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Discussion in 'Testing' started by Steve Christou, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Ron-P

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    Chris, try using paragraphs, it's makes reading easier. I realize the money spent on the space program is minor in the grand scheme of things but I still see it as a waste of money, in the grand scheme of things.
     
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    I saw the new Winnie the Pooh movie tonight.

    All reviews I've seen were excellent. The film was not.

    While the voice work was passable (having John Cleese take over the narration duties of Sebastian Cabot was genius on someone's part), the plot lines were thus:

    --Pooh desires hunny er, honey.
    --Eeyore loses his tail.
    --The Hundred Acre Wood gang becomes scared of an unknown creature.
    --And there is a classic miscommunication to set it all up (ala Three's Company)

    Basically the same amalgam of tales from the original Disney tales...but without original songs from Richard & Robert Sherman. The current songwriters tried to copy their work unsuccessfully.

    I don't know what all the reviewers saw in it. But a big from me.

    Oh. And definitely NOT a movie for Ron-P!
     
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    Er, did you not notice my paragraph breaks?
    And, it's funny, but Daniel Webster said exactly the same thing about California.
     
  4. Ron-P

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    Ok, I'm looking for a movie, animated it had some odd creatures in it. It's, I'm guessing, 7+ years old and all I remember is that a space ship was being chased by another through an ice field, and at the time the dvd was rock'n due to the base sequences during that ice field chase. Anyone testerians remember the title of that film?
     
  5. Steve Christou

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    One of my favourite animated films Ron - Titan AE (2000) - I have it on HD. Very good picture and excellent sound.

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    Sounds like Star Tours, Ron!
     
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    Which I have yet to be on Mike..RRRrrrrrrr. I want to go, but not wait in those ridiculously long lines in 90+ degree temps. Yeah, I'll wait of the winter season, when all the kiddies are back in school and mom and dad are back to work and not on vacation.

    THANK YOU STEVE, that's the one....sadly though, no Blu-ray here.

    Anyone here been over to Dark Horizons lately. Read up on the Prometheus details that rolled out from Comic-Con, damn does this film sound fantastic.
     
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    I saw Captain America today. It was OK, though I thought it dragged a bit in the middle. I liked the setup with the skinny Steve Rogers and Chris Evans in the role, although he has to stop with the "mouth ajar" acting. Some of the effects looked a bit old-fashioned (intentionally?). A lot of people stayed for the scene/"Avengers" peek after the credits and there was actually applause after it. That "Avengers" film must be so expensive with that cast.
     
  9. Ron-P

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    I'll see Captain American when it hits Blu. It's cheaper to buy these then to go out to the theater, and it's better at home in every way, there are no bennies to seeing films in a commercial theater anymore. I'll do it only if it's an "I cannot wait to see this film", like Sucker Punch.
     
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    I saw Friends with Benefits today. I actually liked it a lot! The main premise of the film is the same as No Strings Attached, but this one is much better. The dialogue is better and there's more chemistry between Kunis and Timberlake. It also has a good supporting cast/cameos, including Woody Harrelson. For what it's worth, it's raunchier and a tad more explicit than "NSA" as well. Surprisingly, the matinee was a packed house. Guess not everyone wanted to see "Captain America" (or it was sold out).
     
  11. Steve Christou

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    Ron, I still can't quite fathom how Sucker Punch was a must see at the cinema film for you, but the just as visual and I'm sure far more coherent and enjoyable Captain America isn't.

    Cap doesn't open here until next friday and I am planning to see it the cinema, it'll be my 4th superhero film of the year, and I think the last until next years varied selection. Cap Americano will have made over $60m this weekend so the studio should be happy, it all bodes well for next years biggie The Avengers.

    Currently watching a creaky old epic Kings of the Sun (1963), starring Yul Brynner as Chief Black Eagle and George Chakiris as a Mayan king so no dancing in this one.

    My latest "illustrated reference" - On Her Majesty's Secret Service - "featuring the stunning nonentity George Lazenby" according to one harsh critic, a bit unfair I say.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/On-Her-Majestys-Secret-Service-1969-Illustrated-Reference

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    Guess you can sum it up in two words Steve. Superhero burnout. Other than the visuals and cast all these comic book films have the same basic storyline. I have yet to see a comic book film in the theater and may not until The Avengers next year. Sucker Punch was pure originality, very different from the mundaneness of what is hitting theaters this year.
     
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    Sucker Punch isn't out on Blu-ray here yet. Newest film out for sale is Rango.

    Sent from Amazon, the 2-part Hong Kong epic Red Cliff, blu-ray for £5.99 and Ben Affleck as Daredevil, blu-ray for £4.97.

    From HMV I bought Gremlins for £6 and Die Hard for £8, both blu-rays.

    Great to see Blu-ray sale prices dropping down to DVD sale price levels.
     
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    Was browsing today and thought these poster observations were funny:
    http://www.cracked.com/article_19093_8-actors-who-look-exactly-same-every-movie-poster.html
     
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    And for no good reason:

     
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    This video always makes me smile -


     
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    Well, if we're talking about videos that make us smile, this one makes me smile...BIG!
     
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    That made me smile too Ron, and I had roll my tongue back into my mouth after.

    That would have been labeled pornography just 50 years ago. And banned in several countries. My how times have changed. ;)


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    I saw Tree Of Life! I loved it. I can't pretend to say I fully "got" it, but I did love it. The theater sucked though. Tiny screened old timey theater. Blech!

    Also see'd Captain America. I loved it too, and a can say that I fully understood it! I think it's my favourite Marvel movie. I can't think of a more perfect Captain America film then that one. Hooray for superheros!

    Ron, isn't sucker punch a big superhero movie without the comic book? It sure looked like one to me. I watched the extended cut. The only thing different I noticed was a horrible musical number. Kind of disappointed. I like the movie, but do not love it. a 3.5 star picture for me.

    I'm enjoying your Bond Hubbles Steef! Nice job.
     
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    Thanks Russ. Glad you liked Captain America. I'll be seeing it some time next week.

    Tree of Life I think I can wait till it's playing on my 42inch telly. Dim the lights, drinking black coffee, stroking my invisible goatee, nodding my head knowingly at intervals, standing up and yelling "bravo" when the end credits come on and generally pretend to know what it's all about.
     

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