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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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Old Dec 24, 2010, 01:15 PM   #5
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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   #6
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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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Anyone see Martyrs? Saw it last night... pretty dang disturbing.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 03:27 PM   #9
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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   #10
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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   #11
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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   #12
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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   #13
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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, 04:30 PM   #14
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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   #15
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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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Ouch, a terrible movie, bad acting, dour values.
All I can say is
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All I can say is
Ok, ok, subjective, but it has actually given me hives.

It might just be James Stewart's worst acting performance.

I blame Frank Capra!!!!!!
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Um just finished Drag me to hell. Dam that made me jump so many times LoL

Now my christmas favourite home alone
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Now my christmas favourite, Home Alone.
The paint can, on a rope, is probably the best sight gag, ever.
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Ok, ok, subjective, but it has actually given me hives.

It might just be James Stewart's worst acting performance.

I blame Frank Capra!!!!!!
What?! It's A Wonderful Life is a classic. Loved that movie. What was wrong with Jimmy Stewart's performance?
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What?! It's A Wonderful Life is a classic. Loved that movie. What was wrong with Jimmy Stewart's performance?
As I said, subjective.

I refuse to deter your enjoyment of this movie, on this night.
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 06:41 PM   #22
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The other day I watched It's Complicated, which was better than I expected. Meryl Streep and Steve Martin were especially good together.

After watching it in the theater a few months ago, I just bought The Kids Are All Right. Honestly, I can't recommend this film enough.

iTunes currently has a sale on Pixar movies, and I'm trying to decide between Up and Ratatouille. I've seen Up only once, but Ratatouille I've seen many times, but I like both and can't decide.
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I shall be watching Inception on the projector tomorrow night.
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As I said, subjective.

I refuse to deter your enjoyment of this movie, on this night.
Oh do try me.
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I shall be watching Inception on the projector tomorrow night.
Will this be a Christmas Day fête, for the tenants on your lands?
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