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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1499
Registered: Feb-07
Saw Cop Out - knew it wasn't going to be too good of a movie - and I was absolutely right. The humor was OK but mostly corny.

The best parts in the movie was Sean William Scott's 15 minutes of acting - seriously. He was barely in the movie but IMO was the funniest and actually made me laugh.

Other than that - I wouldn't really recommend watching it, unless you really have nothing else to watch.

Also seen of Edge of Darkness (Mel Gibson). The movie was alright also. I've seen a better Mel Gibson in other movies.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1500
Registered: Feb-07
BTW - i really liked his movie Signs. A lot of people I know hate that movie - but I tend to enjoy it every times its on.

Have you guys seen Signs?
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22508
Registered: Jun-06
Didn't see signs. Mel just didn't lure me in on that one.


How about White Noise with Michael Keaton? I usually love most of his movies. Mr. Mom, Gung Ho, Bettlejuice, One Good Cop, My Life, Batman, ect.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1504
Registered: Feb-07
beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2654
Registered: Feb-04
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Last night: Zombieland
Most fun I've had since Kill Bill Vol. 2
Picture Bill Murray as a zombie golfer.

Tonight, Enemy of the State Blu-ray
I liked this a long time ago, plus there's Gene HackmanUpload

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Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1505
Registered: Feb-07
Rumor has it that Johnny Depp will be playing The Riddler in the next Batman movie and Phillip Seymour as The Penguin.

I can't wait for this movie to come out....seriously. I think its going to top The Dark Knight if Johnny Depp is part of the movie.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 982
Registered: Oct-07
I'd watch Johnny Depp read the phone book. If the Riddler is played real serious / dark / brooding, he should be terrific in the role.

Any Bill Murray fans out there? Scrooged? Lost in Translation?
and how about Ghost Busters? Don't Drive Angry!

I had a cup of Beetlejuice this morning with my cereal.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22511
Registered: Jun-06
Bill Murray. Caddyshack. FREEZE GOPHER!!!!



Enemy of The State? Another great that I watch regularly. Mr. Hackman has always been under rated IMO.


Johnny Depp? Loved him in the pirate series. Public Enemy was fantastic. His best sleeper in my eyes though is What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Leonardo was amazing also. He is also hard to find fault in. The first time my Father watched it he swore they found a mentally challenged kid to play the role. He was THAT convincing. That's good acting.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1506
Registered: Feb-07
any Secret Window takers?
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22512
Registered: Jun-06
Side note. Just remembered today is the release date for Blind Side. My son has been DYING waiting for this. Going out on a mission to buy it. More on it later.
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2655
Registered: Feb-04
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Enemy of The State? Another great that I watch regularly. Mr. Hackman has always been under rated IMO.

Has he ever been in a bad movie? I can't think of one.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22513
Registered: Jun-06
Picked up 3 today. The Blind Side, The Hurt Locker (Finally found it) and Friday Night Lights. Not sure which one to start off with lol.



Gene Hackman in a bad movie? Well there are those that flopped but he was still worth watching. Loose Cannons comes to mind.


Hoosiers is one of my favs.


The man has been in 50+ films and just as many tv series. That's a milestone in itself.


Kevin Bacon as well. Some actors you just HAVE to love.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22515
Registered: Jun-06
Just saw The Hurt Locker. It IS a good movie indeed. Not regretful at all for getting it. It's a story not all twisted out of context due to over acting or MAJOR Hollywood pyrotechnics and special effects. Just a man doing his job.


War flicks have got to be one of the largest genre based movies in the bunch. It's an endless pool of material that is only limited to the country's current state. EVERY war has been on the big screen so many times with so many different angles. It intrigues us.


Up next? Probably Friday Night Lights.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1507
Registered: Feb-07
cool. I gotta pick up Hurt Locker next.

BTW, I started watching Dexter. I'm hooked to it.

Check out first episode from season one - you probably like.
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 410
Registered: Oct-09
If you want a good horror, The Changeling (1980's). Very good movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080516/

If you want a movie with an ending that will send chills down your spine, The Life of David Gale. Another great movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289992/

And my personal favorite, The Shawshank Redemption.

I think the late ninties had some really good movies. Fight Club, American Beauty, etc.
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 411
Registered: Oct-09
Oh, if you're in the mood to go to the theater and like movies with a twist you can see Shutter Island. It kind of made my head hurt, but it's decent.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22516
Registered: Jun-06
Yes The Shawshank Redemption is by far a major must see!



Friday Night Lights was also VERY good. I appeal to its' nature because I also played High school football so I can relate to it. The message is fantastic and since the film is based off a true story during the year 1988 I am RIGHT there with it lol!!!


