I knew what the heck was on what tape.  use the old noodle a little bit.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2013, 07:40:42 pm
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2013, 07:43:11 pm
I'm a few minutes from starting episode five of "House of Cards."

I've never heard of House Of Cards until you spoke of it. Is this series still on the air? HBO? Showtime? If it's either one of those, that goes a long way to explaining why I've not heard anything or seen any promos as I don't have cable.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 01, 2013, 07:47:39 pm
I don't get HBO *OR* Showtime.  It's Netflix exclusive and just came out today.  They've been promoting the hell out of it.  Netflix is keen to become HBO before HBO can become them, hence paying a premium for original content.

Thankfully though,  they put the first episode out free for everyone. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/60698)

Unfortunately, there won't ever be a Blu-Ray or DVD release, so there's only one way to see it.  Which I guess is the point.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2013, 07:49:32 pm

Unfortunately, there won't ever be a Blu-Ray or DVD release, so there's only one way to see it.  Which I guess is the point.

If there is money to be made, trust me, there will be a release, even if there is something in the contract that says there won't be. Money talks.....
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Post by: Neumatic on February 02, 2013, 12:59:07 am
Still watching House of Cards.  I can't believe I didn't mention that besides being a producer, David Fincher freaking directed the first two (and maybe others, I haven't been checking).  It's a David Fincher TV SERIES.  And there's none of that horrible "waiting for next week" thing that I can't stand.
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Post by: Mac on February 02, 2013, 05:03:47 am
So that's the Netflix production I was reading about. It was going into some detail about how Netflix will have to pay for this, how much, etc. the owner of Netflix is determined. I can try to find it if you like.

So all the episodes are done and you watch them now, when you want?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 02, 2013, 10:21:57 am
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 02, 2013, 10:51:42 am
Mac- that's right, it's like when a DVD of the whole season comes out.

I'm reading an article on the Atlantic Wire right now.  Five new series a year?  Wonder what they could be.
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Post by: Mac on February 02, 2013, 01:57:54 pm
Paranormal Activity 4 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Let's get something straight. The Paranormal Activity movies are all the same. They have the same premise of being a voyeur and watching a family go through ghostly experiences. The scares come randomly and not very often.

Now, let me say these movies are a guilty pleasure. I typically can't stand the hand held camera crap, but these movies keep it to a minimum. The money shots are in the stationary camera's of the room, just ever so slightly seeing the ghostly apparition. Just when you think a scare should be there. It comes in somewhere else. PA4 was a blast. It's good for one watch, but after that you know what happens. With the right music and sounds and visuals, these are pretty creepy. The last minute of the film had me screaming like a little school girl.

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Oh, they are working on a Paranormal Activity 5 as we speak.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 02, 2013, 02:06:37 pm
The previous 2 posts should be moved to our Streaming Sub-Category here here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-best-tv-shows-on-the-internet/).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 02, 2013, 02:41:49 pm
Talk about Netflix has been movie to Netflix, Hulu & Amazon Prime Streaming News (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-best-tv-shows-on-the-internet/netflix-hulu-amazon-prime-streaming-news/msg16535/#msg16535)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 02, 2013, 08:25:59 pm
The Cable Guy (1996)

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Post by: Mac on February 03, 2013, 09:53:34 am
Killer Joe (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

From rottentomatoes...
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Violent, darkly comic, and full of strong performances, Killer Joe proves William Friedkin hasn't lost his touch, even if the plot may be too lurid for some.

I found William Friedkin's Killer Joe not comical in any way. I have no idea what they were seeing, except some really stupid southern rednecks that don't even know how to read, let alone arrange to hire a killer for their ex-wife/mom. This is a dark movie, but that did not entertain me at all. I watched the first hour in a slow as molasses pace and wondered why I'm watching it. Maybe I'm missing the point of the film. Maybe I just don't like Matthew McConaughey much. Either way, this reminded me of when we hear about criminals so stupid, they get easily caught. We see in news blurbs and it's interesting for 3 seconds. Yes, this one presents a very dark police/hired killer angle and McConaughey does a good creepy job... I just was not entertained by this flick in the least.

I just noticed the NC-17 rating... don't get that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxpvzmvFHTM
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Post by: Mac on February 03, 2013, 12:43:12 pm
Doomsday Book (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

Doomsday Book is South Korean film that consists of 3 vignettes  by 3 different directors tied together well, by Doomsday. The first story Brave New World is the zombie apocalypse attempting at least to trace the virus from the very beginning and watch it evolve into general public. It really tries to present it as a realist perspective like Contagion did vs. all the zombie movies already out there.

The Heavenly Creature I found to be the most interesting in story telling. The future holds robots are everywhere for just about every human need. One particular robot is bought my monks and learns everything about Buddha and Buddhism. So much so the monks believe Buddha is the robot. The robot creators and the technician have slowly realized the danger in robots becoming self aware. I especially liked the argument that develops between the tech and the robot. I kind of think it's like suddenly realizing your have a major discussion with a puppet and your getting sucked into the illusion. The photography also stand out as the best.

The third vignette is Happy Birthday about a young girl who may have accidentally ordered a destruction of Earth by Aliens. It has cuteness and humor and is way over the top, but not so much to dismiss the entire film. It's fun and strange and weird, but does not distract enormously.

The trailer mixes up all the stories, but the movie is not that way. Doomsday Book is 3 distinct full stories only separated by fade out/fade in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GGfa0EybCI

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2013, 01:14:46 pm
Am I the only one seeing these "expanded" YouTube Screens on here? Anyone else seeing this or is it that my Browser is just very excited to see some YouTube clips these days?
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Post by: Mac on February 03, 2013, 01:58:34 pm
This is the first I've seen it.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 03, 2013, 03:59:12 pm
Yeah, that's annoying and odd... why be square when everything is wider now?  Doesn't make sense.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2013, 06:05:26 pm
The Last Castle (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2013, 08:38:52 pm
Drive Angry (2011)

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Post by: coolguy44 on February 04, 2013, 04:42:24 am
Yeah the YouTube screen is expanded
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2013, 05:58:10 pm
Roxanne (1987)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2013, 08:25:58 pm
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

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Post by: Mac on February 05, 2013, 03:44:11 pm
Hotel Transylvania (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

I love monster movies. This is such a treat to see a something paying homage to, but in a hilarious way to the monsters of old. I laughed out loud plenty of times throughout. It consistently stays fun and funny from beginning to end. I truly had a grin on my face the whole time.

They don't waste a second in this movie to get through the comedy. It's extremely fast paced. I imagine to keep the kids glued, but dayum, there is a ton there I know they didn't understand. I have to watch this again, because I know I missed some. While different than Frankenweenie and Paranorman, I think they are in the same genre. Hotel Transylvania is by far the best.

I believe this is the first movie with Adam Sandler I've watched... and liked (grin). Honestly, even when I looked up the voices, I still could not hear Sandler's voice in the count. He did a fantastic job.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AezBQxkMgJY
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 05, 2013, 06:44:09 pm
American Flyers (1985)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 06, 2013, 04:21:32 pm
"Seven Psychopaths."  Totally dug it.  I held off on seeing it in cinemas because I knew I would want to rewatch it again a few days later... or right after, and I didn't like the idea of waiting for the disc to see it again.  So... patience.  And I'm glad I did, I rewound parts to watch again.  Great cast... and I feel like all the parts were written FOR those actors, so it all feels natural, and of course I love Christopher Walken... he's better in this than anything else recently and while I don't want to spoil anything, Walken does something in the graveyard scene that I expect to be GIFed and tumblred to eternity.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2013, 05:51:00 pm
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2013, 08:51:22 pm
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 07, 2013, 02:38:47 pm
Finishing up all seven seasons of The West Wing.  There is a slight drop in quality when Sorkin left (around the time Jimmy Smits joins the cast, but then the whole show takes a different direction since it's about electing a newcomer).  Totally enjoyable show, but almost EVERY episode has a "hey, THAT guy!" moment.  For instance, this episode has Cricket from "Always Sunny," an earlier one had Abed from "Community" pop up, Al Bundy was a senator, Peggy from Mad Men is the President's youngest daughter, Lisa Edelstein from House is a lady of the night, etc.  Just about every actor has shown up in this series.

And something I QUITE like is that on Netflix, the whole series is in widescreen HDTV which is a nice way to see it for the first time, the whole series feels like a set of movies so it helps to see it in that format.

Not sure what I'll watch when it's done, but I KNOW that I'll get finished with it an hour before I hit the hay and scramble to find something else to watch.  Happens every time.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2013, 04:14:19 pm
Not sure what I'll watch when it's done...

This (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/showgirls-(1995)/msg14892/#msg14892)
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Post by: Neumatic on February 07, 2013, 05:52:25 pm
Still need t put that on my queue.

Okay, I smartly put all my Political shows next to each other on my queue so I switched over to Commander In Chief, which quality-wise is such a step down.  It's no West Wing (and the sets kinda suck in comparison).  Now, I know that not everybody can be Sorkin but he sort of threw the gauntlet down and you gotta try to match that style, especially right off the heels of that show.

I'm already annoyed by the show because EVERYONE is saying that the female VP shouldn't be President, that she was just a stunt and they want her to resign and think she can't do it, then they shouldn't have freaking NOMINATED her!  Heartbeat away from the Oval is not a decision to be made lightly, but I imagine that sort of foolishness will lead many great problems for Geena Davis to clean up (this was 2005, so right when W got his second term).

Oh my GOD, everyone's so freaking condascending on the show, even to the First Husband (a set-up that never occurred to me but now I'm quite eager to see), as if they let the first mentally disadvantaged people they've ever met roam free.  What's going on?

Oh, and the Chief of Staff is Eliza Dushku's handler from Dollhouse.  I keep expecting him to ask "Madame President, would you like a treatment?"
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2013, 05:56:06 pm
I'm STILL p*ssed that FOX and the public at large, cancelled Dollhouse. Ugh! I hate you all for killing off my shows!!!!
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Post by: Neumatic on February 07, 2013, 06:03:58 pm
(BTW, I love that the husband on "Commander In Chief" keeps getting called "The First Lady" by his assistant, it's funnier than you think).  Oh!  And Donald Sutherland is in it, and he was SUPPOSED to be President instead.  And you know what that would mean, an America with Astro Boys and Hunger Games!

If it was all like season two with the whole espionage thing, I would agree with you.  I feel like the third season might have gone even wider in its' scope, showing Rossum having its hands in pretty much all the big nations and so on, Illuminati style.  Except that their last episode in season one locked them into the post apocalyptic future.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2013, 08:25:04 pm
i, Robot (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 08, 2013, 04:36:27 pm
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 08, 2013, 08:06:37 pm
I tried to watch Troy (the extended edition with all the extra scenes and boobery) but I couldn't get into it, even with the boobery.  Just didn't hold my interest.  What IS it about historical epics that causes the actors and writers to go all flat, they treat the whole thing too seriously, they sap the humanity and spontaneity out of the whole thing.  That sort of thing just bores me, it feels like I'm at school.  With more boobery.

So instead I'm tackling some stuff that I've been putting off (while my internet was down), starting with Resident Evil Retribution.  I actually have a little plan that'll end with Showgirls (happy, pappy?) and all tie into something that I'm writing.  So maybe I'll FEEL productive at least.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 08, 2013, 08:07:24 pm
Source Code (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 08, 2013, 08:11:25 pm
I tried to watch Troy (the extended edition with all the extra scenes and boobery) but I couldn't get into it, even with the boobery.  Just didn't hold my interest.  What IS it about historical epics that causes the actors and writers to go all flat, they treat the whole thing too seriously, they sap the humanity and spontaneity out of the whole thing.  That sort of thing just bores me, it feels like I'm at school.  With more boobery.

So instead I'm tackling some stuff that I've been putting off (while my internet was down), starting with Resident Evil Retribution.  I actually have a little plan that'll end with Showgirls (happy, pappy?) and all tie into something that I'm writing.  So maybe I'll FEEL productive at least.

Tell me you don't think Gladiator isn't a good film? No boobs there and that STILL kicks ass! I have yet to see Troy myself. It's on my Must-Watch List. So, I will try and knock that one out some time in the coming weeks. Sadly, speaking of boobs, there isn't a pair to be found anywhere in Showgirls. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif) Be sure to post your thoughts on that over in the Showgirls thread once you've finished watching it.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 08, 2013, 08:20:55 pm
Well, I imagine the people directly responsible for Showgirls feel rather like boobs...

I haven't seen Galdiator I THINK since the VHS age but I remember digging that quite a lot.  Because THAT had attitude and style and I don't remember anyone saying anything out of the blue because it sounds historical-ish like they tend to do in historical flicks.

I WILL share my thoughts on Showgirls after I see it.  No worries.  You've kept pestering me about it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2013, 06:57:44 pm
Meet the Parents (2000)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 09, 2013, 08:52:42 pm
I watched Resident Evil Retribution last night, and while the first half hour kind of dragged (and the six minute summary at the start didn't HELP), it went nuts for the rest of the run time.  I'm not a big repeater viewer of those flicks but I know there's usually something entertaining.  This flick involved an escape from a giant underwater base with recreations of suburbia, Times Square, Moscow, and Shibuya that they have to fight through cloned nazi-esque stormtroopers and mutant zombies.  And of course, it's not like Disneyworld where there's a passage underneath for the employees so they have to power through these locations.  And I have to say, for a movie involving an escape, SEVERAL characters appear and reappear constantly throughout the whole thing.  And there are quite a few plot holes and funky questions the situations raise but never address.  And like all the flicks, they end with a balls-crazy cliffhanger for what the next movie will be.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2013, 10:21:45 pm
Meet the Fockers (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2013, 11:07:24 pm
I'm still waiting for my Library to get a copy of Resident Evil: Retribution. I'm shocked that none of the branches has a single copy. Normally every big release gets about 15 copies floating around to cover most of the branches. But as of today, not a one. What the f*ck?!
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Post by: Mac on February 10, 2013, 05:39:42 am
Maybe they know it sucks  ;)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2013, 05:41:16 am
Maybe they know it sucks  ;)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2013, 03:31:45 pm
Ghostbusters (1984)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 10, 2013, 06:32:14 pm
I think I might finally watch "Killer Joe" tonight except I still have a crazy idea in my head of what it's about... and while I know it's NOT, my head keeps becoming something like Raising Arizona but with getting a hitman instead of stealing a baby.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 05:14:27 am
Ghostbusters II (1989)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 04:02:43 pm
Needing a movie to watch (I didn't watch Killer Joe yet, but I definitely have to put down what's in my head, because it involves an insane square-shaped fat suit, amongst other things) I found this movie on Netflix called "Career Opportunities."  It's basically about a kid, the town liar who loses every job he has and drives his family to their wits end (exactly where I feel I am at this point) getting his last chance at employment-- at a Target (which I was ASTOUNDED to see so prominent in the movie.  These stores must have just come out then). Basically, he's the night janitor and winds up getting locked in with a young and VERY buxom Jennifer Connelly-- and a pair of dumb-as-dirt robbers.

It's really strange seeing something that's still so ubiquitous today-- the Target superstores, which really haven't changed that much-- stocked with out of date clothes and a wall of 8-tracks and tall CD boxes.  I missed out on all that the first time around (I wasn't in the country) so this was a weird present-meets-past thing happening.

And Jennifer Connelly rides a bouncy horse.

The movie was cute, I don't know if I would watch it again but something I was pleasantly surprised by was the hiring manager at Target was John Candy-- I don't think he was in the credits.  Funny scene, and it made me realize that John Candy does a nervous, tension-breaking laugh in all of his movies.  Someone needs to put together a supercut of all of those.

And because of John Candy, I next picked out a little movie I'd never heard of before called "Going Berserk," which looks like it's an SCTV movie since it's got a lot of people from that and it's from about that time.  John Candy plays a limo driver about to get married and getting into all sorts of wacky trouble, including getting arrested and escaping from the police truck handcuffed to Ernie Hudson, who runs to see his girlfriend.  And they get it on, with John Candy on the other side of the door frame being knocked around like a rag doll, this whole thing is right in the middle of a maybe twenty minute section of the film where you're at least chuckling at any time.

I haven't finished the movie yet though, I needed to go out and do some stuff but I'll be finishing it, although this one as well I'm not sure if I'll watch again, but it's definitely worth scoping.  It does strike me as the kind of movie where the actual storyline isn't considered important as long as you're laughing.  And it's funny, I just don't know if I ever let out a big guffaw.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 04:20:55 pm
You've led a sheltered life if you've never seen Career Opportunities and Going Berserk until now.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 04:37:12 pm
Never even heard of them until now.

Bear in mind, I didn't even see the Star wars films until the theatrical rerelease in the 90s, I only knew anything about the flicks from the storybooks.  Until I was in high school I just had my small collection of VHSes and that was all the movies in the world.  And after that I didn't have cable in my room (or the computer room, where I spent most of my time) until college, so it's not like I would have come across them on TV.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 04:44:24 pm
That's just nuts!
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 04:47:01 pm
I'm sure that's one of the reasons I drew and wrote all the time, I had to make a lot of my own entertainment.  Even comic books when I was a kid were luxury items.  Of course, it took me too darn long to realize that my stuff should entertain other people as well, my talents languished when I was performing for an audience of one.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 04:47:58 pm
Better late than never, I say.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 04:57:47 pm
Man, when that Career Opportunities logo came on for the first time I thought "that 'O' looks like the Target logo, that's weird."  Wouldn't have thought it would be so prominent in there.  When I read the plot description I thought it would be like a Harrods or Macy's multi-story type affair, in the city.  And I definitely didn't think the whole thing would happen on his first night.

