"The Informant".

Most critics and Attorneys will rate this movie 4 STARS! I'll agree that is was outstanding work by Matt Damon, but I thought this movie was tedious and/or irritating! I think this is the type of movie to watch once on HBO, and not pay for a dinner/movie evening!
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Originally posted by latour67:
"The Informant".

Most critics and Attorneys will rate this movie 4 STARS! I'll agree that is was outstanding work by Matt Damon, but I thought this movie was tedious and/or irritating! I think this is the type of movie to watch once on HBO, and not pay for a dinner/movie evening!

Interesting. I heard essentially the same thing from a couple that saw it over the weekend.
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Originally posted by latour67:
"The Informant".

Most critics and Attorneys will rate this movie 4 STARS! I'll agree that is was outstanding work by Matt Damon, but I thought this movie was tedious and/or irritating! I think this is the type of movie to watch once on HBO, and not pay for a dinner/movie evening!


Two stars only for me. I just never really got into it.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Enter the Dragon Cool


"Boards don't hit back. . ." an alltime classic movie!
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Enter the Dragon Cool


"Boards don't hit back. . ." an alltime classic movie!

He was one of my childhood idols. (Wait, I'm still a kid - figuratively) Big Grin
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Enter the Dragon Cool


"Boards don't hit back. . ." an alltime classic movie!

He was one of my childhood idols.
Mine too! Loved Enter the Dragon and Game of Death.
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Originally posted by indybob:
I've got a Bruce Lee magnet on the fridge as we speak. Cool Smile

I won't tell you how many Bruce Lee magazines, stickers, etc I still have boxed up in my basement. Actually, I'm not sure that I know that exact amount. Red Face
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Originally posted by MJAlbers:
Game of Death

Sadly, he never finished the movie. Frown And, the actor they used to finish shooting the movie, along with the incredibly bad editing, was atrocious. Thank goodness for DVDs; skipping ahead to the Tower sequence is much easier than it was with VHS. Big Grin

Have you seen the unused footage, from the Tower sequence, that was released with the boxed set?
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by indybob:
I've got a Bruce Lee magnet on the fridge as we speak. Cool Smile

I won't tell you how many Bruce Lee magazines, stickers, etc I still have boxed up in my basement. Actually, I'm not sure that I know that exact amount. Red Face


Eek, a true collector of all things Jun Fan! I have Tao of JKD, the magnet and maybe a couple of other doo dads, but that's it. Enter the Dragon used to be shown yearly as a midnight movie in my college town, and I'd go with a molared up group (molared=drunk, for Board-O's benefit) and treated it like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by indybob:
I've got a Bruce Lee magnet on the fridge as we speak. Cool Smile

I won't tell you how many Bruce Lee magazines, stickers, etc I still have boxed up in my basement. Actually, I'm not sure that I know that exact amount. Red Face


Eek, a true collector of all things Jun Fan! I have Tao of JKD, the magnet and maybe a couple of other doo dads, but that's it. Enter the Dragon used to be shown yearly as a midnight movie in my college town, and I'd go with a molared up group (molared=drunk, for Board-O's benefit) and treated it like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

"Mr. Lee, how come you no wear uniform?"
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Originally posted by gigabit:
"Mr. Lee, how come you no wear uniform?"


Big Grin
". . .[because] I'll be too busy lookin' good."
Whip It: ***.

Probably *1/2 if you think the mere idea of roller derby is stupid (95% of people here I'd guess), or are not a teenage girl (who will probably give it ****).
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by indybob:
I've got a Bruce Lee magnet on the fridge as we speak. Cool Smile

I won't tell you how many Bruce Lee magazines, stickers, etc I still have boxed up in my basement. Actually, I'm not sure that I know that exact amount. Red Face


Eek, a true collector of all things Jun Fan! I have Tao of JKD, the magnet and maybe a couple of other doo dads, but that's it. Enter the Dragon used to be shown yearly as a midnight movie in my college town, and I'd go with a molared up group (molared=drunk, for Board-O's benefit) and treated it like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.


I get this image of some kung fu fighting in the theater isles. Big Grin
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I think that Gary Oldman is an excellent actor.


In total agreement. He, along with Anthony Hopkins, were the very best of a great cast (with the exception of Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder... they were only adequate) in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." IMO, an amazing piece of work by Oldman.
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I think that Gary Oldman is an excellent actor.

"Bram Stoker's Dracula." IMO, an amazing piece of work by Oldman.


Agreed. He and Jean Reno, along with a young Natalie Portman, were outstanding in "The Professional."
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Originally posted by indybob:
Whip It: ***.

Probably *1/2 if you think the mere idea of roller derby is stupid (95% of people here I'd guess), or are not a teenage girl (who will probably give it ****).


Four stars from teenage girls is what really matters in life. Razz
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I think that Gary Oldman is an excellent actor.

