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Movies you have watched recently

Postby zacher2005 » 15 Mar 2011 22:52

Battle of Los Angeles, was a fun flick


Started watching a French movie called "A Prophet" about a guy in prison but my wife came downstairs and we are watching V, lol.

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Postby Freakzilla » 16 Mar 2011 07:27

Mars Needs Moms
Gnomio and Juliet
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Postby SandChigger » 16 Mar 2011 09:17

(I really want to see Battle Los Angeles... :cry: )

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Postby zacher2005 » 16 Mar 2011 10:00

SandChigger wrote:(I really want to see Battle Los Angeles... :cry: )



Not an Oscar typ emovie, but a total Rock N Roll roller coaster.

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Postby Omphalos » 16 Mar 2011 12:49

Freakzilla wrote:Mars Needs Moms
Gnomio and Juliet


Both look stupid to me.


SandChigger wrote:(I really want to see Battle Los Angeles... :cry: )


Me too.

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Postby Freakzilla » 16 Mar 2011 13:59

Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Mars Needs Moms
Gnomio and Juliet


Both look stupid to me.


The kids liked them. Mars Needs Moms wasn't too bad.
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Postby Eyes High » 16 Mar 2011 14:37

SandChigger wrote:(I really want to see Battle Los Angeles... :cry: )


I want to see that movie also, but will have to wait until it comes to the discount theater.

I would also like to see 'Mars need Moms'

The last movies I saw at the theater were 'Megamind' and 'RED'.
The last movie I saw (period) was Letters to Juliett. [I have on DVD] :mrgreen: It's a total chick-flic, but I love it.
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 17 Mar 2011 02:10

BTW, you need to distinguish between "Battle:LA" and "Battle of Los Angeles".

The first one is a blockbuster movie out this month. The second one is a B- or C-grade Syfy movie that was broadcast the day after the movie came out. The alien ships looked really similar, too. Except not as good.

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Postby Eyes High » 17 Mar 2011 12:52

Hunchback Jack wrote:BTW, you need to distinguish between "Battle:LA" and "Battle of Los Angeles".

The first one is a blockbuster movie out this month. The second one is a B- or C-grade Syfy movie that was broadcast the day after the movie came out. The alien ships looked really similar, too. Except not as good.

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I think it must be the first one then that I was thinking of seeing. Battle: LA.

Oh, I also want to see the Red Riding Hood that's coming out. The girl stared in Letters to Juliett and Billy Burke is also in it.
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Postby Freakzilla » 17 Mar 2011 13:07

Eyes High wrote:Oh, I also want to see the Red Riding Hood that's coming out. The girl stared in Letters to Juliett and Billy Burke is also in it.


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Postby Ampoliros » 17 Mar 2011 17:24

The X-files: Fight the Future was my most recent watch.

I really need to finish watching Red Cliff.
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Postby Freakzilla » 17 Mar 2011 18:06

I watched The Fourth Kind a week or so ago, kinda creepy.

Grown Ups was funny.
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Postby Robspierre » 17 Mar 2011 19:41

Watched Mr Brooks last night. Enjoyed Costner and Hurt's performances.

Watching Mrs Brown with Billy Connolly at the moment.

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Postby zacher2005 » 17 Mar 2011 21:13

Still trying to finish up "A prophet" but hard to get time away from the kids. It's not exactly a family friendly movie.

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Postby merkin muffley » 17 Mar 2011 22:44

Ampoliros wrote:I really need to finish watching Red Cliff.


I used to play "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," so I loved "Red Cliff." It is my people. :P

The US theatrical cut was unsatisfying to me, however, and I preferred the wonky, longer cut because I was watching it for the characters. I don't know if it would be any good, though, for a person that wasn't already into that story. And some of it is just stupid as hell, to be honest. John Woo kind of blows.

That said, I loved "Red Cliff."
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Postby SandChigger » 17 Mar 2011 23:30

merkin muffley wrote:
Ampoliros wrote:I really need to finish watching Red Cliff.


I used to play "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," so I loved "Red Cliff." It is my people. :P

Huh?! I thought you were Algonquin. :shock:

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Postby merkin muffley » 18 Mar 2011 05:12

SandChigger wrote:
merkin muffley wrote:
Ampoliros wrote:I really need to finish watching Red Cliff.


