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*BaseClogger*
11-13-2008, 06:03 PM
It's simple: What was the last movie you saw and how would you review it?

*BaseClogger*
11-13-2008, 06:04 PM
American Psycho. I have no idea why, but it was entertaining in a very sick, twisted way. It left a lot of room open for interpretation...

BRM
11-13-2008, 06:13 PM
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. It was alright. My wife thought it was funnier than I did but she's a huge Adam Sandler fan.

Patrick Bateman
11-13-2008, 06:24 PM
American Psycho. I have no idea why, but it was entertaining in a very sick, twisted way. It left a lot of room open for interpretation...

It's my favourite movie. It's actually really intentionally funny, just masked around all of the killings.

*BaseClogger*
11-13-2008, 06:29 PM
It's my favourite movie. It's actually really intentionally funny, just masked around all of the killings.

I know what you mean, but the jokes were more subtle than your typical Will Ferrell joke. The laughs would come from things done as part of the plot, not a joke thrown into conversation. Still, I enjoyed it and would rate it a 6.5 out of 10 on my own personal scale...

Patrick Bateman
11-13-2008, 06:51 PM
A guy I know was Patrick Bateman for Halloween. I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it first.

Stephenk29
11-13-2008, 07:02 PM
My Dad flipped on Midway the other day for AMCs Vet marathon.

eh, its no Saving Private Ryan.

The newest movie I just saw though was the Jessie James movie with Brad Pitt. Not to shab at all.

BoydsOfSummer
11-13-2008, 07:19 PM
Open Range on tv the other night. I've seen it several times. Very good movie I think. Love me some Robert Duvall.

Tom Servo
11-13-2008, 07:32 PM
I love American Psycho. AK's comment reminds me that one day when I put the effort into getting a decent costume I want to make the video "Patrick Bateman Teaches Music Class".

Gainesville Red
11-13-2008, 07:38 PM
I watched Hot Fuzz the other day. Loved it.

Rojo
11-13-2008, 07:53 PM
Escape from the Planet of the Apes. I'm working through the whole series again. It feels more like a long episode rerun of Cannon or Mannix with ape masks. However, there's a terrific surprise ending.

BuckeyeRed27
11-13-2008, 08:13 PM
Zack and Miri
It was pretty good. I say that assuming you are the type of person that would find this movie funny...you know who you are.

Will M
11-13-2008, 08:49 PM
Grade: B

The Futurama movies aren't as good as seasons 2,3 & 4 of the show but they are pretty funny. This one was a parody of Dungeons & Dragons ( or so I'm told :) ).

The Baumer
11-13-2008, 09:13 PM
Role Models

Solid B. A lot funnier than I thought it would be. Super formulaic plot but the people involved are so weird and subversive that it had enough surprises and was surprisingly well paced.

HotCorner
11-13-2008, 11:34 PM
Kung Fu Panda - yes I have two youngins. :D

Entertaining but not the best work by DreamWorks.

Will M
11-13-2008, 11:48 PM
Kung Fu Panda - yes I have two youngins. :D

Entertaining but not the best work by DreamWorks.

Kung Fu Panda rocked! I saw this at the cheap theater about one month ago. It was very funny. I'll give it an A.
Note: a fair amount of the humor comes from Jack Black so if you don't like him you probably won't like the movie.
It also helps a LOT to be a fan of kung fu movies.

OldRightHander
11-14-2008, 12:00 AM
Something I got out of the Red Box here in Kansas City. I watched about thirty minutes and just returned it. It was pretty bad. I don't even remember the name. Should I mention one before that so I can mention something I liked?

camisadelgolf
11-14-2008, 09:15 AM
I've watched five movies in the past week.

Quantum Trost
I watched it in a German movie theater last week, so I probably missed a couple things since my German isn't yet perfect. Overall, though, this is one of those movies that's worth seeing only in the movie theater. Without the aid of good audio and video mediums, the most redeemable parts of the film can't be enjoyed. In other words, there was plenty of action but not much story or plot. Some scenes were amazing, but overall, it wasn't nearly as good as Casino Royale.

Stop/Loss
I just watched this last night, and I thought it was very good. Most of the actors aren't particularly talented, but their performances were good enough to not drag the movie down. Being 'stop/lossed' isn't something that's talked about much unless you're close to someone who has been through it, but it's such a powerful, important topic that the director apparently didn't need any super-hyped, show-stealing performers to make the movie worth watching.

Madagascar 2
I have seen much worse sequels, but that's very faint praise. Madagascar was a good kid's movie, but the second doesn't hold a candle to it. The movie will surely entertain kids and really dumb adults, but beyond that, it was just a bunch of predictable jokes.

Burn After Reading
I expect more from a Coen brothers film. Don't get me wrong--it's a decent movie--but it gets a little too goofy in certain parts. I don't have a problem with a film being unrealistic as long as it adds to the humor, but in this case, it often didn't. If you're a Coen brothers fan like me, you'll probably think this movie was just okay, despite Brad Pitt being hilarious and John Malkovich being so amazing, but I get the feeling that if they had more time to spend on this film, it would have made the difference between 'okay' and 'great'.

The Visitor
This was my favorite movie that I saw this week. The lead actor, Richard Jenkins (who was in Burn After Reading, too), did an amazing job as a dorky college professor who is surprised to find strangers living an apartment of his. Being a foreigner, the message at the end of the film is something I can really relate to, personally, and it hit home with me. But you don't need to relate to the movie to enjoy it. There's enough comedy and drama for everyone.

919191
11-14-2008, 09:27 AM
I saw Transsiberian a few days ago. Pretty good.

919191
11-14-2008, 09:28 AM
Saw Get Smart! too. It wasn't really all that good.

RichRed
11-14-2008, 11:03 AM
I watched Hot Fuzz the other day. Loved it.

Hot Fuzz is great.

Last movie I watched was Leatherheads. Two hours of Renee Zellweger squinting. Slept through half of it.

Emin3mShady07
11-14-2008, 01:24 PM
Austin Powers: Goldmember. I really enjoyed this movie even though it was like the 20th time I have seen it. It is still hilarious but if you don't enjoy mindless humor, this movie is not for you.

GoGoWhiteSox
11-14-2008, 09:54 PM
I've seen three movies in the last 5 days: Rocky IV, The Living Daylights, and Changeling.
I thought that Changeling was a superb film. Angelina Jolie did a great job of acting in that one IMO.

Highlifeman21
11-15-2008, 05:33 PM
Saw the latest Bond last night, Quantum of Solace.

Probably would have helped if I had seen Casino Royale, however...


Seemed like a really short movie, there were no cool Bond gadgets, and I thought the eye candy was non-existent. The main Bond girl didn't do much for me (since they used a Russian to play a Bolivian... makes sense, right?), and the redhead that was supposed to watch him for a night was pretty decent, but her on screen time was very short, so I couldn't really make up my mind.

redsfan1966
11-15-2008, 06:25 PM
An American Carol----wanted to see what "conservative" Hollywood thinks is funny. It actually started out pretty funny in a Naked Gun/Airplane! way (One of the Zuckers is involved with the movie); but quickly bogged down into becoming a history lesson. Wasnt horrible---just wasnt sidesplitting---David Alan Grier was actually pretty funny, unfortunately, Bill O'Reilly makes an awkward appearance....

Mario-Rijo
11-15-2008, 06:25 PM
Heck I watch a couple of movies a week at least. But for the life of me can't remember the last. So for the heck of it I'll just throw a recent one I seen that was better than I expected. Flyboys: a movie inspired by the true story of America's 1st fighter pilots of WWI. Starring James Franco of Spiderman fame.

camisadelgolf
11-15-2008, 06:55 PM
I just watched Happy-Go-Lucky, and I was really impressed. The actors, none of whom I'd seen before, were phenomenal. Just as a warning, though: it's not for everyone. It's a movie focused on a British, happy-go-lucky woman who is interested in finding love, so it's not something I'd recommend to many people on a sports message board.

The Baumer
11-15-2008, 07:23 PM
SPOILERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!














Quantum of Solace was kind of disappointing. Daniel Craig was great, the fight scenes were great, Agent Fields was great to look at, but the main bad guy plot was underwhelming. It was like I was watching one of Bond's unknown smaller missions. IMO, Quantum of Solace should have been what the next movie is going to be- actually about Quantum. I can see what they were trying to do with renegade angry Bond out for revenge but I feel like Dominic Green trying to steal water in Bolivia was pretty...lackluster. The "secret organization" was WAY more interesting but we never get to see it really. Looking forward to the end of the trilogy though, they've set it up to be a good one.

redsmetz
11-15-2008, 09:17 PM
My wife and I just finished watching for the umpteenth time the 1962 classic, To Kill A Mockingbird. What a superbly crafted film with several great performances throughout, including Gregory Peck's Oscar winning lead.

forfreelin04
11-15-2008, 10:40 PM
Role Models

I thouroughly enjoyed this movie. Like the previous post about it, it has a cookie cutter plot that you can easily see coming, but it is hilarious from beginning to end. The young kid that plays Stifler's little brother is hilarious. When he dresses up as Gene Simmons from Kiss I laughed well after the movie was over. If you need a funny movie, this will not dissappoint.