All that's left is Blind Side. That will be tomorrow.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22523
Registered: Jun-06
Wow what a fantastic movie. Sandra Bullock has NEVER acted better and I must say her looks to boot. The fact that this is a true story only makes it better. Nothing bad at all to say about this film. IMO Sandra's BEST film to date hands down. Took a screen shot off the film in the final credits to show who the real players are involved in the story and it IS a moving one. A MUST see.




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The movie has inspired me to watch Invincible once again.


9 1/2 out of 10 stars.



My son will be doing handstands almost surely.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22524
Registered: Jun-06
Raided the $5 bin once again lol. Picked up 4 more.

The Marine
Time Burton's Corpse Bride (For the kids)
Master and Commander, the Far Side of the World
Lost in Translation

There are a lot of award winning and nominated films I have yet to see. I'm trying to back track and catch what I've missed. At least it's cheaper this way lol.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1508
Registered: Feb-07
The Marine?? is that the John Cena movie? I heard nothing but bad reviews about it lol.

One thing I learned is to avoid any movie containing WWE wrestlers lol.

Okay....maybe Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson made OK movies...but still nothing special.

I like Tim Burton's movies - they all have a creepy side to it.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1509
Registered: Feb-07
Adam Sandler - Bedtime Stories

Pretty good movie and I'm sure your kids will enjoy it as well.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22525
Registered: Jun-06
I'm not a fan of wrestling anymore so I wasn't aware John Cena was a wrestler. I'll give it a shot though. And I liked just about every movie The Rock played in. The Rundown, Walking Tall, both fun to watch. Also remember They Live with Rowdy Rodder Piper (Roderick George Toombs)? Mr. T was a former wrestler, and I also remember Andre the giant in Princess Bride. He was one huge mofo. But yeah, normally I associate wrestlers today as simply over beefed gymnasts. Some of their "acting" in the ring is simply atrocious, yet millions watch in awe, still believing deep down somewhere inside lol.

Master and Commander I got just because of Russell crowe. He's a beast of a great actor.

My kids love the creepy side of Burton too.

No lie in the past few months I've almost doubled my collection. Yahoo.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22532
Registered: Jun-06
Ok so The Marine was a bust lol. Bad acting and special effects to boot. It's not exactly a B movie but close to it. Skullz was right on this one. Don't buy it. I watched it till the end and did so because I paid for it lol. I must admit I bought it mainly due to the cover. I expected it to be this badazz inspirational "war" movie and was let down big time. 3 stars out of 10.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22533
Registered: Jun-06
Next up? We shall see.
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2660
Registered: Feb-04

Lost in Translation is a pretty good movie as long as you watch it when you're not in the mood for some ex-wrestler action lol
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1514
Registered: Feb-07
lol I heard Lost in Translation is pretty good movie.

I not gonna be watching any movies this weekend - gonna catch up on Dexter lol. I'm officially addicted to this show. I watched 4 hours straight last night and forced myself to go to bed after that too lol.

Nobody watches this?
 

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Username: Lburden

Madisonville, Ky Us

Post Number: 2
Registered: Mar-10
I have movies I can send by email DIVX type good movies NO LQ ALL HQ Email lburden15@yahoo.com
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22540
Registered: Jun-06
Just saw Master and Commander. Good movie. I love sea going flicks and this one is almost 100% filmed as such lol. Good story and I felt lost at times with the excitement but well worth the $5 it cost me. Definitely a B+!!!


Lost in Translation is next. Errr tomorrow lol.


Night all.
 

Silver Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 990
Registered: Oct-07
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M B M NO SPAM

Went by the big box store today and they were selling 4 movies on a disk. A set of 4 Hitchcock or Marx Brothers. The Marx Brothers stuff was all 2nd string, from later in there careers, including A Day At The Races and Room Service. As for the Hitchcock, North by Northwest, Psycho, Rear Window and The Birds were NOT among the choices. OH! it did have Strangers On A Train, which ain't bad.
Neither came home with me today.
Others from the cheap pile included The Great Escape and Fargo, which was just on the tube.

Master And Commander has a great soundtrack, in addition to its other virtues. The cannon shot out of the fog just about made me soil myself. Turn it UP....no.... LOUDER!

Ya' gotta be in the mood for Lost In Translation. Very thoughful movie with great performances. Bill Murry should have at least got a best actor nomination for his role....even if not the big prize. Cast against type, it proves he has some real chops.

