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

  1. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Lead Actor

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    Nice one, I knew that there were a "lot" of Godzilla films but was surprised to see so many listed in the hub. Not doing very much on the 4th today here in the states. Just relaxing. I haven't seen anything theatrically of late but the following releases have my interest
    Easy Money - (not the Dangerfield film) has kind of caught my eye with Joel Kinnaman in the cast.
    Dark Knight Rises - last 'big' film of the summer for me.
    Killer Joe - mostly because of William Friedkin.
    Total Recall - maybe. I am hoping this will be better than my expectations.
    Not really interested in the Spider Man film. I never have been into that franchise.
    - Walter.
     
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    Mowed the lawn, cleaned the house. That is what i am doing for my 4th!
    Wife has to work, so it is just me and the dog.
    I still have not seen Prometheus. I was going to go last Saturday, but the theater near me only had a 545, and 1030 PM showing. One was to early, the other to late.
    I still have not gotten excited about Batman either!
    I rented The Gray last weekend. I liked it! So what if the wolves are the bad guys. Someone has to be a bad guy, take the rap!
    Saw a preview for Taken 2. I thought oh no...but it looked good! Shocked to say, i want to see it!
    So, anyway, i hope you all have a great 4th, where applicable.
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    My wife and I went to see Brave tonight.

    Loved it. Pixar didn't let me down.

    It's not the funniest thing they've ever done...but it might just about be the prettiest film they've ever done. The heroine's red curly locks were awesome. (I read somewhere that animators at Pixar who said that hair couldn't be animated were dismissed.) And the Scottish landscapes looked real at various points of the film. And the animators made some incredible use of "lighting" (I'm thinking, in particular, of the scene with the heroine and the witch over her cauldron).

    Really. Just gorgeous.

    The animation gets an AAA+++. The story gets a B.

    And...my wife and I were the only two people in the audience to make it to the very end of the closing credits and got treated to a special vignette (which resolved a part of the storyline which I had been wondering about).

    And the animated short shown beforehand La Luna was touching and wonderful.
     
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    I saw The Amazing Spider-Man today. Enjoyed it. I'm not a big Spidey fan, but I much prefer Andrew Garfield to Tobey Maguire overall as an actor. He was just fine in the role and had nice chemistry with Emma Stone.
     
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    I sawed Prometheus at the Goldilocks time of 6:45 last night. I really liked it! There was a lot of talk about plot holes and things not making sense but I guess I'm dumb enough not to recognize them. Loved how it set things up for the original Alien and I would be curious to see a sequel. That said, the sequel is going to require a genius story and script based on how philosophical this film was trying to be. 4/5 stars from me. It might be my second or third favourite Alien film. :)

    I'll probably catch Spidy-Man next week. I'm not huge on Andrew Garfield. Found him annoying in The Social Network. He was much better in Never Let Me Go. I watched that one over the weekend. Loved the film. A bizarre sci fi with none of the typical sci fi traps that was both thought provoking and touching. I'll give it a 4/5 too!
     
  6. Walter Kittel

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    I recently viewed Never Let Me Go for the first time and was quite taken with the film. If I have to choose, I tend to prefer the "soft", more inward looking style of SF storytelling and thought this film exemplified the strengths of that variant of science fiction. The film did not address the question of the acceptance of the role that the individuals find themselves in; so I am left to assume that some form of conditioning has taken place. After having viewed the film, I find that I would like to read the original source novel from 2005 by Kazuo Ishiguro.
    - Walter.
     
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    In a Movie Tavern abOut to see Spider-man.
    Really liked never let me go but I'm worried about bad Brooklyn accent in this movie. I don't remember PP ever having qn accent.
     
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    Saw this on the web today...
    A Higgs Boson walks into a church.
    The priest says we don't allow Higgs Bosons in here.
    The Higgs Boson says but without me how can you have mass?
    (Well, I thought it was amusing.)
    - Walter.
     
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    Awesome clip.

    Here's that Rainy Day was one of Johnny's favorite songs.

    These clips always serve to put me to mind of how the Carson Estate continues to sit on untold hours of great material...only to have their target audience continue to march to the cemetery instead of issuing it to us and making a fortune.

    Carson is one of my broadcasting idols. I learned a lot watching him night after night--including how short, strange little somgwriter/performers might don a Doctor Zaius costume to sing a dramatic ballad.
     
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    Battle for the Planet of the Apes.
    Wasnt Paul Williams also the Phantom of the Paradise?
     
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    So we went to a theater to see Spiderman that lets you order and eat food right at your seat.
    The seats are home theater style wide with a cup holder and a small table on the seat.
    We did this a few weeks ago at the same chain near Atlanta and had a good time so we figured we would try again closer to home.
    This time,not so much.
    The 3D image was out of focus and or mis-aligned for the entire film.
    I had them try and fix it but it never got fixed.
    Here is a pic I took of the closing credits.
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    That's actually what it looked like. If you zoom in a bit you can see a double line along each letter. That was what it looked like the entire film.
    They offered to let us move to a later time but we had something after the movie so we couldn't do it.
    Sent an email through the web site and of course they apologized and said a corporate higher up would be contacting me. So we' ll see.
    Because of that we didn't really enjoy the movie so I don't have much of an opinion on it yet.
     
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    I cant believe no one else complained. I guess people just don't know better. Who knows?
    On the way home drove past this place.
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    I WANT TO GO TO BLOBFEST!
     
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    Sorry to hear about the Spider-Man screening Tony. Screw ups also happen when they prepare special screenings for critics -





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    Ernest Borgnine 1917-2012 RIP
     
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    Sad about Borgnine. Always enjoyed him in the movies. Just watched him in bit part in RED with Bruce Willis. Not a terrible film.

    Saw Ted over the weekend. Not my first choice but it was better than I expected. Im not a huge Family Guy/Seth MacFarland fan, but found this much better. It helps that Mark Wahlberg is so likable. Some big laughs to be found for children of the 80's anyways. 3/5

    Ted made me want to watch Boogie Nights again. Still a great film. 4.5/5

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    Mike, you can go ahead and post it if you want. I might bring back bad memories for RAH. ;)

    Latest Blu-ray purchases The Thing remake, sorry prequel and To Kill a Mockingbird in book-case.

    Next Week Total Recall collectors edition blu-ray - Get your ass to Mars!
     
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    Wonderland would be a better fit with Boogie Nights Steve, maybe make it a triple feature ;)

    I'm waiting for a sale on To Kill a Mockingbird. I'll grab Total Recall on sale as well. I saw the trailer for the remake, it looks a bit goofy. Not Expendables 2 amazingly awesome goofy, but just goofy.

    I believe tomorrow is the start of a Barnes & Noble Criterion collection sale so I'll be dropping a massive amount sadly. I think I have at least 6 titles I want! Godzilla, Anatomy Of A Murder, Shallow Grave, The Gold Rush, Up All Night, Traffic, Being John Malcovich, Harold and Maude, David Lean Directs Noel Coward, A Night To Remember... I HAVE ELEVEN TITLES I WANT!

    I'm going to have to start a Kickstarter to afford all this...

    Steve, the Masters Of Cinema, or whatever it is over there, announced Island Of Lost Souls for UK release. so start saving, the Criterion was fucking amazing. I can't remember if you got it or not.
     

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