*BaseClogger*
11-15-2008, 10:47 PM
Anybody see Zack and Miri?

redsfan1966
11-16-2008, 01:14 AM
Just watched "Walk Hard" on Starz......only one clunker joke during the hour and a half....John C. Reilly nailed the role of Dewey Cox perfectly (a not so veiled parody of Elvis/Dylan/Cash), Tim Meadow was hilarious and looking at Jenna Fischer (Pam of "The Office" fame) all dolled up isnt bad at all....

AmarilloRed
11-17-2008, 03:02 AM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

I liked it so much, I recently bought the DVD.

Bip Roberts
11-17-2008, 04:09 AM
Last new movie i saw was Pineapple express and it was funny enough to make me laugh

Last movie I actually watched was Forrest Gump on one of these movie channels. You all know the review for that one.

OldRightHander
11-17-2008, 08:50 AM
Quantum of Solace at Newport on the Levee Saturday

Hoosier Red
11-17-2008, 03:07 PM
Anybody see Zack and Miri?

That's the last one I saw. Pretty funny. I'd like to think I've grown out of Kevin Smith movies, but I still laugh whenever I see them.

westofyou
11-17-2008, 03:14 PM
My wife and I just finished watching for the umpteenth time the 1962 classic, To Kill A Mockingbird. What a superbly crafted film with several great performances throughout, including Gregory Peck's Oscar winning lead.

A Fave, and Dill is based on Truman Capote

I just watched

All the Presidents Men and Some Like it Hot

JayBruceFan
11-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Last new movie I saw was Max Payne

It was about what I expected though

But Im glad I watched it online for free and didn't pay for it :cool:

Mark Wahlberg did a fine job of playing Max Payne

Ludacris was good as Jim Bavura

I just wish they wouldn't have made it so "video gamey," if you know what I mean

WebScorpion
11-17-2008, 05:50 PM
I recently watched Iron Man...LOVED IT! My only complaint was they waited until the closing credits to play the old Black Sabbath tune, 'Iron Man'...the anticipation was killing me. They really should have played it when he first appeared in the makeshift iron suit.

Also saw Get Smart. It was kind of cute, but not very reminiscent of the original series. I'm very lukewarm on it.

SunDeck
11-17-2008, 06:48 PM
I watch movies at home with my son. He knows what he likes:

Cars.
Cars.
Cars.
Cars.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Cars.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

savafan
11-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Last movie I saw was Thank You For Smoking. Quite a thought provoking comedy, I enjoyed it.

Gainesville Red
11-17-2008, 08:07 PM
Last movie I saw was Thank You For Smoking. Quite a thought provoking comedy, I enjoyed it.


Read the book.

BillDoran
11-17-2008, 08:16 PM
Synecdoche, New York

It's challenging, and it'll probably take a few viewings to piece it together, but Charlie Kaufman movies are always incredibly enjoyable experiences. He's always got one identifiable core idea in each of his movies, and it's quite clearly Death in Synecdoche. Great cast, Samantha Morton (Morvern Caller) is her usual great self.

redsmetz
11-17-2008, 10:17 PM
I watch movies at home with my son. He knows what he likes:

Cars.
Cars.
Cars.
Cars.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Cars.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

It's good to see him mix it up a little!

deltachi8
11-17-2008, 11:25 PM
Zak and Miri. Really enjoyed it on a couple different levels. The first for the sophomoric type jokes/humor - they are interlaced very well so that you get a chuckle but they don't take over the movie.. Second, (and more of a reason to see the film than the first) is a well made non traditional love story.

Will M
11-18-2008, 12:13 AM
Strange Behavior (1981)

An old low budget horror flick that came out on dvd this year.
Small town with odd goings on in the psychology department of the local college. It was a great little movie. Interesting premise. Good direction.
Nice ensemble cast. You wouldn't recognize the names but lots of the faces are familiar. The characters were very three dimensional.
Very nice stylish death scenes.

Grade: A

Tom Servo
11-18-2008, 12:28 AM
Amélie

French film with some really good performances. I enjoyed it.

RedlegJake
11-18-2008, 04:29 AM
Kung Fu Panda.

Hey, I have a 5 year old! And she can watch it too when I'm done.

camisadelgolf
11-18-2008, 11:45 AM
Amélie

French film with some really good performances. I enjoyed it.

This is one of my favorite movies. I forgot to put it on the 'movies you could watch over and over' list.

savafan
11-18-2008, 10:39 PM
Amélie

French film with some really good performances. I enjoyed it.

I own this movie, and I've never seen it.

RedsIn07
11-24-2008, 02:59 AM
I saw Synecdoche, New York twice this week. The first movie Charlie Kaufman (writer, Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) has directed. Easily one of the most complex movies I've seen in a while and definitely demands two viewings. It can be incredibly hard to follow and you can leave scratching your head, but there are some very poignant scenes and also some very funny one but definitely a very thought provoking movie.

But it's Charlie Kaufman so I guess all that was to be expected.

AccordinglyReds
11-24-2008, 04:14 AM
El espiritu de la colmena

Quite interesting and intriguing focused on post-Civil War Spain in the 1940s. The movie has allegorical references with Frankenstein (Franco), however, it is one of those movies that has to be so subtle in it's references that you may need to watch it twice. Very little dialouge and many abstract ideas to be able to make itself a thought-provoking cinema during Franco's regime. A-

Strikes Out Looking
11-24-2008, 12:36 PM
Rachel getting married.

RedsBaron
11-24-2008, 01:23 PM
I saw "Quantum of Solace" with my wife and two of my sons Saturday, and I watched the "Get Smart" DVD with my 11 year old yesterday. I didn't like QOS as much as I hoped and I liked Get Smart more than I expected to.

Roy Tucker
11-24-2008, 02:19 PM
Watched "Dan In Real Life" on DVD on Friday. It was mildly entertaining.

Mostly, I liked watching Juliette Binoche even though her role wasn't anything special.

Will M
11-24-2008, 03:15 PM
I saw "Quantum of Solace" with my wife and two of my sons Saturday, and I watched the "Get Smart" DVD with my 11 year old yesterday. I didn't like QOS as much as I hoped and I liked Get Smart more than I expected to.

I don't know why Brosnan was axed as Bond. He isn't that old.
The first Craig Bond film was kinda weak. watch Bond play poker!
I'll probably see QOS on dvd. a friend of mine is a big Bond nut and i'll borrow the dvd from him.

cumberlandreds
11-24-2008, 03:20 PM
The wife dragged me to Twilight, Friday Night. If you are a teenage girl this is probably a great movie. But for anyone else,not so much.

Johnny Footstool
11-24-2008, 03:42 PM
No Country for Old Men - stunning.

camisadelgolf
11-24-2008, 04:21 PM
Watched "Dan In Real Life" on DVD on Friday. It was mildly entertaining.

Mostly, I liked watching Juliette Binoche even though her role wasn't anything special.

I loved this movie. It's about as original as a romantic comedy gets.

Hoosier Red
11-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Saw QoS on Friday and really liked it. It's probably the first Bond film I've watched in a while, so maybe I have a warped perspective. But I really liked this one.

Saw Twilight on Sunday, like the books, I think good, not obsession worthy. My wife strenuously objects.

"oh well if you strenuously object I guess I'll have to reconsider."

BuckeyeRed27
11-24-2008, 06:05 PM
I saw Bond yesterday. Really good action although a lot of the scenes are shot way to close. The plot was just ok, but part of it was I forgot a lot of what happened in Casino Royale.

BoydsOfSummer
11-24-2008, 06:26 PM
Watched 'Hancock' last night. Interesting premise for a movie but it was really short and really didn't go anywhere. Really odd I thought.:dunno:

GAC
11-30-2008, 05:34 AM
Watched 'Hancock' last night. Interesting premise for a movie but it was really short and really didn't go anywhere. Really odd I thought.:dunno:

We watched it yesterday. As you said - it's an interesting premise (different take) on the superhero persona; but I enjoyed it. I think it's worth the watch.

Ya definitely don't want to call him an A-hole. :eek:

Also watched the Killing of John Lennon. It was alright. It's not like everyone doesn't already know the characters and how it's gonna play out.

camisadelgolf
11-30-2008, 06:05 AM
I watched Into the Wild last night and came away really impressed. I would recommend it to pretty much anyone and feel confident that he/she would enjoy it.