'The Rock' may be the pick-of-the-litter when it comes to wrestler turned actor. He can actually do something besides crush cars with his biceps. I enjoyed George 'The Animal' Steele in Ed Wood. This guy plays the dumb act as a pro (retired, methinks) but is actually pretty smart and teaches school. His role in Ed Wood was perfectly cast, playing the Tor Johnson character, to a TEE.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_Johnson
 

Gold Member
Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2661
Registered: Feb-04
I not gonna be watching any movies this weekend - gonna catch up on Dexter lol. I'm officially addicted to this show. I watched 4 hours straight last night and forced myself to go to bed after that too lol.

Nobody watches this?


A while back my local Blockbuster was renting old TV series for $1 a disc, so I gave Dexter a try. I quickly ran through seasons 1&2. Brilliant entertainment, as far as I'm concerned. The show's not for everybody (kids, especially). I recommend watching the first 2 or 3 episodes before anybody takes a pass on it.

I think Blockbuster still has season 3 on the new release wall. This drove me to sign up for Netflix, as I was not about to pay $25 to rent it. You can buy the box set cheaper than that. Over all season 3 was a slight disappointment, even though Jimmy Smits is outstanding, as usual. I still recommend it though.

After I watched all 3 seasons, I found out something that apparently all hardcore Dexter fans already know. Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and that thin-as-a-rail police girl sister of his (Jennifer Carpenter) are actually married in real life. She has no appeal to me -- she needs to eat a Big Mac -- which is probably why I found her romance with Keith Carradine in season 2 a bit of a stretch.

Can't wait for season 4 release!

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2662
Registered: Feb-04
Sorry Paul, didn't mean to hijack your movie thread with a TV show.

Mr. Skulls brought it up first.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22542
Registered: Jun-06
No worries mate. TV and movies go hand in hand. Speaking of which I can now mention my fav series of all time. Cheers. My brother had M.A.S.H. I had Cheers. I tell you I admit at first I would surf the tube and ALWAYS passed on it. I thought how can any show shot in a bar be good? Well Seinfeld was a show about nothing and did what it did so I gave myself an episode or two. I was hooked. From Woody's wedding to Diane's many flees from Sam. Norm's one liners to Frasier and Lilith's spats.

I kid you not I watched the series finale in a locked room waiting for the story to suddenly turn around to reveal just ONE more year. Just about EVERY actor/actress on it spawned a career off that show.

Can you believe the series in full STILL isn't available on a full DVD set? They release one season every couple of years and they are up to 9 or 10 of 11. I started getting the series on VHS years ago but stopped mid stream. I realized technology was advancing faster than the tapes were coming lol. They were only putting 3 episodes on a tape which means after 273 episodes my shelf would have been taken hostage. To me it's worth waiting for the DVD set.


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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2663
Registered: Feb-04
I agree with you about Cheers. I never really thought about it before, 270 shows and all of them 100% inside that bar. Wouldn't it be great to have something from that stage set as a souvenir? The show was certainly one of the highlights of the eighties; a Thursday night event as I recall. I'm not an easy laugher, but that show had at least one knee slapper in almost all of its episodes. (Fawlty Towers also qualifies in this respect.) Consistently funny scripts over many years. Everytime I see Ted Danson in reruns of Body Heat, I think of Cheers which premiered one year after that movie.

I put Frasier at or even a notch above Cheers, but that's me. Some find Frasier too highbrow I suppose.

Like a lot of people, I was slow to pick up on Seinfeld. I really enjoy seeing the reruns of it these days.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22543
Registered: Jun-06
I actually visited the Bull and Finch pub in Boston where the show revolves around. Very glad I did. There are pictures all over the place of the original cast who have visited there. There were a few episodes shot outside the bar but not many. Woody's wedding for one. But yes the bar was the hub. Actors/actresses came and went but they kept the bar as original as possible. I have a picture of myself in my 20's in the snow outside of cheers. If I think about it I'll dig it out and see if I can scan and post it. It was a good day.
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2664
Registered: Feb-04
LOL Yes I forgot about Woody's wedding. And wasn't there some scenes on the street just outside the bar? And the restaurant upstairs?

Somebody gave me a Cheers sweatshirt that I still wear.
 

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Post Number: 22544
Registered: Jun-06
Yes many scenes were shot outside the bar. Like the Thanksgiving episode where they had a food fight at Norm's house, Carla breaking in her home she thought was haunted, the few scenes inside Cliff and Frasier's apartments, ect. I found some old pics from 1993 when I visited there from the outside. I really wish my cam at the time had a flash for inside pics. The show depicts the bar to be much larger than actuality. The concept is the same with a main bar in front, restaurant upstairs and a small pool room in the back connected by a narrow hall. Same stairs going down from the street as you saw on the show. I saved my receipt from when we ate/drank there. $15.90 for a burger and $5 beers. THAT was in 1993! The Boston subway was a thing to remember for sure. I felt like I was being carried inside a mine. The walls were about 12" from the sides of the subway cars. Went to the Hard Rock Cafe as well as other places. Boston was an experience worth remembering for sure.