John Hughes did seem to fall on the "different people stuck together" plot device a lot, didn't he? I guess if it works it works.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 05:04:30 pm
John Hughes is the bomb!! Go here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-drive-in-theater/john-hughes-filmography/msg829/#msg829) for more.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 05:20:06 pm
You know what, there's still a few on that roster I don't know if I've properly seen. 

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 05:21:03 pm
Tsk, tsk.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 05:25:18 pm
Say Anything... (1989)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 05:27:49 pm
Back into "Going Berserk," he was just "alone with his thoughts" in front of that cruise ship.  Brilliant.

Gawd I miss John Candy.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 06:57:30 pm
I forgot to mention that I watched "Somewhere in Time" the other night.  Didn't realize it was Richard Matheson but of course it makes sense.  I had a few issues with it but I liked it... especially Arthur, I love that dude, he was popping up in everything in the late 80s and 90s.  Couldn't tell you his name for the lfie of me but he's every old gentleman with a white moustache and mane of hair, he was in Home Alone, Planes Trains and Automobiles (see how this all connects), Star Trek TNG... he's this dude, with Dr C...

(http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/s4/4x05/remember012.jpg)

Started Top Gun so I can finally knock that off my list.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 07:03:45 pm
Even money says you start quoting Top Gun this week.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 07:07:17 pm
Mr Strickland being Captain of the Enterprise... that sentence should make my geek brain explode.

I can already see shots that Star Trek 2009 cribbed.  I'll be curious to see if Pacific Rim borrows from this at all (I had been wanting to do a Top Gun brotherhood-in-arms take on Power Rangers for a while, actually-- was inspired by the remake of Battlestar Galactica).

BTW, did we all see the pictures of the Jaeger toys?  They finally don't look like Iron Giants.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 08:22:50 pm
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 08:43:22 pm
30 minutes left in Top Gun.  We're still mourning for Goose (which I knew was coming because they said as much in Meet The Parents, if you recall).

Not sure what's gonna come up after this, though.  And I'm not getting as many annotations as I thought.  But I do dig the flick.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 09:27:10 pm
Okay, Top Gun:

Well first, I don't know how much of that I'll be quoting.  And I'm not sure when I'll see it again, but I enjoyed it.  The all-practical nature of it totally paid off (not that you could really CGI it or anything in those days), doing the whole thing in conjunction with the Navy helped lend it an air of authenticity that you can't fake.

Can I say though, what I thought it would be about was a whole gaggle of guys at the school and that they would be balanced, even with Maverick being front and center that everyone, Iceman included, would have their own arcs and failings and so on.  It was really funky when they had the curtain call at the end and I barely knew any of those other guys.

I happened to see the trailer for Monsters U earlier so now I'm actually wondering if they drew any inspiration from Top Gun, I didn't see any but I wouldn't be surprised, with the whole top 1% specialized training and so on.

Also, a little geeky thing, the ship in the flick is the Enterprise, but they also used the Ranger to double for it.  In Star Trek IV, they used the Ranger to double for the Enterprise since it was out of the country when they were shooting.  So little connection there.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 09:32:06 pm
Hiiiiighwaaaaay to the Danger Zone!!!
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 09:35:21 pm
BTW, am I the only one who thinks that one engagement doesn't qualify Maverick for instructor status?  They just spent all that time and clearly millions of dollars training him, I think they'd get a few more years out of him to benefit from all that.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 09:39:18 pm
The magic of Scientology is that they can get anyone, anything they want....even if they aren't trained for it. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/rimshot.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 09:43:30 pm
FYI, when they opened the new Drive-In Theater this past summer here, the first movie played during the Grand Opening was Top Gun. My guess is that they went with that because the aerial shots were filmed here. Drive-In pics here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-drive-in-theater/movie-theaters-and-drive-in's/msg10752/#msg10752).
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Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 10:08:33 pm
I'm watching this special thingie on Netflix about Graham Chapman, but it's actually just the making of an animated movie about Graham Chapman.  He had recorded his memoirs but started doing scenes, acting out all the parts, so the producers got the Pythons to fill in the parts so it's a cartoon about Monty Python starring all the Pythons.  Sounds interesting but I have no idea when we're gonna see it.

The strangest thing so far is that there's a bit about Sigmund Freud, and the role is played by Cameron Diaz doing a man's voice.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 12, 2013, 07:32:04 pm
Deliverence now.  Followed by Showgirls.  Happy, pappy?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2013, 07:51:03 pm
Deliverence now.  Followed by Showgirls.

That's the most f*cked up combination I've ever seen put together and totally ingenious! Haha.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 12, 2013, 08:16:25 pm
And of course "Deliverence" blinked out at about an hour (not sure if I'll get the replacement yet) but now I started Showgirls thinking those dudes in the raft are gonna coast on in.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 12, 2013, 08:36:34 pm
Wow, I'm only seven minutes into Showgirls (pausing constantly to take notes) and I gotta say, Nomi acts like Lewis Black speaks.  AGGRESSIVELY!

Nomi was the one from Saved By The Bell, right?  I always had this thought, and the movie so far bears me out on this, that this is what happened to her character after the diet pills episode.  Just kept going on that crazy train.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2013, 09:26:48 pm
Funny People (2009)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 12, 2013, 10:49:23 pm
Holy cow, I'm not even at the halfway point in this pile of dreck, but I have to share my current insane theory:

Based on the lousy food she eats, the fact she doesn't give any details about her past, her reluctance to have sex, her crazy height, her complete lack of femininity and the fact she's got a face like a horse, my current insane theory is that Nomi is a man who had a sex change.
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Post by: Mac on February 13, 2013, 01:04:22 pm
Hit & Run (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/th_HTL_03star.gif) (http://s74.beta.photobucket.com/user/Chiprocks1/media/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif.html)

Hit & Run is one of the more eclectic movies Iíve seen in quite some time. Itís stars, produced, written and directed by Dax Shepard. I believe itís his first real big studio project. He did direct a Parenthood episode and a movie called A Brotherís Justice. It stars his wife Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, and even Joy Bryant (Parenthoodís Crosbyís wife) as a badass coupled with Bradley Cooper.

Itís eclectic in it has odd vibe about it. Itís not really a major motion picture. It feels like a TV movie. The editing has a lot to be desired. You will tilt your head slightly with a WTF. I counted 3 scenes that for me jumped the shark. Totally out of character, way too long, and just a big distraction. Possibly padding the movie.

Hit & Run is a very talky movie. Some of it is pretty good and naturally Daxís character has some of the best lines. Tom Arnoldís character is just weird. Funny at times, but weird.

I was entertained for the most part, but doubt Iíll watch it again. Itís just was not that satisfying

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nZlXB5okeo
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Post by: Mac on February 13, 2013, 03:14:43 pm
Chernobyl Diaries (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

From the creators of the Paranormal Activity movies, they bring this... which after it was over I realized it's a very similar formula. The shaky cam, a small group of people, a slow build up to some creepiness, camera editing to provide just enough of what-was-that? If you know the Paranormal Activity then the ending will make even more sense.

I enjoyed it somewhat. The shaky cam was minimal, but there were a few good surprises here to make it fun horror movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp9xuquibQc

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2013, 03:20:40 pm
I need to see about getting Paranormal Activity from the Library. You reference it quite a lot. Time I see what you're talking about.
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Post by: Mac on February 13, 2013, 06:39:00 pm
I think I've admitted the Paranormal movies are a guilty pleasure. They are all the same. Slow start, slow in the middle with moments of creepiness and a sudden end. The fun is trying to see what paranormal acitivty is occurring in the quiet shots.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2013, 09:18:27 pm
Machete (2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 14, 2013, 05:14:55 pm
Little Fockers (2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 14, 2013, 08:33:22 pm
Step Brothers (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 15, 2013, 08:39:12 pm
Role Models (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2013, 06:35:54 pm
Big Miracle (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2013, 09:57:16 pm
Mystery, Alaska (1999)

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Post by: Mac on February 17, 2013, 02:29:03 pm
Airborne (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I was not expecting much because I had read reviews that this was either really bad or didn't live up to quality. I'm in between. I think it had all kinds of potential but by the 3rd act is just became ridiculous. It had me in the beginning with some very interesting characters and a lot of tension. Then as the story started to unfold, it gets really silly and that's when I started to notice the cheap sets and weak effects. If they had kept it straight with smuggling and bad guys and such, it would have been interesting, but they get into some kind of voodoo spiritual body takeover, you just go WTF.

Mark Hamill has not aged well. He did OK acting, but dayum dude.

I would say maybe a rent if you can get it for free.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2013, 02:39:48 pm
I think that's why he prefers doing voice over work as the Joker. Probably pays better too.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2013, 03:05:25 pm
Miracle (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2013, 10:12:53 pm
Notorious (2009)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2013, 08:45:27 pm
Frequency (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2013, 04:40:15 pm
High Fidelity (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2013, 09:48:14 pm
Mystic River (2003)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 19, 2013, 09:57:25 pm
Game Of Thrones Season Two.  Decided to buy it rather than wait ages-- I'm already waiting ages for a TV series.  And it's a purchase I'm pretty confident in.

I also intended to get "Hipsters" and "Super Zeroes" since they both came out today (and they're both AWESOME) but they weren't in any of the stores.  Which is fine by me.  I wait a bit and they might go down in price.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2013, 09:58:57 pm
I'm thinking of doing the same as it took about 3-4 months before I got it at the Library. Yes, the wait list was THAT long. I just can't see myself holding out that long again.
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Post by: Mac on February 20, 2013, 03:37:56 pm
Death Race 3: Inferno (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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What can I say.... now they are just cranking out numbers. What's this one? Death Race XXVII?

I like the first Death Race. Thought it's mindless car  fun with lots of action. These are too, but forgettable. I can't even remember what 2 was about. 3 has the distinction to be out in the open desert. Obviously to accommodate a tight budget.

It's obvious to this viewer, the director Roel Reinť, has been watching a lot of Michael Bay movies with constant camera swing arounds. And even worse, to show his lack of action sense, quick edits to the races and fight scenes.... so much, it gets nauseating very quickly. He must have just finished watching The Expendables and took notes.

When the camera does step back, it's actually entertaining. The characters are completely forgettable and they cut back on the babe factor, which really curves my spine. The twist ending kind of makes it worthwhile.

Give it a rent for mindless ka-blams!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rWElpyfAw
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Post by: Mac on February 20, 2013, 03:42:47 pm
Argo (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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This has been in my queue only because so much talk about how good it is and snubbed by the Oscars. Since I'm not to big a fan of Oscar caliber movies, I was mildly interested in this.

I am rather please to say, this is a very entertaining movie. It has the right chemistry of direction, story and characters where it never gets dull. Definitely raises the eyebrows with the whole Hollywood story Argo plan for rescue.

But honestly, I don't know about Oscar worthiness. Then again, I'm not sure what I would consider 'Oscar'.

I highly recommend Argo. I could easily watch this again in time.

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Post by: Neumatic on February 20, 2013, 04:05:49 pm
Argo was brill.

I'm on my last GoT episode-- I'm gonna go into the special features for sure (the "history of Westeros" in season one was quite entertaining), but after that, I dunno... maybe the Marvel movie marathon I was thinking about.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2013, 07:08:09 pm
F*ck! I didn't even know that Argo was out on DVD and certainly not in rotation at my Library. Technically it's not. They are still "on order", but I'm already 276 in line. Did I say f*ck loud enough? F*CK!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2013, 10:17:58 pm
Dances with Wolves (1990)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 20, 2013, 10:46:48 pm
Speaking of Argo, just found this page with Jack Kirby's concept art for the flick in the 70s. (http://www.buzzfeed.com/richardrushfield/the-lost-jack-kirby-sketches-for-the-real-argo-film-project)  Very cool.
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Post by: Mac on February 21, 2013, 03:18:54 am
That is cool.

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Post by: Neumatic on February 21, 2013, 04:03:16 pm
I watched the first two Iron Man movies last night, I'm gonna continue with my Marvel movie marathon but before I watch Thor I have to watch "Just Visiting" because if I don't I'll be giggling all throughout Thor, like the last time I tried to watch it (the coffee scene in Thor, all I could think of was "it's from the blue fountain!" until I couldn't hold it together anymore).  And seriously, who wouldn't want to see Thor throw up into a briefcase?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2013, 08:36:00 pm
Bridesmaids (2011)

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Post by: Mac on February 22, 2013, 10:08:23 am
Tai Chi Zero (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

Tai Chi Zero is a new perspective on age old kung-fu storytelling. Kind of a Scott Pilgrim perspective with heavy influences by video games and comic books. Iíve seen the story a million times before and just found Tai Chi Zero empty with lots of flash and ridiculousness. The reason I wanted to see this was the trailer made this out to be some major bizarre mash up of kung-fu and Steam punk. Well, the trailer lied. Steam punk is such a small portion of the film; I was bored by the time it appeared.

I will give it good marks for style and interesting photography. Less marks for over the top fly by wire fighting and the Masterís who had super hero capabilities.

Maybe recommend a rent if youíre into that specific genre of kung-fu films. Ya may like it or found it bordering on Meh, like me. Others will just hate it.


Pretty unique trailer though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LSX_UH0F9g

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Post by: Mac on February 22, 2013, 10:20:52 am
Creep (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Creep is an obscure, but recent movie from Britain, I just happened across. The synopses of a women coming across some bad stuff in an underground subway system in London was enough to catch my attention.

Itís unfortunate, none of the people are very pleasant or you want to invest any time with. Then the story unfolds into other horror movie clichťs seen many times over. There are several dťjŗ vu moments from American Werewolf in London. But I think what really brought this horror movie down was revealing the Ďmonsterí, which is some kind of demented albino, diseased skin humanoid (much like The Descentís bad people) and we watch curiously as he goes through his morbid and gory actions. I mean, it is no longer in the shadows and what will happen next. The camera actually follows it aroundÖ It breaks loose all the tension and we just then watch the grossness and dwindles into horror movie 101.

Creep could have been a whole lot better. The production value was good. The photography was good. The sound and sound effects added to the movie. The story and execution could have been better.

I recommend rent for free or wait until it comes on TV somewhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB6ZyhxSXJc

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2013, 11:10:49 am
Do you seek these obscure titles and then hit your library? Or do you just run through the racks and see what catches your interests?
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Post by: Mac on February 22, 2013, 12:00:07 pm
It depends. I do seek and find. Other times I just happen across them.

I do glance through a couple of horror sites and hear about movies and projects that are being developed. Some sound very interesting but most are Z-grade horror fanatics dreams come true. I try to stick with the mainstream, but always have an ear open for the obscure/interesting ones.

I also just go through my libraries new listings and look for that diamond in the rough. The great thing you know about library material, you can immediately turn it off, if it just sucks, without feeling remorseful. Apparently there are other folks like me that make requests to the library and Iím in constant surprise, yet Iím delighted of what the library purchases. I have no idea what the criteria is for what the library purchases. Those Items they donít purchase, I go through their inter-library loan and hope some other library has the movie request available.

We also have Charter Cable and they have a lot of ďOn DemandĒ material. It takes nothing but a little time to flip through them. IFC and MAX Extreme have some cool stuff on a regular basis. I typically go through the whole listing once a week.

All that being said, there is a LOT that I never get to seeÖ I know about but may never see the light. I canít have it all but did wish I had fear.net (http://www.fearnet.com/) or Chiller TV (http://www.chillertv.com/). And well, you know my feelings about the SyFy channel.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2013, 01:25:48 pm
We don't have a "New Listings" thingy. Maybe we do, I've just never seen it on my Library site. Or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place. For me I have to write stuff down and post in the Hold List thread as I hear about or remember stuff I want to see.
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Post by: Mac on February 22, 2013, 02:45:26 pm
I have it several different ways. The online library has an index available on every page. It contains New DVD's which are then in rotation and Future Release DVD's, of upcoming DVD's. This is where you can put yourself in the queue, even before purchase.

But what I use most is the area they call "On-Order". This is what I sift through every day for new stuff. Maybe dig into the system and see what they might be doing.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2013, 02:51:42 pm
I only see 'On Order' when I actually remember to put my name down on a title and click 'Hold'. But as far as a wide-ranging 'On Order' list, I've never seen that on the Main page, etc....Will definitely dig further and see where else it may reside.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2013, 07:42:18 pm
Footloose (1984)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2013, 11:04:36 pm
Footloose (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 23, 2013, 06:55:40 pm
War, Inc. (2008)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 23, 2013, 07:00:57 pm
Just saw TPB_AFK, the documentary about the Pirate Bay, and the most I can think of it is 'this is clearly a movie shot entirely with a phone."  I did dig the title design though, I just felt that as a documentary it wasn't that exciting or interesting or thought-provoking when it really should have been all three.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 23, 2013, 07:01:50 pm
I was actually interested in seeing the doc.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 23, 2013, 07:49:34 pm
Well, I can't really figure out if it was good or bad, it was just-- this is what happened.  It felt like you were preparing for court WITH them, but... I guess I wanted more, is all.  Probably worth a look if you're interested in the subject matter, and you can stream it for free, so why not?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 23, 2013, 10:26:45 pm
Flashdance (1983)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 23, 2013, 10:49:11 pm
You gonna follow that up with "Striptease" or some other "dancy" movie?

Just finishing up Project X over here-- the one with Matthew Broderick and the monkeys in the flight simulators.  Cute.  Plus I like that the opening song is "Shock The Monkey," which I'm embarrassed to say I'm only familiar with the Don Ho cover of.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2013, 05:26:35 am
Project X is awesome. I need to revisit that one myself. As for Striptease, that one is still in hold. Ack!
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Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 10:36:15 am
Don Ho?