GAC
11-30-2008, 07:33 PM
I just watched an older movie, on the recommendation of a friend, that I had never seen... Jacob's Ladder w/ Tim Robbins.

Very good movie. Very riveting.

MWM
11-30-2008, 07:34 PM
Just watched The Counterfeiters. Good flick.

Razor Shines
11-30-2008, 08:16 PM
I saw it when it was in the theater, but recently bought the blu-ray and I think that Tropic Thunder is hilarious. Robert Downey Jr. is very funny playing a character that's playing a black guy. Tom Cruise steals a lot of scenes too.

Degenerate39
11-30-2008, 09:11 PM
Fight Club. Awesome movie it probably would've been better if society hadn't ruined the ending of the movie for me.

GAC
11-30-2008, 09:28 PM
OK. Here is a different take (question).

How many movies, which are considered either classics, highly successful, and major blockbusters, that you've never seen, and have finally broken down and watched?

I just watched Newman/Redford in "The Sting" this weekend. I've never seen the flick. :lol:

Hap
12-01-2008, 01:03 AM
This isn't a movie, but I just saw a community theater production of "Little Shop Of Horrors" in Lima, Ohio, and it was outstanding. If any of you are in the area, you should check it out next weekend before it's gone.

LINK (http://www.amiltellers.org/)

camisadelgolf
12-01-2008, 10:20 AM
I watched Children of Men last night. The premise was really corny (by the year 2027, humans become completely unable to reproduce), but overall, it was a pretty cool movie. If the plot bothers you for some reason, I can at least say that it was entertaining, and it kept my attention the entire time.

Degenerate39
12-01-2008, 10:40 AM
I watched Children of Men last night. The premise was really corny (by the year 2027, humans become completely unable to reproduce), but overall, it was a pretty cool movie. If the plot bothers you for some reason, I can at least say that it was entertaining, and it kept my attention the entire time.

That was one crazy movie. I loved Micheal Caine in it though.

RichRed
12-01-2008, 12:25 PM
OK. Here is a different take (question).

How many movies, which are considered either classics, highly successful, and major blockbusters, that you've never seen, and have finally broken down and watched?

I just watched Newman/Redford in "The Sting" this weekend. I've never seen the flick. :lol:

I love The Sting. I watched about the last hour of it over the weekend; it's one of those I can watch over and over.

Johnny Footstool
12-01-2008, 03:19 PM
3:10 to Yuma. I didn't like it much at all. It's full of ridiculous plot holes and inconsistencies. For example, Christian Bale's character is missing part of his leg, and in some scenes he walks with a limp. In other scenes, he has no limp at all, and in some scenes he runs full speed without a hitch.

And why didn't Russell Crowe's character simply tell his gang to back off and let him get on the train?

Mario-Rijo
12-01-2008, 03:51 PM
I saw it when it was in the theater, but recently bought the blu-ray and I think that Tropic Thunder is hilarious. Robert Downey Jr. is very funny playing a character that's playing a black guy. Tom Cruise steals a lot of scenes too.

Watched it the other night it was good but not as good as I expected. I did like Downey, Cruise and the special effects guy. Some pretty funny parts.

Watched The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Alli McGraw last night or the night before on HDNet, for the 1st time. I liked it quite bit. Sally Struthers was hott in that movie man, I never thought I would think that. Alli McGraw was a sharp girl too although a little too bony for my taste.

Blimpie
12-01-2008, 05:43 PM
Last rental:

The Happening (M. Night Shama-yawn produces yet another dog. What a repugnant pile of steaming excrement this film was. I actually rooted for the trees in this one.)

Last theatre appearance:

Bolt (Day off with the kids found me trapped in the cinema for this one. It was a stretch to say that this produced more than 1-2 laughs from my kids during the 90 minutes. It closes with a duet with Miley Cyrus and--gulp--John Travolta. Say no more.)

Spitball
12-01-2008, 06:43 PM
I saw Role Models on Thanksgiving night with the family. It was pretty funny. Since my kids are in their early twenties, it was okay, but I wouldn't call it a family movie.

*BaseClogger*
12-01-2008, 06:50 PM
I saw Role Models on Thanksgiving night with the family. It was pretty funny. Since my kids are in their early twenties, it was okay, but I wouldn't call it a family movie.

:lol:

I bid you good morrow! I bid you good morrow! I bid you good morrow!

Redlegs23
12-01-2008, 06:50 PM
Leatherheads F- x 100000

Get Stuck - I think that's what it was called. Hilarious IMO. I give it an A. Steve Carrel is awesome.

BRM
12-01-2008, 06:54 PM
No Country for Old Men. Decent movie, horrible ending.

Degenerate39
12-02-2008, 12:29 PM
Leatherheads F- x 100000

Get Stuck - I think that's what it was called. Hilarious IMO. I give it an A. Steve Carrel is awesome.

Get Smart?

Redlegs23
12-02-2008, 01:01 PM
Get Smart, I knew Get Stuck didn't sound right. Anyways, funny movie.

Johnny Footstool
12-02-2008, 01:04 PM
No Country for Old Men. Decent movie, horrible ending.

I liked the ending -- it's a switch from most action/thriller movies. It doesn't hand you an answer wrapped up in a bow -- it actually makes you think about what happened and search for answers on your own.

KittyDuran
12-02-2008, 03:42 PM
Well, I saw the latest Bond flick over the weekend (luved it)! :thumbup:

But went out and bought the DVD of WALL-E. Wonderful movie and I was watching it on just a regular big screen TV - not the HDTV.:cool:

BuckeyeRed27
12-02-2008, 04:07 PM
I'm seeing Frost/Nixon tonight so I'll have a report on it tomorrow, but I've heard really good things.

Chip R
12-02-2008, 04:10 PM
I'm seeing Frost/Nixon tonight so I'll have a report on it tomorrow, but I've heard really good things.


I've seen previews of that and Frank Langella sounds more like Sean Connery than he does Nixon.

camisadelgolf
12-02-2008, 05:12 PM
But went out and bought the DVD of WALL-E. Wonderful movie and I was watching it on just a regular big screen TV - not the HDTV.:cool:

Good choice. It's one of the best movies ever made, imo.

BoydsOfSummer
12-03-2008, 07:10 AM
Watched '88 Minutes' the other night. Blah. Leelee Sobieski is always a treat though, so there's that.

Jack Burton
12-03-2008, 01:31 PM
Just watched Charlie Wilson's War. Hanks and Hoffman were pretty solid but the overall movie was lacking. "Messed up the endgame". That's an understatement.

On the plus side, there were quite a lot of good looking dames in this, minus julia roberts.

BuckeyeRed27
12-03-2008, 01:40 PM
So I watched Frost/Nixon last night and I really liked it. I will say that I wasn't born when that all happened, but the movie is really well acted and keeps you very interested depsite it being just a lot of talking. Kevin Bacon is very good in a supporting role in this one. Not sure if has the stuff of a Best Picture movie but overall a solid movie that is worth seeing.

BoydsOfSummer
12-04-2008, 12:38 AM
Just watched Charlie Wilson's War. Hanks and Hoffman were pretty solid but the overall movie was lacking. "Messed up the endgame". That's an understatement.

On the plus side, there were quite a lot of good looking dames in this, minus julia roberts.


Did they make her nose extra ski-slopish or was I imaging things?

camisadelgolf
12-04-2008, 01:03 PM
I finally got around to watching Michael Clayton, and I fell in love with it. The director did a great job of keeping me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was really cool watching all the pieces of the puzzle come together.

BuckeyeRed27
12-07-2008, 04:18 PM
I watched Revolutionary Road last night. Just a terrible movie. Very slow and hard to follow. Leo gives a good performance but Kate Winslet was terrible. It's really too bad too because the story is good enough that the movie could have been good, but it was just messed up to the point that it is almost unwatchable.

I think it comes out in a couple week but I wouldn't bother seeing it.

camisadelgolf
12-07-2008, 04:33 PM
I watched a few movies this week, a couple of which I had seen a few teams. I watched Dumb and Dumber, which is I always find funny. I also watched Shawshank Redemption, which is considered to be by some the best movie of all-time. I just downloaded The Changeling, so I'll be checking that out soon, too.

Mark T
12-07-2008, 05:37 PM
Four Christmases.

Don't bother.

KittyDuran
12-07-2008, 07:16 PM
Well, I saw the latest Bond flick over the weekend (luved it)! :thumbup:

But went out and bought the DVD of WALL-E. Wonderful movie and I was watching it on just a regular big screen TV - not the HDTV.:cool:I went and saw Quantum of Solace again yesterday... thinking I would have the theater all to myself with the snow. Well, at least 20 minutes before showtime it was just me and some guy - but slowly people started to creep in and it ended up with about 30 people (not too bad considering the weather and the competition). It keeps getting better with each viewing since I know where most of the big action takes place and can concentrate on the details (like watching DC in action)... ;)

BTW, some of the upcoming previews look pretty neat... the new Disney flick with Adam Sandler looks cute and next year will be a "prequel" of Star Trek.

