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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 13915
Registered: Jun-04
Its been so long since I saw good will hunting I dont remember what I thought of it
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22703
Registered: Jun-06
Then it didn't leave a mark on you then.

Films that influence are never forgotten.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22704
Registered: Jun-06
Then it didn't leave a mark on you then.

Films that influence are never forgotten.
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2708
Registered: Feb-04
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Avatar has been done before..............from 1992

FernGully: The Last Rain Forest

 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22705
Registered: Jun-06
Lol, nicely done.


Hard to believe Avatar was 15 years in the making. James Cameron wanted to wait until the technology existed to pull off on screen what he wanted. The original script was started back in the 90's after Titanic, with actual filming starting several years ago.
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 576
Registered: Oct-09
I was at Sam's Club earlier today and saw a set-up they had for Avatar. They had a 55" Samsung 1080P LED tv playing the movie on Blu-Ray. Wow was the picture amazing. I don't think I've ever seen such a great picture on a tv before. Wish I could afford one.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22707
Registered: Jun-06
Just watched "The Breakfast Club" and "Heathers" tonight. I so badly wanted to pick up "Pump up the Volume" but Target didn't have it. Oh well I guess.

We all keep truckin' I suppose.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1094
Registered: Oct-07
Shawn::
A LOT of what passes for HD on broadcast / small dish TV is really compressed. Might have started as HD, but is not really that much better than a good, upsampled DVD.
What you saw in the store was THE REAL DEAL.

The Best HD on TV is , IMO, either the news, like who cares? or Sports. And LIVE sports, at that. Baseball in my house is like looking thru a clean window. Golf, can be awesome, too.

Of course, the superbowl was sent from the stadium UNCOMPRESSED...full data stream, which got stepped on badly at every downstream distributor. By the time it made it to my screen, it just looked OK.

BANDWIDTH costs $$$$

I may have some trouble with Avatar, but the visual part of it and effects kill.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1560
Registered: Feb-07
Avatar blu ray is about 43gb. I can assure you it looks amazing lol.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22711
Registered: Jun-06
My DVD player that I have running my projector went on me this past weekend, right in the middle of my kids watching Avatar. So I grabbed another player I had just so they could finish the movie. Wouldn't you know the player I swapped it with would only display black and white on my projector?? Strangest thing. It's a Phillips player too so it wasn't a cheap one. I had to use my PS3 as a last resort. Thinking about replacing the bum player with a blu ray player. They've come down in price a good bit. I'm just not happy with blu ray prices when it comes to movies yet. They too are coming down but they still hover around $30 or so.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1561
Registered: Feb-07
Why not just use your ps3 as the blu ray player? It is a good player - even CNET rates it on the top for its blu ray capabilities.

Although I have not yet used the PS3 as a blu ray player, I am sure it will be just as good, if not better, than buying another one.

On the plus side - you/ or your kids can play the ps3 games on the projector! Now thats awesome lol

I can't wait till I move to hook up a projector in the basement.
 

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Username: Bud_gld

Post Number: 13
Registered: Mar-10
Dont stop there with the ps3 buy a wireless router. Now bam u have a huge monitor. Ps3 has a good browser with flashplayer and divx built right in. U now can surf the internet and hit sites like www.movies-links.tv
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1096
Registered: Oct-07
Paul,
do you have a combined audio /HT system?
If so, the OPPO is the only 1 box solution worth considering.
If I were doing a system right now, the '83SE would replace both my CA840c and my OPPO upsampler. The 981, I think.

I don't know how the PS3 compares to the current crop of sub-300$ players, but at the start of BR, it was certainly on the short list. There is also upsampling capability and can it play other media? I make picture DVDs for TV slideshows, for example.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22714
Registered: Jun-06
I'm not connecting my PS3 up to my projector for several reasons. One is that my projector is about 25' in wire run from my PS3 and I'm not sure if they make the appropriate cable in the length I need for it. Two is I don't want to tax my PS3 more than I have to. Seeing as I'm a movie buff I can see myself wearing it out prematurely lol. I already surf the web on it through my wireless router from time to time but don't see a need for that luxury. A simple Blu ray player is my best direction IMO.

