The recent death of Peter Yates prompted me to watch Breaking Away again, for the first time in 30 years? (Cripes, how could it possibly have been that long? Red Face) Still as entertaining as I remembered, though now it's mostly viewed through nostalgia. And interesting to see such young versions of Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern again.
I saw True Grit last weekend. I haven't seen the original, so I can't compare. I'd say it was "good" but I went in with really high expectations. No Country was better. Looking forward to seeing The Company Men this weekend...
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Originally posted by THE 291:
Several German movies, but have no clue what is being said.

Big Grin Then why watch them? I thought you pre-loaded several favs on your iPad.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by THE 291:
Several German movies, but have no clue what is being said.

Big Grin Then why watch them? I thought you pre-loaded several favs on your iPad.[/QUOTE.

Many movies do not need verbiage. I'm saying my iPad movies for my trip home.
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Originally posted by THE 291:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by THE 291:
Several German movies, but have no clue what is being said.

Big Grin Then why watch them? I thought you pre-loaded several favs on your iPad.[/QUOTE.

Many movies do not need verbiage. I'm saying my iPad movies for my trip home.

Speaking of German movies, I recently saw a remastered, blu-ray version of Metropolis at Costco, but they wanted a small fortune for it.
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Angels and Demons- I thought it was horrible.


That was the Final Jeopardy answer on Friday...
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Angels and Demons- I thought it was horrible.


It was terrible, like the others.
saw a movie called "The Pope's Toilet"...filmed in Brazil or Uruguay. Recommended by a friend.
Lousy movie. Boring. Stupid. Not funny.
Skip it.
Saw The Dilemma last Friday. I liked the Blackhawk connection, but thought the movie would have been better if they cut about 1/2 hour of the supposed dilemma. It got old. I thought Channing Tatum was pretty funny as Zip.
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Originally posted by MJAlbers:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona- I enjoyed this one.


M, I saw several pieces of art I would love to buy in the movie. Cool
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Originally posted by THE 291:
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Originally posted by MJAlbers:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona- I enjoyed this one.


M, I saw several pieces of art I would love to buy in the movie. Cool
...said the "kid in a candy store" Wink Sounds like an enjoyable holiday! I hope you will post some pics upon your return.
My entertainment industry friends have loaned me screeners, which is nice:

1. Kids Are Alright. Hated it. While the performances were all good, every time Annette Benning appeared I cringed - who wants to watch a raving $^^# for 90 minutes.

2. Despicable Me - Watchable, but preferred Megamind. Unless you have little ones (which I do), an easy pass.

3. True Grit - Enjoyed, not too long - like many Westerns (especially any Eastwood directed snoozefest). Barry Pepper should get more work.
Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss (2009)" .....Got it on netflix. Documentary.
Mostly tells the story of the children and grandchildren of the Nazi film maker, Harlan, who made propaganda films for Goebbels.
Interesting to see how the descendants deal with the heritage.
Kings Speech - certainly a superbly made and acted movie, but left me bored. it felt like i had seen it all before, and there were really no surprises or twists.

Knowing the Weinstein's made it makes me even more suspicious - the movie felt like a project manufactured to win as many awards as possible -

1. Overcome physical handicap - check.
2. Period piece about royals in England - check.
3. Cast of distinguished British (and Aussie) actors - check.

Social Network - My pick for best movie I've seen this year...a real hatchet job on Zuckerberg and Sean Parker, but that probably made for a more entertaining movie. Whoever played Larry Summers was terrific. One question: Is Harvard at all like that anymore (the clubs etc...)?
True Grit, the original with John Wayne. Eh ... if the remake follows the same story, I may wait until DVD. Maybe if it was Clint Eastwood in JW's role, the movie would have been much better.
LeMans - Steve McQueen and Porsche 917's. Doesn't get much cooler than that. The best racing movie ever made.
Saw True Grit last night. Well written, well acted. The young girl is terrific. To be sure she is an Oscar legitimate contender. Jeff Daniels is quite good as well, but my money is on Colin Firth.
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Wino90210 - You had my attention until you cited Social Network as your movie pick of the year.


I can't find a lot of movies that I enjoyed more...it was yet another year of slim pickings...just looked at the oscar list (far from definitive), and while I haven't seen them all, it's the best of a weak bunch.

I usually go to 2-3 movies a week...I've been once since Thanksgiving...think that says it all!

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