RFS62
12-07-2008, 08:03 PM
I just saw Wall E for the first time last week. Fantastic movie, just great.

Looking forward to finally getting over to see Quantum of Solace this week.

camisadelgolf
12-08-2008, 04:25 AM
I forgot to mention the other movie I watched this week. I saw Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Floyd Street. It's a musical, so right off the bat, it's not for everyone. However, if you find that emasculating for some reason, they make up for it with very gruesome blood scenes. I enjoyed the movie, but I have no interest in seeing it again. The performances were great, but most of the joy came from the cinematography and directing (Tim Burton).

KittyDuran
12-08-2008, 06:42 AM
I just saw Wall E for the first time last week. Fantastic movie, just great.

Looking forward to finally getting over to see Quantum of Solace this week.A word of advice... Quantum is billed as a sequel - but it is a totally different movie (IMHO) - new director, more action, shorter running time. It is NOT Casino Royale II though a lot of the plot is based on the previous movie. I liked it better than CR because I wasn't bored - but many fans on the websites complained of QOS being "un-Bond-like" because there is no "shaken, not stirred", "Bond, James Bond", and the gunbarrel is oddly placed (among other things).

But I hope you enjoy it!

*BaseClogger*
12-08-2008, 02:21 PM
but many fans on the websites complained of QOS being "un-Bond-like" because there is no "shaken, not stirred", "Bond, James Bond", and the gunbarrel is oddly placed (among other things)

That's ridiculous. Isn't the origin of that phrase revealed in the most recent film?

KittyDuran
12-08-2008, 03:25 PM
That's ridiculous. Isn't the origin of that phrase revealed in the most recent film?

This is a ***SPOILER***
In QOS, James does not say it but the bartender recites the mixture of the Vesper Martini in the airplane bar.

*BaseClogger*
12-08-2008, 03:31 PM
This is a ***SPOILER***
In QOS, James does not say it but the bartender recites the mixture of the Vesper Martini in the airplane bar.

A spoiler, Kitty? Is the movie even in theaters any more? ;)

BuckeyeRed27
12-08-2008, 04:06 PM
I watched Milk last night. Fantastic movie and a sure fire Best Picture nominee. Sean Penn is also a likely Best Actor nominee. Obviously this movie has some controversial subject matter, but I would still highly recommend it.

camisadelgolf
12-08-2008, 05:23 PM
I watched Milk last night. Fantastic movie and a sure fire Best Picture nominee. Sean Penn is also a likely Best Actor nominee. Obviously this movie has some controversial subject matter, but I would still highly recommend it.

I'm really excited about this movie. I can't wait to see it when I visit the States.

The Baumer
12-08-2008, 05:29 PM
Milk was great! Sean Penn, Brolin and Hirsche gave solid performances.

TeamCasey
12-08-2008, 07:46 PM
Looking forward to Marley and Me and Cadillac Records (Love Etta James).

The last movie normally would be whatever was on Sci Fi on Saturday but they've been on a dragon kick lately. I did watch Reign of Fire which I liked the idea of.

I watched the first 2 Harry Potters this past weekend. I'm surprised how much I enjoyed them.

deltachi8
12-09-2008, 02:24 AM
Four Christmases.

Don't bother.

agreed.

westofyou
12-09-2008, 10:45 AM
I saw Milk on Sunday and the Exiles (http://www.milestonefilms.com/movie.php/exiles/) last night, Milk was really good the other very sad.

yab1112
12-10-2008, 03:58 PM
I just saw Slumdog Millionaire Sat. night.

Wasn't expecting much going in but was pleasantly surprised.
I thought it was really good.

Falls City Beer
12-10-2008, 04:19 PM
Though I loved the final scene of the movie in the bowling alley, I thought the whole of There Will Be Blood was overblown, soulless crap.

BuckeyeRed27
12-10-2008, 04:28 PM
I watched Gran Tornio last night. Clint Eastwood stars and directs and I think it comes out in early January. I enjoyed this one a lot. Eastwood is just a bad ass and the rest of the cast deliver solid performances some I believe in their first major movie roles. Another one I highly recommend.

GAC
12-10-2008, 08:57 PM
Hey! I owned a 1972 Gran Torino! :lol:


I watched Gran Tornio last night. Clint Eastwood stars and directs and I think it comes out in early January.

OK. If it doesn't come out till January, then how were you able to see it?

Looking forward to seeing this movie though after reading the reviews.

BuckeyeRed27
12-11-2008, 12:54 PM
Hey! I owned a 1972 Gran Torino! :lol:



OK. If it doesn't come out till January, then how were you able to see it?

Looking forward to seeing this movie though after reading the reviews.

My girlfriend's boss is in the Academy and she gets almost every movie on DVD around this time of year.

SunDeck
12-11-2008, 03:04 PM
Good News! I got my son to watch something besides Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Here is what we watched the last two weeks (with no repeats...a big step in our movie viewing, I might add):

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Then we watched Chicken Run.
Anyone who doesn't find that movie funny is just hopeless.

Heath
12-11-2008, 03:57 PM
I saw Miracle on 34th St. It was in Black and White. I thought it was an independent film.

The Baumer
12-11-2008, 06:44 PM
Though I loved the final scene of the movie in the bowling alley, I thought the whole of There Will Be Blood was overblown, soulless crap.

It would have been much better and easier to accept as your own if you had watched it before it became There Will Be Blood the phenomena. I think it's great and have seen it 3 times, each time just as enjoyable.

Falls City Beer
12-11-2008, 07:24 PM
It would have been much better and easier to accept as your own if you had watched it before it became There Will Be Blood the phenomena. I think it's great and have seen it 3 times, each time just as enjoyable.

I'm not sure what you're saying but I saw it the weekend it came out. It was the last movie I watched (well, the last one I paid to see at the theater I think anyway).

The Baumer
12-11-2008, 08:42 PM
I thought you watched it recently since it came out about a year ago so I suppose it just wasn't your deal then.

What I was getting at is I can't imagine watching it for the first time on DVD and being able to enjoy it (or at least ingest it naturally) after being exposed to all the hype and the milkshake pop culture stuff. I remember going into it having only seen the trailer once or twice and I loved it. Had no real idea what it was or what to expect.

Will M
12-12-2008, 06:57 PM
a 1950s horror flick about a boat captain and scientists trapped on a tiny isle with killer mutated shrews (really greyhounds with extra hair taped on).
i caught this on TCM. i remember a lot of the plot from when i saw it on channel 19 back when i was a kid.
grade (for those who like old 'B' movies): B
grade (for those who don't like old 'B' movies): avoid

Falls City Beer
12-12-2008, 08:33 PM
a 1950s horror flick about a boat captain and scientists trapped on a tiny isle with killer mutated shrews (really greyhounds with extra hair taped on).
i caught this on TCM. i remember a lot of the plot from when i saw it on channel 19 back when i was a kid.
grade (for those who like old 'B' movies): B
grade (for those who don't like old 'B' movies): avoid

The Killer Shrews. Great, great movie.

VR
12-12-2008, 10:35 PM
a 1950s horror flick about a boat captain and scientists trapped on a tiny isle with killer mutated shrews (really greyhounds with extra hair taped on).
i caught this on TCM. i remember a lot of the plot from when i saw it on channel 19 back when i was a kid.
grade (for those who like old 'B' movies): B
grade (for those who don't like old 'B' movies): avoid

I saw that on creature feature in the 70's when I was about 9. I haven't forgotten many of those scenes.

GAC
12-14-2008, 03:59 AM
I hear that the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still is a real dog.

Even Keanu Reeves couldn't save this one. ;)

RFS62
12-14-2008, 09:59 AM
I hear that the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still is a real dog.

Even Keanu Reeves couldn't save this one. ;)


Whoa!

Highlifeman21
12-14-2008, 12:12 PM
Hey! I owned a 1972 Gran Torino! :lol:



OK. If it doesn't come out till January, then how were you able to see it?

Looking forward to seeing this movie though after reading the reviews.

So that makes you Starsky?

Highlifeman21
12-14-2008, 12:13 PM
I saw Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe last night, the 1st Narnia movie.

Might have to see the 2nd, based on the 1st.

TheBigLebowski
12-14-2008, 12:57 PM
Just watched The Dark Knight for the first time. Wanted to wait to get it on Blu Ray. It was very dark; very good. Perhaps the best Superhero/Comic movie I have ever seen, although I admit to not being a huge fan of that particular genre.