Side note on using a projector for gaming: Not advisable. Projectors aren't cheap and neither are the bulbs. I'm loathing the day mine goes because I've priced them and seen $150+ price tags. The projector is for movies only for me lol. My widescreen tv is plenty big for gaming.

Leo, my HT does indeed use the same audio gear as my stereo. Currently I have my S-video line from the DVD player going to the projector. THAT cable was relatively cheap in the length I needed. The audio out from the player goes to my receiver, which the sub out line connects to my 1000w sub.

All in all I have 7 speakers in my setup powered by a 500w receiver and my 1000w plate amp on my sub.
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 589
Registered: Oct-09
Speaking of gaming on a big screen, back in the day I had a 62" Samsung DLP tv and I used to hook my computer up to it and play WoW through it and the surround sound. It was cool for a bit.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22723
Registered: Jun-06
God I feel old remembering playing Atari on a 13" tv, and loving it. In my Aunt's gameroom, and loving it all.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1102
Registered: Oct-07
Paul, You're still using an 'S' connection? Why? You must have some legacy gear.
Even I am using all HDMI for video while sound is all unbalanced.

IF you listen to much music I'd sure look into the one universal player worth it's moniker. The OPPO is on my 'short list' for Christmas. For me at least, rack/cabinet space is at sort of a premium so combining a dedicated CD player with a DVD / BR player can be justified.

I live within driving distance (good hike, though) of Discount Merchants so when my lamp popped in my Sony SXRD display, I was able to pick up an original Philips lamp w/housing and have the set up and running in a day. I saved the old lamp housing so I only need by the lamp next time and can have a spare ready to go. Original lamp went over 7500 hours!

PONG FOREVER!
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1563
Registered: Feb-07
lol.

What do you guys have for all time greatest horror movies?

I've seen a lot - but about 90% are crap and not really scary.

Some that I do like are
The Exorcist
Exorcism of Emily Rose
Bram Stoker's Dracula - umm maybe? lol
The Shining
Nightmare on Elm Street - 1st time it got me. Second time I laughed throughout the movie.
Childs Play - I dunno why - but I really digged this movie when I was younger.

Whats your guys favorites?
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1564
Registered: Feb-07
o and I guess you can add Paranormal Activity - although it could have been scarier IMO.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22727
Registered: Jun-06
Well my projector only supports RCA , S-video or PC connections. It's an older Infocus DLP model but works well for me and my kids. I'm not sure if they make an HDMI cable suitable for me but I suppose in today's world they must. I picked it up used from someone here on E so I got a good deal. The unit "states" the bulb hours used at 205 but that can't be right. I've had it for several years now and watch at least 2-3 movies a week on it. There's nothing like a 100" screen lol.

One dedicated player for all? Never considered it. I have many components and truthfully I suppose I'm stuck in the 90's. I still have and use an external graphic EQ, dual tape deck as well as my receiver and multi disc cd player. Add my PS3, Wii, satellite box, DVD player, VHS(yes I still have one of those) and DVR I am loaded lol. It's also a wiring nightmare behind it all. I'd love a rack system to organize it all but don't have the vertical space for all my components. My units are currently on a shelves under my projector screen.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22728
Registered: Jun-06
Horror? Wasn't much into the genre. As a youth Friday the 13th series always shook me up. Halloween is a classic too. Exorcist is a huge hit with EVERY horror film lover. Nightmare series was always more funny to me than scary lol.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 352
Registered: Jul-09
I dont know what it was,but Children of the corn and Christine always scared the chit outta me when i was little. Maybe because i lived near a corn field and my step dad had a Fury,lol.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1103
Registered: Oct-07
The Exorcist has to be one of the scariest of ALL time.
Is The Omen considered horror? That one scared me, too.