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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22547
Registered: Jun-06
Lost in Translation was indeed a movie you have to be ready for. Most definitely not one I ever thought Bill Murray would tackle at all. IMO it's the first serious roll I've seen him in. I loved the relationship between the two and the message it delivered but, just in my point of view, the fact that he actually did cheat on his wife with a night club singer kinda spoiled it for me. Yes he didn't taint their relationship but somehow the writer found it necessary to throw in a late adultery scene to somehow portray that it was inevitable.


Would've been better it were left out all together in my eyes. Still a great movie though. You're left wondering how the both of them tackled the rest of their lives which is I guess a fact of life itself huh lol?
 

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Post Number: 22555
Registered: Jun-06
Just saw Sea Biscuit again. For those who haven't you MUST see it lol. A great story.
 

Silver Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 993
Registered: Oct-07
Didn't Seabiscuit get a Best Sound Oscar? The race scene with the heartbeat is great. Overall, a terrific movie. I'll put it on my to buy list.

Today on one of the movie channels came......'The Last Picture Show'.
This has a cast to die for. 'Introducing' Cybill Shepard! Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms and and Randy Quaid doing an early version of his moron cousin from the Vacation series.
This is a must-see.
 

Gold Member
Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2674
Registered: Feb-04
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Thanks for posting the pics Paul. Only been to Boston once and that was before the TV show. Two things I remember: great lobster bisque at a place called Anthony's Pier 4, and the street intersections they called "rotaries".

Got Seabiscuit HD DVD dirt cheap. I've never seen it before. Been saving it for the right time.
 

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Username: Lburden

Madisonville, Ky Us

Post Number: 3
Registered: Mar-10
Hello, I have movies I can send by email $3.50 each DIVX HQ send email for more info lburden15@yahoo.com.
Just a few of the movies I have .

SHUTTER ISLAND
Edge of Darkness
AVATAR
TWILIGHT NEW MOON and many more
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 994
Registered: Oct-07
MBM, Didn't I ask you nicely to NOT spam this thread?

That is NOT the way to run a business.

Last Chance.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22558
Registered: Jun-06
It had been some time since I was in Boston as well John. We did some site seeing but my main reason for going was the bar. Also if you remember the city shuts down VERY early. Like 9pm or something. We wanted beer in our hotel room and had to order room service to get it since all the stores were closed. $100 for a case of bud on ice!!!!




Eh, a once in a lifetime event so what the hey right lol?



And don't shelf Seabiscuit too long.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22567
Registered: Jun-06
Multiplicity was tonight, followed by starting Waterworld.


Not one of Michael Keaton's best lol but fun to watch I guess.


Waterworld is up and even given the time I always remember it as worth watching. Wahoo.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22576
Registered: Jun-06
Saw Aviator tonight. Again.



Is the movie's depiction of Katharine Hepburn that dead on? Was she THAT beautiful and mysterious in real life in her youth? Either way I'd like to dance, if only once with her, for a moment.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22577
Registered: Jun-06
Oh my do I smell another thread possibility lol!
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1007
Registered: Oct-07
Wife and I were back East in '01, just after 9-11, on a Leaf Peepers vacation.
I Avoided Boston and Logan because of the Big Dig.
How'd that turn out? I was frankly scared to go near the place. We did fly into Manchester, about an hour or so North of Boston.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1021
Registered: Oct-07
Any takers to see 'The Ghost Writer'???

Anybody avoid the movie because of Roman Polanski and his legal problems?
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1027
Registered: Oct-07
Saw 'In Like Flint' tonight. I have his alarm as the ringtone on my CelPhone.

Also managed to catch most of 'Blade Runner'. Still gives me the Willies.

Strangest double feature I EVER saw.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22592
Registered: Jun-06
Lol. I bet.

Watched Shawshank Redemption again last night. As always a classic.
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2682
Registered: Feb-04
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I'm due for Shawshank again. It's been a very long time.

I'll ask the same question I asked about Gene Hackman -- has Morgan Freeman ever been in a really bad movie? Considering how prolific his career has been, I'm sure he has.

I can't think of any offhand, however.
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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22594
Registered: Jun-06
Yes yes. Mr. Freeman is a great one.

His role/performance in the latest batman pictures was dead on.

His voice is as charismatic as James Earl Jones. VERY good narrator.
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 468
Registered: Oct-09
You know who I think are both great actors who I also feel havn't made a bad movie is Denzel Washington and Samual L. Jackson.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22596
Registered: Jun-06
Here's a better one. What would you think of a film with BOTH of them in it????


Makes you think doesn't it lol?


