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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:39 pm 
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Bob in Boston wrote:
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.

Calls to mind the story of the idiot who insisted that Alaskan brown bears and grizzlies were "gentle" and would not attack humans. The guy lived with the bears for a while.

Guess what happened to him?

"ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A self-taught bear expert who once called Alaska's brown bears harmless was one of two people fatally mauled in a bear attack in the Katmai National Park and Preserve.

The bodies of Timothy Treadwell, 46, and Amie Huguenard, 37, both of Malibu, Calif., were found Monday at their campsite when a pilot arrived who was supposed to take them to Kodiak, state troopers said Tuesday."

http://www.citizenreviewonline.org/oct_ ... fornia.htm

Makes me embarrassed to call myself a Californian ... along with about a billion other things about the residents of this state.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:34 pm 
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Yeah there are a lot of bears in Malibu. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Children of Men - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/ - The world is torn in violence. Although nobody knows for sure why, humans have lost the ability to reproduce. To make matters worse, the youngest human has just died at the age of 18 for refusing to sign an autograph. There still may be a glimmer of hope for humanity by way of a startling pregnancy but ulterior motives may keep this event from being the turning point mankind so desperately needs.

I really liked this movie and would highly recommend it. There is a lot of action in the movie and a few plot twists that kept me interested. Although it seems like character development is thin throughout, I really appreciated the underlying theme of the movie and its dark nature. I think that overall this movie is interesting and thought provoking.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:23 am 
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Has anyone yet seen the new Russell Crowe Movie, 'The Next Three Days' which was filmed in the Burgh?

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Just saw TRON: Legacy

I never saw the original, so my opinion may be far off here, but this sequel was a solid flick. Somewhere between a C+ and a B.

Swiss cheese plot, paper thin characters, but great visual spectacle and good enough action sequences to keep me engaged.

It avoids being pure mindless action schlock like so many films I could think of that I dare not list them (though 'Faster' comes to mind); as a decent baromter I'll say it's better than the much beloved (mostly by tweens) 'Avatar'.

It's an enjoyable enough flcik to spend a matinee ticket on, but 3D prices... eh...

If nothing else, give it a chance on demand, streaming or on NETFLIX once it comes out.

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Through Netflix on demand, I fall asleep watching an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 every night.

You guys have great senses of humor for the most part. If you haven't seen it before, check one out.

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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"Unthinkable" with Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Michael Sheen

Very intense and very violent, but also very interesting.

I don't think the script was the best, but the story was outstanding. Basically, it brings the torture of enemy combatants into question.

It's available through Netflix streaming.

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Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66. Pretty wacky. :? :? :? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:55 pm 
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I finally got around to watching 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Bridge on the River Kwai', both within a week.

I found 'Lawrence...' boring in the 2nd half, but as always Lean's cinematography is perfect and the music is possibly the greatest ever, too. So I get why most film buffs find it among the best of all time; certainly from a film perspective.

'...Kwai' was awesome. Hard to beat an in their primes Alec Guiness and William Holden. Five/five stars all the way.

Next up: Citizen Kane!

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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Just got done watching 'Sudden Impact' (AKA Dirty Harry 3: Still Dirty) and I'll be brief in my critique of the movie:

There was nothing sudden about it and the only impact I'm aware of is when I threw the DVD against the wall.

Other than having the pleasure of riffing MST3K style on this flick, I wasted two hours of my life.

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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Going to see True Grit this afternoon. We shall see. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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Bertie wrote:
Has anyone yet seen the new Russell Crowe Movie, 'The Next Three Days' which was filmed in the Burgh?


Yes saw it last month, a huge waste of acting talent with a solid script concept but terrible execution. I'd blame the director in this one. Pittsburgh looks good and the film avoids too many cliche's, but they never build the charcters enough to make you care and they never lead you to have any doubt about what happened regarding the murder. Crowe doesn't even attempt a Pittsburgh accent even though he's supposed to be born and raised blue collar.

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Saw True Grit Sat. Was thoroughly entertained. The girl and Jeff Bridges stole the show. There were some really funny lines. 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Crowe doesn't even attempt a Pittsburgh accent


It would leave too many people in theaters scratching their heads confused. :lol: :lol: :lol: 8-) 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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I watched "Exam" tonight on Netflix. Good movie. It's a psychological thriller that has 8 candidates for a job with a powerful corporation in a windowless room who have 80 minutes to answer one question. A no-name cast (except for one guy I recognized), but pretty decent acting. Worth watching.

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Physiological thriller? Doesn't that mean I'd have to think?

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 Post subject: Re: Movies You've Seen Recently (Old and New)
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Just saw "The King's Speech." If it doesn't win the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor, there will a gross miscarriage of justice.

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Just saw a great movie by accident. Seraphim Falls. Never heard of it before. Just scanned through and saw Liam Neeson was involved so I stopped. What a great flick. Great western.

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Watched "John Lee Hooker, That's My Life" over the weekend. Probably a special interest type of choice. Documentary done in 2000. HE is awesomely funny. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)


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I just watched Grand Theft Parsons for the first time in a long time...

A very good movie if you are a music fan, a great story. Stars Johnny Knoxville (Does a really good job) and Christine Applegate

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Is that about Gram Parsons? 8-) 8-)


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