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Originally posted by wine+art:
Choke


How was it?

Two nights ago I saw Iron Man. I'm ambivelant on it. 10 minutes in I knew every single plot point and how the movie would end... because I've seen "this movie" 100 times. That said, Iron Man is better than 90%+ of those movies in most regards -- better acting, better dialouge, etc. The villain, who, again, you instantly know is the villain the second he first appears on screen, it is revealed is cartoonishly evil at the very end -- and the final battle leaves a bit to be desired. Those reservations aside, however, the movie is entertaining so I reccomend it for mindless fun. But this isn't a good movie the way some other super hero / action/adventure movies are. (eg. Dark Knight or Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Frown i had high expectations for it when it first came out...it came and went pretty fast so i am pretty sure your review is spot on...bummer... Frown

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Originally posted by steve8:
The Happening. What a pile of crap...except for Zooey Deschanel's beautiful blue eyes. M. Night Shy...whatever his name is, is an overrated director. He got lucky with Sixth Sense.
Watched Burn After Reading this past weekend. I found it very entertaining (I’m a pretty easy movie critic for what it’s worth). Typical quirkiness you would expect from the Coen brothers. Brad Pitt was actually pretty funny. I find he is at his best when he is playing more of an odd character (Snatch/Fight Club/etc). Anyways, I would recommend if you are looking for a laugh.
Proof of Life - A fairly decent movie about a US oil company worker who is kidnapped in a South American country, and the ransom negotiator (Russell Crowe) who works with the wife to secure his return.

Two little bones to pick: (1) None of the special forces trained operatives seem to have heard of this wonderful device called a "silencer" which you can put on a gun instead of having to use a knife; and (2) when infiltrating an enemy post, it is usually better to do so at night, especially if you have access to high-tech equipment and the enemy does not.
I enjoyed the movie. There are scenes which are not for the faint of heart, as you get an indepth picture of some of the atrocities which have taken place as a result of rebel groups financed by "conflict diamonds". Frankly, you get the impression (much like watching Black Hawk Down or Hotel Rwanda) that some countries in Africa are simply hopeless; and that the lives in these countries are, as Thomas Hobbes said: "nasty, brutish, and short."

I liked Leonardo DiCaprio in this movie (I'm not one of his biggest fans), and I liked Djimon Hounsou as well (although there were certain scenes with him that drove me crazy since the character did not always act rationally).

I would recommend watching.
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Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
Rounders (for about the 25th time). Great story and acting... I really love this flick.


I concur.

So what do you think KGB had in the final hand? Pocket Aces, or 10's?


Still trying to figure that out. Maybe that's why I keep watching this movie! Wink

"He beat me. Straight up. Pay him. Pay that man his money."
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Last night:
Scarface
Perfect Stranger

Tonight:
The Professional


Daym!!! Didn't know you were a gangsta K?! Makes me want to pop in my copy, maybe tomorrow eve?



Just saw Changeling. Loved it, 3 1/2 stars. Not oscar-worthy, but it's paced much like Million Dollar Baby, and I hope Eastwood lives to be 150, so I can keep enjoying his films. IMO, he'll be spoken of in the same breath as Allen, Truffaut or Kurosawa in the history books.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Grand Canyon


How did you like this? And, curious how it compared for you to Crash??



Indy, I saw the movie on release, and think I enjoyed it more this time around, perhaps due to being 17 years older. Red Face

I did see similarities with Crash, but think the goal of each movie was different.

How about you...
Watched the new Bond this weekend. As expected, action was awesome, story and everything else average. I would give it B- just because it was entertaining and I like Craig as bond. I wish they would let bond use his charm a little more instead of just kicking ass all the time. Also, I was not a big fan of the new bond girl. Cute girl but they should have made her more feminine, if that makes any sense. With that said, it’s a fun 2 hours and if you’re in the mood for action, I would recommend it.

Should disclose that I didn’t like Casino Royale as much as most. I couldn’t get over the cheesy poker scenes. I gave CR a C+ in comparison.
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Originally posted by steve8:
I've been sick for the past 10 days and one of the local cable movie channels is doing a James Bond retrospective. The other night I saw On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which I hadn't seen for a long time. I forgot that JB (George Lazenby) actually got married in that one. Eek


10 days! Red Face

Wow, I have never been sick for more than a few days.

Steve, get well soon my friend, then come on down to Dallas. It was 75 and sunny today. Wink
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Board-O, those questions can be asked to any group of voters in any election year, and you'll still get the same answers.

Agreed.

You should see when the Canadian show "This Hour has 60 Minutes" goes to Washington to ask people very simple questions about Canada.

Similar results, my friend. Roll Eyes

Mentality of the masses
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Originally posted by Rothko:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Mad Max


You must follow up, of course, with the Road Warrior.

This is still one of my favorite action movies ever. It just flows so well.

And the stunts are amazing.

"Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here? You talk to me."

...and be sure to follow up with Mad Max 3.

"Two men enter, one man leave."
I owed the wife one so we went and watched Easy Virtue on Friday night. It wasn’t as much of a chick flick as I expected, but it wasn’t good either. Jessica Biel was easy on the eyes as always (easily in my top 5), but the story was choppy and seemed a bit forced. C

Yesterday while nursing a cold on the couch we watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Really random movie here that had an odd pace to it. There were some laugh out loud scenes but overall it was totally cliché and somewhat boring. C-
Movie called "The Arranged." An Orthodox Jewish woman teacher and a Moslem women teacher work at the same school and become friends and share many common experiences as they both wrestle with their parents' cultural desire for them to be the bride in an arranged marriage. 90 minutes.
(no sex, no one is knifed or shot, and there is no profanity)
A very nice movie. Netflix.
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Originally posted by irwin:
Movie called "The Arranged." An Orthodox Jewish woman teacher and a Moslem women teacher work at the same school and become friends and share many common experiences as they both wrestle with their parents' cultural desire for them to be the bride in an arranged marriage. 90 minutes.
(no sex, no one is knifed or shot, and there is no profanity)
A very nice movie. Netflix.
So do they end up kissing or what? Cool Big Grin
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Originally posted by shavez:
The Bourne Ultimatum. Great flick.


Great compared to what? I will state that the action scenes were great but besides that, euh!


Well, I imagine most people watch this movie for the action, so therefore...

I agree that it's no classic, but I really find it highly entertaining.
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