I love the old Roddy Macdowel flick, The Legend of Hell House. This movie is scary without major graphic displays. It even scared my niece who watches this stuff as her #1 choice.

I think most horror movies are aimed at younger / hormonal viewers.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22731
Registered: Jun-06
Felt a bit nostalgic last night and gazed over my VHS collection since I've seen and re-seen all my DVDs. Started watching Pump Up the Volume with Christian Slater. Wow what a difference in picture quality. Certainly watchable but it's like going back to 8-track in comparison to music. Yes the tapes are 15+ years old but the digital world just smokes it lol. I have quite a few to catch up on.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1568
Registered: Feb-07
Here is another movie that I heard mixed reviews about.

The Zodiac - the one starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Personally - I really like this movie. Full of suspense even though it may seem a bit slow moving to some.

Best part about it is is all based on true events - and the killer is still out there.

8.5/10 from me.
.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1110
Registered: Oct-07
My neighbors son was IN The Zodiac. Scary movie, and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.
He got killed VERY badly on the first episode of LOST this season.

I really LIKE movies which are based on true stories. Even the nutty stuff about Charles Mansion and The Green River Killer.

Creepy, true stories are the best / worst.

Skulz, the offer is still open. Watch a movie I suggest to you and if you don't like it, rental money back!
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1569
Registered: Feb-07
lol - I hope ur joking with the rental fees (coz i'm not going to rent them anyways lol).

Will go home tonight and choose one that fits my mood.

And then download it - or see if its on Instant Play for Netflix

Didn't have too much time lately to watch 'anything' - just been really picky. This weekend seems open for me so I can assure you I will start catching up on the real movies lol.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1570
Registered: Feb-07
ummm from the list above - Aliens will be my first pick.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1113
Registered: Oct-07
What'sa matta, Sr. Skullz? Pick a Genre` and I'll send you the title of a good, older movie and if you really don't like it, send me the rental bill. Popcorn and adult refreshment is on YOU, however, 'cause I aint' pickin' up your beer tab nohow noway.

Worst Case is you lose a couple hours?

Like Sci Fi?

Try 'Forbidden Planet' and see Leslie Nielson, Ann Francis, Earl Holliman, Robby The Robot (first appearance) along with Walter Pidgeon and a first string 'second cast'.
Effects are tops, as is the Disney Animation along with other stuff which is boggling today. Based on a Shakespeare play....'The Tempest'

Let me know when you've seen it.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22735
Registered: Jun-06
Father of the Bride was last night's pick. Not the original with the young Liz Taylor but with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. Some of Steve's best work IMO. Seeing as I have a daughter I can connect with most every act of lunacy he pulls off lol.

I see Last of the Mohicans on the shelf. It might just be next.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1118
Registered: Oct-07
Saw the remake of Sabrina with Harrison Ford.
Pales in comparison to the original. But, all in all, not a BAD remake, but not as good as the original, either. Bogart was a real powerhouse and hard to beat. I'm sure that if you had never seen or been aware this was a remake, you'da been satisfied.
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 596
Registered: Oct-09
This is my favorite horror movie of all time: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080516/

Definately check it out if you're in the mood for a horror.

Second would be this:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092796/

This hitch hiker part is ubber scary IMO.

Also April Fool's Day and House. All of these are 80's films. I feel 80's had a lot of great horror films.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1121
Registered: Oct-07
Creepshow didn't make if for me, BUT, I'd watch George C. Scott read the newspaper. ANYTHING this guy did was golden.
From Patton to The Hospital......which I believe also starred Dianna Rigg of The Avengers fame......sexy and smart.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1129
Registered: Oct-07
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World was on last nite.
Incredible cast. I recognized and knew by name probably 70% of 'em and recognized many of the remainder on sight.
Jerry Lewis, Buddy Hackett, Ethyl Merman, Jonathan Winters, Jim Baccus, Mickey Rooney, Terry Thomas and even Spencer Tracey.