"Bram Stoker's Dracula." IMO, an amazing piece of work by Oldman.


Agreed. He and Jean Reno, along with a young Natalie Portman, were outstanding in "The Professional."


Embarrassed to admit that I have yet to see "The Professional," though it is now at the top of my must-see-soon list. Oldman, Reno (who is a wonderful actor), and Portman together? Has to be good!
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I think that Gary Oldman is an excellent actor.

"Bram Stoker's Dracula." IMO, an amazing piece of work by Oldman.

Too bad his performance couldn't overshadow a terrible movie. Razz
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I think that Gary Oldman is an excellent actor.

"Bram Stoker's Dracula." IMO, an amazing piece of work by Oldman.

Too bad his performance couldn't overshadow a terrible movie. Razz


I respectfully disagree! Yeah, I worked on the movie so naturally I'm biased, but I still thought it was a very entertaining film, with some really well-thought-out and well-acted scenes. Certainly not the greatest thing Copolla put out (it's not "Apocalypse Now," not by any stretch of the imagination) but I still think it's a worthwhile film.
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
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Originally posted by indybob:
Enter the Dragon used to be shown yearly as a midnight movie in my college town, and I'd go with a molared up group (molared=drunk, for Board-O's benefit) and treated it like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.


I get this image of some kung fu fighting in the theater isles. Big Grin


Nah, just trying our best drunken kung fu afterwards in the parking lot. Wink
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
Shopgirl.

Long periods of boredom interuppted by moments of Claire Danes naked.


So overall a very good movie, right? Big Grin

On planes recently, I saw

The Hurt Locker (very good)
Angels & Demons (crap)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (OK for a remake)
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Originally posted by steve8:

The Hurt Locker (very good)


See this again, I can only imagine how this would have been edited for showing on a plane (or was it your personal DVD player?)
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I think that Gary Oldman is an excellent actor.

"Bram Stoker's Dracula." IMO, an amazing piece of work by Oldman.

Too bad his performance couldn't overshadow a terrible movie. Razz


I respectfully disagree! Yeah, I worked on the movie so naturally I'm biased, but I still thought it was a very entertaining film, with some really well-thought-out and well-acted scenes. Certainly not the greatest thing Copolla put out (it's not "Apocalypse Now," not by any stretch of the imagination) but I still think it's a worthwhile film.

The writing was absolutely awful, and I couldn't decide which performace was more dreadful; Anthony Hopkins' over-the-top portrayal of Van Helsing, or Keanu Reeves playing, well, anyone. Winona Ryder, although pleasant to look at in the movie, was difficult to listen to as well.

Just my opinion... Wink
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I think that Gary Oldman is an excellent actor.

"Bram Stoker's Dracula." IMO, an amazing piece of work by Oldman.


Agreed. He and Jean Reno, along with a young Natalie Portman, were outstanding in "The Professional."


Embarrassed to admit that I have yet to see "The Professional," though it is now at the top of my must-see-soon list. Oldman, Reno (who is a wonderful actor), and Portman together? Has to be good!


Isn't The Professional now called "Leon"?

In any event, a great movie. It's almost embarrasing to sense the sexual tension that Natalie Portman puts out (no pun intended) in that movie. She was like 12 years old; her first role, I believe.

Jean Reno does a great job, if a bit typecast. Oldman just shines in every scene he is in.
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by steve8:

The Hurt Locker (very good)


See this again, I can only imagine how this would have been edited for showing on a plane (or was it your personal DVD player?)


The plane had personal screens. Not sure if the films are edited, but I don't think they are edited to the extent of the versions they show on overhead screens. There were warnings before the film started and it was pretty intense/graphic.
I just saw the matinee of "Whip It", staring Ellen Page, or maybe that's "Juno does Roller Derby"! Cool

IMO, this film has been over-rated by the critics, with many critics rating "Whip It" 3 1/2 stars! I thought it was Frown Frown stars, or maybe even 2 1/2 if generous! IMO, it's a rental, or even better, an HBO viewing!
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Originally posted by latour67:
I just saw the matinee of "Whip It", staring Ellen Page, or maybe that's "Juno does Roller Derby"! Cool

IMO, this film has been over-rated by the critics, with many critics rating "Whip It" 3 1/2 stars! I thought it was Frown Frown stars, or maybe even 2 1/2 if generous! IMO, it's a rental, or even better, an HBO viewing!


Curious, did you see it with anyone? If so, what were their approx. ages and what did they think?
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Originally posted by Board-O:
[Gary Oldman] and Jean Reno, along with a young Natalie Portman, were outstanding in "The Professional."


I don't always agree with you, but here I am in total and complete agreement. They were all brilliant. That is an outstanding movie.
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
Embarrassed to admit that I have yet to see "The Professional,"


Eek

It is, unquestionably, to me, a must-see.

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