RBA
12-14-2008, 01:53 PM
"Yes Man". I give it a strong 7 out of 10.

Oxilon
12-14-2008, 04:08 PM
"Yes Man". I give it a strong 7 out of 10.

I don't understand why they titled that movie "Yes Man." Would have been better to call it exactly what it is, "Liar Liar 2." Jim Carrey in a role where he can't lie and just makes funny faces and sounds for a hour and half. Seems pretty similiar to something I saw a decade ago.

Cyclone792
12-14-2008, 06:12 PM
I hear that the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still is a real dog.

Even Keanu Reeves couldn't save this one. ;)

It was disappointing.

I actually went to see it mostly for the special effects. Unfortunately, what I didn't realize was they pumped the trailer up with pretty much all the special effects included in the entire movie.

GAC
12-14-2008, 07:41 PM
It was disappointing.

I actually went to see it mostly for the special effects. Unfortunately, what I didn't realize was they pumped the trailer up with pretty much all the special effects included in the entire movie.

When they blew up the Giant's stadium, did they find Hoffa?

RBA
12-14-2008, 11:54 PM
I don't understand why they titled that movie "Yes Man." Would have been better to call it exactly what it is, "Liar Liar 2." Jim Carrey in a role where he can't lie and just makes funny faces and sounds for a hour and half. Seems pretty similiar to something I saw a decade ago.


Actually, in this movie, he can say "no". It's all up to him, but if he says "no", he believes "good things" won't come to him and "bad things" will.

Buckeye33
12-15-2008, 03:47 AM
Charlie Wilson's War ...

Very solid movie. Hanks and Hoffman were really good together on screen.

KittyDuran
12-15-2008, 09:12 AM
A spoiler, Kitty? Is the movie even in theaters any more? ;)Well, it's getting out of some of the main theaters this coming week.... so I took Chip to see it yesterday for his Xmas present (it was my 4th time). :D

BuckeyeRed27
12-15-2008, 12:13 PM
This weekend I watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Wrestler.
BB is really really good. It is also really really long so be prepared for that. Very well acted and visually very cool. It does have a very Forest Gump feel to it, but its not as good as Forest Gump...but that's a high bar. I feel it could have been better but is still very good as it is.
The Wrestler was surprisingly good. It is very violent and has a lot of "adult content" but if that sort of thing doesn't bother you its a very good "indie" flick. Rachel Evan Wood is fantastic.

Tom Servo
12-15-2008, 01:06 PM
Watched Good Time Max, a fairly short indy movie starring, written and directed by James Franco. Wasn't fantastic but was interesting and at only 72 minutes it's worth a look.

I need to see The Wrestler. As a wrestling fan it'll be great to see a movie about wrestling that isn't crap, like every single one that has been made. Ready to Rumble, I'm looking at you.

TRF
12-15-2008, 01:24 PM
Finally saw Hancock. Really liked it.

Blimpie
12-15-2008, 09:17 PM
Rented Tropic Thunder over the weekend. It is worth renting just to see the performance of Robert Downey, Jr.

Jack Black, on the other hand, seemed to drag the movie down IMO.

camisadelgolf
12-16-2008, 02:52 AM
Rented Tropic Thunder over the weekend. It is worth renting just to see the performance of Robert Downey, Jr.

Jack Black, on the other hand, seemed to drag the movie down IMO.

I thought Jack Black actually did a pretty good job--it was just his character that was stupid imo.

The Baumer
12-16-2008, 02:57 AM
Gran Torino.

Seriously great.

dougdirt
12-16-2008, 02:59 AM
I watched Blindness last night. It was an interesting movie, although I am not sure I would watch it again. Also watched Zach and Miri make a 'film'. Hilarious, but not likely something for a lot of people.

dougdirt
12-16-2008, 03:02 AM
I need to see The Wrestler. As a wrestling fan it'll be great to see a movie about wrestling that isn't crap, like every single one that has been made. Ready to Rumble, I'm looking at you.

Wait a second, you are telling me you didn't think No Holds Barred was good? :eek:

The Baumer
12-16-2008, 06:55 AM
Is it wrong that I almost always cry every time I see the trailer for the Wrestler?

The "dead hunk of meat" line just gets me.

The Baumer
12-19-2008, 12:53 AM
Saw the Wrestler this morning. Brutal and sad movie but I think it's a keeper. Not for the squeemish or prude!

Chip R
12-19-2008, 10:31 AM
Wait a second, you are telling me you didn't think No Holds Barred was good? :eek:


Blasphemy!

Tom Servo
12-19-2008, 12:14 PM
Wait a second, you are telling me you didn't think No Holds Barred was good? :eek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AkymYB_Hso

How Hogan didn't win an Oscar, I'll never know.

Falls City Beer
12-19-2008, 05:44 PM
No Holds Barred is pretty entertaining, at any rate. Dee-Bo Thomas Tiny Zeus Lister is underrated as hell.

BuckeyeRed27
12-23-2008, 08:52 PM
Also just watched Wall-E and agree with several posters that it is a great movie. Although I'm not sure kids would like it.

The Baumer
12-23-2008, 09:18 PM
1st half of WALL-E was deliciously dark sci-fi.

The second half was sub-par Pixar, IMO.

jimbo
12-23-2008, 09:31 PM
Has anyone here seen Transsiberian yet? I watched the other night and really liked it. I think it was an independent film so it never got much attention, but a very enjoyable thriller.

The Baumer
12-23-2008, 09:51 PM
Transsiberian was very enjoyable! I totally forgot about that one. The scene at the church! Yikes!

*BaseClogger*
12-24-2008, 02:15 AM
Watched Good Will Hunting for the first time. Liked it a lot. Plus, it helped me understand that joke in Step Brothers.

My favorite line:

"Great, or maybe we could go somewhere and just eat a bunch of caramels."

:lol:

savafan
12-24-2008, 03:26 AM
Finally got around to seeing The 40 Year Old Virgin. I was surprised at how much heart that movie had.

GAC
12-24-2008, 06:26 AM
Anymore, I'm a AMC and Encore Western Channel addict. Over the last few days I watched...

Jeremiah Johnson w/Robert Redford
Man In The Wilderness w/Richard Harris
Missouri Breaks w/ Jack Nicholson

That scene in Missouri Breaks where Nicholson is on the other side of the river taunting his pursuers and thinking he is going to get away, while his horse, which is behind him, drops dead, is simply hilarious!

camisadelgolf
12-24-2008, 09:32 AM
I watched My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding the other night. If it counts as a romantic comedy, then it's probably one of the top-five best romantic comedies ever made. I hate romantic comedies, though, and would estimate that only five or so have been made that are worth watching. Anyway, it got a big thumb up from me.

BuckeyeRed27
12-24-2008, 12:25 PM
I watched "Doubt" last night. Stars Phillip Seymore Hoffman and Merril Streep. I thought it was just ok. The way its done and the ending do make it somewhat interesting but its pretty boring overall. Very well acted though.

Cyclone792
12-24-2008, 12:41 PM
Watched Good Will Hunting for the first time. Liked it a lot. Plus, it helped me understand that joke in Step Brothers.

My favorite line:

"Great, or maybe we could go somewhere and just eat a bunch of caramels."

:lol:

That's a really great movie, probably one of my 10 or 15 favorites.

I still haven't seen anything recently since I saw the new remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, but I'm sure I'll found the couch this holiday weekend sometime and toss something in the DVD player.

redsfandan
12-24-2008, 12:51 PM
Slumdog Millionaire, I thought it was very good although there are a couple scenes that are a little hard to watch.

Caveat Emperor
12-25-2008, 03:45 AM
Finally got around to watching "WALL-E" tonight.

Unbelievable movie. Definitely worthy of a Best Picture nod outright, not just in the animated category, IMO.

Will M
12-25-2008, 09:22 PM
A German suspense/horror flick starring Frank Potente (Bourne Supremacy).
A medical student takes a summer class in Heidelberg. Coincidentally this is the city where the Nazis did their horrific experiments on humans.
After some odd occurences & strange disappearances she discovers a horrible secret. I quite enjoyed it. There was a fair amount of gore but it wasn't excessive. Grade: B+

GAC
12-26-2008, 05:50 AM
I'm off for two weeks due to Honda shutdown. I'm gonna watch Band of Brothers. I have never seen it, and always wanted to. I'm just so busy regularly that I don't have the time to sit down and watch these "continuing" series with so many parts. Series like the Sopranos, Six Feet Under, etc..... I've never seen any of them.

I have the 1st season on 24 on DVD and have watched that because I can watch it at my on pace/leisure. Thoroughly enjoyed it too.

Did the same with the three season's of Deadwood.

Roy Tucker
12-27-2008, 11:27 AM
I watched "Mystic River" on AMC last night. Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, and directed by Clint Eastwood.

