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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:18 pm 
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I have been watching Julia Child since I was a child and I must say I loved the film and thought Meryl Streep was dead on.

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az-- it's a wonderful true story about a boy from the greatest state in the union. The same state that has a representative in today's final four game. And occassionally we wear shoes.

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:47 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
Shelock Holmes

Big thumbs up. Downey and Law were excellent. The story was great and the action scenes by Guy Ritchie were outstanding. Highlky recommend

I had a criticism of the Sherlock Holmes movie, and it was this. The movie portrays Holmes as a very physical, in-your-face character, somebody who has no fear of stripping off his shirt and getting into a fight with a much bigger foe.

That is not Sherlock Holmes, by a long shot. Doyle crafted the character as a very persnickity individual who abhored working up a sweat. He prevailed due to his mental, not his physical, skills. Sherlock Holmes is, of course, the inspiration for the character Monk, in the television show featuring Tony Shalhoub.

Can anybody picture the character Monk stripping off his shirt to get into a sweaty fistfight with another guy???? The same holds true for Sherlock Holmes.


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Bucfan wrote:
bucco boy wrote:
Shelock Holmes

Big thumbs up. Downey and Law were excellent. The story was great and the action scenes by Guy Ritchie were outstanding. Highlky recommend

I had a criticism of the Sherlock Holmes movie, and it was this. The movie portrays Holmes as a very physical, in-your-face character, somebody who has no fear of stripping off his shirt and getting into a fight with a much bigger foe.

That is not Sherlock Holmes, by a long shot. Doyle crafted the character as a very persnickity individual who abhored working up a sweat. He prevailed due to his mental, not his physical, skills. Sherlock Holmes is, of course, the inspiration for the character Monk, in the television show featuring Tony Shalhoub.

Can anybody picture the character Monk stripping off his shirt to get into a sweaty fistfight with another guy???? The same holds true for Sherlock Holmes.


I have read some Holmes books and agree with your assessment, but the literary Holmes would have made a much more boring movie.

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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Basil Rathbone (Sp?) as Holmes. Good stuff. Check out those old movies for a closer to the book character.


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Now that law school is over for the year, I can finally get back to the important things in life like watching movies and baseball games.

Moon - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/ - After living and working as an astronaut on the Moon for an energy company called LUNAR, Sam Bell is ready to go home. His three year contract is just up, and he desperately wants to get back to Earth to reconnect with his family and interact with real people rather than his companion robot GERTY.

In the two weeks before his contract is fulfilled, though, he realizes the truth about his employer, his skewed perception of life on Earth, and his very existance.

This is a pretty good movie. It's not flashy but it really tells a good story and is equally thought provoking. If you just like special effects, steer clear. If you're into something that makes you think then I recommend this movie. The acting is pretty good although it complicates matters at some points due to the story line. Kevin Spacey is the voice of GERTY and I think he's a perfect voice for the robot.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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I Guess I'll Bump this old thread.

Saw 'Inception'.

Then a few days later I streamed Nolan's first flick 'Following'.

I liked 'Following' a hell of alot more, but both were well done films.

I think Nolan is the best director today.

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Enjoyed "Inception." Well presented. A tad predictable, but not so much that I could not enjoy the movie.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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bucco boy wrote:

I have read some Holmes books and agree with your assessment, but the literary Holmes would have made a much more boring movie.


Boring in which sense?

The BBC has just done a short series of a modernised Holmes. It was actually pretty good as it retained the essentials of the stories and the characters. Ergo, Holmes remained a thinker not an action man.
I am sure the mini-series will cross the pond soon.
I recommend it.

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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Kiss the Girls - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119468/ - Morgan Freeman stars as a Washington D.C. detective/psychologist sent to Durham, NC on a mission to find his abducted niece. Ashley Judd stars as another abductee. The movie is based on a novel by James Patterson.

I think that this could potentially be the most forgettable movie I have ever seen. Nothing stands out that is particularly good about it and nothing stands out that is particularly bad about it. Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd turn in decent acting performances but can't make up for the disconnected storyline. This movie is a little frustrating because at times major plot developments occur and are seemingly glossed over in the grand scheme of things and go without solid explanation. Like most other movies based on novels, the book is probably better. I wouldn't recommend this movie because it's at best averagely entertaining.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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Perfect timing to a bumped thread.