Drama, suspense.........you fill in the blanks.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1037
Registered: Oct-07
Is it 'cast your own movie' time?
Take any well known, reasonably good movie and recast it with the actors of your choice. They MUST at least still be alive. Casting say.... Bob Hope in the Shawshank Redemption is not allowed.

I'd like to see what Johnny Depp would have done w/Shutter Island.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22599
Registered: Jun-06
I have to mention Russell Crowe as King Leonidas in 300. Said it before.
So what if he isn't 6'4" with perfect abs and a Mediterranean tan lol.


Johnny Depp as Howard Huges in Aviator.


The "Rock" in Road House in place of Patrick Swayze. Rest in peace Patrick but you were simply too small and looked like a florist to be a bouncer in that film. Did they BOTH have to be alive Leo?
 

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Registered: Jun-06
Just saw "Catch me if you can" again.

As always a great choice. 4 stars out of 5.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1039
Registered: Oct-07
SEE.....good idea! Rock in Roadhouse.........That'd work fine!!

No rules, Paul, so call 'em as you see 'em.......

Catch me if you can is IMO, the best of Leonardo's work. It would have changed the movie, but maybe a relative unknown opposite Kate in Titanic?
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 491
Registered: Oct-09
Just watched How to Train Your Dragon tonight in theater. Not too bad. My first choice in theaters had their 3D projector down so I had to go across town to another. The movie was decent but the theater was crap. The first 15 minutes was in 2D then all of a sudden the screen went black and it came back on in 3D. Nice story line though. Classic kids movie really but still fun for adults. The main black dragon reminded me so much of my black cat Brutus.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1526
Registered: Feb-07
Last time I checked RT, How to Train Your Dragon had like a 98%. I think I might give this movie a shot.

Thanks for ur review!

I also can't wait for Kick@ss lol
 

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Username: Wetfishcake

Wet fish land England

Post Number: 5
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that is a great movie and i found a guy that looks like bruce willis hahahahaUpload
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22615
Registered: Jun-06
Saw King Kong again. Recent version. Had fun and enjoyed the special effects. I always enjoyed the dinosaur angle in the movie. Especially during the King Kong/Rex scene!!! Awesome scene IMO.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1537
Registered: Feb-07
Got Hot Tub Time Machine planned for tonight.

Seems like its going to be a pretty funny flick.

Will post review.
 

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Post Number: 22632
Registered: Jun-06
Just saw "A River Runs Through it". Again.


Fantastic piece of work by Mr. Redford. Watching it always makes me want to move out West. Great film. Great cast also.



Makes me want to buy "The Horse Whisperer". I've seen it, just don't own it. I remember it as a fantastic movie as well. I'll have to look for it. I remember a key phrase from the film:


"I don't help people with horse problems, I help horses with people problems."

Just a great movie.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1539
Registered: Feb-07
Well couldn't catch the showtime for HTTM - so ended up watching Date Night starring Steve Carrell (sp?) and Tina Fey.
The movie was not too bad. I thought it was going to be a complete chick flick but was not so. It had its funny parts and even some action along the lines.
Overall I would give it a 6.5/10. Would not go on the 'priority list' though.

Steve Carrell has another movie coming out. I saw the trailer in the theater for it as well. Its called Dinner With the Schmucks....or something like that. That movie seems like it would be a pretty good laugh.
 

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Last night I watched (or at least started to) a double feature. Ocean's 13 followed by the original Ocean's 11 with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, ect. Always loved those movies. Tonight I'll finish up the original and work on the newer 11 and 12.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

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Post Number: 1543
Registered: Feb-07
Saw The Kite Runner last night.
Movie is very good and sad at times.

I heard the book was even better than movie (as usual). Definitely a movie worth watching.

Note to John S:
I finished Season 4 of Dexter - this IS the best season so far. You gotta watch this ASAP - really lol. I didn't enjoy season 2 or 3 as much as I enjoyed season 1 and 4. Season 4 is just crazy - with a crazier ending.
 

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Username: Magfan

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Post Number: 1062
Registered: Oct-07
Kite runner is terrific, and sad in spots.

As for books VS movies, I have to start thinking of them as 2 different things and take my comparisons with a healthy grain of salt. Maybe even the whole rock.

After all, how many movies DO compare favorably with the book?
I can only think of ONE off-hand. TLOTR Trilogy was every bit as good as the books. I can hardly wait for 'The Hobbit' and 'The Simarilian'.

Just for comparison. Take a book of 300 pages....not long, right?
Say that a 3 hour movie is made from that book. Pretty long by modern standards. That is STILL almost a page and two thirds per minute of film. Just try reading that fast. No wonder books are better.
 