Wow. Very dark and brooding, but stunning.

OldRightHander
12-27-2008, 12:01 PM
I got a nice set of surround sound speakers for Christmas and I've been putting them to good use the last couple days. Master & Commander was incredible with a good sound system last night.

pahster
12-27-2008, 12:03 PM
I need to see The Wrestler. As a wrestling fan it'll be great to see a movie about wrestling that isn't crap, like every single one that has been made. Ready to Rumble, I'm looking at you.

I'm really looking forward to this as well, though I could care less about wrestling. Darren Aronofsky is a brilliant filmmaker.

Ltlabner
12-27-2008, 01:45 PM
The Shootist.

Oxilon
12-27-2008, 03:23 PM
I'm really looking forward to this as well, though I could care less about wrestling. Darren Aronofsky is a brilliant filmmaker.

His good alright, but I wouldn't go as far as saying brilliant. I really enjoyed Pi, but really thought Requiem was overrated. And don't get me started on The Fountain; complete waste of time.

I was worried he may have been heading down the M.Night ****malan path, by starting out with a great movie, and going downhill ever since. However, with the reviews I've seen for The Wrestler, I don't think we'll have to worry about that.

wally post
12-27-2008, 04:42 PM
Home for the Holidays - Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr, Charles Durning, Anne Bancroft - great director, great writing. Hilarious dysfunctional family. One of my favorites, but of course, I've been in love with Holly since Raising Arizona.

919191
12-28-2008, 02:55 AM
Has anyone here seen Transsiberian yet? I watched the other night and really liked it. I think it was an independent film so it never got much attention, but a very enjoyable thriller.

I really liked Transsiberian.

Saw Marley and Me with my wife tonight. All the sobbing at the end reminded me of the music portion of a funeral. Nice movie, though.

GAC
12-28-2008, 05:50 AM
Watched the latest Indiana Jones release. It was alright; but time has not been as kind to Karen Allen. ;)

But it did spur me to pull out the previous two Indiana movies - Temple of Doom and Last Crusade - and watch them again.

We rented two of Brandon Fraser's latest movies... The 3rd installment of the Mummy, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. I wish I had those approximately 4 hours of my life back.

Has anyone seen the Cohen Brother's Burn After Reading? Any good?

I've always loves Sergio Leone movies, and watched Once Upon A Time In The West the other day. It's been years since I've seen it. It's always been labeled a western epic, but I don't see it.

I've been watching Jimmy Stewart western's as of late. Saw Winchester 73, and gonna watch Shenandoah today.

My 12 year old wanted to rent the first two in the Rambo First Blood series. So at some point I'm going to have to re-suffer though those for his pleasure while I'm on shutdown. They first one wasn't bad.

Redhook
12-28-2008, 11:03 AM
Benjamin Button.

Pretty good movie. Definitely original and creative. It was a little long, but I would recommend it.

I also watched No Country For Old Men again 2 days ago. I love that movie.

mth123
12-28-2008, 04:02 PM
Watched the latest Indiana Jones release. It was alright; but time has not been as kind to Karen Allen. ;)

But it did spur me to pull out the previous two Indiana movies - Temple of Doom and Last Crusade - and watch them again.

We rented two of Brandon Fraser's latest movies... The 3rd installment of the Mummy, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. I wish I had those approximately 4 hours of my life back.

Has anyone seen the Cohen Brother's Burn After Reading? Any good?

I've always loves Sergio Leone movies, and watched Once Upon A Time In The West the other day. It's been years since I've seen it. It's always been labeled a western epic, but I don't see it.

I've been watching Jimmy Stewart western's as of late. Saw Winchester 73, and gonna watch Shenandoah today.

My 12 year old wanted to rent the first two in the Rambo First Blood series. So at some point I'm going to have to re-suffer though those for his pleasure while I'm on shutdown. They first one wasn't bad.

Saw "Burn After Reading" last night. Its ok. I wouldn't watch it again. It was pretty predictable IMO.

WebScorpion
12-29-2008, 06:10 PM
Watched the latest Indiana Jones release. It was alright; but time has not been as kind to Karen Allen. ;)

But it did spur me to pull out the previous two Indiana movies - Temple of Doom and Last Crusade - and watch them again.

We rented two of Brandon Fraser's latest movies... The 3rd installment of the Mummy, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. I wish I had those approximately 4 hours of my life back.

Has anyone seen the Cohen Brother's Burn After Reading? Any good?

I've always loves Sergio Leone movies, and watched Once Upon A Time In The West the other day. It's been years since I've seen it. It's always been labeled a western epic, but I don't see it.

I've been watching Jimmy Stewart western's as of late. Saw Winchester 73, and gonna watch Shenandoah today.

My 12 year old wanted to rent the first two in the Rambo First Blood series. So at some point I'm going to have to re-suffer though those for his pleasure while I'm on shutdown. They first one wasn't bad.

I actually liked the first Mummy movie, the second one not so much. As long as you can take Brendan Fraser's over-the-top acting style, they're good. I see him sort of in the mold of the 'Ash' character in the Evil Dead/ED2/Army of Darkness trilogy...so far over the top it's funny. Anyway, this 3rd movie they got rid of Rachel Weisz and found possibly the only actor on the planet worse than Fraser to play his son...excruciating to watch some scenes. UGH!

I saw Burn After Reading too. I liked it mostly for the comedic scenes, the plot was not too riveting, but I enjoyed Pitt, Malchovic, and Clooney's off-the-wall characters.

I saw Wall-E (I have kids) and really didn't think it was that special. It was sort of another cutesie Disney film...nothing spectacular besides conveying thoughts without dialogue between the robots, but they've been doing that since Fantasia. Truthfully, I liked Ratatouille better.

BuckeyeRed27
12-29-2008, 06:15 PM
I watched The Reader last night. It was just ok...although there is a whole lot of naked Kate Winslett.

The end of Burn After Reading I thought was really really funny BTW.

The Baumer
12-29-2008, 08:57 PM
Just saw Doubt! Loved it. Maybe the best movie I've seen this year.

BuckeyeRed27
12-29-2008, 09:07 PM
Just saw Doubt! Loved it. Maybe the best movie I've seen this year.

It is really good. When I was watching it I wasn't all about it, but after it was over and I started thinking about it I started to like it more and more.
I still have like Gran Torino and The Wrestler more but this and Button are my next two favs so far this year.

RFS62
12-29-2008, 09:15 PM
Watched "Shawshank Redemption" again two nights ago. What a masterpiece.

Red in Chicago
12-29-2008, 09:58 PM
I honestly don't know the last movie I watched, but can tell you that I paid late fees on 6 of them from the video store that never came out of the box. Why oh why did I rent 6 movies, fail to watch them and then not return them for three weeks, I'll never know:bang:

Razor Shines
12-30-2008, 02:45 AM
I saw Valkyrie yesterday. It was pretty good. The only thing that somewhat bothered me is that all of the actors spoke in their normal accents. So you had all these guys, supposed to be Nazi's, and some had American accents, some had British accents and some actually did have German accents. It may not have bothered anyone else but I thought that they should have done it like in The Hunt for The Red October, where they spoke English but had Russian accents.

Anyway, Tom Wilkinson was great, as always. Eddie Izzard had a fairly significant role, and was really good. I'd recommend it.

Ltlabner
12-30-2008, 07:46 AM
I saw Valkyrie yesterday.

I'm a huge history nut and would like to see it.

But I can't get past Tom "Nut Job" Cruse being in it. I find him such a horrible actor that I'll be distracted by his ******ocity the entire film.

Red in Chicago
12-30-2008, 08:34 AM
I'm a huge history nut and would like to see it.

But I can't get past Tom "Nut Job" Cruse being in it. I find him such a horrible actor that I'll be distracted by his ******ocity the entire film.

That actually made me laugh out loud...thanks!!!

hebroncougar
12-30-2008, 10:30 AM
Watched "3:10 to Yuma" for the first time last night. That's one heck of a movie.

Degenerate39
12-30-2008, 01:06 PM
I'm a huge history nut and would like to see it.

But I can't get past Tom "Nut Job" Cruse being in it. I find him such a horrible actor that I'll be distracted by his ******ocity the entire film.

He also tried to convert the Nazis to Scientology

flyer85
12-30-2008, 01:14 PM
recently have seen

Martian Child - thumbs up
Jumper - all Hayden can do is look pouty
Wall E - excellent
Madagascar - very entertaining
Casino Royale - didn't really like it
August Rush - cute ... really have to go for the suspension of disbelief
Bolt - really enjoyed it, saw it in 3-D

I want to see(at the theater)
Gran Torino

on video
Blood Diamond
Into the Wild
Horton Hears a Who

Roy Tucker
12-30-2008, 01:24 PM
I watched "The Notebook" with the Tucker women the other night. I had expected it to be the proverbial chick flick, but it was a notch above that. I thought it was very good. My mom has Altzheimer's so I could relate to the rare lucid moments. Nice to see James Garner.