I used to play "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," so I loved "Red Cliff." It is my people. :P

Huh?! I thought you were Algonquin. :shock:


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Postby SandChigger » 18 Mar 2011 10:36

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Postby Freakzilla » 18 Mar 2011 11:14

I picked up Gettysburg and Caddyshack from the $5 bin at Walmart last week.
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Postby SandRider » 18 Mar 2011 16:35

gettsyburg is very good,if you can get past Martin Sheen's horrible accent as Robert E. Lee.
Tom Berenger's Genrl Longstreet is spot-on, as is Sam Elliot as the Federal Cavalry guy whose name escapes me right now ...
(altho he chews it up a bit with the "High ground!" lines)

this is the movie adaption of the Killer Angels .... also note Stephen Lang as Genrl Pickett,
then watch him as Thomas Jackson in Gods&Generals ... man's phenomenal ....

the portrayal of the British observer Col Freemantle is also very accurate - notice the scene where
he emerges from his tent with a tea cup in hand and the ensuing conversation with Longstreet ...
this scene is in complete agreement with both Freemantle's and Longstreet's memoirs ...

of great value at encampments, and often heard, is Genrl Pickett's response to the question
"What IS that smell ?" --- "That sir, would be me." (cf the General Pickett School Of Campaigning: Look Good, Smell Good)

historically accurate, and very well done large scenes by hundreds of living history re-enactors, this movie is almost good enough to
use as a reference; the only drawback I find is that, like Frank's work, many of Sharra's political and philosophical asides don't
flow out of the actors mouths as well as they do on the page (C. Thomas Howell as Chamberlin's brother is a good example, altho the
speech by the Irish Sergeant under the tree is wonderful (where the title of "the Killer Angels" comes from))

(also note producer/money-tosser Ted Turner in full regalia during the scene of the musicians performing the Bonnie Blue Flag -
he is sitting in the front row with Lee & Longstreet et al, pounding his saber into the ground with the beat of the music ....)

also, and I've suggested this before, read the "trilogy" of The Killer Angels, Gods & Generals, and The Last Full Measure, not only as
well-above average modern American writing and extremely historically accurate, but also as an example of how a work of Literature
can be expanded and concluded by a son after the passing of the father ...
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Postby Lawliet » 18 Mar 2011 17:00

Well, i saw Battle Los Angeles the other night and guess what? I was VERY dissappointed. Seriously, don't watch it, it's fucking awful. It's boring and full of corny sentimentality and cliche characters and dialogue. The editing and camerawork seems to have been made by a 12 year old. After 50 minutes i just wanted the movie to fucking end.

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Postby SandChigger » 18 Mar 2011 20:42

Someone on Twitter told me last week that it didn't live up to the hype, and that pre-release reviews were only lukewarm at best.

Oh well.

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Postby Freakzilla » 19 Mar 2011 17:21

The American sucked ass.
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Postby merkin muffley » 20 Mar 2011 23:10

SandRider wrote:gettsyburg is very good,


I've seen it many, many times as someone born and raised in Gettysburg who loves the book Killer Angels. I think, however, that parts of it must be, for people who are not intensely interested, a bit like paint drying.

Sam Elliot as the Federal Cavalry guy whose name escapes me right now ...
(altho he chews it up a bit with the "High ground!" lines)


Buford. And the "HIGH GROUND!!!" thing is mental.

also note Stephen Lang as Genrl Pickett,
then watch him as Thomas Jackson in Gods&Generals ... man's phenomenal ....


Thought he was definitely better as Pickett. I thought they could have done a lot more with a portrayal of Stonewall Jackson. I definitely liked Gettysburg better than Gods and Generals, overall.

the ensuing conversation with Longstreet ...
this scene is in complete agreement with both Freemantle's and Longstreet's memoirs ...


They definitely went for accuracy in Gettysburg and were so faithful to the novel that it caused problems in the adaptation. It seemed like they transcribed the novel and called it a screenplay.

the only drawback I find is that, like Frank's work, many of Sharra's political and philosophical asides don't
flow out of the actors mouths as well as they do on the page (C. Thomas Howell as Chamberlin's brother is a good example, altho the speech by the Irish Sergeant under the tree is wonderful (where the title of "the Killer Angels" comes from))


Yeah, I agree. I don't think there's anything wrong with Shaara's speeches, I just don't think it works to take the speech from the novel and have an actor say the whole thing in front of the camera. It's out of proportion, or something. I think an example of a movie that is a great adaptation, and does it right, is "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

well-above average modern American writing and extremely historically accurate, but also as an example of how a work of Literature
can be expanded and concluded by a son after the passing of the father ...


I personally felt that The Killer Angels was a hell of a lot better than Jeff's work. It's nowhere near the disparity between Dune and McDune, of course.
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Re: Movies you have watched recently

Postby zacher2005 » 20 Mar 2011 23:51

Watched Gonzo, which shows how much of a retard Hunter S Thompson was.

Media Malpratice - A funny movie about the love affair the media had with Obama, but a little to "feel sorryish" for Palin.


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