I know of him, but not know the words that came out your mouth.  :P
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2013, 10:39:04 am
Yeah, I don't ever recall hearing or even knowing there was a version sung by him.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 24, 2013, 11:39:29 am
Project X reminded me of "Rise of the Planet Of The Apes" but not in enough time for me to marathon the two together.  Of course, Project X has REAL monkeys which is kind of amazing.  Plus I like seeing sign language in movies.

I have a couple more movies about to expire on Netflix so Money Train and Out Of Sight either tonight or tomorrow.  And I've got a combination I've been wanting to do but haven't yet.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2013, 11:53:14 am
I actually have Out Of Sight on deck. Love the movie.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 24, 2013, 11:55:40 am
I hate that Netflix titles expire but I'm sure there's movies I've only seen because they were about to expire.

All the korean soaps expire first if March as well so I'll probable be double-screening for a few days (listen to a title on tv, watch a title on te laptop).
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Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 01:07:00 pm
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Studio Synopsis: Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald (Hawke) made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder.  Now, desperate to replicate the success of his first book, he moves his family into a home where the previous occupants were brutally executed and a child disappeared, hoping to find inspiration in the crime scene. In the home, Ellison discovers a cache of terrifying home movies, unwittingly opening the door into a nightmarish mystery.

Sinister falls squarely on the haunted house genre. I liked it despite the occasional jump scares, ya know, the manufactured jump scares. There were scenes that made my hair on my neck stand up. I think it stands up pretty well in story telling and direction until the very end. Sinister has a creepy atmosphere. Shot a lot in dark places and night, the lighting was done very well to not loose the audience. Ethan Hawke sucks you into the mystery, to the point of seeing through his eyes. The rest of the characters did a fine job of either propelling the story or be of a warning to the viewer. If you like scary horror movies, check it out. Some very frightful stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgYxydrVlDk

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Edit: I forgot to mention, the music sounds like a direct rip-off of American Horror Story. The pulsating portion they use in the credits. Don't know which came first, but I suspect AHS.
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Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 01:19:24 pm
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As I mentioned in a previous post, I hear and read things in horror and sci-fi. I heard about Bait many moons ago when it was being made. Then heard it was good and then nothing. Suddenly it shows up on cable. So I jumped on this as soon as I ran across it. I happy to say, this was just a well made fun exciting movie from Austrailia. Nothing ground breaking except the idea that people are trapped inside a grocery store from a Tsunami that also washed in a 12 ft great white. Good collection of characters. Some interesting side stories to propel this along. There are some pretty major plot holes, bad reasoning and the occasional silly script dialog in the movie, but hey, don't let that get in the way. They present the shark in the grocery store as a real possibility. In fact, they should have amped it up some and had some other nastiness in the waters. The tension is high and moves along very quickly.

Oh, there were a couple of scenes where the CGI of the shark looked a little odd, but for the most part, they did a fantastic job in a realistic shark. Since this was also shot as 3D, there were some obvious "oh-no-it's coming right a you" scenes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi4wcCVXd6o

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Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 01:34:14 pm
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My wife and I were really psyched to see Frank & Robot because the trailer caught are attention. Unfortunately, what the studio painted with the trailer hides so much more. Mainly it was boring. This is just a slow moving flick. But the main reason I didn't like it is the story hits too close to home. Frank Langella is an aging man with dementia. He is losing his memory and while his son is trying to take care of him, he is just a non-caring old fart. The final nail is the robot, who is obviously a person inside a plastic suit. They tried very hard to replicate the current crop of robots coming of the Japanese innovations, but I thought is was a sad attempt at trying to get the look.

Honestly we quit watching after 40 minutes. I gave it two stars, because it probably is good, with great acting, but beyond that, there was nothing compelling us to continue to watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_gAJk_CfPI

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Post by: Neumatic on February 24, 2013, 02:15:07 pm
I'm wondering how you would feel about Hinokio, the only other robot-in-regular-life movie I can think of off the top of my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naQB0aSPLk0

I'm gonna cut the Oscar party tonight short (not that I really care about that, but I need to make an appearance) to watch some more movies before they expire, maybe I'll see "Money Train" and "Out of Sight" and get them out of the way.  That would be nice.

I totally forgot to mention that I watched "Branded" last night, after TPB_AFK, and totally dug it.  If you remember me going on about the Cheetah's club in Showgirls, that sort of issue is totally addressed in this movie, all the fake brands are cute and interesting and there's one fast food place called TheBurger which has a convenience booth with a hole in the shape of a burger, fries, and drink where a tray comes out, it's kind of brilliant and clever.  And when the brands come to life, the way they're realized is pretty smart too.  I don't want to say too much about it but it's worth a watch at least, it's something different (it's kind of what I pictured They Live to be like) and I'm pretty proud that two dudes from my old high school made this.

What I couldn't help but notice is that Leelee Sobieski was in this and right after I watched "Project X" and I just thought "wow, she DOES look like baby Helen Hunt!"

Oh, and since I just turned Netflix on and the poster for Project X popped up, I have to say-- I miss the posters where they put a whole big blurb about the movie on there to get you excited: "When the Air Force assigned Jimmy Garret to a top secret project, he didn't know what he was in for. -- Neither did they."  I like that sort of thing.  I'm not saying it works in every case but I feel like a movie or two today could use that.  Or at least titles that make it clear that the bloody movie is about.
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Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 07:52:40 pm
I'd check out Hinokio. While I've never heard of it, it does have elements I'd have an interest in.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 24, 2013, 08:15:37 pm
I don't even remember the last time I saw it, to be honest.  I don't even remember how I got the DVD, it's Region 3.  But it is subtitled.  I'm sure it's streaming somewhere.

I just got back from the Oscar party so I think that double feature of Out of Sight/Money Train might be on the horizon...
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 25, 2013, 07:33:50 pm
Out of Sight (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 26, 2013, 08:20:56 pm
The Wedding Singer (1998)

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Post by: Neumatic on February 27, 2013, 07:34:54 pm
So many movies, so many movies, where do I start?

Money Train
I only watched it because it was about to expire.  Never realized it took place over Christmas/New Years, but I was kinda hoping that would play in a little more, maybe with a crazy crook Santa or something.  Chris Cooper has an interesting concept of a Lethal Weapon like killer who sets people on fire, but he's not directly related to the actual robbery.  The movie is about Wesley Snips and Woody Harrelson robbing the armoured car of the subway lines, but that's the last half hour, it's like the ending was grafted on.  I thought that really should have been the WHOLE movie, since, you know, that's what we came to see.  We want a crazy robbery comedy and this was just an hour of lead-up to it.  Of course, in movies like this that are about one actual event, the whole event is so short that the rest of the movie is just wasting time.

Of course, I thought that Jennifer Lopez would have a lot more to do in this movie.  Something more along the lines of her part in...

Out of Sight

Loved it.  Loved it loved it, great snappy dialogue, and yeah, I totally felt that this was part of an expanded universe.  And I love how it was shot, it looked like a "movie" in the best possible way.

Killer Joe

Oh my god I loved this movie too.  I heard it was **** crazy, and it was, and it's got actors I love seeing: Emile Hirsch, Thomas Hayden Church, the somehow hypnotizing Juno Temple (who's kind of got a perfect body for movies, she's so short you can fit her all in frame and still see her face and eyes clearly).  And when Matthew Mac (as I'll call him because I'm not gonna look it up) gets a role that lets him actually ACT, like he does in this movie, he's really fun to watch.  He's just drippingly cold and indifferent.  He's not evil, I don't think, just direct and no-nonsense taken to the extreme.

And of course, on the Matthew Mac fix, I followed THAT up with

Magic Mike

...and he's in the first scene.  It really changes your perspective on him.  I was kind of waiting for that evil guy to show up again.  And I was really wishing that the guys Adam owed money too were the same guys who Emile Hirsch owed money to in "Killer Joe," that would have been AMAZING!

And you know from the start, somehow, that this is a real downhill spiral.  I really don't think there's a happy ending, just an escape (not to spoil it), but I honestly think the main issue, having a crooked business partner and getting into drugs, is probably common in a LOT of people's jobs.  Pizza delivery, for sure, big drug havens there I understand.  But that's not glamorous.  And there's a certain fun and glamour to the lifestyle and montage of male strippers.  And they certainly do make a point of making it feel fun and exciting and intoxicating.

And since dancing is a big part of the movie, I followed that with...

Make It Happen

...which I've known the visuals of since it came out, cause Mary Elizabeth Winstead dancing about in skimpy outfits, come on.  But I'd never actually sat and watched it and it was weak sauce.  It took forever to get to the points you knew the movie was going for.  The story is pretty simple, you have your poor but idealistic girl (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) going to Chicago to get into dance school, fails, and winds up dancing at a club.  That's the previews.  But she doesn't even get on stage until the halfway point, HALFWAY through the movie!  Half way!

There's no antagonist, there's no sense of stakes, the relationship she has with the DJ (which is totally clean, they almost imply they make out but they're smart enough not to, she's a "good girl," you see) there's no real complications or "real" drama or ANYTHING like that.  And given that it takes half the movie to get her on stage, it's just BORING.  There's two songs before she gets to Chicago, which should have been the START of the movie.  And of course, if she doesn't even make out with her boyfriend, you think we're gonna see anything good? 

Best we see is her sports bra at her final audition, that and skintight pants (and she looks UH MAY ZING), which is actually a hot sexy dance (and she even backflips, Magic Mike style!  Whoo!) but it doesn't feel like it's summing up everything she's learned.  Yeah, it's the ending from Flashdance (think about that title for a second if you don't recognize it).  Which brings up a whole other issue that I have with these types of movies, that everything revolves around one gatekeeper, which is so out of date now.  I also have the question what good the dance school really is, what do the graduates do, what is that degree worth?  And exactly what kind of work does a graduate dancer get?  How much paid dancing is there?  I thought she would recognize that she's got her career started early, you know?

Also, in the movie, Chicago is just flush with young people.  There's no ACTUAL adults, no grown people, everyone you see is young and pretty, I'm kind of annoyed by that.

I did notice that the dance club (which is kinda burlesque but not dirty burlesque, they actually DO wear clothes) has a lot of FEMALE fans, which I would have HOPED would be commented on (you know I'D comment on it), but if MEW doesn't even screw the DJ, you know lesbians don't exist.  Oh, and I ALSO wished that the DJ had mixed his own "get it on" music, that would have been GREAT!

It's weak.  Just weak.  Just look up the dance numbers, particularly the umbrella dance, which I posted in the "stripteases" thread on here, and your good.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 27, 2013, 09:33:50 pm
Singles (1992)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 27, 2013, 10:37:18 pm
I can't remember anything from Money Train. Nothing.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 27, 2013, 11:44:39 pm
There's nothing worth remembering from Money Train.  Though I was happy to see Enrico Colantoni pop up.

Just finished Quick Change after Hit & Run.  Interesting double feature.  Dug both.  Quick Change was somehow very early 1990s.  I don't know what I mean by that.

Hit & Run (I couldn't find the thread) was cool, it was the sort of flick I feel that The Stunt People and Kwoon would make.  I definitely noticed the fact that the "finish line" was the new Starfleet Academy and they drive through the big hangar from Star Trek (and Austin Powers).  I've never seen Smokey and the Bandit but this definitely feels like what I think that movie would feel like.  And the driving was brilliant, it reminded me of the car ballet from Ang Lee's BMW film.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2013, 12:31:31 am
The Terminal (2004)

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Post by: Mac on March 01, 2013, 07:43:16 am
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The Pact is from a short film that did pretty well in the film festivals. Enough to say, hey, let's make a feature film. The Pact pretty much takes place in one place. A average home... but what appears to be ghosts. It is part haunted house and part 'something else' which would spoil the film. There are some good genuine scares here, but overall, this is just average. In fact the dual point of the film confuses me. It's not bad in any way, so if you're into horror films with a ghostly house, you might like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLKZXmePTxc

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2013, 10:03:59 pm
Black Swan (2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2013, 08:55:03 pm
War Horse (2011)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 03, 2013, 04:36:50 pm
Hoop Dreams (1994)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 03, 2013, 06:36:35 pm
I still haven't watched Striptease cause I know it's not gonna be good so I'm thinking I'm going to sandwhich it, put it between two good movies.  For some reason (probably b/c I heard it was based on a book) I thought it was a bad Elmore Leonard adaptation, so I think I'll watch Get Shorty in front of it and maybe Big Trouble (an Elmore-esque flick) after it.  That way I'll have a "should be" in my head, which I'm fine with.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 03, 2013, 06:38:16 pm
Get Shorty is fantastic! I need to watch that again.....for the 20th time.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 03, 2013, 06:47:35 pm
I think it's been long enough that I've forgotten everything in it-- with the exception of Danny Devito as Napoleon.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2013, 11:52:44 am
The Heart of the Game (2005)

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Post by: Mac on March 04, 2013, 12:39:55 pm
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I remember the trailer because it has some eye-popping surfing waves. I like surf movies and if you do too, I suggest checking Chasing Mavericks out. Gerard Butler is real good as Jayís mentor/teacher. Jay is played by a very likable Jonny Weston, cast from the mold blonde surfer type. Chasing Mavericks is based on the true story of Jay Moriarity climbing the surfer ladder to become one of the most notable and daring surfers in recent history. Chasing Mavericks has a Disney-ish feel. Itís very family friendly. Even Jayís nemesis comes off as an Eddie Haskell. Thatís all fine, because that allows the audience to pay attention to story at hand and the lessons Jay learns.

The surf scenes are a little different than in past movies. Really, how many different shots can you get of a surfer than wasnít have been done already?

I thoroughly enjoyed and was entertained by Chasing Mavericks. Itís just a fun movie that is obviously pulling your heart strings.

Spoiler/Not Spoiler
What totally took me by surprise were the ending credits. Jay passed away due to an accident unrelated to surfing in 2001. I highly recommend watching the extra  ĎLive Like Jayí to see all the real life people talking about the real Jay. Not only was it respectful, it was heart warming and emotional. Jay was unusual breed, but I say that in an extremely complimentary way. I like how he carried himself, what he did for others and his thinking in general. In hindsight, I think all the people related to making this movie did a fantastic job of capturing ĎJayí.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh09vEGNrXc

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2013, 12:41:05 pm
This is already on my radar and on my Hold List. Looking forward to checking this one out.
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Post by: Mac on March 04, 2013, 12:42:50 pm
Skyfall (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

I plugged in Skyfall this weekend and was pretty psyched to see it. Yes, the requisite action opener is there. Fun chase scene. Bond actually gets wounded. And then as suddenly as it starts, it stops. It comes to a crawl with lots of Bond gazing at things. And then a lot of talking. Way too much talking.

We donít even see the bad guy until an hour into the flick. My pointÖ whereís the tension? Am I bored?  Yes.

I am very disappointed at this film. Why was I hearing this was the best Bond yet? Because the last one sucked more? That doesnít make this one better. Just different.

I just canít imagine wanting to see this again. Iíd watch C asino Royale several times over before I attempted Skyfall again. I rate this right up there with The Dark Knight as the most overrated flick in recent memory.

Note: The Theme song is excellent because of Adeleís creation and performance. The visuals were just OK.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2013, 12:45:26 pm
I don't think I've heard one good thing about Skyfall. I've heard some pretty horrid reactions toward the movie since it hit. I will check it out, but my expectations are at a all time low. Bummer. I've never heard anyone saying it's the 'Best' of the bunch.
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Post by: Mac on March 04, 2013, 12:56:33 pm
Wiki: Jay Moriarity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Moriarity) from Chasing Mavericks
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Post by: Neumatic on March 04, 2013, 05:51:42 pm
I hope that by "visuals" you were referring to the title design in Skyfall and not the cinematography, because I will not hear a word spoken against it.  The actual opening titles, while I liked them (particularly when he shoots his shadows), had this thing I'm seeing a LOT of now where what SHOULD be 3D looks like 2D or 2 1/2D like Speed Racer.  The new Doctor Who theme sequence and the new Universal logo have the same problem and it annoys me like crazy.  They remind me of those terrible motion comics.

Funny that you mention The Dark Knight because I kept thinking of that movie all throughout Skyfall, there were a few of the same beats and I'll bet you anything that a bunch of those beats will be followed in the new Star Trek as well (I should really outline those two movies and write out the Trek version and see how correct I am).

Speaking of Star Trek, considering the big deal that was made about Heineken being involved in James Bond I thought that the change would be noticeable, it wasn't, and certainly not to the level it was in Trek, and I think Heineken paid a lot more to be in Bond.

What I really didn't like about Skyfall was the full circle thing.  I liked that Casino Royale was basically throwing down and saying things are different now and that last shot undid ALL of that.  It's making me want to finally crack into "Carte Blanche" (which I borrowed from my dad ages ago) to see if it does any better).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2013, 07:46:42 pm
More Than a Game (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 05, 2013, 09:41:32 am
Michael Jordan to the Max (2000)

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Post by: Mac on March 05, 2013, 09:48:17 am
Yes, I was speaking of the Title Design. No, the photography and audio are crystal clear and fine.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 06, 2013, 07:17:11 pm
Nowhere Boy (2009)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 06, 2013, 08:02:57 pm
The Master.  Been waitin' for this one.  Can't even imagine how good this would have looked in the theater.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2013, 09:03:09 pm
Bring It On (2000)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 08, 2013, 12:27:44 am
I don't know if I've ever seen the original Bring It On the whole way through.  I am familiar with it, of course.

I finally rewatched Mr & Mrs Smith, which I'd been thinking of doing for a while.  And it's the same unfinished thought I remember it being.  I remember people going nuts for this movie, I was working at a cinema at the time and we had the film strip stretched along in the projector room so one film would show in two theaters and there were people on the floor.  And I saw it several times out of sequence and I always felt like there was a reel missing.