I did have a little trouble getting past Ryan Gosling's character Noah since the last movie I saw Gosling in was "Lars and the Real Girl", so I kept expecting Noah to bring out his sex doll.

westofyou
12-30-2008, 01:31 PM
I saw Doubt the other day, vague and shadowy in its resolution and very clear in its intent to make the resolution vague and shadowy.

Hoffman and Streep are two heavyweights, good acting all around.

Razor Shines
12-30-2008, 01:48 PM
I'm a huge history nut and would like to see it.

But I can't get past Tom "Nut Job" Cruse being in it. I find him such a horrible actor that I'll be distracted by his ******ocity the entire film.

Yeah, I've heard that from a few people. Personally I don't have any problem with his acting, I think he's a fine actor, but off screen he is pretty ******y. But the way I look at it is that if I let off screen stuff keep me from seeing movies there wouldn't be very many movies that would be left to see. I think you should see it, as you know the story is very good and carries the movie.

BuckeyeRed27
12-30-2008, 01:53 PM
Tom Cruise almost totally redeemed himself with me in Tropic Thunder.

Razor Shines
12-30-2008, 02:16 PM
Tom Cruise almost totally redeemed himself with me in Tropic Thunder.

That is very true. Maybe that's why it was so easy for me to overlook his "******ocity" in Valkyrie.

Hybrid
12-30-2008, 04:26 PM
I watched The Dark Knight on Blu Ray.
I don't buy many movies, but the Blu Ray edition of this is a "must have".

RBA
12-30-2008, 04:43 PM
I watched The Dark Knight on Blu Ray.
I don't buy many movies, but the Blu Ray edition of this is a "must have".

I recorded it in HD for $4.99 from Directv. I don't know how long they are going to let me keep it on the DVR however.

Patrick Bateman
12-30-2008, 05:17 PM
I finally saw Quantum of Solace the other day and thought it was very mediocre.

Johnny Footstool
12-31-2008, 01:51 PM
I finally saw "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story." It was so funny that I had to watch it again the next night.

*BaseClogger*
12-31-2008, 01:56 PM
I saw Gran Torino last night. A wonderfully funny but compelling drama. It serves pefectly to deal with the current social and economic situations in this country. I especially could identify with it because it was shot in a metro-Detroit neighberhood. Seriously one of the best movies I have seen, and I don't even watch Clint Eastwood movies. If you are an Eastwood fan, it's a perfect cherry on top of his career (it is his last work as an actor after all)...

Will M
12-31-2008, 03:39 PM
Very enjoyable fantasy-comic book movie. Light hearted action adventure.
I waited to buy the 3 disk special edition dvd & was not disappointed. Grade A.

Will M
12-31-2008, 03:42 PM
I have been watching seasons 1-3 of this on dvd. I haven't watched it on TV as it is on at the same time as CSI. Quite a lot of fun. I love how they get actors/actresses from other horror movies/shows to quest star.
The funny scripts are a nice change of pace from so many shows that take themselves too seriously.

BUTLER REDSFAN
12-31-2008, 04:16 PM
I bought Star Trek: First Contact at FYE at Tricounty Mall last weekend. It was not a used dvd. They had it marked for $9.99 but the girl at the counter said it scanned for $2.63?!?! Pretty good deal I thought. :)

BoydsOfSummer
12-31-2008, 04:25 PM
Saw Lakeview Terrace the other night. Very good. Sammy Jackson is a bad ass.

GAC
01-01-2009, 07:07 AM
AMC is showing a Clint Eastwood western marathon to ring in the new year. Even though I have all the DVDs I'm addicted. They also ran a biography special on Sergio Leone. Good stuff. The sound tracks are the best I've ever listened to as far as westerns go.

Hybrid
01-01-2009, 11:05 AM
Saw Lakeview Terrace the other night. Very good. Sammy Jackson is a bad ass.

Great movie

MWM
01-01-2009, 02:51 PM
Watched Cat on a Hot Tin Roof last week. Great film. They sure don't make them like Paul Newman any more. He was fantastic in that movie. Elizabeth Taylor wasn't half bad either.

dougdirt
01-01-2009, 03:04 PM
Gran Tourino last night. Fantastic movie.

Emin3mShady07
01-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Gran Tourino last night. Fantastic movie.

I also just watched Gran Torino. That was a great movie. totally worth the $9.75 ticket. I just loved all of Eastwood's lines. They were great.

Hybrid
01-01-2009, 04:22 PM
Gran Tourino last night. Fantastic movie.


I also just watched Gran Torino. That was a great movie. totally worth the $9.75 ticket. I just loved all of Eastwood's lines. They were great.

Yeah, that really looks like an "old school" Eastwood movie. I can't wait to see it.

The Baumer
01-02-2009, 02:25 AM
Just walked out of Benjamin Button.

Just found my new favorite movie of the year.

dougdirt
01-02-2009, 02:37 AM
Just walked out of Benjamin Button.

Just found my new favorite movie of the year.

Interesting. I was told 'don't waste your money on that piece of crap, its exactly what it looks like. You already know the movie by the trailer'.

The Baumer
01-02-2009, 02:52 AM
I'm not sure why someone would hate it that much, then again I'm aware of people who will tell you Big Mamas House 2 and Four Christmases were "great" and There Will Be Blood or No Country For Old Men were "boring" and "made no sense".

The movie raised a lot of questions and feelings that I often have regarding "life". Fleeting moments, what lasts, what doesn't. Finding people at the right and wrong times. Being stuck in one era/place/lifestyle, the consequences/price of being free from that hold. I will say that if you hate Brad Pitt for being so damn good looking and rich or like your era spanning dramas to be more "fantastical" like Forrest Gump and were expecting Brad Pitt to accidentally invent the cotton gin, write for an upstart newspaper called the Los Angeles Times, almost kill Hitler, and be CGI'd into a Beatles video, then maybe this isn't your thing. IMO, it was very approachable and still pretty unique and I'd recommend watching it.

GAC
01-02-2009, 08:32 AM
I'm gonna have to give There Will Be Blood another shot. The first time I saw it I thought it was so-so. Sometimes, with me anyway, it takes that second viewing.

When I first saw Unbreakable I didn't like it one bit. I now think it's one of his best.

I really loved The Prestige; but it took me about 5 viewings to figure out every little thing that was going on there because there was so much going on.

Redhook
01-02-2009, 11:04 AM
I thought Benjamin Button was very good. Not great, but very good.

I loved No Country For Old Men.

I absolutely despised There Will Be Blood. I got it and I still hated it.

Hybrid
01-02-2009, 11:10 AM
I thought Benjamin Button was very good also...I guess it depends on you prospective and what your expectation were going in. My only complaint was that it was too long...it ran about 2:45, and it did drag in some parts. I'm glad I saw it, but wish I would have waited until it came out on DVD. I just hate sitting in a theater for that long.

BuckeyeRed27
01-02-2009, 12:24 PM
The only reason to not like Benjamin Button is the run time. They could have chopped it down 20 minutes and still had the same movie. It is good not great, but this is a year with a bunch of good not great movies.

And to throw in my two cents: There Will Be Blood was great and No Country is utter and complete crap.

Highlifeman21
01-02-2009, 04:15 PM
I also just watched Gran Torino. That was a great movie. totally worth the $9.75 ticket. I just loved all of Eastwood's lines. They were great.

Any movie where someone says "Get off my lawn!" is a good movie in my book.

Chip R
01-02-2009, 04:22 PM
I gave my 3 year old niece Ratatoullie for Xmas so I watched it with her. Very good story and the animation was so good I almost thought it was live action.

My mom and sister wanted to watch Holiday so I watched it with them. Interesting story but a little too much of a chick flick for me.

Highlifeman21
01-02-2009, 04:39 PM
I gave my 3 year old niece Ratatoullie for Xmas so I watched it with her. Very good story and the animation was so good I almost thought it was live action.

My mom and sister wanted to watch Holiday so I watched it with them. Interesting story but a little too much of a chick flick for me.

Ratatouillie is one of my favorite Pixar flicks. Might even be my overall favorite, since I still can't make up my mind how I feel about Wall-E.

Blimpie
01-02-2009, 05:24 PM
Just watched the Extended Version of "Step Brothers" with Will Farrell. It was pretty entertaining--although I am not ready to place it alongside other Farrell classics like "Anchorman" or "Talledega Nights" just yet.

RFS62
01-02-2009, 06:54 PM
I'm surprised at how many hated "No Country" and "There will be blood"

I loved them both.

camisadelgolf
01-02-2009, 07:56 PM
I'm surprised at how many hated "No Country" and "There will be blood"

I loved them both.