There are more, too. Even Arnold Stang and the 3 Stooges made it.
Must See.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22744
Registered: Jun-06
Awesome cast and lineup. I remember Jonathan Winters in "Mork and Mindy". He was great. Buddy Hackett? OMG lol. Pure gems!



No movies tonight for me fellas. It was chiminea night. I had tons of dead limbs trimmed off my backyard trees a couple of weeks ago to burn. It will take me weeks to get through it all.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1131
Registered: Oct-07
Jonathan Winters was a once in 10 generations comic. And, as it turns out, he and Robin Williams became good buddies. Williams, is of course also an amazing improv comic. I saw Robin Williams on the 100th show of 'Whose Line is It?' and he KILLED. Made everybody else look like they were painted on the backdrop.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22751
Registered: Jun-06
Anyone else hear of the problems with Avatar on Blu-ray? Apparently the anti-copy technology that is designed into the discs isn't compatible with all Blu-ray players. Many are left holding a paper weight because their player isn't as advanced as the disc is.

On a side note I myself have been running into problems with my DVD copy not playing properly. On a specific scene, where Jake Sully learns to fly on his "ikron", the movie freezes and basically shuts down. I have played it on 3 different players as well as my PC and left with the same result. There are no scratches or defects on the disc either. Sometimes it plays through without issue and others it just locks up.


At first I was ready to replace my player but if it's happening to all of them...........I'm wondering if there isn't some sort of copy protection encoding sparking this.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1571
Registered: Feb-07
Well during the weekend I watched 2 movies. Aliens as you guys suggested and The Fourth Kind (just something I was interested in). Aliens was a hella good movie - but the only thing I didn't know that it was actually a part 2. The first part was Alien - LOL. But nonetheless, it doesn't take a genious to find out the plot. I guess I will have to watch Alien now haha.

The Fourth Kind was OK. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions of this movie - but I love watching flicks like this. Too bad I don't have the time to research some of the facts in the movie - but if I did, i'm sure i would be surprised even more.

And Paul - have you tried forwarding that specific part? It sucks for something like this to happen to one of the most anticipated movies (for some). Also, what media player are you using on your computer? I can just be that you have a bad disk....but try switching your media player. You should download VLC Media player onto your PC and give it a shot. Its free at download.com

Leo - I need some movies that will knock me off my feet lol. I just want to watch something thats going to leave me saying WOW in the end. I've seen lots of movies - but most of them are just a waste of time. These days im interested in horror/suspense/ and thrillers. I'm tired of the action movies. Comedies are OK - but not exactly on my taste buds at the moment.

So shoot what you've got lol
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22752
Registered: Jun-06
Skullz I have, many times. Visually the disc has no defects at all. Flawless. Yet when I play it on every player I have including my PC it freezes and stumbles at the same part, sort of. Not exactly at the same time frame but just at the scene I described in different spots. I'd buy another copy for hahas but if it was a manufacturing defect then what good does that do lol???
 

Gold Member
Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2718
Registered: Feb-04
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Paul, I haven't heard of problems with the regular Avatar DVDs not playing on DVD players. Apparently, there are problems with DVDs in BD players.

http://consumerist.com/2010/04/drm-ravaged-avatar-dvds-may-not-work-on-blu-ray-p layers.html

There have been problems with some players with the BD disc, but that is because the players involved do not have updated firmware.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Samsung/Samsung_Fixes_the_Avatar_Blu-r ay_Issue/4643

I have to think that your disc is defective, even though there's no visible problem with the disc's surface. I just ordered the BD/DVD combo package from amazon -- a no brainer for $20.

http://www.amazon.com/Avatar-Two-Disc-Blu-ray-DVD-Combo/dp/B002VPE1B6
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2719
Registered: Feb-04
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Skullz, you have to watch Alien. Cameron's sequel (Aliens) kicked it up a notch action-wise, but the original is a far better suspense thriller. Alien 3 is just OK, and I didn't get into the fourth (Alien: Resurrection) at all.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22761
Registered: Jun-06
Guarding Tess. Seen it years ago but forgot about it. That is a fun movie. Just saw it on Hulu tonight.


