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  1. Carlos_E

    Drive - quick review

    Great film. My favorite film so far this year. I loved the cinematography. Long camera takes and slow camera tracking shots are so refreshing. This is the anti Michael Bay film. As Robert mentioned, the Michael Mann influence is definitely there. But I was reminded of more recent Mann films. The...
  2. Carlos_E

    2010 at the Box Office

    Can anybody provide me with a link to a website that makes available the total number of admissions for movies in addition to boxoffice numbers? I have looked at boxofficemojo but have not seen a link for total number of admissions to movies. Thanks guys
  3. Carlos_E

    2009 at the Box Office

    I would respectfully disagree as to final haul if this third Friday's estimated gross of 25 million is any indication. Avatar will challenge the Dark Knight at 533 million and Titanic at 600 million before it completes its run. Just in my humble opinion.
  4. Carlos_E

    2009 at the Box Office

    ASTOUNDING numbers being reported today. I did a double take when I first saw them. According to sources, it is estimated that Avatar grossed 25 million this past Friday January 1. This is just a one day gross. Granted, yesterday was a holiday. But holiday or no holiday, this is...
  5. Carlos_E

    2009 at the Box Office

    It is crazy indeed Patrick. The last time I saw something like that was during 1997-1998 with Titanic. I now believe Avatar will surpass The Dark Knight if not Titanic also. Monday's incredible numbers make this a definite possibility. Speaking about the Dark Knight, that movie had a steep...
  6. Carlos_E

    *** Official TERMINATOR SALVATION Discussion Thread

    Guys: I have a question about a possible flaw I saw in the movie. It concerns the opening credits of the movie. In writing, the movie indicated that Skynet became "self aware" in the early 21st century. But this is clearly wrong right? According to Terminator 2, Skynet became "self...
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    *** Official THE WRESTLER Discussion Thread

    I just saw this movie about 3 days ago. Fantastic film. Tremendous performance by Mickey Rourke. Also the Academy should create a special award for Marisa Tomei for best body by a 44 year old. What percentage of all 44 year old women out there have a body that looks like that??? Like Darth...
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    *** Official THE WRESTLER Review Thread

    I saw this film over the weekend. Like Chuck said earlier, I have allowed it to "percolate". Great performances all around. Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood (whom I had never heard of prior to this movie but gives an outstanding performance as the daughter), and of course Mickey Rourke. I was not...
  9. Carlos_E

    Ricardo Montalban has passed away!

    Khan was the best Star Trek villain ever. Either tv show or film. He will be missed. His work will live forever. His work in the Space Seed episode and Wrath of Khan is just mesmerizing. Check out his interview concerning Khan in Star Trek 2 dvd special edition. It is fantastic. Carlos
  10. Carlos_E

    Scarface on Blu-Ray?

    Kris: I have heard of differences in the soundtrack between the original movie and new releases but I can't quite pinpoint what they are. Does one of these differences occur during the opening credits? The scarface theme music heard as the mariel boatlift occurs is slightly different with...
  11. Carlos_E

    Scarface on Blu-Ray?

    I love this movie. Just saw a special 25th anniversary screening of the movie in Miami. Has anybody heard anything about when this will be coming to Blu-Ray?
  12. Carlos_E

    Tribute to Brunettes

    Mike. You are killing me!! I do have to say Rachel does look mighty fine in that black dress. Would you care to provide an opinion as to how Alizee looks in comparison with her black attire at the video link below? YouTube - alizee
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    Tribute to Brunettes

    This is one of the best threads in the history of the Home Theatre Forum You guys have introduced me to Alizee. I had never heard of her. There are a lot of beautiful women in this thread such as Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Connelly but no one, I mean NO ONE can hold a candle to this Alizee...
  14. Carlos_E

    Dark Knight: To IMAX or not?

