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#28421 of 28764 Elizabeth S

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Posted November 07 2013 - 03:20 PM

I tried to resize Stev-o. You should engage in Gravity. I enjoyed it. Just don't think about it too hard. The one surprise I found on Netflix was the film Timecrimes.

Oh, one of the time-travelling films that totally messed up my mind!  I just have a hard time with the logic of those type of films.  Primer is the most headache-inducing film I've ever seen.

 

Anyone watching the S.H.E.I.L.D television show?

I tried watching "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and lasted for about 1.5 episodes.  I realized I have too many shows already and it didn't grab me right away.  Also, I found the characters rather unlikeable.

 

 

 



#28422 of 28764 Elizabeth S

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Posted November 07 2013 - 03:24 PM

Russell, 

 

In terms of shows new for this season I am really enjoying Sleepy Hollow.  Easily my favorite new show of the fall.  Kind of a fantasy / supernatural version of Fringe.   I'm liking Mom as well because an unfiltered Allison Janney is fun to watch. :)

 

- Walter.

I like Sleepy Hollow a lot, too.  I love Tim Mison's performance -- he doesn't overplay Crane's befuddlement with the modern-day surroundings.

 

Saw Thor- The Dark World at my local cineplex and in a decently sized screen this time. Funnier and about as good as the original, if not better. As you can tell from the trailer, Thor and Loki team up to beat a nasty new enemy, this time it's the 'Dark Elves' led by ex-Dr. Who Christopher Eccleston. Asgard and London get mullered, Chris Evans has a hilarious cameo as Captain America and the ending is a shocker. The most fun superhero film of the year. 5 out of 5.

 

 

OK, Steve, I wasn't too thrilled with the trailers for Thor 2, but I may give it a shot next week.  This week is reserved for About Time.  If I can fit in a second movie, it may be All is Lost, the Redford film which will likely not stay as long as Thor.



#28423 of 28764 Walter Kittel

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Posted November 07 2013 - 06:05 PM

I love Tim Mison's performance -- he doesn't overplay Crane's befuddlement with the modern-day surroundings.

 

Agreed.  They use a little bit of it in most episodes to provide some comic relief, like Abbie taking Ichabod to the baseball game, but they don't overuse it which I appreciate as well.  I like the performances of both of the leads; they are both personable and seem to do a good job with the material.  (Of course they are both physically attractive which is hardly ever detrimental in genre television. :) )

 

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Posted November 08 2013 - 01:51 AM

I just knew they would have to throw in the Free Masons at some point. Seems like you can't have a show involving the American and British war without throwing in the mystical Free Masons.

 

I do like the actors they chose for the stories. They carry the show well.


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Posted November 09 2013 - 10:50 AM

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#28426 of 28764 Zen Butler

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Posted November 09 2013 - 10:56 AM

Elizabeth, I agree with that uneasiness of time travel films. Timecrimes was more of a surprise because I wasn't expecting much. I can't seem to get through Primer. Side note: if the wife doesn't stop with this flippin' Mumford and Sons, I am taking a metro rail straight into a brick wall. Brits should NOT be handling a banjo. Much less, pretend they are from the Appallachian

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#28427 of 28764 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted November 09 2013 - 03:40 PM

Brits should NOT ... pretend they are from the Appallachian

 

Well they may have the teeth for it.


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#28428 of 28764 Elizabeth S

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Posted November 09 2013 - 06:11 PM

I saw All is Lost today.  Wow, what a nice role for Robert Redford.  Couldn't help but think of Jeremiah Johnson as his other man vs. the elements story.  He's so well-suited for the role as a smart, resourceful outdoorsman.  



#28429 of 28764 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted November 09 2013 - 06:28 PM

Don't forget Redford's performance in Out of Africa either.  Perhaps his most romantic role and to cap it off for me his character's name is Dennis. 


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#28430 of 28764 Elizabeth S

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Posted November 12 2013 - 12:57 AM

Have to see Out of Africa one day.

 

I saw About Time yesterday.  I enjoyed it, though I was a little disappointed some lines from the trailer didn't make the final film.  The father-son relationship in the film is very touching, and Bill Nighy is a gem, as always.


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#28431 of 28764 Steve Christou

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Posted November 13 2013 - 01:30 PM

No cinema for me this week.

 

Bought a bunch of blu-rays - The Right Stuff, Fantastic Voyage, The Great Gatsby 3D, Pacific Rim 3D, This is the End, Monsters University 3D, The Hobbit Extended 3D.

 

Next Week - Wolverine 3D, JFK, Streets of Fire.

 

Currently watching - True Blood Season 6 Episode 1.

 

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#28432 of 28764 Russell G

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Posted November 13 2013 - 02:09 PM

Steve, that Pacific Rim cap looks like a video game!

 

No movies in the theater for me either. Picked up Man of Steel and The Never Ending Hobbit. My subwoofer shit the bed though so I'm not sure if I'll watch them or not until it's fixed/replaced.

 

Been a stupid week this past week. :S


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#28433 of 28764 Elizabeth S

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Posted November 13 2013 - 02:17 PM

 

Next Week - Wolverine 3D, JFK, Streets of Fire.

 

 

I have this one on order from the UK.  I have it on HD-DVD, but this Blu has some nice extras.



#28434 of 28764 Steve Christou

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Posted November 13 2013 - 03:01 PM

Jeezus Rutger Hauer looks old in True Blood, I hope it's mostly make up.

 

 

Russ, the whole film looked like a 2 hour cutscene from a game. I haven't seen it in 3D yet.

 

Elizabeth, I seem  to remember you mentioning you're a big fan of that film, it's been a while since I last saw Streets of Fire. Watched it many times in the 80's. A cult favourite.

 

Cat People (1982) was another film I watched an inordinate amount of times back then. Most of my guilty fave movies were from the 1980's, no.1 has to be Dune.

 

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#28435 of 28764 Russell G

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Posted November 13 2013 - 03:07 PM

I'm a season behind on True Blood, so I have old Hauer to look forward too!

 

CAt People is getting a fancy bluray release in January from Scream Factory. I'll probably buy it if the price is right. They do good stuff.


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Posted November 13 2013 - 03:16 PM

Doesn't look like Cat People is coming out here in the UK on Blu any time soon, I may have to import.

 

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" Don't worry, a naked girl isn't getting out of this building" Lifeforce looked real good on blu-ray, especially space vampire Mathilda May, there's an interview with her on the disc and other juicy extras including isolated score. Apparently Tobe Hooper was a bit of a perv and demanded May should be 'hairless' in her nude scenes but she refused.


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Posted November 13 2013 - 03:20 PM

Lifeforce! I watched it over Halloween month. That was a fun movie, and not just because of the naked vampire :P


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#28438 of 28764 Elizabeth S

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Posted November 14 2013 - 12:25 PM

I think I have Cat People on HD DVD.  That's a cool movie.

 

I've always meant to see Lifeforce.

 

Yup, Steve, Streets of Fire is a big favorite.  I used to listen to the soundtrack many years after the movie was out.  It really stands on its own.  And of course, Diane Lane is one of my favorites to this day.



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Posted November 16 2013 - 07:59 AM

Pacific Rim looked great on the projector. As to the film, lots to look at and not much else going on.

Thor 2 tomorrow. Taking the boy despite the wife's protests

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#28440 of 28764 Steve Christou

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Posted November 17 2013 - 06:54 AM

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