New site FTW lol.
 

Silver Member
Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 622
Registered: Oct-09
Watched Blind Side last night. Pretty good movie overall, I thought Sandra Bullock's character was awesome. I'd say it's as good as the other football / sport type movies based on true stories.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1576
Registered: Feb-07
Talking about football movies - Gridiron Gang wasn't to bad either AND it starred Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1577
Registered: Feb-07
Got Alien planned for tonight.
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2721
Registered: Feb-04
.
"Got Alien planned for tonight."

Classic SF. Great special effects for a 30+ year old movie.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22764
Registered: Jun-06
^^^Agreed. Many movies today aren't as spectacular or impressive on the effects side. Given the technology curve in Hollywood over that time span you could still release Alien today and it would make $$$. That's saying something when they spend 280 million $$ to make a film today.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1142
Registered: Oct-07
Senor Skullz,
I've been a little out of touch lately....on holiday in Tahoe, but if you can be more specific about 'knock your socks off', I'll forward a title of a kill flick.

For a suspense movie with an all star cast? How about 'Seven Days in May' ? Political / military themes
If you want something which will creep you out and not be graphic / gross, I'd suggest 'The Legend of Hell House'.

I suspect you've already seen stuff like 'The Usual Suspects' and 'The Spanish Prisoner'.

Let me know if you see 'May'........
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1578
Registered: Feb-07
Thank you sir. I guess Seven Days in May is tomorrow night's pick.
About to start watching Alien in a few minutes.

Yup, I seen The Usual Suspects - but not The Spanish Prisoner.

Thanks for the input-and enjoy ur stay in Tahoe
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22818
Registered: Jun-06
Started the Rambo series last night. I have the tin collector's set. I started with the bonus features disc. It's amazing how much they can find and put on there lol.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14133
Registered: Jun-04
an oldie but a goodie
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22823
Registered: Jun-06
1st one was best by far. It had originality and class. The 2 that followed were so filled with editing and filming mistakes it's not funny. They all have a political message attached so you have to become numb to that. In the 4th I am always amazed at Mr. Stallone's physique giving his age. Much better IMO than Mr. "I'll be back" lol.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14167
Registered: Jun-04
I wonder if in the fourth is when he may have dabbled in steroid use
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22841
Registered: Jun-06
He looked natural IMO for his age in great shape. Sure, he had dietitians and personal trainers helping him to achieve his looks like any actor/actress would for a film. If you notice however in the 4th the attention wasn't focused on his appearance as much this go around. He was fit but never did he have a scene with his shirt off (that I recall).

It didn't matter. The audience expected that and only wanted to see the character, not the body. The gold in the film was the connection between Mr. Stallone and the story, which both have stood the test of time. He made it, just like Rambo always did.


When/if they replace Sylvester in another sequel is when I stop watching.


Could there ever be another Rocky as well? Nope.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1605
Registered: Feb-07
Hell no.....no one can replace Sylvestor as Rocky....it just wont be Rocky.

Anyways, snuck into the theater today and saw 2 flicks
Macgruber and Prince of Persia.

I must say, it wasn't a waste of a night at all. Macgruber was hillarious in a very retarded point of view.

Prince of Persia - phenominal movie. Great acting, superb action, and an overall original story. 9 out of 10 stars for me.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14192
Registered: Jun-04
I wondered if prince of persia would be any good...it looked like it had potential....I dont have any money to go see it on the big screen but when I do have some ill make a point to go see it
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22847
Registered: Jun-06
Saw Superbad again last night. It really grows on ya lol. Also spending some time (when I have it) on Hulu as well. There just isn't enough of it.