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Post Number: 22653
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Well books ARE better in that it allows the reader to use his/her imagination to fill in the gaps. Everybody gets a slightly different story. By all means it's far better reading the book first, that way you get 2 renderings instead of constantly visualizing the film while reading.

I remember one of my required readings in school, Lord of the Flies. It was chosen for all the subtle symbolism the story has. Read it, liked it. Then years later when they made a movie I just HAD to see it. I wanted to put 2 and 2 together and compare what the director would do with all the symbolism. The story was correct but just about every aspect of the film wasn't what I had pictured in my head. I kept saying to myself "what about this, or how come he left out that?". The director simply saw a different side of it.


On a complete side note, one of my movie pet peeves is how film stretches a scene waaaaay beyond reality, just to show more action that took place in a smaller time frame. Example: Take one of the opening scenes from The Fast and the Furious. The one where they all line up for that 1/4 mile race? In reality it's a 10 second race. In the movie if you time it out it's spread over several minutes. You're left thinking to yourself that there's no way all that could happen in 10 seconds. Pretty stupid peeve I guess lol.

Or the movie Invincible. At the end when Vince returns that ball for a touchdown. You'd swear he ran 95 yards to pay dirt but if you watch the clip of the REAL play in the credits you see it's only like 10 yards.


I know I know, I'm an idiot lol.
 

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Username: Skdooley

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Post Number: 528
Registered: Oct-09
I watched the 3 Transporter's over the past few days. They all seemed to come on tv so I DVR'd them. Pretty good. Nice action movies but some of the scenes are over the top and totally not do-able. But that's what makes it a movie. If you havn't seem em though and like action movies, I'd recommend em.
 

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Username: John_s

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Post Number: 2690
Registered: Feb-04

quote:

Note to John S:
I finished Season 4 of Dexter - this IS the best season so far. You gotta watch this ASAP - really lol. I didn't enjoy season 2 or 3 as much as I enjoyed season 1 and 4. Season 4 is just crazy - with a crazier ending.



This great to hear. I can't wait.Upload

Seems like I am spending more time on TV series than movies lately, especially serials. Except for the current season, I've caught up on all seven 24s (that's a lot of hours!), am in the middle of Weeds and Battlestar Galactica, and am eagerly awaiting release of the second season of TrueBlood. Slow going -- I do have a life.Upload

I did squeeze in Shawshank the other day, which I haven't seen since its release in '94. Funny how much of a movie you can forget in that amount of time -- speaking for myself of course. I did not read the original Stephen King novella that inspired this movie, but from the reviews and inteviews I've seen and read, this film is better than the original. Kudos to the screenplay, Morgan Freeman, and the other fine acting throughout.
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Username: Magfan

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Post Number: 1073
Registered: Oct-07
Paul, good example. Lord of the Flies has been made at least 2x that I know of, each kind of missing the nuances of the book.

A trivial example is stuff like many of the movies made from successful TV shows. Did the writers of 'Wild Wild West' or even 'Lost in Space' ever see the original series? Or for that matter, have a 10 year old explain it to them? After seeing those Turkeys, I kind of doubt it.
So, how could you possibly expect them, the writers, to come up with a literate, entertaining movie version of a book like Lord of the Flies or even the Asimov written Fantastic Voyage?
 

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Post Number: 22658
Registered: Jun-06
Agreed. Not to mention we have been bombarded by films based off not only previous ideas but remakes as well. Hollywood ran out of ideas and decided to raid the vault to keep cashing in. So many cartoons/comic strips and tv series have been made into films I can't count them all.

Garfield
Richie Rich
Iron Man
Scooby Doo
He-Man
Flintstones
Transformers
Inspector Gadget
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Addams Family
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Starsky and Hutch
The Dukes of Hazzard
Star Trek
The Beverly Hillbillies
Charlie's Angels
Popeye
Dragnet

Ect, ect, ect, ect.................


Are we reaching our creative limit? Must we always look back for new material to make a cinematic buck on?
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 535
Registered: Oct-09
Avatar comes out on the 22nd. If you havn't seen it yet I'd recommend buying it, its a must have in my opinion. I'm going to get it, but not to watch it, since I've already seen it 3 times, but rather to let friends and family who havn't seen it get to experience it. I just know however that it isn't going to have that same "pop" that it had in theaters in 3D.
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2696
Registered: Feb-04
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Since I didn't have a chance to see Avatar in a theater, I was happy to get a friend's downloaded copy. Video was better than expected (DVD quality, more or less) and the audio was Dolby stereo. I look forward to seeing the Blu-ray disc of it, and I will buy it at some point when the price is right.
 

