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#28721 of 28818 Steve Christou

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Posted June 13 2014 - 07:13 AM

Mike is that your new 4D Ultra-Smart Widescreen Holographic TV on display there? I keep forgetting that new TVs have internet on board, I've had my 3D TV for nearly 2 years and I think I've only used the internet twice on it. I much prefer using a mouse and keyboard to a cumbersome remote control, I know there are special remotes for TV internet but I didn't get one.

 

I'm still planning to see Edge of Tomorrow, hopefully next week. Hard to believe a big expensive sci-fi action film starring Tom Cruise failing to open at no.1 at the US box office, it didn't even open in second place. Oh how the mighty have fallen! Cruise is still popular in other countries, that might cheer him up a bit. Number one movie was a tearjerker I'd never heard of until I saw it listed at box office mojo, I don't even recognize any of the names in it.

 

I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel a few days ago, it wasn't hilarious but I enjoyed it, a quirky film full of quirky actors directed by quirkmeister Wes Anderson. The film has flashbacks within flashbacks and each in a different aspect ratio, the 80's flashback is in 1.85, the 60's flashback in 2.35 and the 30's flashback in the nearly square 1:37 ratio. Unluckily the majority of the film is set in the 30's so all the action is 'boxed' in. I'm so glad movies got into widescreen by the 1950's.

 

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#28722 of 28818 Elizabeth S

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Posted June 13 2014 - 01:41 PM

Haha, well I do love what you were watching on TV at the time.



#28723 of 28818 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 13 2014 - 03:41 PM

I just hope whoever's responsible has been sacked!  :biggrin:

 

That's actually not the internet, Steve...but my Time-Warner cable service DVR paused on the offending phrase. 

 

I had NEVER used the internet connected to my TV either until a few months ago when I got a subscription service to be able to watch any US baseball game. It was a gift from my kids which has been extremely useful (and much enjoyed) during my lengthy recuperation at home.  I'm still not back to work full-time yet. 

 

I am going to blind buy Grand Budapest Hotel.  Me and Wes Anderson are rather hit-and-miss.  But I liked Moonrise Kingdom and methinks he is starting to become a little more mainstream accessible. 

 


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#28724 of 28818 Steve Christou

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Posted June 13 2014 - 03:56 PM

[ramble mode on] Mike, one of my favorite credit sequences. I saw Holy Grail at the cinema would you believe, yes I'm that old, and I distinctly remember a point in the film where an 'intermission' card pops up for a few seconds, people started getting up and than they quickly sat down again it was hilarious. I was just a wee lad btw. I used to skip school and slip into the cinema where I would spend most of the day watching the same two films over and over until it was time to go home. Lots of double bills back then. I remember seeing John Huston's The Bible at the cinema on a re-release in the 70's, it bored the hell out of me but I stuck with it hoping there will be more flashes of nudity. Fun times. [ramble mode off]

 

If you liked Moonrise Kingdom I think you'll enjoy Grand Budapest Hotel though it is darker and violent, Willem Dafoe plays a psycho killer.


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#28725 of 28818 Parker Clack

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Posted June 13 2014 - 11:10 PM

I watched Holy Grail at the theater with about 10 other people in the audience. I was laughing out loud

and they were all sitting there looking at me wondering WTF I was laughing at. The opening scroll is a riot.

Got to love the cheesy Intermission organ music.

 

 

I used to ride my bike to the local 4 plex on the weekend and watch movie after movie from early morning

until closing time. I saw a lot of great films that way which I probably wouldn't have gone to see otherwise.

Those were some great times.

 

Mike: You reminded me that I need to get to watching 24: Live Another Day. With that title I have been

expecting Daniel Craig to do a cameo at some point.


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#28726 of 28818 Steve Christou

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Posted June 14 2014 - 01:48 AM

Parker, I'm pretty sure the intermission mid way thru Holy Grail lasted just a few seconds, unless I'm thinking of a different movie. I remember people getting up and than having to quickly sit down again. Maybe it was a Mel Brooks movie?

 

I have about 7 episodes of 24 on my hard drive waiting to be viewed. And three seasons of Game of Thrones to catch up with, I wasn't that crazy about the first season.


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#28727 of 28818 Russell G

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Posted June 14 2014 - 05:11 PM

I believe "Strange Brew" has a fake intermission that had people up then rushing back to their seats. :)


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#28728 of 28818 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 14 2014 - 06:06 PM

I believe "Strange Brew" has a fake intermission that had people up then rushing back to their seats. :)

 

No fake intermission in the Strange Brew that I know......

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#28729 of 28818 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 14 2014 - 08:30 PM

You guys should enjoy this new season of 24.

 

Well, not sure about Steve.  His hometown is going to get blown to smithereens!   :biggrin:

 

I think this season is one really fun time!  Of course, binge-watching Jack Bauer is probably more fun than waiting a week between episodes. 


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#28730 of 28818 Steve Christou

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Posted June 15 2014 - 07:32 AM

Mike, it's become fashionable to blow up or wreck London, see GI Joe 2, Fantastic Four 2, Star Trek 2, Thor 2 and V for Vendetta. :)

 

Russ, I saw Strange Brew a long time ago but can't remember it much, wait I think Christopher Lee or Vincent Price was in it? My memory's like a sieve.

 

 

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#28731 of 28818 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 15 2014 - 07:01 PM

Well I'm doing better than Porsche today.  They couldn't get their #20 car to win Le Mans, but I was able to pull the tranny on the Boxster.  The cheap Harbor Freight tranny jack did yeoman service today.

 

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#28732 of 28818 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 15 2014 - 07:54 PM

Your car gave birth to that...thing?!?


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#28733 of 28818 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 15 2014 - 08:15 PM

That "thing" my dear Monsieur Frezon is a Porsche 5 speed transaxle, combining the functions of a transmission and a differential.  Junkyard prices for a good used one are in the $5K range.  So far I haven't broken anything expensive tearing the Boxster apart. 

 

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#28734 of 28818 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 15 2014 - 08:24 PM

Oui, oui.  Zee transaxle is tres fantastique!

 

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By the way, do you know why the French only eat one egg for breakfast?

 

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#28735 of 28818 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 16 2014 - 08:13 AM

Parisians that fall into the river are insane.


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Posted June 16 2014 - 08:28 AM

 

 

Russ, I saw Strange Brew a long time ago but can't remember it much, wait I think Christopher Lee or Vincent Price was in it? My memory's like a sieve.

 

 

Max Von Sydow as Brewmeister Smith. :)

 

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#28737 of 28818 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 16 2014 - 09:15 AM

I just read that von Sydow is going to be in the new Star Wars movie!

 

By the way, I think that's at least the second time I've told that French joke in this thread.  Maybe the third.  It's one of my absolute favorite jokes.  Which doesn't say much for me...


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Posted June 16 2014 - 10:59 AM

Parisians that fall into the river are insane.


I just heard that on Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge :)
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#28739 of 28818 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 16 2014 - 04:55 PM

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But I did name my home winery after a hero of the French resistance.


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Posted June 17 2014 - 11:00 PM

Mike, it's become fashionable to blow up or wreck London, see GI Joe 2, Fantastic Four 2, Star Trek 2, Thor 2 and V for Vendetta. :)

 

Yes, I find it strange that we have gone from blowing up New York and the White House in the US to up and down the Thames in London.

Seems like the fashionable thing to do.


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