*Sigh*
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14234
Registered: Jun-04
that was a decent movie
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14247
Registered: Jun-04
I finally got to see prince of persia ill was decent
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1188
Registered: Oct-07
Mel Gibson / Payback was on the tube this afternoon, uncut.
Wow, great stuff. Lucy Liu was great as dominatrix. A real good cast. The muted color presentation just adds to the movie.
'You killed my suits!'
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22859
Registered: Jun-06
I have to pay tribute to Mr. Hopper in this thread, R.I.P. Easy Rider may be his first sail to Hollywood stardom but I liked him in most all his films inside my time frame. I loved Flashback as well as his role in Hosiers. Speed was another fav.


Bottom line is it's just a sad tale to see anyone influential go. Even at 74.



Upload
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1616
Registered: Feb-07
RIP Mr. Hopper....although i don't think I have seen any of his movies.

Seen Pulp Fiction and Snatch back to back couple of days ago. Great movies!
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1206
Registered: Oct-07
Mr Skulz::
Want something which will really set you on edge? Find Isabelle Rosalini easy to look at? Like the 'dark side' of Dennis Hopper?

Blue Velvet.

I have a copy which nobody who knows anything about it will watch with me.
Young man on way home from school finds an ear.....Nuff Said.

Any Luck with Seven Days In May?
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1617
Registered: Feb-07
Couldn't find Seven Days in May anywhere but Netflix...so its on my list for upcoming movies. I will probably get it sometime next week though. Look forward to watching it.

"Young man on way home from school finds an ear".....lol wth?!?....Blue Velvet for sure is on my upcoming movie list lol

Got finals for college these days so sort of concentrating on the books....but thats only until Monday. After Monday....every night is a movie night
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1210
Registered: Oct-07
Blue Velvet is NOT for everyones taste. It even gets a little rough.
I can't even call it 'compelling' storytelling. Leonard Maltin only gives it 2 stars. Laura Dern is in a very early part.

I'm not sure I'd recommend this unless I knew your taste better. Weird? yes. Violence? again, yes Sadism? yep
A real awful look at the 'underbelly' of a small town.

You DO have a Maltin Movie Guide, don't you?
I have archive copies going back to the '80s, since some older movies are periodically purged to make room for newer stuff.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1217
Registered: Oct-07
While at the Grocery today, found a copy of
In Bruge
for only 5$.
This is a no-brainer / must buy. I've been to Bruge and it is every bit a picturesque as the movie shows. Better, even.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1222
Registered: Oct-07
Forest Whitaker's
Ghost Dog:The Way of the Samurai, was on tonight.
I'd forgotten how good this movie is.....Must rent some more of Forest's work....
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22902
Registered: Jun-06
Oh my I love that guy. Just watched panic room last night and it always seems I never get enough of him. From phenomenon to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. VERY respectable actor. He deserves more lead roles.
 

Silver Member
Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 842
Registered: Oct-09
Saw the remake of The Karate Kid tonight. I havn't seen the original so I can't make comparisons but it was pretty good overall. It had a nice story line, it was plenty long so it didn't feel rushed but something about it just didn't give that edge to make it a great movie. For one, Jaden being the main role, I couldn't help but see a mini version of his father. His facial features and his attitude on screen were just like his father's. I think that took some away from the film, it wasn't as serious as it was trying to be. I'm not sure if that was their intentions when directing the movie, or if that is just how Jaden's peronality is and its just in the way he acts. Jackie Chan did a great job though, good all the way around. The fight scenes and training was pretty good though, and the one chinese kid, his main enemy, could really do some amazing moves. If you're into fighting type movies or if you were a fan of the original, I would recommend it.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1629
Registered: Feb-07
thanks for the review...i was debating on whether to see it or not....then I saw it was 2 hours and 20 minutes....and I walked away.
I don't mind watching long movies but that was just going to be too long for me.
Initially wanted to watch A-Team but it was sold out. That too is about 2 hours.
 

