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  1. Adam_S

    OOP Criterion Blurays for sale

    Some Criterion for sale: On Blu, OOP The Confession Blu - $50 Last Year at Marienbad Blu - $80 Chungking Express Blu - $100 On DVD, OOP Port of Shadows DVD - $30 The Life of Brian - $15 The Rock - $15 On Blu, in print: If... - $15 Videodrome - $15 On DVD, in print: Loves of a Blonde - $10...
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    New bluray player with audio playback on fast forward

    Since 2009 I've only had a PS3 for playing blurays, and the fan has finally gotten so incredibly noisy in the past year that we are replacing it for watching movies. So I got the Sony 6700 last Thursday and we will be returning it as defective, because when you pause a disc, there is about a...
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    AVR research for an upgrade

    I'm going to get a new AVR after a LONG time, my last and current AVR is a 12 year old Pioneer, and I bought it for around 200 in a discontinued model sale in early 2001. So a lot of the wide world of AVRs is brand new to me--like multi zone, upscaling or Audessy etc. Initially, I've looked at...
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    Sight and Sound (2002) Greatest Films Club

    bumping because the 2012 list is a day from being announced!
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    BFI Sight & Sound 2012 List (Greatest Movies)

    Tomorrow, August 1st, Sight and Sound will announce the 2012 incarnation of their once a decade poll/list of the greatest films ever made. They will be announcing the Critics top ten list, and the directors top ten lists. They have massively expanded the roster of both critics & directors...
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    60" Plasma, Panny ST30 or Samsung D550

    looks like I'm getting a new TV soon, my first plasma, replacing a 36" 3yo LCD. I'd go for 65, but the fiancee wants 55, so looks like the end result will be a compromise at 60. I like both of these TVs, but wonder if one is clearly superior to the other? These two units are comparably...
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    Time to Smash Down! 2000s decade Top Thirty Lists

    It's that time of decade again... This is the place to post your top thirty films from the years 2000-2009 I will compile, periodically, a master list of HTF's top films of the decade and post the results to this thread through the first three or four months of 2010. Since we’ve used a thirty...
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    Time to Throw Down! 2009 Top Ten Lists

    It's that time of year again... This is the place to post your top ten films of 2009. I will compile a periodic master list of HTF's top ten of 2009 and post the results to this thread through the first three or four months of the year. It is strongly suggested you have seen at least 30 films...
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    Sept. 23rd, The Wizard of Oz HD Event (coming to a theatre near you)

    http://www.fandango.com/thewizardofoz70thanniversaryhidefevent_126537/movieoverview I saw in Friday's Los Angeles times that they were selling tickets to a Wizard of Oz event. Initially I thought that meant the film was getting a 4k Rerelease like Blade Runner did. Having seen the 4k...
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    Complete Fritz Lang's Metropolis found!

    Fritz Lang's Metropolis was cut heavily after it's German premiere and the complete film has been considered lost for decades. A complete version has just been found in a Buenos Aires museum. News: GreenCine Daily: "Rediscovered"! Metropolis. The Local - Lost scenes of 'Metropolis'...
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    HD Primer?

    I'm looking to make the plunge into HD soon, going to plunk around 2000 on an HD set, possibly the DLP-LED 61" samsung, but possibly a plasma or lcd. but anyway I now discover that most of what I knew about HT (from about six or eight years ago) isn't terribly relevant anymore. What're the...
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    2008 Films List (Reviews, Discussion & Tracking)

    The 2008 Film List thread is mainly for discussing, reviewing and tracking 2008 films. The "Track the films you watch" thread is a great place to keep track of all films watched in a year, though any are welcome to track all their film watching here if they so desire. This is also a great...
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    Time to Thrown Down! 2007 Top Ten Lists

    It's that time of year again... This is the place to post your top ten films of 2007. I will compile a periodic master list of HTF's top ten of 2007 and post the results to this thread through the first three or four months of the year. It is strongly suggested you have seen at least 30...
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    Directors SURVIVOR GAME - Sight and Sound List

    The object of this is to whittle this list down to a top twenty films (maybe ten, maybe one, we'll see how it goes). here are the rules: For those of you not familiar with Survivor, it's a list game. Each of the films that recieved at least three votes on the 2002 Sight and Sound list...
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    Official 2007 Awards Discussion Thread (not Oscars)