There's all sorts of set-ups that aren't paid off, the elevator being the main one, but it turns out that the people in charge of the two assassin companies were supposed to be divorced enemies and were recast, Benjamin Danz just disappears from the movie then pops back up again near the end, I kept getting the idea that Vince Vaughn was going to get some kind of crowning moment of awesome or betray the two... the whole thing just feels convoluted.  Everything after the fight/love scene (which btw, if there was EVER a chance to see Pitt and Jolie actually go at it, that was the chance and we missed it) nobody remembers, because it seems like a whole other movie we're just seeing the hits from and then they cut out the final big sequence from, taking down the "big bad."  There's no actual enemy they fight, just disposable henchmen.

I was also aways annoyed at the pure SIZE of their house.  It's way too big for them.  They're a bit too rich, they needed a smaller place or something more stylish that they bought and never bothered to personalize.  Maybe an old barn conversion or a refurbished old house or something along that line.

And BTW, is there anyone in the world who saw this movie that DIDN'T know the set-up?  They spent so long setting that up that it took up half the movie!

It's a shame cause this feels like the natural follow-up to "True Lies" (although Brad Pitt is far more entertaining to watch as a leading man than Arnie) but it's not put together right.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 08, 2013, 04:28:58 am
I can't remember anything about Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
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Post by: Mac on March 08, 2013, 06:12:14 am
Ruby Sparks (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

Ruby Sparks has been on my radar for awhile. The basic premise of the story is a nerdish, bookish young author is having writerís block. In a dream, he meets Ruby, which inspires him the next morning to write everything about her. He then obsesses about her where he thinks about her fictional character all the time. At least it gets him out of his funk. To his surprise a week later, suddenly Ruby Sparks comes to existÖ and not just in the authorís head. Ruby physically exists for everyone to meet. And not only does she exists, Ruby is part of the Authorís life as a girlfriend for some time.

The characters are eclectic and engaging. The story, though told before, seems very fresh. As someone said, a project by Woody Allen that never happened. Though itís slow, I found it fun. Especially when the author starts tinkering with Rubyís character.

Iím going to give this a thumbs up for this nice little indie movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4RJYlSgDKM

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 08, 2013, 07:47:33 am
This actually sounds pretty interesting and something I would like. Definitely going to check this one out for sure. Thanks, Mac.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 08, 2013, 01:33:10 pm
The Passion of the Christ (2004)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 08, 2013, 02:58:51 pm
Chip's last two movies are making me think now of a combo, a movie about peppy, spirited teenagers competing to perform the best Stations of the Cross.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 08, 2013, 03:03:04 pm
That will get you some notice.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 08, 2013, 07:41:17 pm
Totally forgot that I was going to watch The Three Amigos.  It's been long enough that I forgot enough (like the "mail plane" joke).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 08, 2013, 10:23:49 pm
Blast from the Past (1999)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 09, 2013, 05:13:59 pm
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 09, 2013, 08:39:06 pm
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 09, 2013, 10:10:55 pm
You've seen Heather Graham in Arrested Development, right?

Oh geez, what timing, I watched "Three Amigos" last night and tonight:

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 09, 2013, 10:27:06 pm
You've seen Heather Graham in Arrested Development, right?


Yup. And in Scrubs as well. Viva la Graham!!
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Post by: Neumatic on March 09, 2013, 10:29:15 pm
I have yet to "cast" Graham in anything.

BTW, I just now got the "theme" in watching "Blast From The Past" and "Austin Powers" in one go.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 09, 2013, 10:35:20 pm
BTW, I just now got the "theme" in watching "Blast From The Past" and "Austin Powers" in one go.

It's like a hand grenade....it takes a few seconds before it explodes. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_smile.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2013, 01:48:48 pm
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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Post by: Mac on March 10, 2013, 04:05:48 pm
The Bay (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/th_HTL_02star.gif) (http://s74.beta.photobucket.com/user/Chiprocks1/media/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif.html)

The Bay, directed by Barry Levinson, is 90% true based on a his work researching a Chesapeake Bay documentary. In a nutshell, he said, the documentary would not move many people, so lets take a step further. So it's not a horror film, it's more of a Contagion type of genre. This is clearly an experiment in found footage.

I was not expecting much just from this knowledge alone. I wasn't that disappointed with a ho-hum flick.

Watching the extra's Levinson talks about his ideas, motivation and interest in this kind of genre. My personal opinion, I just think he's 10 years late. He made this as authentic as possible only using possible camera's that would be used, unlike some found footage movies that ignore that rule. But so what. We've seen everything here, including one of the main head scratchers from this over used technique "Why are you filming now?" "Because I want to document everything" "You want to document us walking down a badly lit sidewalk"

It's all here with the silly premise. Let's talk about the story of nasty infection that spreads very quickly. So this balances on a horror story that 'could' possibly exist from some very real problems with nature. Nothing was made up. All the creatures exist, pollution and radiation already present.

That gave me a little chill to think this could actually happen to you and me.

What I think made this experimental film fail is a Blair Witch analogy. The build up is very slow. You're constantly waiting for very bad things to happen... eventually something happens here and there. The audience is never really terrified at what's going on. It's chaotic and there are less than a handful of very short things to make you cringe.

It suddenly ends leaving me, the viewer, a WTF moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRtgoJ_pFnQ

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2013, 04:25:32 pm
Based on your review, it sounds like something I wouldn't have the patience to sit through if it takes that long to set up something.
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Post by: Mac on March 10, 2013, 06:18:25 pm
Wreck-It Ralph

Simply, I'm not the demographic for this film. I don't play video games, which this is this movies core. The story, the jokes,  the inside jabs are all missed by me.

I watched for a half hour and while the graphics are great, everything was just lost on me.

Not even going to rate or recommend.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2013, 10:29:50 pm
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers (1998)

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Post by: Mac on March 13, 2013, 02:35:14 pm
The Awakening (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/th_HTL_04star.gif) (http://s74.beta.photobucket.com/user/Chiprocks1/media/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif.html)

The awakening is yet another ghost/haunted house tale. And rather well made, engaging and atmospheric one at that. The story slowly reveals layer upon layer of the mystery. There are a few jump scenes, but in general a creepy story. Told from a 1920's setting and a very muted color palette, it becomes its own and stands out... Much like The Orphanage or the Devil's Backbone. I can't tell much more or it would spoil everything.

I recommend The Awakening if your into the ghosts and haunted house genre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Bx6iBmgpc

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Post by: Mac on March 13, 2013, 02:44:15 pm
Fat Kid Rules the World (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/th_HTL_02star.gif) (http://s74.beta.photobucket.com/user/Chiprocks1/media/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif.html)

Wow, talk about a big let down... For me.  I was really psyched to see Fat Kid Rules the World. It looked like the fish out of water story with drumming. You slowly realize this is one slow ass movie. The Fat Kid has zero personality that I saw. The other kid player who picks him and sets a coarse for him has no redeeming values. Maybe he's got a gold heart, but his actions say otherwise. It's just slooooooow.

I kept watching hoping it would pick up and finally when the Fat Kid sees his future in a 'punk' band (about half way through), which is one of the rare musical styles I cannot stand... I turned it off.

I could not relate to the music, the fat kid, the punk kid, the family, anything. Complete waste of my time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPk8nkM2fTs

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2013, 02:58:32 pm
Fat Kid Rules the World

This has been on my radar for a while now. I'm kinda disappointed and not entirely surprised that this didn't get good reviews across the board. I'm torn about giving this a go in spite of all the negative remarks. What to do? Ack!
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Post by: Neumatic on March 13, 2013, 04:19:27 pm
I'd never even HEARD of it until you mentioned it right now.  And from your review, I doubt I'll ever hear about it again.

I just rewatched some Black Books last night but I also re-watched UHF (in HD for the first time, I think) since it was about to expire off my Netflix queue.  I think I'm going to try to do that triple feature tonight (Get Shorty, Striptease, and Big Trouble) if I can finish my damn "homework."
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2013, 04:48:01 pm
Your Homework, Mid-Term and Final is Striptease. Get to it!
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Post by: Neumatic on March 13, 2013, 05:27:44 pm
You know, I didn't realize that Rumor Willis is the daughter.  That's gonna add a whole other dimension to the flick (oh my god, can you imagine Bruno himself as the ex-husband?  If the flick WAS Elmore Leonard, I bet it coulda happened.  Bruno did get shot in the second Charlie's Angels flick, and I think that was after the divorce...)
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Post by: Neumatic on March 13, 2013, 06:21:36 pm
Actually, I gotta watch this Cirque Du Soleil movie so I can return it, then maybe Unleashed and I can have my triple feature tomorrow (I know I keep putting it off!).  Of course, this is provided that I want to watch the whole thing.  And I have to give notes tonight so maybe I should wait until tomorrow to annotate more stuff.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2013, 08:52:06 pm
Deep Impact (1998)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 13, 2013, 09:23:54 pm
Okay, I finished "Get Shorty" and just started Striptease.  Happy, pappy?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2013, 09:25:40 pm
Very.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 13, 2013, 09:28:40 pm
I believe one of the strippers was also in Showgirls.  The blonde innocent.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 14, 2013, 10:49:50 am
World Trade Center (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 14, 2013, 06:42:34 pm
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 14, 2013, 09:42:21 pm
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 15, 2013, 04:53:58 pm
Side by Side (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 15, 2013, 08:41:24 pm
Homeland (Season 1 - 2011)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 16, 2013, 08:19:11 am
Just watched the first season of that myself.  I was trying to explain everything that happened to my mom and I realized I forgot what actually wound up happening with the "Mike" character.

Okay, I finally did watch Get Shorty and Striptease back to back a few days ago, didn't do a proper type-up.  I had originally intended to watch Big Trouble afterwards to have a proper sandwich but it was too late to start another movie.

Anyway, I've seen Get Shorty plenty of times, but I'm always careful to space it out so I don't remember everything.  And there's a lot of memorable stuff in the flick.  For example. I did remember that Danny Devito was "Napoleon," but I had forgotten his autobiography keeps popping up-- and has the same photo on both the picture on the front and the author's photo on the back!  And I never realized in the book it's meant to be Dustin Hoffman (another famous short actor!).

I freakin' love just about the entire cast in the movie, this is one of those scripts that attracts actors because every role has something cool to say and do, and John Travolta for all the **** we give him just owns the role of Chili Palmer, not playing it as a thug or impossibly cool but as just a man with a plan and a style.  And of course, I love that whatever's thrown at him, he adapts to it and makes it his own (the "cadillac of minivans" being a perfect example). 

And of course, I love Dennis Farina in both this AND Big Trouble (though the similarity of the movies' styles is what made them the intended "bread," not Farina's involvement) and I just died laughing when we cut to him on the pot reading a book underneath the Mona Lisa.  Doesn't even have to do anything to bring the funny.  And a pretty awesome bad guy to boot.

And of course, I love Barry Sonnenfeld's style (I just remembered that he shot "Throw Momma From The Train" for Danny Devito, if I remember right) where the whole thing has this little level of unreality to it, there's style and poppy colours and specific framing and music, and I love the way the story deconstructs itself as it goes along, almost like a writing lesson.

And I also like that all the "current" movies that the characters spoke about were fake, it helps give the world its' own feel and keeps it from getting dated too much.

Now, let's contrast.

Right off the bat, I was really wishing that my memory of Striptease was faulty and that there some forgotten gem moments in there and some subtle brilliance that got overlooked.  No luck, not really.

My mind started imposing the style of Get Shorty onto this flick, I wanted fast-talking characters out-snarking each other, having conversations with enemies just because they felt like talking about something, and to be packed to the brim with character actors having their own little moments.

And how amazing would it have been to have Dennis Farina as the club owner?  The guido guy was all right, but come on, just imagine (of course, if you want to go Leonard, he could have been Marshall Cisco in the Armand Assante role, that would have been interesting too).  "Eskobar" from Get Shorty (a character actor whose name I've never caught but who's been in EVERYTHING) could have been the crooked judge at the start.  They stuck Ray Bones with that cheerful chauffeur ("they say the smog's the reason we have such beautiful sunsets!"), I would have LOVED to see him being stuck with the childish Congressman (oh, I have something to say about him).  Or perhaps Jack McBrayer (too early, I know, but still, throwing out ideas).

And thinking of character actors, Robert Patrick made me laugh ONCE, when he's dancing drunk, but it wasn't enough.  Normally I like the guy in flicks but I feel like he was wasted here.  HE would have made an interesting club owner too.I really wish our introduction to him was him stealing wheelchairs, would have made it a more impactful scene.  And he should have had multiple schemes going on.  That was a big issue for me, it felt like characters were repeating steps or wasting time in order to pad out the run time, as opposed to Get Shorty where stuff happened quick and they moved on cause they had a lot of stuff to do.  Creates an atmosphere of adrenaline.

Chili Palmer is an active character, he's got two simple goals, a want (a new career) and a need (get the money), and he gets to it and finds the best way to satisfy both at the same time.  Erin Grant on the other hand, **** just happens to her and it takes a good while before she takes active steps to do something about it.  She's also being drawn into events that don't concern her because people start using her as a pawn.  People want to use Chili as a pawn but he's always aware and playing them right back.  He can benefit from the people who try to play him, he can make that work to his advantage, which is why it's okay when things get a little big in his story.  Outside of getting her kid back (insert appropriate Arrested Development quote here), Erin has no real motivation to get involved in anything else that's happening.

The Childish Congressman is just a great example of a character wasting time, just pining over Demi Moore until the third act.  And his whole dumb drunken attitude takes on a different dimension post-W, I feel.  He was almost like a petulant child waiting to be doted on, doing stuff he shouldn't do.  When Gene Hackman did **** he shouldn't do, he made the situation worse, complicated things, got the crud beat out of him, forced the characters to react.  Congressman just kept his distance for the most part.  Burt Reynolds was kind of wasted in the role.  But at least he got paid a big salary and got to watch Demi Moore strip for eight hours a day so I guess that's something.  But my feeling is, especially in movies where there's sex or nudity or anything like that, the writing should be so good that you forget about that part.  "Closer" is a good example.  I didn't LIKE "Closer" but it was engrossing enough I had totally forgotten about Portman's stripper scene until it happened.

I'm also not that fond of the music used in the flick.  Demi Moore dances to some sad songs.  The only song I did like that she dances to is "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics.  Everything else is just a bit too moody.  And one of the song repeats!  She dances in her towel to a song that she later dances to in a club.  For some reason I always remembered the scene as a song she likes coming on the radio and she's overjoyed, cranks it up and starts playing around.  "Just rehearsing" as an excuse for a brief moment of giddiness.  Nope, no dice.

She has some very sexy routines, although I note that they're not very interactive and she doesn't collect many tips, which you think would be kind of a priority since she's trying to raise money for a new attorney (the outdated "please the gatekeeper" goal where apparently your happiness depends on someone else, which you all know I don't like).  They really don't move the plot along, they're rewards to the audience for staying in their seats.  Shouldn't the movie be its' own reward?  And she's a little too good at it, there's never a line about how she used to dance as a child or a faded old ballet photo or anything like that to suggest it's a latent talent.  She really jumps right to "star" of the show without having to do anything like be a pole dancer or none of that, she's whole other levels above the rest of the girls.  Who barely get any characterization or screen time, the lousiness of their characters is more demeaning, I think, then what they do on stage.  And they're overloaded with silicon, it's gross!

And speaking of backstory, I have NO idea why Erin Grant liked Robert Patrick in the first place, they despise each other in the movie which is fine but there's no indication or reason given as to why they would have been married and had a kid together.  There's no sense of history there.  Come on, give the guy something!

See, good writing attracts talent.  This kind of flick, you gotta pay through the nose to get talent involved.  If there's any lesson to take away from all this.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 16, 2013, 08:26:45 am
I can't recall who wrote the script for Striptease, but character back story and motivation was the least of their concern. It was primarily a vehicle that was going to get asses into theater seats on one hook: Demi getting naked. They (producers, writers) all knew that would "be enough" to do just that. Without story, it's nothing more than a high-priced, over-inflated " p o r n " that is soon forgotten. I thought and still do think that Burt Reynolds was the worst part of the movie for me.

FYI, great review dude!
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Post by: Neumatic on March 16, 2013, 10:05:24 am
Well, I know it was based on a book, which is where the Elmore Leonard association in my mind came from.  And the book sure didn't have no Demi.

And honestly, I'm not surprised this didn't make any money in the theaters, you saw the draw was getting to see Demi naked but I would be uncomfortable watching this in the theater with other people (that sort of thing is just not fun).  Not that I was old enough to when this came out, but it was the first "movie with adult content" I could remember being aware of (apparently Mallrats and A Few Good Men didn't qualify, in the latter's case adult stuff being synonymous with boring things I didn't understand) so naturally I'd want it to live up to that.

I'm amazed the movie didn't have either a crazy sequel hook (Demi getting tossed a g-string and hearing "Hail To The Chief" playing on a car horn) or the happy ending with Demi and her daughter in their new house, and the camera panning to a photo of Demi and the girls at the club celebrating.

What's amazing is that Burt Reynolds is pretty much forgettable, that dude's normally hilarious.  He should have been "Burt," you know?  The guy that Norm McDonald impersonates (I JUST remembered that Burt IS the owner of Chubby's, the strip club in "My Name Is Earl.")  His obsession should have at least evolved a bit, you know, find out her favourite movies or music and start liking those too, you know?  Especially if her fave movie is something like Beaches, and you cut to him crying like a baby watching it on the little TV in his limo before he's supposed to meet with someone important, like maybe the young Christian League, and that accidentally winds up working to his advantage.

BTW, it's not p o r n.  That'd happen if Demi went totally bare and/or gotten it on.