Just saw 'The Quest' (AKA 'Bloodsport 1.1') for the first time in about 10 years.

Basically take 'Bloodsport', add Roger Moore (for reasons I can't comprehend), make a few slight adjustment's to Van Damne's character (being a stranded thief instead of an AWOL Army Captain), change the bad guy to a silent Mongolian dude instead of a terrible-line delivering Korean guy and that's it.

The result?

A great movie to drink booze to and laugh at.

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NSMaster56 wrote:
A great movie to drink booze to and laugh at.

I know now to avoid the movie. The unfortunate thing is that your review has sparked a tiny amount of interest for me to see the movie, in the "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Rocky Horror Picture Show" genre.


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Bucfan wrote:
NSMaster56 wrote:
A great movie to drink booze to and laugh at.

I know now to avoid the movie. The unfortunate thing is that your review has sparked a tiny amount of interest for me to see the movie, in the "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Rocky Horror Picture Show" genre.


Once again I have succeeded! :D

While 'The Quest' may not be in the epic echelon of great terrible movies like 'Bloodsport', 'Roadhouse', 'Point Break', 'Commando' or 'Face Off', it's probably in the tier beneath.

If you're looking for a good barrel of laughs, I say skip the latest frat boy/toilet humor/cookie-cutter Sandler or Schneider flick and watch 'The Quest'.

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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The Bone Collector - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145681/ - Denzel Washington stars as a paralyzed forensic specialist for the NYPD who must work with a beat cop (Angelina Jolie) who took pictures of a grizzly staged murder scene in order to solve a string of murders in the area.

Continuing with my mid 90s forgettable serial killer movie trend, I watched this movie the other day. It's not bad and I would say that it's considerably more worth your time than Kiss the Girls, however, it's really just an averagely entertaining movie at the end of the day. There are plot twists that come into play but they really aren't all that special or enthralling/surprising. If you're just looking for some entertainment like Washington and/or Jolie, and haven't seen this movie yet, it's worth checking out.

A recent observation I had after watching these two movies is that since the 1990s we have come a long way with how dark our movies can be. I really don't think either of these movies touch the level of suspense or gore we see in American Psycho or Saw (I know that this series is meant to be gory/over the top as a horror movie as well) for example.


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NDL wrote:
The Bone Collector - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145681/ - Denzel Washington stars as a paralyzed forensic specialist for the NYPD who must work with a beat cop (Angelina Jolie) who took pictures of a grizzly staged murder scene in order to solve a string of murders in the area.


Um, I suspect you mean grisly, as in "inspiring horror." :)

Not that grizzlies don't stage murders. Last time I was in Alaska, one had just mauled a resident of Anchorage to death right in her own neighborhood.

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Speaking of Alaska, reality TV has reached a new low. Sarah Palin taking Kate plus 8 camping. Oh My! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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Tried to watch American Psycho on IFC this past weekend. Couldn't hold my interest. :? :? :?


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Az Bucco fan wrote:
Tried to watch American Psycho on IFC this past weekend. Couldn't hold my interest. :? :? :?

Is that the movie about the 1980's Yuppie who is a serial killer?


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NDL wrote:
American Psycho - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144084/ - Christian Bale stars as Patrick Bateman, a young yuppie employed as a high ranking employee at a large financial firm on Wall Street. Bateman's got an obsession with being fit, rich in material goods, and in control. He's also got a darker obsession than his facial and skin treatments: murder.

Bale plays an awesome role in this movie. The movie is also really well scripted and written. It's based off a novel which I didn't read, however, the movie is no disappointment. It's a great portrayal of the 80's yuppie culture which is exactly what it was aimed at being.

Another interesting tidbit about American Psycho is that Bale's step-mother protested the release of the novel the film was based on in 1991.


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Bob in Boston wrote:
NDL wrote:
The Bone Collector - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145681/ - Denzel Washington stars as a paralyzed forensic specialist for the NYPD who must work with a beat cop (Angelina Jolie) who took pictures of a grizzly staged murder scene in order to solve a string of murders in the area.


Um, I suspect you mean grisly, as in "inspiring horror." :)

Not that grizzlies don't stage murders. Last time I was in Alaska, one had just mauled a resident of Anchorage to death right in her own neighborhood.


You got it brother.


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