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Post Number: 22659
Registered: Jun-06
I missed Avatar in theaters also. Heard so much about it, even from my 65 year old father who also said it was great, and he almost NEVER likes anything lol. Iron Man 2 and Avatar will be this year's must have on DVD from the looks of it. (At least thus far).
 

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Post Number: 22682
Registered: Jun-06
Got "Wanted" today with Angelina Jolie. Saw previews and thought it might be good. I'll let you know.


Tomorrow is Avatar!!!!
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 559
Registered: Oct-09
Yep yep. Let us know how you like it. I'm curious how it's going to be watching it on tv at home.
 

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Post Number: 22686
Registered: Jun-06
Wanted was very good! I must say it was better than expected. I never saw a film where Morgan Freeman was the bad guy, now I can say I saw one lol. Worth the $15 at Walmart to say the least. I know this film will be $2 in a couple of years in the DVD bins but I don't care. To me those bins are all about RIGHT NOW, not necessarily about what's good. You all know what I mean.


Yes yes, Avatar tomorrow.Upload
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

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Post Number: 1552
Registered: Feb-07
LOL.....Paul I must say you have the wildest collection of pics.

I'm waiting for the blu ray copy of Avatar to be available. I hope to get it by this weekend.
 

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Post Number: 22692
Registered: Jun-06
162 minutes long???? Holy cow Batman!


Firing her up now.
 

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Post Number: 22693
Registered: Jun-06
Avatar was....simply amazing. The smooth transition in special effects is beside none. Great story. I absolutely LOVE this film. It takes you inside such a wonderful and mystical world that you lose track of time, which is a good thing seeing as it's 2 hours and 40 minutes long yet I wanted more. Thanks to the money hungry corporate execs at Hollywood we will SURELY see a sequel. No doubt in my mind. No spoilers here, you must see it if you haven't.

Great thing also is that Walmart didn't super surcharge this movie like they do all other recent releases. $15 is all this gem cost me.


BUY IT. Buy 2 lol.


9 1/2 out of 10 stars for me.


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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1556
Registered: Feb-07
lol.
Paul, I only wish you had seen it in 3-D. It brings sooo much life into the movie
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 566
Registered: Oct-09
I also agree. The 3D made this movie look so real, and the colors, especially after the dog fight, were amazing in theater. Glad you liked it Paul
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1083
Registered: Oct-07
MINORITY OPINION WARNING:: AVATAR

It was only OK for me. I'll give it top marks for effects and realization. Sound / Audio was ok, too. I'm sure they'll compress the H out of it at DVD / BR release.

The bad news? VERY Politically Correct view. Nearly Pagan outlook / bias. The Earth people on Pandora were also clearly European Colonists raping the 'new world'.

Characters were near cutout perfect. No deeper motives or development. Few or NO plot surprises. Earth Guy goes Native, helps 'savages' overcome long odds, as good triumphs over evil.

I just WISH there had been something about the movie (plotting / acting / character) which was either novel or a new twist.

Predictable and near-dull on any but a visceral level.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1084
Registered: Oct-07
Anyone see the new reworking and ruination of RiverWorld?
The whole thing should have been scraped into the rubbish bin and written off.
NON of the characters from the book were well done and most were simply absent. The female Samurai! Blue Man Group as aliens? WTF?
6 sci fi novels (double trilogy?) which hangs together from beginning to end obliterated in a mere 4 hours. I've got 5 of 6 books sitting right in front of me to the tune of about 1600 pages. Give the 6th book another 300 pages which works out to nearly 8 pages per minute...not counting any interruptions in the 'movie'.

Characters? Plotline? Motivation? Razor Blades? (all in books were reborn hairless)
 

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When it comes to me being entertained I don't necessarily need a complex script like Angels and Demons with Tom Hanks. That movie, though very good, kept my head in a spin. It was hard to follow at times and if you missed even 30 seconds you were bound to miss a crucial and constant change in direction. Don't get me wrong, films like The Departed kept me watching in suspense with an extremely satisfying ending. I suppose it works for me on some films but not others.

Avatar was just too much eye candy not to like for me. Sure you grasp the whole story inside 15 minutes but some films are just better that way, like Iron Man. You know the outcome and just want to be thrilled while it gets you there.

My son will worship Avatar when he sees it. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree?
 

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I agree that Avatar does have a view point of like how the English came over here to America and just took it over. The story is a familiar one and I believe that's kind of what they were going for. It's something that is easily understood and that people can relate to. It wasn't meant to be complicated or deeply thought over.
 

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Username: Magfan

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Post Number: 1086
Registered: Oct-07
I'm REAL critical of sci-fi movies. Avatar was just too....politically correct for me at a time when it's fashionable to be critical of the past.

I do like 'no brainer' movies.

Fletch Lives and the books they come from.