Also BTW, this is how I review/experience most movies.  It just takes a LOT of effort to retype all that.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 16, 2013, 10:18:53 am
I know it's not  'p o r n'.  I was making a parallel comparison to legit  p o r n  in that no one remembers it 5 minutes after you turn it off, which Striptease is. Forgettable that is.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 16, 2013, 11:01:11 am
I gotcha.  Although even in those cases, if it's good, you'll remember it.

I'm wondering a) if I shouldn't have made this its' own thread and b) whether the actual book was bad or if this was a bad adaptation.  Maybe the book was a case of the descriptions and narrative being funny and that just didn't translate into the screenplay.

You know, I said this was the first "adult" content flick I can recall being aware of, but I saw Animal House SEVERAL times in the third grade (one of the few tapes we had at the time) and I know I was intro'd to Caddyshack a couple years later ("that must be the tea,") I guess the comedy overrid the "adultness" of those flicks.  AH really took on a whole new dimension after high school.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 16, 2013, 11:07:16 am
If it's a movie (or book) that you know will get a lot of comments, it's best to start a new thread. Feel free to start one now if you like. I have plenty to say about it. I will be revisiting the movie for myself and will start a new thread if one hasn't already been started.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 16, 2013, 11:29:29 am
The thing of it is, though, is that I felt no need to revisit it because I already internalized all the "do not do" lessons that movie gave me.  It felt redundant to watch it, you know?  It's not like all of Demi's dirty scenes aren't online in a thousand places.  That's the thing now about movies now, they can't just be watchable, they have to be rewatchable.  The only way you're going to make any money is if people want to buy your disc because they keep wanting to revisit it.  Movies are so available now that quality is even more important.  And when it comes to movies like this, you have to make the person want to continue watching.  It's like Arrested Development or classic Simpsons, you hear a few good minutes and you want to keep going.  That's the best way to fight against all these sites like Mr Skin or what-have-you that but the juicy bits up, make the movie so good those stills and little videos are advertisements for the rest of the flick.

BTW, I'm hoping you do what I did and sandwich Striptease with Get Shorty cause I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff (like, I'm now just remembering that James Gandolfini had a little girl).

Oh geez, thinking of the little girl, Rumor Willis (I don't know how it's spelled!) had ZERO presence in the movie.  I understand that she's Demi's real kid and I'm okay with her being in the movie because of that, but considering that the whole story pretty much revolved around her, I had to like her or care about her welfare or something and I didn't.  And I can't really fault her for that cause she wasn't an actress back then, she was just a little kid.  And I know the pool of young talent back then wasn't as good as it is now (cause there's more shows starring kids thanks to Disney Channel and Nick and so on, there's more opportunities for young actors and so more of them are coming through the woodwork).  I was trying to think of anyone else who could have filled that part and there were only two names, Michelle Williams (but she was way too old) or the kid from Liar Liar (and he was on a show too but I can't remember what it was), he was adorable.  Of course, they were also blonde and that wouldn't have worked.

And as I'm writing that I'm remembering the board games.  There was no commentary track (anyone really wanna hear one?) but I'll bet they couldn't get licenses from ANY board game manufacturers, hence the strange nonsensical games they were playing.  You gotta figure these days some indy designer would be saavy enough.  Heck, they could be playing Magic: The Gathering back there now or some such.  "Darlin', you're beautiful!" "I'm also a plus one mage."
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Post by: Mac on March 17, 2013, 09:58:22 am
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So I admittedly have this fondness, guilty pleasure of liking the first Silent Hill flick. So news of a sequel piqued my interest. Then I heard nothing but badness about it. Well, now that it's released on DVD, I got a chance to see it.

WTF

Seriously, this is such a cluster. It's incomprehensible. I had no idea what was going on. I swear the development of this must of been, lets think of some really bizarre images and situations...

... and then wrap a story around it. The Silent Hill people will eat this up.

I have no words, except this is a very well made piece of crap. It's movies like this that give sequels a bad wrap. Yes, most sequels are not nearly as good as the predecessor, and most are truly a waste of time, but this is just abysmal.

I have no idea why I would even begin to recommend this, even to a Silent Hill fan.

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Post by: Mac on March 17, 2013, 10:06:44 am
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I went into Life of Pi a little bit cautious. A friend of mine, a literature teacher, who loves symbolism, just loved this flick. I was thinking the opposite... I'm going to hate it because of the symbolism. Yes it does have symbolism, and while I didn't catch them all, Life of Pi will not lose you.

I found Life of Pi was of the most extraordinary films in a long time. Certainly the best of this year. I just loved every minute of this film. This is great story telling. No matter that it was fantastical, it was so much more. I got really wrapped up in the story and for two hours was transported to something I would have never imagined. It wasn't fantasy. It seemed like all of it could happen. It just appeared hyper-real. The imagery is breathtaking and I saw this with a regular DVD. I can only imagine a blu-ray version.

I can't recommend this enough. I may buy it at some point, but this definitely made my Sunday morning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7WBfntqUoA

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 17, 2013, 10:51:17 am
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Something in your review has pique my curiosity to check this out. If you had given it just 1 Star, I would have skipped it. But 0 Stars makes me wanna check it out. Well, not really. And yet I'm still compelled to do so! Damn youuze!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 17, 2013, 10:52:14 am
Life of Pi is on my Hold List.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 17, 2013, 03:03:52 pm
You know, I think it's because the first Silent Hill came out the same time as V For Vendetta or that the posters are similar, but I can't picture either poster without imagining Natalie Portman with the no-mouth.  Gets me wondering what kind of horror flick would be good enough for her to be in (Black Swan doesn't count).

I half-watched a bunch of movies last night, couldn't really settle, not sure if that warrants discussion.  They didn't mush together interestingly in my mind or anything.
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Post by: Mac on March 18, 2013, 09:33:44 am
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Sound City is a music documentary, obviously close to Dave Grohlís (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) heart. Focused squarely on the legendary music studio in Van Nuys, CA. The documentary is never light on music, with footage, snapshots, interviews of the key employees and artists. The studio has been a dump, but in part because of that, it became legendary on the albums produced from there. Itís kind of a symbiotic thing. Albums became legendary and in part because they were recorded with Sound City and its unique equipment and studioís. The list of key artists are all here and have wonderful things to say about the place, so the direction slowly paints a picture of what it must have been like to be there. The film goes through some sub-genre of subjects including drumming, well, primarily because of Dave Grohl and other very influential drummers. The sound board is explored, the producers and technologies impact, drive the documentary in a linear form.

I would highly recommend this film if you like music, musicians of the 70ís, 80ís and 90ís, an interest in the recording industryÖ Sound City does a very good job of immersing you for a couple of hours into music. Never does the pace go to fast or let up. Itís just constantly moves forward with interesting tidbits from a whole host of personalities.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-h8cONf19A

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 18, 2013, 10:52:11 pm
Man on a Ledge (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 20, 2013, 01:48:42 am
The Da Vinci Code (2006)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 20, 2013, 10:28:40 pm
From Hell (2001)

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Post by: Mac on March 21, 2013, 09:21:53 am
Toys in the Attic

I'm not going to rate this. It would not be justifiable to slam it. It wasn't for me. Mostly animated, some real environments, this imaginary tale are those things that happen in an attic. I will give it props for very innovative imagineering. But in my mind, the picture is focused on kids... very little kids.

I just didn't think it was that good, especially in the stop motion animation. Maybe I'm so use to good animated objects, the rawness of this one, just did nothing for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN4jivWZm6s

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 21, 2013, 10:06:28 am
Was this Direct-to-DVD? I've never heard of this.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 21, 2013, 03:37:52 pm
It looks like a British animated flick that was re-dubbed.  Which was odd, since kids don't know Forrest Whittaker any more than they'd know Catherine Tate or Phil Jupitus or whomever.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 21, 2013, 09:27:49 pm
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 22, 2013, 02:45:15 pm
The Social Network (2010)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 22, 2013, 09:16:16 pm
Phone Booth (2002)

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Post by: Mac on March 23, 2013, 06:36:21 am
1941 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

Wow, what a piece of crap. I could only stand about 45 minutes of this turd. I am finding this so hard to believe this was a Spielberg/Zemekis/Gale film. This was super goofy, off the weird-s***-O-Meter charts.

I picked up the 25th Anniversary DVD and it was horrendous. The film looked horrible, the sound was even worse. But I could get past that to the smelly thing of a story I was watching.

That's 45 minutes I'll never get back.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2013, 06:50:11 am
This was your first time watching 1941? And yes, it's pretty bad.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2013, 08:55:16 pm
Wayne's World (1992)

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Post by: Mac on March 24, 2013, 08:10:26 am
Zero Dark Thirty (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/th_HTL_03star.gif) (http://s74.photobucket.com/user/Chiprocks1/media/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif.html)

I picked this up hearing good stuff about it. I mean we are talking about the true story about Osama Bbin Laden raid. On the box, I saw this captured 5 Oscars. For what... I don't know... Also don't care.

I must say I'm pretty disappointed in Zero Dark Thirty. The first half I found very frustrating trying to follow the narrative and the Islamic names were just a blur. Hanging on by a thread to follow the story and logic. The 2nd half or so picks up with finding bin Laden, the raid plan and the actual series of events.

I really don't get all the praise on this movie. Don't get me wrong... it was fairly decent and in a way cool to visually see what possibly may have happened when this news was being revealed to the world. Other  than that I know I'll never sit down to watch this again.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2013, 08:30:17 am
This is still in my 'Must-See' bag for sure.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2013, 12:11:42 pm
Wayne's World 2 (1993)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2013, 03:10:37 pm
Boardwalk Empire (Season 2 - 2011)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 25, 2013, 04:42:13 pm
What a weird transition.  "Prohibition?  No WAY!" "WAY!" "You can't get booze in a bar, sh'yeah, right!"
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2013, 04:57:25 pm
Hahaha.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 25, 2013, 05:25:19 pm
I forgot to add "Denied."  Feel like a real sphincter boy.

Okay, I'm done now.

I have NO idea what I'm going to watch tonight.  I have one movie I SHOULD watch so I can return it, but I'm not really feeling "up" for anything at the moment.  Though I'm sure I'll be craving good entertainment once I'm done with this weirdly retrotastic 1993 PSA about how to buy a computer.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2013, 05:27:26 pm
What movie is it?
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Post by: Neumatic on March 25, 2013, 05:46:26 pm
Gas, Food, Lodging.  Recommended to me by someone in my screenwriting class which I'm smack dab in the middle of.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2013, 06:11:20 pm
I saw that when it first came out and I remember absolutely nothing about it.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 25, 2013, 06:24:03 pm
Wound up watching "Pitch Perfect" first.
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Post by: Mac on March 27, 2013, 10:17:07 am
The Man With The Iron Fists (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Itís pretty evident; this was a pet personal project for RZA. Writing, producing, directing The Man With Iron Fists. If I wasnít so tired and preoccupied with things, I would have turned this crap-ola off within 15 minutes. On the rare occasion I decided to sit through this one.

Where do I begin? RZA, the rapper, maybe can rap, but he sure doesnít know dialog, acting or a story. RZA is doing some pretty bad acting among a cast that acts just as bad. Even Russell Crowe canít save this. It seems like an obvious homage to the schlocky chop-socky Asian movies of the 70ís and 80ís. Or RZA is so clueless and he thinks this great cinema. Itís hard to believe Tarantino put his name on this.

The Man with the Iron Fists is bloody and gory, in the cartoonish kind of way. It does not bring anything new except to remind people there were movies produced like this years ago. It just constantly appears to be an ego stroke for RZA. He even put rap music throughout. I just found that uber-odd.

The only other big name anybody might recognize is Lucy Liu, who still baffles me on her popularity.

Man with the Iron Fists has ridiculous fight scenes that defy gravity and fly through the air like chickens. The bad guy has skin of metallic gold which pushes this into the super-hero genre of chop socky. I never did like those kinds of flicks. The only way to watch them is late at night with lots of alcohol. So stupid they are funny.

I donít recommend this anyone. Complete waste of my time


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2013, 10:21:48 am
Bummer. I was interested in this when it first came out.
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Post by: Mac on March 27, 2013, 10:25:52 am
Sneakers (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

Sneakers (1992) is reminiscent of the Ocean movies. Itís essentially a heist movie with technology helping out the hackers. While it has an interesting cast of characters, I would have never thought these folks would be in the same movie. Robert Redford and Dan Aykroyd? The Ghostbustes Aykroyd. Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, David Strathairn

Sneakers does Ďsneakí in quite a bit of mild humor (see what I did there). So itís a very charming and timely movie. The movie is engaging and doesnít go over the audiences heads with jargon and technology so far removed.

Check it out for a rent at the very least.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_XRqJV2zdk

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2013, 11:22:48 am
Was this your first time checking this out? I owned it on VHS back in the day. I liked it a lot. Have not seen it since the inception of DVD though. So, to say its been a long time is an understatement.
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Post by: Mac on March 27, 2013, 02:21:31 pm
No, I saw it when it came out and stayed in mind as something to check out again. It holds up well.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2013, 07:55:02 pm
The Untouchables (1987)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 27, 2013, 10:24:20 pm
I remember being shown Sneakers when I was in middle school and started taking computer classes, I guess they wanted to show us what computers could do.  Didn't see it again until a couple months ago, I dug it alright but I don't know if I'd watch it again any time soon.  I guess it's a bit before my time.  I did dig their cool heaquarters, though.  Though still, a blind hacker feels like a strange stretch.

I ran through Season Five of Mad Men.  It was pretty darn good except it's been so long since I've watched the series that I had forgotten almost everything that happened previously.  I guess it takes place in 1967 or 68 since one episode involves a terrible script for Star Trek... they can't put a date on there or anything?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2013, 10:30:25 pm
Any movie that has Mr. Tibbs, Roy Hobbs, Darth Vader, Elwood Blues, Eddie Cicotte and Indiana Jones in it is an instant winner in my eyes. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)
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Post by: Neumatic on March 28, 2013, 10:06:32 pm
Oh right, River Pheonix was in Indiana Jones.  Took me a second to remember that.

And I noticed that the first shot in the movie was Mockingbird Square!  So I like that!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2013, 10:30:06 pm
Snow White & the Huntsman (2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 29, 2013, 01:59:33 pm
In memory of Richard Griffiths, who just passed today, I gotta revisit one of my go-to feel-good movies: Blame It On The Bellboy.

(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/2/A70-1134)

This is one of those light, silly movies I put in when I'm feeling low or annoyed or need a quick smile, and a lot of that is due to Richard Griffiths' performance as Maurice Horton... I think the last time I saw it was when I was stranded at the airport two years ago and watched it on my little iPod screen, totally turned my entire trip around.

The story is your basic mistaken identity comedy, with three people instead of two.  Dudley Moore is looking for a villa to buy for his boss, and is mistaken for a hitman by Andreas Katsulas (the one-armed man from The Fugitive), Richard Griffiths is sneaking away for an affair and winds up meeting Dudley Moore's realtor, and Bryan Brown (FX) is the hitman, who instead of his intended target (Katsulas) winds up getting the picture of Griffiths' date, Penelope Wilton (you know, Shawn's mum from "Shawn Of The Dead").  And when they figure out they've got the wrong person, they get the identities wrong AGAIN!

And of course, the Bellboy hhhhhhimself, whhho gets the names wrong, is portrayed by Bronson Pinchot back in his prime, and he's the one that everyone remembers cause he plays it the most broad, but there's really no one in the movie I don't like seeing.

Plus, you have Patsy Kensit (Lethal Weapon 2) in her underthings and Dudley Moore (Arthur) getting his nads zapped.  Not at the same time, of course.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2013, 02:26:03 pm
Bummer about Richard Griffiths. RIP.

As for Blame It On The Bellboy, I don't think I've seen it since it first came out and that of course means I don't remember anything about it. Even the scenes you pointed out doesn't ring a bell for me at all.
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Post by: Mac on March 29, 2013, 02:31:28 pm
I know I've never seen this. Is this a remake to the Jerry Lewis flick?
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Post by: Neumatic on March 29, 2013, 02:35:32 pm
No, nothing to do with that.  The Bellboy isn't even one of the main character, he's just the one person every character interacts with, and it's his fault the whole thing happens at all.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2013, 02:45:32 pm
Waterworld (1995)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2013, 11:20:51 pm
Total Recall (2012)

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Post by: Mac on March 30, 2013, 07:29:05 am
The Apparition (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/th_HTL_03halfstar.gif) (http://s74.photobucket.com/user/Chiprocks1/media/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif.html)

The Apparition is another take on the haunted house, yet, it's not the house that is haunted... Don't want to spoil it. It's reminiscent of many other movie scenes we've seen before. This does have a few jump scares, but it's not terribly scary. I thought it was entertaining to sit through. The audio portion pushed my system with the a whole host of low rumbles, background noises, etc. That was pretty amazing how it added tension to the scenes.

You may want to watch this strictly for the gorgeous Ashley Greene.

I would recommend. I'll probably forget most of it, despite some key unique scenes.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkmzXVwLtH0

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Post by: Mac on March 30, 2013, 07:44:28 am
The Factory (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/th_HTL_03halfstar.gif) (http://s74.photobucket.com/user/Chiprocks1/media/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif.html)

I've never heard of this movie until I saw it displayed with DVD's. I had no idea what it was about except for the blurb on the back about a cop who investigates missing teen girls. Then suddenly his daughter (Mae Whitman of Parenthood) is suddenly abducted. The Factory takes the perspective of telling you everything up front. Who the abductor is, who his target is. Everything. You see it coming a mile away. That's OK, because then we can get into the meat of the characters. We've seen variations of the story many times before in other movies, but Cusak, Carpenter, Whitman and Dallas Roberts make it engaging.