Silver Member
Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 845
Registered: Oct-09
I was surprised when I bought tickets that they were $10 a piece. Last time I went to the movies I believe tickets were running $9.25. Can't believe they went up to 10 bucks. It seems like ticket prices just went up not too long ago.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22915
Registered: Jun-06
Been saying for too long that prices are getting ridiculous. It kills the drive. Sure the experience is nice but with the cost of tickets and concessions for an average family pushing $70 or more it's no wonder many are building their own HT and simply waiting for the DVD. The same can be said for seats at a baseball/football game. It's something you have to save and budget for now. Back in the day on a whim if you felt like going you just went. In Philly for me to see a baseball game today involves a small financial nest egg. It costs me $30 just to get to the park between bridge tolls, gas and parking. Then the tickets will set me back at least $50. Wanna eat? Throw in another $40. Like beer? Bring another $40. And completely forget the notion of purchasing jerseys or t-shirts inside. As an amazing comparison you can buy plain white t-shirts in a drug store here for 5 for $10. With a red P on the front inside the park it's $40.

THAT'S an expensive "P" lol.


Again, and as always, I miss the drive ins.
 

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Username: Lkobescak

TorontoUnited States

Post Number: 1
Registered: Feb-10
i accidentally saw the saw 2 yesterday night, i too am surprised to feel that i liked it better than the first time i watched it , what micht be my feeling


http://thermalimagingcamera.ie
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1238
Registered: Oct-07
Saw 'Prince of Persia' a few days ago.
OK, kind of derivative but good visuals and OK performances, though pretty pat.
One kink, though. The 'princess' is usually far and away the most beautiful woman in the movie. It's usually in the contract! This time, however, she sure wasn't. Easy on the eyes? yes. Nice in motion? sure. Talent? ok.
But, when the hero was running thru the Harem, they were ALL better looking than the lead. I'll bet at least one of them was as talented, too.

And, to be 'hyper critical'.....about 1/2 way thru, there were a couple continuity problems when they just appeared in a new place....with no 'visible' means of having gotten there....Popping up in the desert?
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1239
Registered: Oct-07
OH, larry, could you please take your spam elsewhere?
Have someone that can actually write in the English Language edit your posts, too.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23003
Registered: Jun-06
Bought Shutter Island today. We'll see how it goes. Maybe tonight maybe tomorrow.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1266
Registered: Oct-07
Paul, The butler did it. There I ruined it for you!
Seriously, enjoy. It is a well done DiCaprio flick with good performances, effects and nice resolution.,

Any Gene Hackman fans? I looked at the rest of this thread and nobody has mentioned 'The Conversation'......a top Hackman film.
hint hint: Mr Skulz....put on the list.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23004
Registered: Jun-06
Wow. Never heard of it, and I am a fan. Makes me wanna see Bat 21 again.

Looks like tomorrow will be Shutter Island as I don't have the 2+ hours for it tonight.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23008
Registered: Jun-06
That was AMAZING. No spoils for those who haven't seen it but I have to say it's a twister indeed. The last 10 minutes of the film had my head spinning trying to catch up. However, for those who have seen it, what is your take on the very last scene? I mean, in your view, is it what I think? Was it confirmation on his fears or simply an ingredient to spice up controversy in the audience? Or was it him giving up/making the choice and accepting his fate?

Every critic is right though. You HAVE to see it more than once to catch everything that plays a role.

A solid 8 stars out of 10. Would have been 9 for me but the ending just left me hanging a bit. I wanted more closure lol.
 

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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1648
Registered: Feb-07
Shutter Island! I wrote on this in the OT section but I have no problem doing it again.
You are right about the last 10 minutes - but I would say the last 10 seconds was THE most critical seconds in the movie for me. It all depends on how people interpret the message but to me, he WAS cured. If i'm not mistaken, that last sentence even left a questioned look on his partners face (doctor).

Lots of people also didn't like the movie BECAUSE of the ending. Some just didn't get it and others didn't like it. But you gotta watch to movie for what it is and not what you want it to be (thanks muddy....i think? or someone else said that in the last thread lol)

If you can take any crappy movie and put Leonardo DiCaprio in it, he WILL make it sweet.