Anything with Peter Sellers, like 'A Shot in the Dark' or 'The Pink Panther'......

'The Hangover' was classic no-brain material.

Goldie Hawn fan? How 'bout 'Overboard'?
 

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Post Number: 22698
Registered: Jun-06
I have no idea where this comes from but.......The Witches of Eastwick just screams to me at this venture in this thread. All star cast and a very........unique story lol.

Any takes on it?


P.S. I'm a big fan of Goldie Hawn. My fav from her is Wildcats. She's a sweety.
 

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Username: Magfan

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Post Number: 1087
Registered: Oct-07
I'll be honest, i warmed to 'Witches' on the 2nd viewing. #1 didnt' impress, but I'll watch Jack anytime as the devil......
Believe it or not I couldn't write Sxxxx!
And, at least it was a good take and pretty original. Book?

Goldie Hawn will be 65 this year!
Foul Play is a favorite of mine. Poor Billy Barty! What a beating.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

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Post Number: 1557
Registered: Feb-07
Wow...I have no clue what you guys are talking about lol.

Am I too young for those movies?
 

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Post Number: 22699
Registered: Jun-06
20 years ago Goldie was a real looker in my eyes. She just has that grace and the talent for that awkward comedy side. To each their own I suppose. Skullz the 80's held many great films that are still inspirational to at least me today.

The Breakfast Club
Scrooged
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Tron
Risky Business
Weird Science (Kelly Lebrock.....mmmmmmmm)
Top Gun
Big Trouble in Little China
Rambo
Ghostbusters
Platoon
Mannequin
Back to The Future series (My fav)
Full Metal Jacket
Labyrinth (Jennifer Connelly was cute even back then as a teenager, today I'd sacrifice my first born for her lol)
Gremlins
Caddyshack
Footloose
E.T.
Die Hard
Cocoon
Beverly Hills Cop
Aliens


Among many more. Every one of them is a must have IMO and is what I grew up seeing.





 

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Username: Mrskullz1

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Post Number: 1559
Registered: Feb-07
thanks. Those are being added to my bin and hope to see them all soon.

I just seen kickas s today in theaters. Great movie and superb action. I gotta say the action in this movie was much better than movies that were purely made for action lol.
Great comedy as well.

I would give it an 8/10 for the comedies.
 

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Ive seen everyone of those movies except risky business Paul....you can tell were about the same age
 

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Username: Magfan

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Post Number: 1088
Registered: Oct-07
'Skullz,
If you limit yourself to only those movies current or 'popular' you will be missing 75% of what you should be / could be seeing.

Bogart? Ever seen Casablana?
Marx Brothers? Duck Soup or Monkey Business
Bob Hope? ANY 'Road Picture'

ANYTHING from 1939. **Mister Smith Goes to Washington, or how about Gone With The Wind? How about what might have been the breakthru movie for John Wayne? Stagecoach by name. 1939 was the BEST single year for Hollywood.....EVER.

Naw, If you think that Kurt Russel stared in 'The Thing' or that Keanu Reeves was the star of 'The Day The Earth Stood Still', you are not seeing the best version of EITHER of 'em.

Just my OPIN, but to understand movies today, you have to see where they came from. See ANY of the titles Paul lists in his last post. Ask for help if you like a particular kind of movie.

Tron, for example. Starred Jeff Bridges and was a very early effort using computer generated graphics / backgrounds and sets.
A must see, for those interested in where the current crop of CGI stuff came from.
Beverly Hills Cop? Best Eddie Murphy flick, and worth it for that reason alone. Actually pretty good stuff.
I'd add the Bruce Lee classic, Enter The Dragon as the #1 action flick EVER. Completely mindless with just a hint of plot, Bruce Lee kicks (behind). Even in single frame on DVD it is awesome.

Want Funny?
Get ANY Blake Edwards movie. A Shot In The Dark will cause you to need Oxygen.

If you DON'T like it, save your rental receipt and I'll reimburse you for reasonable fees.
 

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A movie I like with matt damon is Rounders its about high and low stakes card playing but is very interesting check it out Paul
 

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I also like the bourne identity series with matt damon
 

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Post Number: 22701
Registered: Jun-06
The Breakfast club. Probably the most influential film of my time. Why??? Because I did that and been there. That was my teenage years.


Everyone can post films that did the same for them and get the same reaction from those in their age bracket.


The 80's did it for me. I freaking loved the times lol.


Just like those who lived in the 70's and 60's and so forth......
 

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Post Number: 22702
Registered: Jun-06
Sean, I have and seen Rounders many times, as well as Bourne Identity. Good movies.


By far though I am more impressed by Good Will Hunting.


Hands down his best performance.
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