On one hand I wanted to give this 4 plus stars because I like John Cusak's work. On the other hand, I've not had a movie **** me off so much with twist ending that just makes everything we just saw previously irrelevant. You may have heard me scream out "OH F UCK NO. YOU DID NOT JUST DO THAT!!!"

I like twists on occasion. But this was just stupid as ****. I think what exasperated it was the Beginning state. "Based on True Events".

Yea, OK, a sliver of the story was the concept, but do not believe this actually happened. Just slap me for even buying into it.

Can ya tell I'm ****ed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ixbx7lp4Es

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 30, 2013, 08:19:32 am
I'm interested in this one. Will check it out if my Library has a copy.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 30, 2013, 03:25:20 pm
Baby Mama (2008)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 30, 2013, 09:10:56 pm
Stand by Me (1986)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 31, 2013, 05:45:11 pm
Three O'Clock High (1987)

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Post by: Neumatic on March 31, 2013, 11:50:30 pm
The Blues Brothers

Wow, it's been a long time since I've seen this movie.  Funny, sure, catchy music for sure, star studded to the extreme (a performance of "Minnie The Moocher" by Cab Calloway himself?  You kidding?) but damn, think about how much PRODUCTION went into this freakin' movie.  The Dark Knight movies don't use as many cops or damage as many cars or the amount of action and destruction that litter this entire movie, it's insane at a level that you never see.  I mean, the big event movies now cost way more than this movie yet you never see "all out" quite like this, you know?  And you NEVER see that amount of extras, EVER.

And I will say, the movie was affective enough that, until John Belushi took his glasses off, I never noticed we hadn't seen their eyes the entire flick.  Only a great director could pull that off.

And I can't believe that Paul Reubens slipped in there, or that Charles Napier (the Col from the Austin Powers movies) is the leader of the Good Old Boys or that the leader of the Illinois Nazis is the "Outrageous" judge from Boston Legal.  And I had totally forgotten that John Candy was in there as well.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 01, 2013, 12:04:57 am
I loooooooooooooove The Blues Brothers. Everything you pointed out is spot-on. Great choice for your Sunday Night movie. I need to revisit this one soon as its been awhile since I've watched it.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 01, 2013, 01:32:27 pm
I didn't even bother trying to annotate it because even if you took that movie apart piece by piece to see how it works, I don't think you ever could figure out how it all fit together or how to recreate it.  It was a storm, like a force of nature.  Though I can see how it's elastic reality would influence stuff like The Simpsons in the future.

And I've been singing "Minnie The Moocher" to myself since that scene came up, but since I have a VERY unsuitable singing voice, I've just been doing it in the style of Tom Waits, cause I can at least do that.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 01, 2013, 06:00:13 pm
The Bad News Bears (1976)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 01, 2013, 11:36:04 pm
Detroit Rock City (1999)

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Post by: Mac on April 02, 2013, 01:05:45 pm
The Collection http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/pictures?view=image&format=raw&type=img&id=181899

The Collection is the sequel follow-up (redundant?) to the wildly imaginative and fun indie flick The Collector. I was just blown away how good the original was. It had a excellent hero and mind boggling bad guy with a cat and mouse scenario in a maze of deadly devices in a house.

Sadly The Collection jumped the rails and became the dreaded Ďsequelí. It did everything it should have not done. The inventiveness focused on the blood and gore and trapsÖ much like saw. Throwing away the story, the characters and even caring about anything in the movie. It went over the top with special effects and just lost itís purpose. I was so psyched to see this, thus giving me a huge disappointment. I hope the director reads the overwhelmingly bad reviews and rethinks the 2nd sequel. He says he already knows what that is going to be if it gets made.

I wasnít looking for formulaic remake, but I was expecting brilliance along the lines of the first.

I first noted The Collection here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/movies/all-things-horror/msg12383/#msg12383)...

I need to edit it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n08aIH-Bhcc

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 02, 2013, 11:27:43 pm
Ted (2012)

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Post by: Mac on April 05, 2013, 12:39:24 pm
Cirque du Soliel: Worlds Away (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)


Cirque du Soliel: Worlds Away is an amazing visual experience. Cirque has always pushed the boundaries of Ďcircusí experience. By first developing conceptual acts and finding the athletes from around the world that can perform these jaw dropping vignettes. From the very first frame of the film I was totally absorbed into Worlds Away. The colors, the images, the sound of the songs, the acrobats are truly inspiring.

Worlds Away take select acts from their ongoing global acts and stitch them together in a quasi-story. It wasnít real important to me, but I can only imagine to a child this imaginative story telling at its best.

I had not seen Cirque use water like this before. I guess because of the limited view to audiences, but with creative camera work, they capture every beautiful moment. Historically the stages Cirque uses are characters unto themselves. No different here except only in the functionality and the immensity in  itís size. The battle between warriors gave hints to the massive movable floor.

Iíve enjoyed every single Cirque du Soilel program. Worldís Away continues the brilliance.

I highly suggest spending some time checking it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgiLU9lNnU8

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Post by: Neumatic on April 05, 2013, 05:30:04 pm
I tried to watch one of the Cirque movies but for some reason I just wasn't into it.  Maybe there was something to knowing they couldn't fall.  Although that doesn't explain why I was so hooked by that balancing video that blew up a couple days ago, I knew if he dropped the thing they wouldn't show it, butI was blown away by how much he was able to do.

I wonder what the difference is...
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 05, 2013, 05:46:38 pm
The Karate Kid (1984)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 05, 2013, 06:16:41 pm
The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 05, 2013, 07:34:34 pm
Watching "The Middleman" while doing homework.  Very cute series (I really dig Natalie Morales' uniform).  This is one of those shows that the minute you see it, you know it's not getting a second season despite how smart or sweet or low-budget it is... the world just don't work like that).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 05, 2013, 07:42:12 pm
The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 05, 2013, 07:43:40 pm
Watching "The Middleman" while doing homework.  Very cute series (I really dig Natalie Morales' uniform).  This is one of those shows that the minute you see it, you know it's not getting a second season despite how smart or sweet or low-budget it is... the world just don't work like that).

Never heard of it.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 05, 2013, 07:57:33 pm
Not surprising.  It was a 12-episode series on ABC Family a couple years ago, it's about a young woman (Wendy Watson, who's called "Dubby" by everyone) who winds up working for a non-costumed superhero and take on, for example, a super-intelligent simian who becomes the head of the mafia or a Doctor Phil analogue who hunts people for sport.  It reminds me of The Tick with a little Assignment Earth (an unmade Trek spinoff from the 60s), and based on a comic book .

This is just making me realize that if we ever get "Chew," it'll be one season too... and that's a series I'm looking forward to (it occurs to me "Pushing Daisies" is the only quirky series I can think of that got a second series and I don't even know how that happened).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 06, 2013, 07:10:50 pm
The Next Karate Kid (1994)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 08, 2013, 12:29:42 am
Looper (2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 08, 2013, 01:42:43 am
Watching some eps of Amazing Stories before hitting the sack.  The current one is with Dom Deluise as Guilt.  But holy cow, I forgot how awesome Christopher Lloyd was in the "Go To The Head Of The Class" double episode.  I feel bad that I may never get to write dialogue for the guy.

I finished up the Middleman the other day and totally dug it, wish there were more.  Especially since they brought Mark A Sheppard in as the big bad (and what a great way to hint it, they went to a mirror universe and his character was secretly a good guy).
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Post by: Mac on April 08, 2013, 09:29:02 am
Citadel (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVXT_D2nGpg

Yet, another movie where the Block (building) is one of the characters.

Citadel is a more of focus on a man who has developed Agoraphobia while trying to wrap it up within a bleak environment and some very strange Ďchildrení that live in an abandoned housing project that kill people. It starts off depressing and get worse from there. Save for a very charismatic preacher that has a mouth like a sailor.

I found it somewhat confusing mostly in the sense of what it was trying to say. There were a lot of questions with no answers. Why did the guy develop agoraphobia? What was up the children? I think a nugget of concept was there, but the film just wanders and leaves us wondering why we are even trying to follow this.

Iíd say pass on this. Itís not very entertaining or satisfying.
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Post by: Mac on April 08, 2013, 09:30:38 am
John Dies at the End (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ot7kFjUcrs

This was not a good weekend to watch movies. Neither entertained me. Both just made me wonder.
John dies at the end is based on a novel by David Wong (whoever that might be) that was thought to be impossible to make into a movie. I can see why. If this movie tried to follow the book in any way, the book must of have been a head trip. Speaking of, John Dies at the End is a very Ďtrippyí movie. Itís chaotic, things suddenly happen for no reason, things suddenly stop. The scenes are very reminiscent of exploitive drug films of years ago, that just try to mess with the mind in a mental way.

It would be very hard to describe the plot of the movie.

This is directed by Don Coscarelli, who gave us the underground eclectic movies of Phantasm series, Bubba Ho-Tep and Beastmaster. So heís known for odd films, but this just did not click. It didnít help with the bad dialog, bad editing and the very bad special effects. No even Paul Giamatti could save this. Itís pretty bad and thatís saying a lot from a guy who like the unusual.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 09, 2013, 02:49:46 pm
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 09, 2013, 10:57:31 pm
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 10, 2013, 05:23:56 pm
Just saw Witness for the first time.  Very, very good.  Though I hadn't expected Danny Glover to be one of the bad guys.

I don't know what else to say.  I guess there really isn't anything to say.  Just there's no need to remake it, you'd have nothing to gain.  And being set in Amish country means there's really nothing too contemporary in the flick.

Now I'm watching... I forget the title, but Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt as con men brothers.  Woody Allen just had a small scene as a stage director holding an audition while discovering his wife is leaving him (and now I just finished the bakery scene, geezus that was funny).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 10, 2013, 05:27:00 pm
They're remaking Witness?
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Post by: Neumatic on April 10, 2013, 05:36:52 pm
No, not at all.  Though they may want to at a future date.  My point was just that there's no REASON to remake it.  They got it exactly right the first time.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 10, 2013, 07:15:07 pm
Okay, the movie I was watching was called "The Imposters," made in 1998, and it was freakin' hilarious.  I was busting at times.  The whole movie was full of character actors and they all had their moments.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 11, 2013, 12:23:41 am
Back to the Future (1985)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 11, 2013, 06:41:54 pm
Back to the Future Part II (1989)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 11, 2013, 07:18:18 pm
Watching Castle while going over the Nashville Film Festival schedule, I figured I could make it out to a few films even if it's the final week of my class.  Of course, my definition of "a few" is NINE.  But nine over seven is a flick a day most days, so I can swing that.  And I may wind up benefitting from seeing these programs (most of them are shorts collections) in the near future... news forthcoming when it's all squared.
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Post by: Mac on April 12, 2013, 09:08:07 am
Casablanca - 3-1/2 stars

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I thought we might have developed a thread about movies we have not seen. Iím referring to meaningful movies. Missing Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo is not what I mean.

Anyway, I finally got to see Casablanca. Not that I was ever thinking I was missing something, but since the opportunity arose, I took it.

I think I understand the love for it, while I found it to be just a pulpy love story. I almost couldnít get past the age difference of the stars Bogart @ 43, Bergman @ 27. Almost. Anyway, it was a somewhat engaging film. I learned 95% of the movie location is Rickís Cafť. The interaction among the Naziís, Italian police and French Police was as open as it appeared.

I guess the real point of the movie is the incredible love between to the two characters. The story slowly builds to reveal what existed between the two and made it that much more gut wrenching to know or think you know, that this love will never come together to stay.

I doubt Iíll watch it again. I felt kind of spoon feed the story. In one part of the scene, they tell you what is going to happen, then a scene or to later, it happens. That happened quit a bit. Also the smoking. Good gawd, I guess cigarettes were implanted in peoples mouths back then. Finally I was a little surprised at the repetition of Bogartís phrase ďHereís looking at you KidĒ. First was cool, 2nd was I heard that before, 3rd was whatís going on. The 4th, I just wanted to punch Bogart in the throat.

I don't mean to crap on the film... I just didn't think it was all that.



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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2013, 10:07:27 am
It's been awhile since I've watched Casablanca and Citizen Kane, both movies I have been itching to re-watch again.
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Post by: Mac on April 12, 2013, 11:47:57 am
Have not seen Citizen Kane... or Gone With Wind... or Zorba the Greek.

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Post by: Mac on April 12, 2013, 11:48:29 am
Dark Feed 0 starts

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We popped in Dark Feed, well because the cover looked intriguing and it said something about John Carpenter. Oh yea, from the writerís of John Carpentarís The Ward. WTF does that mean? Oh I know... nothing.

Wellllllllll, that went out the window within the first 10 minutes. ďI can tell thatís a sh itty story in 1 minute or less.Ē Yea, Iíve gotten pretty good at identifying crap movies. Not craptastic. Crap. Those that it just takes too much work to joke about and a complete waste of time.

We turned this turd off within 15 minutes. It was that bad. The acting was pretty bad. The dialog was amateur and it just looked homemade. Little attention to camera work or lighting.


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2013, 01:21:52 pm
Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2013, 09:00:13 pm
The Karate Kid (2010)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 12, 2013, 09:06:30 pm
That Agent Smith commercial for GE made me really want to rewatch The Matrix... I guess I'll throw that in on top of Back To The Future when I get back into movies.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 14, 2013, 05:59:08 pm
Snatch. (2000)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 14, 2013, 11:09:38 pm
Superbad (2007)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 15, 2013, 11:08:43 pm
The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 16, 2013, 06:29:54 pm
The Iron Giant (1999)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 18, 2013, 10:51:26 pm
Crash (2004)

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Post by: Mac on April 19, 2013, 09:43:16 am
360 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

Despite a great cast, this movie was just an art house bore. I picked it up and saw it had stellar international cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law & Ben Foster. But we watched about 20-30 minutes of pure boredom and really not figuring out what was going on. I believe the director was far to focused on sets than on story.

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Couldn't even begin to recommend this snorefest.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 19, 2013, 10:10:13 am
What is it about...or suppose to be about? Never heard of this.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 19, 2013, 10:20:25 am
Never heard of it either.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 19, 2013, 10:23:16 am
With a title like 360, I'm guessing the movie goes round and round and round..........

Its gotta be about NASCAR right? VROOOOM!
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Post by: Mac on April 19, 2013, 11:32:05 am
Did you start drinking again?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 19, 2013, 12:48:34 pm
Did you start drinking again?

You're assuming I stopped.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2013, 12:56:02 am
The Bourne Legacy (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2013, 10:21:08 pm
The Big Bang Theory (Season 5 - 2011)

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Post by: Mac on April 22, 2013, 07:01:56 am
Playing for Keeps (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez9U9bw4XwM

About halfway through Playing for Keeps, I realized not much has gone on. Itís not a bad film, it just has very little substance. You can see scenes come from a mile away. Itís like eating Whip Cream. Very sweet with little filling. I find Gerard Butler and pretty good actor attempting many different kinds of characters in his films. Bravo. In Playing For Keeps, he was a soccer star with everything at his feet and he blows it all including losing his wife and child. Jessica Biel is a down to earth woman that had enough. 8 years or so later, Butler is trying to get back on track with some kind of life and through fate has an opportunity to coach his sonís soccer team.

All this is played out very sweetly. We like everybody including all the cheating wives and husbands. I think the biggest standout is Dennis Quad as a loud boisterous get on your last nerve character. Iím not going to spoil anything, but Iím pretty sure you can see the end coming. Try not to roll your eyes.

A simple light weight drama, that Iím sure you will forget moments after you turn it off.
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Post by: Mac on April 22, 2013, 07:03:18 am
Storage 24
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNVaEoQMarg

Storage 24 is a low budget sci-fi horror film with big ideas. The special effects (creature) are very well done. What makes this film successful is the crisp writing and excellent editing. So it doesnít become a tired standard cat and mouse scenario with a large Alien, they stitched together a group of individuals who have relationship issues. So the movie sails along interweaving the individuals conflicts with an Alien creature attack. Perfect example of how story matters. If it was just an alien attack, that getís old too quickly. Sci-fi needs to be more intelligent instead of eye candy. Storage 24 is engaging, has enough tension to keep you riveted. Not only does it slowly build, it maintains its excitement to the end. I highly recommend at the least checking it out.
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Post by: Mac on April 22, 2013, 07:04:38 am
This is 40 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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I saw This Is 40 in the theaters. It was a rare day of nothing to do and figured Iíd spend some time watching a comedyÖ of all things in a theater. I now remember the theater was pretty empty and I remember the 4 women sitting in front of me, only because there are many moments that are truly embarrassing for men and women. Funny moments.

So this time I sat down with my wife to watch This is 40 and probably laughed harder and longer next to her. Laughter is contagious. Despite whether you are 40 or not, married or not, man or woman, I believe you will find something to relate to in this comedic gem. Paul Rudd consistently makes me laugh regardless if the movie sucks or not. But he plays his character to its full potential. Judd Apatowís wife, Leslie Man, plays Debbie, the 40 38 year old wife. Apatowís kids play the kids and they do a fine job of adding realism to the family conflicts. A little perverse trivia, there is a scene where Debbie wants to give Pete a BJ then and there. The scene involves the kids coming knocking on the door during this moment. Apatow only told his kids to go ballistic on knocking on the door, but he did not tell them why the door was locked. In hindsight, that must have been weirdÖ but itís very, very funny.