    Getting to be that time of year again, the last week of August, looking into a packed September through November of prestige releases--so it seems an apt point to open the yearly discussion. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEPTEMBER...
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    NCAA College Football 2007

    Only a week away, and it looks to be a fantastic year. Though I must say, despite the across the board preseason praise for USC, I would be pleasantly surprised if we go undefeated in the regular season. There are a lot of dangerous games on the schedule for USC, and because they've battered...
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    Directors Oscars Best of the Best

    What was the single best film for each category at the oscars? The only rule is that it had to have been nominated in that category originally. You're allowed one tie. Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia Best Director: Billy Wilder - the Apartment Best Actor: Gregory Peck - To Kill a...
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    Directors Best Male & Female Leading Performance of all time

    Just try and list one only for each please. The very best you've ever seen. Mine: Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird Katherine Hepburn - The Lion in Winter
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    March Madness 2007 NCAAB Tourney (HTF Pick'em Challenge, too)

    I got the annual email from my brother about the family tournement for March Madness (2$ /bracket) and figured I'd browse HTF opinins (and tomorrow's paper) before making my random, uneducated guesses on the bracket. Funny story, the first time I filled one of these out was in eighth grade...
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    Beatles Musical - "Across the Universe" discussion thread (Merged)

    Finally! The trailer for "Across the Universe"!. Think Beatles meets Moulin Rouge. One thing the trailer doesn't make very clear is that this is an all out musical. Julie Taymor, the director, did one of the most poetic, unique and gorgeous adaptations of Shakespeare ever with "Titus" a film...
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    Directors Top 20 films

    YMDB was eaten by imdb so I figured HTF ought to have a thread for lists of top 20 films. 1 Empire of the Sun Steven Spielberg 2 Lawrence of Arabia David Lean 3 How Green Was My Valley John Ford 4 The Apartment Billy Wilder 5 Casablanca Michael Curtiz...
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    Excel question...

    I'm compiling up the top ten list of 2006 films for HTF and was wondering if there's a way I can convince Excel to do this automatically I need to convert the ranking to the score. a number 1 ranking to a score of 10. And all the other ranks, a number 10 ranking to a score of 1, for instance...
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    2007 Film List

    The 2007 Film List thread is mainly for discussing, reviewing and tracking 2007 films. The "Track the films you watch" thread is a great place to keep track of all films watched in a year, though any are welcome to track all their film watching here if they so desire. This is also a great...
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    2006 Top Ten Lists - Time to Throw Down!

    Carrying on the tradition, here's the annual thread to collect your top ten films of 2006. Like last year, I'll keep track of the HTF tallies. :D We suggest that you have seen at least 30 films from 2006 before posting a top ten list. If you'd like to link to the relevant post in the 2006...
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    2006 Golden Globes (Films) discussion thread

    And the nominees are: Edit to highlight the winners: DRAMA Babel Bobby The Departed Little Children The Queen ACTRESS (DRAMA) Penelope Cruz - Volver Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal Maggie Gyllenhall - Sherrybaby Helen Mirren - The Queen Kate Winslet - Little...
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    2006 Globe Globes (TV) discussion thread

    And the nominees are: BEST TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA 24 Big Love Grey's Anatomy Heroes Lost ACTRESS - TV - DRAMA Patricia Arquette - Medium Edie Falco - The Sopranos Evangeline Lily - Lost Ellen Pompeo - Grey's Anatomy Kyra Sedgewick - The Closer ACTOR - TV - DRAMA Patrick...
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    Beef, it's what's for dinner

    I saw this in the farm section of my local Missouri paper, only in the article they use the term 'litter' I guess that's the safer, scientific, term to use; actually saying 'manure' might upset people. I've replaced all instances of 'litter' with 'manure' because I feel that is more honest. if...
  28. Adam_S

    I got a job!

    Just in time to start paying Student loans as the deferment expires in about four weeks. I'm so happy to be amongst the ranks of the employed, and this is a terrific, ideal position too! Adam
  29. Adam_S

    Male Restroom Etiquette

    This is hilarious. And so true. Guys, you too can help prevent the end of civilization by following a few simple rules.
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    *** Official The Departed Review Thread

    The Departed - :star::star::star:1/2 Every bit as powerful and good a film as Gangs of New York and the Aviator. I've not seen any of the Infernal Affairs films. A note on spoilers. I will discuss who is good cop and bad cop, I won't reveal major plot points or resolutions, the film...
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