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Old Dec 24, 2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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What Movie Are You Watching?

What movie have you seen and more importantly was it any good?

Watched Shutter Island, a psychological thriller. It just did not click for me. Without giving the story away, it took a turn I did not expect, which is not necessarily bad, but the execution was below my expectations.

On the other hand we just finished up the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the umpteenth time. You don't see epics like this very often.

If you ever wondered how they made 6' tall actors hobbit size, besides using short doubles for long shots, this is another method- forced perspective.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlxpnRxDJs
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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Just watched Fred Claus last night. Pretty funny. It was better than I thought it would be.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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Just got done watching Salt with angelina jolie. Good flick. Not award winning, but entertaining flick.

Also watched predators. That surprised me how good it was.

Now the redbox is really out of movies and I am scraping the bottom of the barrel.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 12:17 PM   #4
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I just watched 30 Days of Night. I think if you guys liked John Carpenter's the Thing, you'd dig this one.
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I just watched 30 Days of Night. I think if you guys liked John Carpenter's the Thing, you'd dig this one.
Excellent movie. A new take on one of the definitive horror genres.

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I'll look that one up. I liked blackhawk down.
It's just out so don't expect to find it on disk. Somewhat dark but an really good war movie. If you like Blackhawk Down you'll probably like it.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 04:04 PM   #6
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 01:15 PM   #7
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Just got done watching Salt with angelina jolie. Good flick. Not award winning, but entertaining flick.

Also watched predators. That surprised me how good it was.
How would you compare Salt with "Wanted"?

I think I have been discouraged with every AvP movie since the original Predator (which was excellent) and every Alien movie since Aliens. I guess I'd be willing to rent it.

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I just watched 30 Days of Night. I think if you guys liked John Carpenter's the Thing, you'd dig this one.
I am a huge fan of The Thing. I'll check it out, hopefully I can stream it via Netflicks.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 01:58 PM   #8
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Watching old seasons of Psych on Netflix. Quite a bit lighter than Monk, and perhaps a bit less inspired, but more fun.
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Machete. Better than both the Grindhouse films from a few years ago
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 04:30 PM   #10
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How would you compare Salt with "Wanted"
Pretty similar, but the action parts weren't as unbelievable to me. I found Wanted fun to watch, but completely unbelievable.

I would call Salt in the same vein as The Bourne series. It's as if Jason Bourne was female.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 03:27 PM   #11
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I am watching Die Hard, which is perhaps the best Christmas movie ever made in the history of humankind.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 03:47 PM   #12
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It's not really a movie. It's the entire third season of Avatar: The last Airbender. I made the mistake of watching M. Night shaywmatchucallits version. I'm trying to erase the memory of it. Hopefully.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 04:02 PM   #13
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In the past 3 days I have watched:

Christmas Vacation (x2)
Vegas Vacation
Die Hard
Elf
Jingle All the Way
Santa Claus
Bad Santa (x2)

Try as I may, I am still not in the Christmas Spirit. And, all of these are good.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 04:18 PM   #14
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Try as I may, I am still not in the Christmas Spirit. And, all of these are good.
It has to come from within.

Next year, do something for the disadvantaged.

I promise, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 04:30 PM   #15
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I am watching Die Hard, which is perhaps the best Christmas movie ever made in the history of humankind.
"Ho Ho Ho, Now I have a machine gun!" Yes, this fills me with the Christmas spirit.

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In the past 3 days I have watched:

Christmas Vacation (x2)
Vegas Vacation
Die Hard
Elf
Jingle All the Way
Santa Claus
Bad Santa (x2)

Try as I may, I am still not in the Christmas Spirit. And, all of these are good.
You missed the best: It's a Wonderful Life, although if you are down, it may not help... Hope you are feeling better and hopeful.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 04:38 PM   #16
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You missed the best: It's a Wonderful Life
Ouch, a terrible movie, bad acting, dour values.

Watch Miracle On 34th Street, for a great pick-me-up.

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although if you are down, it may not help...
See above. Do not watch if you are emotionally at-risk.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 09:30 AM   #17
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It's not really a movie. It's the entire third season of Avatar: The last Airbender. I made the mistake of watching M. Night shaywmatchucallits version. I'm trying to erase the memory of it. Hopefully.
Avatar the series. What a fantastic experience that was.

Contrast it with the abomination that was Shamalangadingdong's version.
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 06:10 AM   #18
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I watched Legend of guardians last day. I never thought I would see a computer animated feature film with as much attention to perfection as a Pixar film in my lifetime. This movie was it. Just amazing!
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 07:41 AM   #19
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Watched - Inglorious Basterds. Great movie, however there was some disturbing scenes in it for me. Would watch again, I didn't know there was going to be alot of subtitles in this movie. I bought it as a blind buy, but it was worth it!
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 09:21 AM   #20
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I saw "The Social Network" and "Predators". Both decent. I was surprised at Predators. It was a good popcorn flick and Adrien Brody was hot in it.
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 02:19 PM   #21
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I saw "The Social Network" and "Predators". Both decent. I was surprised at Predators. It was a good popcorn flick and Adrien Brody was hot in it.
I was really surprised with Predators as well. To be honest, I didnt think I would even finish the movie, just going by how awful some of these sequel-type movies are, but it was entertaining.

The Social Network was awesome!
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 12:46 AM   #22
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I am watching movie Green Zone, A gritty thriller about the end of the war in Iraq in 2003, when Shock and Awe as a carpet covering Baghdad Green Zone tells a great story now familiar with a new twist to the war marked by idealism, control and politics. Matt Damon is Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller is an idealist, whose quest to find weapons of mass destruction and to save lives change when they must make a choice to follow orders and his own instincts.
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I am watching movie Green Zone, A gritty thriller about the end of the war in Iraq in 2003, when Shock and Awe as a carpet covering Baghdad Green Zone tells a great story now familiar with a new twist to the war marked by idealism, control and politics. Matt Damon is Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller is an idealist, whose quest to find weapons of mass destruction and to save lives change when they must make a choice to follow orders and his own instincts.
I watched this a few months back. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 11:31 PM   #24
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Just watched Arthur with Russell Brand. Such a funny movie.
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 11:59 PM   #25
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Working my way though Mission: Impossible - Season 1 on Netflix.

I used to own it on DVD and last time I watched all the episodes was a year or so ago. Steven Hill was hard to beat as Briggs. I sure wish he did more than one season.
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