This movie has a great cast with Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, even Megan Fox is tolerable.
Finally Melissa McCarthy gives a balls out rant that had me laughing so hard, I had tears. Be sure to watch credits.
Also the extraís with the gag reel and the Ďlinesí portion.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 22, 2013, 07:05:01 am
Playing for Keeps


I vaguely remember hearing about this when it was coming out. I remember the Trailer giving me some kind of hope it would be a decent flick, but it wasn't on top of my priority list. I'm still kinda interested in checking it out though.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 24, 2013, 06:20:22 pm
Freaks and Geeks (The Complete Series - Season 1 - 1999)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 24, 2013, 09:35:40 pm
I watched "Finding Forrester" last night since it's about to expire on Netflix (along with ALL the Viacom stuff, which blows so many kinds of chunks) and enjoyed it, I don't remember the last time I saw it (it might have even been before DVD, I'm not sure).  I KNOW I forgot that Matt Damon shows up at the end.  And I forgot Anna Paquin was in it as well.  And I was trying to finish up my own writing at the time so how can you not like having Sean Connery encouraging you in the background?  I should out some of that stuff on an MP3 for later.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 24, 2013, 09:39:56 pm
Sound City (2013)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 24, 2013, 09:42:18 pm
I remember nothing about Finding Forrester. I know I saw it when it first came out, but I'm scratching my head trying to remember anything about it and I can't at the moment. Ack!!
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Post by: Neumatic on April 24, 2013, 10:50:51 pm
Great movie.  Worth a revisit, for sure.  Makes me miss Sean Connery, that's for sure.

Thinking of him, my local Redbox has Dragonheart advertises on it and it's never there, and I've never seen it.  I definitely want at least to draw the dragon with a word balloon saying "you're the man now, dog!"

More proof that I watch movies for different reasons.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 25, 2013, 11:10:08 pm
American Pie (1999)

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Post by: Mac on April 26, 2013, 11:22:35 am
Django Unchained (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

Django is the latest project by Quentin Tarantino. Buzz I was hearing was good. I like most of Tarantinoís work. Inglorious Bastards would probably be the only exception of not revisiting that particular project. I am glad to report, Django Unchained is thoroughly enjoyable from very beginning and maintains that movie experience throughout the entire film. There are some laughs. There are some gut wrenching scenes that are hard to watch. Every character is unique and pleasure to watch for what they do. The dialog, duh, is exceptional. Even with the harsh use of the N-word. But that only brought truth and realism to the movie. No sugar coating here. I could not believe this was a 3 hour flick. Time went so quick. Loved DeCaprioís character, Christopher Waltz character is truly amazing. I wonít give away spoilers, except, watch Samuel L. Jacksonís character. Simply awesome.

I canít recommend enough to at the very least rent this baby. Saying that, it may not be for everybody. 

Django Unchained
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 26, 2013, 11:32:16 am
I'm somewhere like 220 on the wait list. I may just go ahead an buy it since I already own all of his other movies (except Death Proof which I need to get as well).
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Post by: Neumatic on April 26, 2013, 11:49:13 am
I just bought "Inglorious Basterds" the other day.  Ten bucks on Blu-Ray.  So you have an idea how patient I can be.

Django's an awesome f'in movie, although I personally can't not think that it's Quentin Tarantino's response to "Wild Wild West."  Like he saw the trailer and said, "Okay, you're gonna do a western where the black guy's the hero and he's d*ckin' around with a smart white guy, THIS is how you do it."
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 26, 2013, 10:35:11 pm
American Pie 2 (2001)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 27, 2013, 04:44:54 pm
Right now I'm watching Wargames since it's about to expire off Netflix.  Been a while since I've seen it (I do still have "Project X" in my head).  And I've been wanting to see this again since it's appearance in "Ready Player One" (I just got to that scene, incidentally).

BTW, can we have a moratorium on "nice of you to join us" scenes in movies now, please?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 27, 2013, 04:49:28 pm
BTW, can we have a moratorium on "nice of you to join us" scenes in movies now, please?

No! These are the best scenes ever and rank right up there with skinny dipping and shower scenes. FYI (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/wargames-(1983)/msg1672/#msg1672)
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Post by: Neumatic on April 27, 2013, 04:58:13 pm
When I do a flick like this, my guy's going to get into class on time.  Still not going to do him any good.

Thank you for bringing it back to skin, since you mentioned American Pie I was thinking about Shannon's scene and mixing it with Megan Fox's Transformers scenes and whichever ones I can mush into it, you know I'm always into making the "ultimate" versions of stuff.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 27, 2013, 06:55:15 pm
"Wargames" is over.  The only winning move was not to play.

Not on to "High Anxiety."  And I'm also starting to write my first draft of my new story, nine pages in already.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 27, 2013, 06:56:56 pm
"Wargames" is over. 

Clearly you don't watch the news. It's never over. Joshua is just napping.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 27, 2013, 07:58:21 pm
I'd like to think that if Joshua was in our super surveillance state, it would be a lot more fun and carefree.

Oh whoa, I didn't catch in "High Anxiety" the room number is 1701.  Like the Enterprise.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 27, 2013, 10:50:48 pm
American Wedding (2003)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 28, 2013, 03:54:45 pm
"Night Shift," old Ron Howard flick about two guys (Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton) running a **** ring out of the NY morgue.  I used to watch this flick with my dad (we still say "that Barney Rubble, what an actor!" to each other, it's like a code).  I haven't seen this in a while, I decided to take a day to chill, but of course I'm using this time to plot out of how to lay out my outline cards (I'll share the format I end up with in the writing section).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 28, 2013, 03:56:49 pm
It's been years since I even got a whiff of Night Shift.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 28, 2013, 04:05:17 pm
I still can't say "idea man" without chuckling.  I haven't seen this in a long time either.  Which is kinda how I like it these days, I get to rediscover old stuff I liked.

"Nah-ah, get outta town!  Just you, me, and the stiffs alone here? That's gonna be radical, Chuck! That guy's dead!"
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Post by: Neumatic on April 28, 2013, 09:21:41 pm
I was amazed to notice that it was about 70 scenes in "Night Shift."  Which is what I heard was the magic number.

Right now I'm in the middle (right after the midpoint) of "My Cousin Vinnie."  Not sure what I'll follow it up with.  But I feel like I'm in a stronger position to do my cards tomorrow (cleared off my old bulletin board earlier, darn that thing is caked with dirt!  Thankfully, I was intending to put fresh stuff on there anything.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 28, 2013, 09:31:44 pm
Vinny rules!!
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Post by: Neumatic on April 28, 2013, 09:45:33 pm
Agreed.  Why don't we see Joe Pesci in anything these days?

You know, I think I have the Marisa Tomei SNL where she did the "My Cousin Vinnie" routine in the OJ Simpson case.  I just remember Mike Myers as Judge Ito fawning all over her the whole time.

I think "Stand By Me" will be next, as I picked up the Blu-Ray a week and change ago.  Be like the first time, it'd been so freakin' long.

And I heard that Eva 3 came out last week, but I won't be able to swing by and pick one up for another week or so, until I can take my car in I'm going to stay close to home.  Which suits me, maybe I'll get my first draft done (it's easy to write a script when you know what's gonna happen).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 28, 2013, 11:01:16 pm
American Reunion (2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 29, 2013, 12:12:44 am
For some reason, after Stand By Me, I decided to watch Mouse Hunt!  I don't know HOW those two are connected (well, River's character was bi-curious and Nathan Lane is gay, so maybe it's that...)
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Post by: Mac on April 29, 2013, 08:21:34 am
Hysteria (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFy6cfPmjd4

Just happened upon this over the weekend and it turned out to be a very entertaining film. In a nutshell, this is about the discovery of the vibrator, the sexual device for women. It a very whimsical story telling of the psychologist who developed this idea in a very accidental way. It was believed that 50% of women had Hysteria, diagnosed solely on just about any odd behavior a woman had. Women were coming to these psychologist with a variety of problems they did not know why. The remedy for relieving these women of their mental issues was for the psychologist to physically massage the womanís mommy parts for a length of time until the women were satisfied their issue went away. 

So the new apprentice psychologist was assigned to perform this Ďmassagingí all day, every day, because his appointment book became quickly filled. Said apprentice then started to get cramps in the hand. I imagine carpal tunnel.

He fails on one influential woman and is thus quickly fired. He stays with his inventor friend who developing an Ďelectric feather dusterí. While goofing around the apprentice psychologist finds the vibration of the motorized feather duster very pleasing to his cramped hand. You can imagine what happens next.

Now to see how this might work instead of the manual massaging, it becomes an instant hit, not only because it works better, but faster.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 29, 2013, 08:32:36 am
I remember seeing the trailer for this when it first came out, but it totally slipped my mind. Definitely going on my Hold List. Thanks for the reminder. Good review too.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 29, 2013, 03:40:11 pm
I forgot about that too!  Thanks for the reminder.  I kept thinking it was the other one, the one with Keira Knightley.

Mouse Hunt: I figured out what the connection was last night but then I forgot it.  It made sense at the time, though.

"Stand By Me" (the song, because of the movie) has been in my head all day, though.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 29, 2013, 10:46:15 pm
Tootsie (1982)

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Post by: Neumatic on April 30, 2013, 04:55:00 pm
You know, what are the odds that two days after watching "My Cousin Vinnie," I would turn on Seinfeld and catch the Marisa Tomei episode?  And on top of that, last night I had watched the "Free Will Hunting" episode of Futurama where Bender revisits the robot homeworld and the Council of Robot Elders ("silence!") and TODAY the Futurama episode that INTRODUCED all that was on.  Feel like I'm in echo chamber bubble universe.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 30, 2013, 05:18:15 pm
Echo Chamber Bubble Universe's are awesome. <-------- What I just wrote makes no sense whatsoever.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 30, 2013, 11:22:31 pm
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 01, 2013, 08:38:27 pm
Downton Abbey (Season 1 - 2010)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 02, 2013, 11:23:20 am
Does Bates talk about his wife in Series 1?  Every time he mentions the unseen Vera, I just think back to "Cheers."

Last night I poked around Netflix and watched two things I found.

The first was a Louie Anderson stand-up called "Big Baby Boomer," I don't remember the last time I saw Louie Anderson in anything but it was surprisingly funny, it was all about the trials and tribulations of being old and fat and trying to get in shape, but the center of the piece was him talking about his angioplasty, which was REALLY funny ('the doctor said 'well, we're going to stick this wire up your groin...' 'Whoa, whoa... who's 'WE'!?'")

After that I found a documentary from a couple years ago called "Outrage," about all these closeted gay politicians and their double lives, and how being in the closet and denying who they were was making them vote against equal rights or even any rights for gay people.  It was pretty fascinating.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 02, 2013, 11:26:58 am
Does Bates talk about his wife in Series 1?  Every time he mentions the unseen Vera, I just think back to "Cheers."

He doesn't speak directly about her. The only info we get is from his mother when Anna seeks her out while in London.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 02, 2013, 11:30:25 am
Okay. Sorry if I spoiled something, just when you have an unseen wife named "Vera" ...
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Post by: Mac on May 02, 2013, 01:08:52 pm
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The first was a Louie Anderson stand-up called "Big Baby Boomer," I don't remember the last time I saw Louie Anderson in anything but it was surprisingly funny, it was all about the trials and tribulations of being old and fat and trying to get in shape, but the center of the piece was him talking about his angioplasty, which was REALLY funny ('the doctor said 'well, we're going to stick this wire up your groin...' 'Whoa, whoa... who's 'WE'!?'")

I have not seen Louie in years, no, make that decades. Last I remember even hearing about him was hosting some game show. But I do remember his stand-up. It was definitely centered around his physique. And I really enjoyed it.

That Outrage does sound interesting but more than likely would just pi ss me off. Listen, I can't stand politicians as is. But that kind of thinking would just boil my blood.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 02, 2013, 01:17:34 pm
It was pretty good, I'd been meaning to watch it for a while.

I remember Louie Anderson hosting the Family Feud, but the only thing I actually REMEMBER of it was the MadTV parody where they portrayed him as sagging and wheezing and struggling to stay alive while going through the motions of hosting.  it was a little funny but pretty mean.

I think Louie Anderson is also on "Splash," which I'd never heard of until the other day and still can't believe it's an actual thing: celebrity diving competition.  WTF?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 02, 2013, 01:45:01 pm
I think Louie Anderson is also on "Splash," which I'd never heard of until the other day and still can't believe it's an actual thing: celebrity diving competition.  WTF?

It's a pathetic attempt at entertainment and not at all surprising that it's another ABC production trying to capitalize on the Dancing With The Stars. I saw the show the other day with Nicole Eggert, dressed as "Wonder Woman". Embarrassing doesn't even begin to describe the show.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 02, 2013, 04:32:20 pm
Too hot to stay on the porch outside but too light to go into my dark office, so I'm sitting in the living room and finally listening to the table read of the lost "Middleman" episode.  Works well with an audience, and Javi can really spiel out some quick words without slipping.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 02, 2013, 06:54:44 pm
There's a documentary series from the Science Channel I found on Netflix called "Dark Matters, Twisted But True."  Hosted by John Noble from Fringe.  That's all I needed to hear.  It's about stuff like the Philadelphia Experiment and UFOs and currently, the Russian Ape-Men.  And I was already chuckling at how absurd this stuff is (even though in high school I drank this stuff up), but they just said the greatest line I've ever heard.  If you're familiar with Fringe, then imagine Walternate saying this completely straight, without ANY sense of irony or cheekiness:

"He inserts slices of monkey testicles into the men's scrotums."
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 02, 2013, 07:25:39 pm
I miss Fringe (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/tv's-greatest-hits-and-misses/fringe-(season-5-2012)/msg10677/#msg10677) BIG TIME! Sigh.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 02, 2013, 07:48:24 pm
I just want that cast to come back and do a little movie or something together.  Have John Noble play Anna Torv's father so they can use their aussie accents, play against type, that would be fun.

I still haven't seen the final season yet.  Should be online in a couple days if it streams on the same day it gets released on disc.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 02, 2013, 08:07:17 pm
If you haven't seen the Final season, definitely STAY OUT of that link I sent you!!! Spoiler Alert!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 02, 2013, 10:12:42 pm
The Book of Eli (2010)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 03, 2013, 09:43:44 pm
Finally watching Avatar: The Last Airbender since it's being booted off of Netflix (stupid contracts).  Cute, enjoyable series.  And I particularly like that the antagonists in the first season is Rufio from "Hook" and his mentor is Splinter from the Ninja Turtle movies.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 03, 2013, 09:47:43 pm
Never seen it. Really don't know much about it other than the guys on TRS always bringing it up during conversations.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 03, 2013, 10:53:20 pm
Show of the Year, I think it was.  I downloaded their review to check later.  Actually, I may check it out now.

You know, with Viacom and Netflix parting ways, I realize I won't get to see Legend of Korra either, and I'm growing keen on seeing that too.

And get this: the Emperor of the Fire Kingdom is Mark freakin' Hamill!  And I knew Aang sounded familiar, he was Pablo in Backyardigans (which was on TV after my morning classes in college so I always kept catching pieces of it, I remember the penguin having such a sweet voice).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 04, 2013, 12:10:34 am
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 04, 2013, 01:36:04 pm
I'm already into season two of Avatar.  Enjoying it quite a bit.  And I love that there are more Miyazaki-esque creatures as we go along.  And this current battle has some great Matrix/Crouching Tiger style to it (there's a cool martial arts battle in every episode).  And of course since Aang is a child and a bit of a pacifist, there's always a little Jackie Chan-esque comedic spin on the battles.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 04, 2013, 03:14:44 pm
Game of Thrones (Season 2 - 2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 04, 2013, 04:12:01 pm
Boy it's going to be a long wait for Season Three, isn't it?  Especially that ending, holy guac!  I was grinnin' from ear to ear.  And now that I know SIMON from Misfits is in it?  Oh mann.... hope I forget about that by release date.

Really need to design my House Sigil.  Though is it sad that the saying would be "Hello?"  As in Hello, Neumann...

BTW, there's some real GoT-ness going on with that last episode of Avatar I watched, flashbacks to the rise of King Ozai in the Fire Nation.  Which was seriously only missing an iron throne, but instead the King sits behind a WALL of fire and judges his family.  And there's nothing like a little sister saying "grandpa's gonna kill you" and mean it literally.
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Post by: Mac on May 05, 2013, 10:24:31 am
Silver Linings Playbook (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

Surprised with the rating? Me Too!!!
I hated this movie, despite this being loved by a majority of folks. I'm at odds. I know why I didn't like it, but not sure why it's getting such high praise. I guess it's like Tom Hanks character in Forrest Gump. Bradley Cooper has a bi-polar condition, but they did not take the humorous route. It's all very serious.

I just saw a lot of unexplainable actions bringing a lot of conflict. This is a loud movie. Lots and lots of yelling. I thought it was very obnoxious.

I checked out after 20 minutes...
.... but, I did continue to stay in the room with my wife, who by the way loved this flick. I know the ending had a lot to do with it. We didn't discuss the movie, but I think I know what she likes. The ending was a clincher for her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj5_FhLaaQQ

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 05, 2013, 10:28:32 am
Very surprised indeed. This is still on my Must-See list. I hope it's not that bad.
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Post by: Mac on May 05, 2013, 10:30:18 am
Savages (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Well, two nights in a row with movies I never to care to watch again. Savages just starts with little information and it becomes apparent one of the points of the flick is to figure the story out as you go. Yes, you finally have a inkling by the 3rd act, why , when, where, etc...

I was not enjoying the ride. The acting was fine. The story, once you figure it out, is just another cartel and dirty deals, told a little differently.

I actually sat all the way through this to the end. Not only to be highly disappointed, but pissed I wasted 2 hours of my time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIPpdEjORas

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Post by: Mac on May 05, 2013, 10:32:07 am
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Very surprised indeed. This is still on my Must-See list. I hope it's not that bad.