I can't wait for Inception. Next month!!
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23010
Registered: Jun-06
Spot on! You feel the same way I do. When the camera shows what's in the orderly's hands as they approach you think to yourself that he was right all along to resist. Then the imagination rolls and you think to yourself he's GOT to fight his way out of there.............................then it fades to black. "Aw c'mon!!!" I kept saying to myself lol.


OK. That's all I'm going to spill.
 

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Post Number: 14403
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now your making me want to watch the movie again ill have to look on blockbuster and netflix for the movie
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14404
Registered: Jun-04
shoot its not on the on demand section of netflix
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14405
Registered: Jun-04
I just found a streaming website to watch it ....sweet
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 894
Registered: Oct-09
Shutter Island was pretty good. I remember it made my head hurt pretty bad when I saw it. I never saw the end coming though, total twist for sure. Inception coming up looks like it is going to be another awesome DiCaprio film. From what I gather its something about having dreams within dreams. Sounds like it may be the next Matrix level movie.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23018
Registered: Jun-06
It's one of those as deep as you are films. How far you take it is on you. Walk away with what you will but most surely it won't be what the person sitting next to you will. That's the beauty of the film. A different version for every viewer.

Some leave baffled while others are contemplating outcomes as they pass the popcorn machine on their way out the theater.
 

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Registered: Jun-04
http://xtshare.com/toshare.php?Id=28959
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23022
Registered: Jun-06
Not sure what that means Sean.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14416
Registered: Jun-04
its a link to the movie
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23023
Registered: Jun-06
I got all kinds of overlaying ads and background noise. That site is LOADED with piggyback spam everywhere lol.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14465
Registered: Jun-04
not me im using firefox
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14585
Registered: Jun-04
bump lets get this thread rolling
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 1693
Registered: Feb-07
I don't know if any of you guys are fans of Mortal Kombat (or if any of you even know what it is lol) but they are making a new one. Man i seen this trailer and it looks crazy. Usually I say movies like this flop (and this probably will) but I cannot wait for it to come out. Too bad it is coming out 2013. I don't know why it is that late but they also have a trailer out for it already.

You can check it out here:
http://www.alltrailers.net/mortal-kombat.html
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14598
Registered: Jun-04
I saw the other mortal combat movies might have to go see this one
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14599
Registered: Jun-04
holy crap I just realized you said 2013....ill forget about it till then
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23108
Registered: Jun-06
Damn I feel old now. My son was born in 2000.



Haven't bought any movies lately. Been watching old episodes of welcome back Kotter and Knight rider on Hulu lol. Also The Pretender, What's Happening, One Day at a time, Facts of life, ect.


Yeah, I'm an 80's guy lol.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 14604
Registered: Jun-04
im getting ready to see the a team.....remember that show paul
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23110
Registered: Jun-06
I think that's on Hulu too!!!




I love it when a plan comes together.
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1306
Registered: Oct-07
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How To Marry A Millionaire are on as a double feature. Couldn't pry the remote out of my wife's hands with a jackhammer.
MM is beautiful, Lauren Bacall made a Bogart joke and Jane Russel is TALL. Probably 5" taller then MM.

Good movies representing that 'era' of film.....mid '50s.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 23120
Registered: Jun-06
Leo, I tell you with no hesitation that I would have loved to live inside the 50's era. Not speaking just movie wise but life in general. Everything seemed so simple and direct. There were no car jackings or cell phones, cars didn't cost $50,000 and you could fill the tank with $5. Picnics actually happened and life in general was just so much simpler.


Today? Chaos chaos chaos. Texting, emails, working in front of computer screens all day, playing on them at night lol, everyone paying for everything using a piece of plastic, full service in a gas station......are you kidding me? Crap like that. I think I'd prefer the milkman bringing the milk, Billy the paperboy throwing me my paper on my porch every morning, believing in my government, sleeping with my doors unlocked and everything I owned made in the good ole USA.


Kind of a stretch huh lol?
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