My thoughts exactly. Every time I see that someone hated one of those films, all I can do is just shake my head.

TRF
01-03-2009, 01:00 AM
Just watched the Dark Knight and Indiana Jones.

Loved the Dark Knight.

Shook my head in despair over the ending of Crystal Skull. blech.

GAC
01-03-2009, 04:20 AM
My 13 yr old has "discovered" the old Superman movies with Christopher Reeves. I'm like Jerry Seinfeld when it comes to my love for Superman; but I have always hated Reeve's corny portrayal of my childhood idol.

But being a good Dad I sat through them with my son.

Also had to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3. I'll be glad when my vacation is over and I can go back to work. :lol:

I just watched O Brother Where Art Thou? for the umpteenth time. Too lazy to use the remote and changer the channel. I love that movie though...... "Gopher Everett?" :lol:

KittyDuran
01-03-2009, 09:21 AM
Went to Sam's yesterday and picked up the DVD of Disney's Caballeros Collection (Saludos Amigos/The Three Caballeros) - still love it after all these years.

And BTW...Saw Quantum of Solace :luvu: for the 7th time today at a half price theater (paid $3.75) - and you get what you pay for :(.

But one good thing about it was the general home theater feel w/o the surround sound. Surround sound is wonderful for me except when it comes to dialogue. At this theater I could pick of some dialogue that I missed or couldn't understand well. It was a 4:45pm viewing with me and 3 other people (smallest crowd so far).

I've pretty much hit all the major theaters in the area. Rankings so far for overall experience:

1) Rave (went 3 times)
2) AMC
3) Regal
4) National Amusements
5) Kerasotes

I didn't go to the Showcase or the Cinema de Lux, and probably won't since most viewings of QOS are now in the evening and cost more.

pahster
01-03-2009, 11:25 AM
Doubt was very good.

Will M
01-03-2009, 12:53 PM
a friend bought this dvd & lent it to me. it was one of the worst movies i have ever seen. bad CGI. cliched plot. weak characters.
it cost $105,000,000 to make and The Beastmaster was 105,000,000 times better! it kinda reminded me of the really really bad direct to video Conan/Beastmaster clones of the mid 1980s.

MWM
01-03-2009, 01:44 PM
Went and saw Valkyrie last night. I went in thinking I was going to hate it, but didn't hate it as much as I thought I would. I didn't love it, but it was at least worth seeing. Cruise was definitely not the right choice to play Stauffenberg, but he wasn't Keanu Reeves bad and it was worth seeing for the WWII visuals as much as anything.

I still had a hard time with the fact everyone was speaking with a British accent (except Cruise) wearing German uniforms. It was just hard to make it credible that way. I would have much rather they went the route of The Counterfeiters and made it in German with subtitles. But then I guess you couldn't have put the big names in it.

Highlifeman21
01-03-2009, 01:56 PM
The Prince & Me

It was on TBS this morning

*BaseClogger*
01-03-2009, 02:42 PM
Clay Pigeons.

Weird.

And it was late...

Emin3mShady07
01-04-2009, 01:58 PM
Shawshank Redemption. One of the best films in the last two decades IMO.

camisadelgolf
01-04-2009, 02:00 PM
Shawshank Redemption. One of the best films ever.

I fixed that for you. ;) Welcome to tORG, by the way. It's good to have you.

Redhook
01-04-2009, 02:09 PM
I fixed that for you. ;) Welcome to tORG, by the way. It's good to have you.

I agree with your modification. It's the best movie I've ever seen as well.

*BaseClogger*
01-04-2009, 04:34 PM
I finally got around to watching Pulp Fiction last night. It was really good. There were a few things I didn't understand though. Namely, what was in the brief case?

Redsfaithful
01-04-2009, 06:17 PM
It was just a plot device, but there are other theories:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_Fiction_(film)#The_mysterious_briefcase

*BaseClogger*
01-04-2009, 06:26 PM
So, should I watch Resevoir Dogs next?

RFS62
01-04-2009, 08:39 PM
So, should I watch Resevoir Dogs next?



Oh yes.

Blimpie
01-04-2009, 09:08 PM
http://www.moviesandlife.net/images/dance-scenes-reservoir-dogs.jpg

Redsfaithful
01-04-2009, 11:32 PM
So, should I watch Resevoir Dogs next?

Yeah, if you haven't seen it then definitely. Great movie.

Jack Burton
01-17-2009, 04:12 AM
Vantage Point; Lame
Feast; Lame
BeKind Rewind; Lame
Delta Farce; Lame
Doomsday; Lame

Assassination of Richard Nixion; Great

BoydsOfSummer
01-17-2009, 09:50 AM
Just watched 'Pride and Glory' the bad cop flick with Ed Norton and Colin Farrell. Very good flick, highly recommended.

RBA
01-17-2009, 01:08 PM
Gran Torino - Excellent
Death Sentence - Good

Gainesville Red
01-17-2009, 02:17 PM
We watched LA Confidential last night. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Love it.

Razor Shines
01-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Saw Appaloosa last night. It was ok. I think Ed Harris, Viggo Mortenson and Jeremy Irons were great, but the story was a little lacking. Plus, Renee Zelweger makes me want to kick my dog.

RFS62
01-17-2009, 11:12 PM
Just watched "Juno" again. Great flick.

Reds Fanatic
01-17-2009, 11:31 PM
I saw Gran Torino today. It was excellent. This is expected to be Clint Eastwood's last movie that he acts in and if it is his last he ends with a great movie.

redsfan1966
01-17-2009, 11:52 PM
The Brothers Solomon---Funnier and better than I expected.
Baby Mama---Good, but not as funny as I expected.

GAC
01-18-2009, 05:15 AM
My 13 yr old and I are looking forward to going to see part 3 of the Underworld trilogy "Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans". No Kate Beckinsale, but the lead actress (Rhona Mitra) will do okay. ;)

http://images.askmen.com/galleries/model/rhona-mitra/pictures/rhona-mitra-picture-5.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3ZhjsufqxU

*BaseClogger*
01-18-2009, 05:47 AM
I watched Dazed and Confused tonight. It was very good. I'm really liking these 90s movies I've found myself watching lately...

Redhook
01-18-2009, 10:25 AM
I watched Dazed and Confused tonight. It was very good. I'm really liking these 90s movies I've found myself watching lately...

What a classic! That's one of those movies that gets funnier the more you watch it. I've probably seen that movie 15 times.

deltachi8
01-18-2009, 11:26 AM
Rented Step Brothers at the Red Box last night.

I like Will Ferrell
I like John C. Reilly.

I just could not like this movie. I tried. I laughed at some of the gags and thought all the actors did well with what they were given - it just wasnt much.

Johnny Footstool
01-18-2009, 04:47 PM
I watched Dazed and Confused tonight. It was very good. I'm really liking these 90s movies I've found myself watching lately...

Yep, total classic.

Degenerate39
01-18-2009, 05:13 PM
My 13 yr old and I are looking forward to going to see part 3 of the Underworld trilogy "Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans". No Kate Beckinsale, but the lead actress (Rhona Mitra) will do okay. ;)

http://images.askmen.com/galleries/model/rhona-mitra/pictures/rhona-mitra-picture-5.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3ZhjsufqxU

She may be the only reason I watch this movie

redsfanmia
01-18-2009, 05:54 PM
I watched No Country for Old Men and thought it was pretty bland and lacked character development and storyline.

RedsBaron
01-18-2009, 08:21 PM
My 13 yr old and I are looking forward to going to see part 3 of the Underworld trilogy "Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans". No Kate Beckinsale, but the lead actress (Rhona Mitra) will do okay. ;)

http://images.askmen.com/galleries/model/rhona-mitra/pictures/rhona-mitra-picture-5.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3ZhjsufqxU

I will be curious to hear how you like this film. I really liked the first "Underworld"; I thought the sequel was okay, not as good, although Kate Beckinsale in latex is always worth a look.
One bit of trivia: While filming the first "Underworld" Beckinsale broke up with co-star Michael Sheen, the father of her daughter, and hooked up with director Len Wiseman, whom she later married. In the latest "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," while Beckinsale is absent, the film is being directed by Wiseman, and Sheen returns to star in the film.

Stephenk29
01-18-2009, 08:31 PM
I bet that makes for some good Actor/Director chemistry. yikes, talk about akward.

GAC
01-18-2009, 08:56 PM
I will be curious to hear how you like this film. I really liked the first "Underworld"; I thought the sequel was okay, not as good, although Kate Beckinsale in latex is always worth a look.

I guess the third installment is a prequel, centering on the character Viktor, the Lycan rebellion for freedom, and the forbidden love affair between Viktor's daughter and a Lycan.