    I have now seen this movie twice. First in a conventional movie theater and then in an Imax theater. Imax is the way to go. See it as the director intended it to be seen. It is a dramatic difference. The scenes that were filmed with Imax cameras are incredible. Scenes such as the Bank robbery...
  15. Carlos_E

    Terminator 1 & 2

    Van, Please, Please, Please include the Guns and Roses video for Terminator 2. We will pay extra for Blu-Ray. This was an incredible video. But sadly, it was not part of the Ultimate Dvd package.
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    *** Official THE DARK KNIGHT Discussion Thread

    Guys: How is the IMAX footage being shown in conventional movie theaters? What is the aspect ratio of Imax? It is square. Isn't it 1:37 or close to that? But a regular movie theater is rectangular. About 1:85 or 2:35?? When the portion of the movie that contains the Imax footage...
  17. Carlos_E

    *** Official THE DARK KNIGHT Discussion Thread

    66 MILLION in one day!!!! Box office mojo reports record opening day take. This is just Friday guys. !!
  18. Carlos_E

    *** Official THE DARK KNIGHT Discussion Thread

    Chad: Great explanation of the differences between Imax and conventional theater. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see it in Imax. That bank scene at the beginning reminds me of the HEAT movie (1995) bank heist scene. GREAT intensity.
  19. Carlos_E

    *** Official THE DARK KNIGHT Discussion Thread

    Chuck: That hospital explosion is HUGE. I cant imagine what it looks like in IMAX. Which brings me to my next question: Has anybody already actually seen The Dark Knight in both a conventional movie theater and the IMAX theater. Please tell us about your experiences in both locations...
  20. Carlos_E

    *** Official THE DARK KNIGHT Discussion Thread

    Chuck: Thanks for the quick responses. Can you remember if any of the hospital scenes (when the Joker visits Two Face) were in IMAX format?
  21. Carlos_E

    *** Official THE DARK KNIGHT Discussion Thread

    Hey Guys: IMAX footage questions: Does anyone know the following, 1) Dark Knight has a 152 minute run time. If you see the movie in an Imax theater, how many minutes of the total minutes contain Imax exclusive footage 2) How many scenes in the movie were filmed with Imax...
  22. Carlos_E

    Road Warrior question

    Hey guys. I have seen this movie many times before. I have a question about the character played by the actor Vernon Wells. He is the crazy guy with the mohawk. According to the Internet Movie Database, the name of the character in the movie is Wez. I cannot remember where in the movie he is...
  23. Carlos_E

    Need Comparisons between regular Road Warrior DVD and Blu-Ray version

    Thanks for all the responses guys. Keep em coming. PS: If you guys want to see a DYNAMITE double feature, get the Crude Awakening DVD and view the Road Warrior (Blu-Ray of course by the looks of your reviews) right after it. The Crude Awakening is an awesome, frightning documentary on the...
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    Need Comparisons between regular Road Warrior DVD and Blu-Ray version

    Hey Jim: Did you say longer cut? I did not know there was a longer cut of this film. How much additional time does the blu-ray version have over the regular Dvd? Also, does the Blu version have a commentary track. Have you listened to it? How is it?
  25. Carlos_E

    Need Comparisons between regular Road Warrior DVD and Blu-Ray version

    Hello everyone. The Road Warrior is one of my favorite movies ever. I have it on regular Dvd. I have not upgraded to Blu-Ray as of yet. I don't even have an HDTV. But i am hearing good things about this Blu-Ray version. For those that have both the regular Dvd and the Blu-Ray version...
  26. Carlos_E

    The Orphanage (El Orfanato) 2007

    Hello Everyone: I saw this film last night at the theater. What a fantastic discovery!!! I love seeing films that have not been released wide or that just have not been blockbusters at the box office and being unexpectedly blown away. In short, it is about a woman who grew up as a child...
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    *** Official NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN Discussion Thread

    Craig: You are right. Some of the sounds in that movie, in the absence of music, are so unnerving. Spoilers below************ Don't read if you haven't seen the movie. That sound of the rifle weapon with the silencer attached in the end. That thing just makes me very very uneasy. I...
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    *** Official NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN Discussion Thread

    I just saw this film last night. WOW. Even though I did not like the ending, I have been constantly thinking about the movie in general. What can you say about Javier Bardem that has not already been said? One of the most menacing villains in the history of cinema. Not just recent history but...