Oh yea, for sure. I could have been not in the mood, my time of the month... who knows.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 05, 2013, 10:36:03 am
Savages (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)


Just now hearing about this for the first time. Would you say it falls into that Tarantino-world as far as characters go as well as how the story is structured? It's sounds like it is.
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Post by: Mac on May 05, 2013, 10:50:13 am
Yea, I guess that comparison could be there.
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Post by: Mac on May 06, 2013, 01:14:54 pm
Dragon (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

Starring Donnie Yen, one of my all time favorite Asian/Martial arts actor, stars in Dragon. I was rather impressed with Dragon, for it's care and feeding of a very interesting story of a man with a horrible past trying to escape and lead a simple life. Only problem is, there are those who want him back. The fight scenes are spectacular and even more so here. Using a high speed camera and very smart investigator, they tear down the initial fight to a cellular level. Yes, cellular. It's cooler than it sounds. The scenery is just gorgeous. The actors do a great job of being very different and unique, but not so much to be silly. It had some fly by wire action, but not so much for me to hate it.

The fighting is not central, thus to me, suggesting you check it out for it's unfolding story. It is sub-titled and may put people off. I was OK with it, but for the first time, I did miss what was happening because I was reading. Had to rewind.

Anyway, fantastic Asian cinema.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmF7ovPiE_o

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Post by: Neumatic on May 06, 2013, 07:49:25 pm
Started on the final season of Avatar: The Last Airbender.  I have to say that the visuals have come along incredibly, at the start it was just an animated series with an anime look on top, but NOW it honestly looks like a legitimate anime series.  Especially since in the final season, which takes place in the Fire Nation (hope I'm not giving anything away), the characters got new designs and hairstyles (even Aang has hair), now the whole look is different, lots of reds and browns and blacks...
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 06, 2013, 07:56:16 pm
I need to see if my Library has it in the system. Want to check it out.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 06, 2013, 08:07:40 pm
Finally sitting through the credits (has this great flute music to go with it), I notice that they'e got real Chinese martial artists doing the fights in each episode.  So that's pretty cool.

It might take a couple episodes to get into (and if you've seen the live-action movie, the first season might feel even slower) but it's definitely worth watching.  Just gotta figure out how I'm going to see Legend of Korra now.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 08, 2013, 01:31:46 am
Bob's Burgers Season 2 finally popped up on Netflix, JUST as Avatar wrapped up (nice finale!).  So smooth sailing from here.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 08, 2013, 08:32:21 pm
Troy (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 09, 2013, 10:21:14 pm
Fallen (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 10, 2013, 07:20:40 am
Training Day (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 10, 2013, 05:29:44 pm
Dark Blue (2002)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 10, 2013, 06:10:23 pm
Finally watching "Howl" since it's due to expire off Netflix in a few days.  I think I finally need to see "Hick" as well.  Although I keep thinking whenever I see Franco as Ginsberg with the beard that he's trying to look like a weird mix of Dan Trachtenberg and JJ Abrams.  If he says "manana" I'll be so happy.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 10, 2013, 08:41:04 pm
Mad Men (Season 4 - 2010)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 10, 2013, 10:21:51 pm
I finally watched Hick and I liked it... Chloe Moretz was pretty darn good, of course, but I think I was just expecting it to be different or something.  Or a little more intense and wider-scope, it just seemed to be her in a set of cars with a small group of people.  I KNOW I expected Alec Baldwin to be in more of the movie.

No idea what I'm going to watch now.  I'm a little low on energy at the moment but not enough to warrant going to bed, but I don't think I've got another whole movie in me.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 10, 2013, 10:25:15 pm
Never heard of Hick.

I say its high time you watch the Star Wars Christmas Special. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)
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Post by: Neumatic on May 11, 2013, 01:18:09 am
I barely ever watch the regular Star Wars, to tell the truth.  I do remember snippets of the Christmas special though.  But having said that, I'm not in the mood to squint through low-res digitalization.

I find myself revisiting Fry and Laurie quite a bit.  Which is fine, but boy I wish there were more than four 6/7 episode series.  Come on!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 11, 2013, 10:53:59 am
I was kidding. Even I won't watch it.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 11, 2013, 10:26:28 pm
Finally watching "The Queen Of Versailles."  My friend Tess and I constantly swap around sites about mansions ("this is the kind of place I'm going to get" we joke) so natually this movie popped up.  I'd actually been meaning to watch this for a long time and finally decided to do it tonight.

Part of it sort of feels like an unfunny  white trash version of Arrested Development with the whole riches-to-rags story.  This family had seven kids, were insanely rich, and were building a one hundred million dollar mansion that was a replica of Versailles (or more accurately, the top three floors of a hotel in Las Vegas) with the fortune being made from the time share business, but then the market dropped and they lost a huge chunk of money.  And I believe this happened WHILE the documentary was shooting, that it wasn't actually intended to be about that and they just sort of rolled with it.

This is bringing up all sorts of opinions about wealth and lifestyle from me which I'm sure would bore you all, but one thing I noticed (outside of the fact that cartoons seem to be playing every time they go into the guy's home office) is that every time I see people in reality shows (or even Entourage for that matter), it seems like I've never seen anyone in a mansion know how to LIVE in a mansion, like, I don't think the size of the house naturally upgraded according to their needs, so they don't know how to use the space.  It kind of looks like a kid wearing his dad's suit, you know what I'm saying?

Oh my god, I see more dog poop in this movie than I do on my daily walks!  And all indoors!  I think that in addition to making you think more about money, about the state of the haves and have nots and financial regulation, I think it'll ALSO make you appreciate the "pick up after your dog" law in a far more favourable light.  It actually makes reminds me of the ACTUAL Versailles, since they didn't have lavatories in there, PEOPLE would just poop in the halls.  I can't believe I didn't think of that earlier.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 12, 2013, 02:16:03 am
Followed "The Queen of Versailles" with "Client 9: The Rise And Fall of Elliot Spitzer" which I thought was just going to be about the prostitution thing but wound up being a bit more nuanced, starting with his time as attorney general, taking on Wall Street as they were engaging in risky and fraudulent behaviour (the big crash was a few months after he resigned, they remind us) and how is aggressive style didn't serve him as the Governor, putting the whole scandal into more context.  I found it much more interesting than I thought it would be.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 12, 2013, 05:52:19 am
I need to check these out as well.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 12, 2013, 05:46:53 pm
Undeclared (The Complete Series - Season 1 - 2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 13, 2013, 06:29:55 pm
Mad Men (Season 5 - 2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 13, 2013, 06:31:35 pm
I just read your season four review and I realized I don't remember what happens in ANY season of Mad Men.  I mean, I remember the show and events but I honestly couldn't tell you what season anything important happened (or even some of the important events).  It's almost like mood more than something I actively engage in.  I do like it quite a bit but I'm hard pressed to explain it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 13, 2013, 07:14:25 pm
The show is definitely better served in watching them in blocks. If I had it my way and I was patient enough, I wouldn't watch any of the episodes until the series was done so I could get them all at once. But, that's never gonna happen.........
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Post by: Mac on May 15, 2013, 09:28:07 am
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I like Tom Cruise movies for the most part. He seems to know how to pick worthwhile entertaining stories to tell. Beyond the trailer I saw months ago, I knew absolutely nothing about Jack Reacher. Apparently a character by Lee Child, who I have never read, developed a huge man not to be messed with. This seems to really put a lot of fans of Reacher off, since Cruise does not fit the stature of said character. This had zero impact on me. So Cruise focuses on the myth and his perceived actions Reacher is. I was rather surprised at the final product of this flick. Some majorly stupid lines and many times it really appeared they were reading directly from cue cards. The acting had a lot to be desired. I thought Rosamund Pike as Helen was quite horrible. She had one expression on her face the whole time. It seemed to be of surprise/what is going on/I can't believe this look. I find her to be quite distracting in the negative sense.

The action and character were Hollywood to the nth degree. Popcorn stuff I will forget very easily.

One of the few films by Cruise I have no desire to watch again.

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Post by: Mac on May 15, 2013, 09:35:54 am
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I give Brutal Massacre a 1/2 star for a couple of tit shots.

I picked this up because 1) the title intrigued me. 2) It has David Naughton (American Werewolf in London) and Gerry Bednob (40 Year Old Virgin) 3) Because some reviews were giving this thumbs up.

This was an absolutely mind numbingly dumb humor. Not even groan worthy. I guess I'm mostly ****ed because this has no more thought into it, then making it up as they go and thinking some things must be very funny.... at the time.

I can't imagine this having any kind of budget. This is backyard movie making folks, down to the photography, the editing and the acting. I did give it 40 minutes. 38 more than I should have.

Not even worth posting a DVD cover or trailer.  :-\
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 15, 2013, 10:24:59 am
Just waiting for my copy of Jack Reacher to arrive at my Library.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 16, 2013, 07:21:57 pm
I've never even heard of Brutal Massacre before.

I saw Jack Reacher when it was out because I needed to stay clear of the house that night, so I saw it after Django.  I'm not really in any big hurry to see it again, but it wasn't bad or anything.

Watching "The Ides Of March" now.  Enjoying it but I'm not losing my mind over it like some people seem to have been.  I do like that "loyalty" speech that Philip Seymour Hoffman just gave.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 16, 2013, 07:25:19 pm
Okay, "Ides of March" just got good in a big way.  I won't say why cause it's an hour in, but dang.  Cold.
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Post by: Mac on May 16, 2013, 07:39:27 pm
I watched Ides of March when politics were in full bloom. I found it rather timely and interesting. But no need to go back to it. Excellent flick all around though.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 16, 2013, 08:59:51 pm
It was kind of cool seeing George Clooney shoot dagger eyes, I never really see him as cold and evil.  I liked that.

Finally watching Zero Dark Thirty now.  Another good one that I probably won't watch again.
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Post by: Mac on May 17, 2013, 06:12:54 am
Quote
I've never even heard of Brutal Massacre before.

There's a reason for that I believe...  :P
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Post by: Mac on May 17, 2013, 06:15:20 am
The Whisperer in the Darkness (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

The Whisperer in the Darkness is an homage to films of the 1930ís. Capturing the look and feel of the films of that time. Obviously the folks that put together have a love for H.P. Lovecraft, because of the care and dedication to his stories. This is the 2nd such movie conceptualizing Lovecraftís work. Whisperer in the Darkness is unique in that itís performed like a theater play. That alone has charm. All black and white enforce it. Then camera angles, editing, music and especially the screenplay (directly lifted from Lovecraftís authoring) make this a solid entertaining flick.

They took the road, less is more, which adds to the mysterious nature of the events.

Until the 3rd act... While watching this, I noticed a subtle but distinct change in the feel of the movie. I discovered the reason for this in the Extraís. I have never read H.P. Lovecraft, for reasons I donít recall. But the creators of the film talk about how Lovecraft was not able to end his stories well. In the Whisperer in the Darkness, once the protagonist discovers the creatures, Lovecraft writes, he just runs away. The end. The movie guys did not want to go with this and wrote a 3rd act. I just found everything about the 3rd act a little off. Clearly not from the mind of Lovecraft. The CGI creature reveal at the end just adds to the eye-rolling WTF moments.

Despite the Ďplayí diverging, I found the Whisperer in the Darkness fun, refreshing and bold step away from the usual. I highly recommend it just for its unique flavor.

By the way, everything about this DVD is fun. Even the warning in the beginning of DVD's has a nice tongue in cheek slant. The extra's are cool, where it's a bunch of guys having fun, doing what they love. It shows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd5gWGfnK5M


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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 17, 2013, 05:31:21 pm
Megamind (2010)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 17, 2013, 06:22:10 pm
I totally forgot about Reno 911! and since it expires in a few days and I'm not in the mood for anything else at the moment, I'm gonna see how many eps I can watch.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 17, 2013, 11:32:50 pm
Disturbing Behavior (1998)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 18, 2013, 06:38:21 pm
The Cell (2000)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 18, 2013, 08:55:52 pm
Back into Reno 911.  I'm not watching them all but there's a couple eps I've never seen before, including one with Ryan Stiles as their acting coach.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 18, 2013, 08:57:26 pm
Thanks for reminding me about Reno. I've only seen a few episodes. Not many. But what I did see, I liked. I may try and grab all the seasons the Library and make it a marathon run.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 18, 2013, 09:06:30 pm
It's one of those shows that I didn't think I'd dig until I caught it in reruns on Comedy Central in college and it killed me.  Totally silly.  And full of cameos: Dan Castelleneta, Key from Key & Peele, The State, Patton Oswalt, even Paul Rudd.  And I'm not telling the brilliant cameos at the end of one of the episodes.  I need to rewatch the movie too, I totally forgo tabout that.  It's one of those shows that has zero budget and its' strength is the actors and their improvisational skills (most of the show is unscripted).

You'd THINK that the sheer amount of strippers and hookers on the show would be inspiring something for my stripper script, but nothing yet.  Though the couple making out in the back of the car-- that's got to inspire something somewhere.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 18, 2013, 09:37:08 pm
awesome, the new season I started is in HD... and Jonah Hill just popped up!  I didn't realize the show was SO recent, college seems like a million years ago.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 18, 2013, 09:41:43 pm
Californication (Season 5 - 2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 18, 2013, 11:30:19 pm
Oh my god, I totally forgot that Reno 911 is the same group of folks that did Viva Variety! until this moment brought it all flooding back.

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Post by: Neumatic on May 19, 2013, 01:29:18 pm
Oh my god, Hook is on BBC America.  Then I flipped to the next channel and there's a hot girl in a cage (it's a magic trick).  What a weird disparity.  OH!  I think this is the Magician's Secrets, I loved this when I was in High School, showing you how they did magic tricks.  Though it's widescreen so I don't know if it's new or not (the old ones COULD have been HD and I'd never have known back then).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 19, 2013, 03:16:16 pm
Gattaca (1997)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 19, 2013, 06:23:14 pm
"She's The Man" was on MTV earlier (some sort of Amanda Bynes mini-marathon or something) and it reminded me that I'd been thinking of watching "Just One Of The Guys" again.  Maybe I'll do that later.  I forget which has the worse drag voice.

Right now I've got "The Big Night" on, it's got Stanley Tucci (I think I just saw his butt) and Tony Shalhoub as immigrant brothers running a restaurant in New York.

Yeah, I definitely saw his butt.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 19, 2013, 07:48:48 pm
Okay, I liked "The Big Night," but now I decided to finally watch "Clear And Present Danger," which I'd never seen before.  I figure it's about time.  And I totally blanked on Harris Yulin's name when it popped up on screen, he's the hanging judge in Ghostbusters II, and I immediately start hearing his dialogue whenever I see him on screen (although now I'm not so certain about the name, since another character actor I like just popped up as well).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 22, 2013, 06:53:38 pm
The Nutty Professor (1963)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 22, 2013, 10:47:43 pm
The Nutty Professor (1996)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 22, 2013, 11:02:32 pm
Saw "Into Darkness" at the theater earlier (bIG big screen, f'ing finally)... though I can't think of anything to follow that up with, so I'm just watching a binge session of "Clean House" to get me into the mood for cleaning out my house in a week or so... well, it's not so much cleaning the house as basically giving it an enema.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 23, 2013, 08:14:03 am
Shallow Hal (2001)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2013, 12:51:13 am
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2013, 07:07:26 am
Signs (2002)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2013, 03:04:51 pm
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2013, 06:08:28 pm
House Of Lies (Season 1 - 2012)

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Post by: Neumatic on May 25, 2013, 06:31:33 pm
Oh yeah, your Kristin Bell fix...

Because it was about to expire, I decided to watch "Mornign Glory" and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it.  First, I was amazed that it was a Bad Robot production (lens flares in the opening titles), but the whole thing felt like an upbeat 80s comedy, Working Girl-style (which I now remember Harrison Ford was in, right?) without feeling dated.  And I'm not a big chick flick guy, but this was totally enjoyable.  And Rachel McAdams is so adorable, I don't remember the last thing I saw her in but she was just scrappy and plucky and what you WANT yoru FMC to be without it feeling forced, she felt very natural.

And of course, Harrison Ford is great, just surly and grumpy and growling, spends almost the entire movie glaring and spitting venom, I almost forgot he was in the movie until he showed up.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2013, 06:34:01 pm
Oh yeah, your Kristin Bell fix...

My girl (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_love.gif), and the sole reason why I'm checking out House Of Kristen, er.....Lies.
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Post by: Neumatic on May 25, 2013, 06:42:39 pm
My head is starting to fill with ideas foe "House of Kristin."  Rrrrr...
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Post by: Mac on May 26, 2013, 07:02:27 am
OK, let the ****storm of *meh to bad movie watching begin.

* One was better than meh

Let's start with...

Beautiful Creatures (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

IT was pretty early on you could tell this movie was clearly aimed at tweens and following in the footsteps of fantasy Twilight. I just found it a bore. The lead character Alden Ehrenreich Picture    with a thick heavy southern drawl a complete nuisance. Not only in his voice, but his character. The only other standout character was Jeremy Irons with his cool mysterious aura. My brain checked out 20 minutes in an could care less about the rest. My wife liked it. She likes movies like this and twilight and any other chick flick no matter how bad (Sex In the City 2).

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Post by: Mac on May 26, 2013, 07:09:01 am
Faces in the Crowd (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

Well I thought this would be a enjoyable film since it has my girlfriend Milla Jovovich. But sadly, even she could not save this ho-hum, been there, done that thriller. Milla's character not only witnesses a murder, but the attacker attacks her, sending her over a bridge causing her head trauma and she can no longer recognize faces. Even her own. While that kind of condition is interesting to think about, it did not produce a very engaging movie. It has so many cliche's with cops and cover ups and medical conditions. It was frustrating to sit through.

I can't even recommend this. It's produces well, but you will forget about seconds after turning it off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqU6xlD6fbA

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 26, 2013, 07:12:20 am