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Re: Now watching
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2008, 05:40:31 PM »
The friends we were staying with during our mini-vacation are big fans of House and were singing its praises.  I haven't see it, but it looks interesting.
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Re: Now watching
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2008, 08:31:24 AM »
My coworker lent me season 1 of House over a month ago - supposed to be a great show - still haven't started it yet. 
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Re: Now watching
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2008, 03:30:34 PM »
We've also been sorting our way through the Harry Potter films, completely out of order!  We both saw 1 & 2 separately, before we were together, then we saw #5, then #4, then #3 a couple nights ago.  I think the third one, Prisoner of Azkaban, is the best of the 5 Harry Potter movies so far.

 
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Re: Now watching
« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2008, 08:56:14 AM »
3:10 to Yuma- A pretty entertaining western movie with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.  Crowe is the star as the villain, but Bale's character wins over Crowe's and the audience eventually.  This takes a firm second in my list, a little below Outlaw Josey Wales, as best Westerns. 

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Re: Now watching
« Reply #64 on: February 06, 2008, 07:00:23 AM »
I'm still on an Avengers kick - went through most of the black and white episodes and now watching a few of the campier (as if that's possible!) color episodes. 

Also watching Little People, Big World season 1 again.   I'll have no problem picking up season 2 on dvd if they ever release it.

Stumbled across my copy of the Run Lola Run soundtrack and been listening to it in the car... now I want to see the movie again... :)
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Re: Now watching
« Reply #65 on: February 06, 2008, 01:02:58 PM »
I have a DVD I'd love to watch but can't....Managed to get a region 2 disc of Black Robe. But seller forgot to mention that it has been dubbed in and has subititles of nordic languages ??? so I can't understand what the hell is being said.....

Have it on Video and think the writing and filming are excellent...somehow more genuine than Dances with Wolves as everyone is grubby and the Native Americans have both positive and negative aspects of culture portrayed a bit more directly.

I like the whole culture clash aspect, with the main european character realising how similar they perhaps are in their dreams at the end

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Re: Now watching
« Reply #66 on: February 18, 2008, 02:10:06 PM »
Been watching Wonderfalls - watched the first 5 episodes...  great show so far.   Definitely had potential.    Similar to Firefly in the sense that only a few episodes actually aired, but all the episodes they filmed ended up on the dvd (13 for Wonderfalls - and only 4 of them actually aired...)

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Re: Now watching
« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2008, 05:50:33 AM »
Watched Roman Holiday over the weekend - lovely film.  Audrey Hepburn shines - as does Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert.     Also watched a marathon of America's Next Top Model yeah, I'll admit it... :)  mindless fun in the background.   Tossed on a classic Columbo after the marathon - the episode with Johnny Cash as the murderer. 
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« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2008, 06:15:36 AM »
Roman Holiday is wonderful!  I saw 3:10 to Yuma recently.  The scene with Peter Fonda, Russle Crowe and Christian Bale in the same shot riding together is the best scene in the movie.  Watched Hang 'em High over the weekend.  The hanging scene is a classic in western cinema.  Last night I am Legend.  Intense.  I ordered 4 film noir flicks that should be here this week.  I have been wanting to see Woman in the Window since I read about it a couple of years ago!!!
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« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2008, 07:15:54 AM »
Watched Enchanted yesterday and I can see why Amy Adams got all that praise. Very well done movie with so many "in jokes" that one couldn't find them all without writing them down (as Kathryn did). Funny and heart-warming and as cute as a field full of bunnies.

Also watched In the Valley of Elah last night. Superb but disturbing film about soldiers returning from Iraq, the effects of this kind of war on young men's souls, and one man's tortuous path to enlightenment. I doubt any actor has ever given two better performances in the same year than Tommy Lee Jones did in this film and No Country for Old Men. He is amazing. He and Gene Hackman epitomize the craft of acting, IMO. No matter how lousy the movie is that they star in, their performance is always a highlight. And I strongly recommend seeing In the Valley of Elah no matter what your politics are on Iraq. I think it will open your eyes.

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« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2008, 02:03:37 PM »
Interesting co-incidence that we just watched Roman Holiday today too.
(I'd given Lynn an Audrey Hepburn DVD box set recently) Sweet movie.

Nice change seeing Peck's character redeem himself after watching
Tony Curtis' character let himself fall deeper and deeper in "Sweet Smell of Success" yesterday.

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Re: Now watching
« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2008, 02:21:23 PM »
If you want to see Peck in a redeeming role... you've gotta pull out To Kill a Mockingbird.   Definitely an all time favorite.   We have a Audrey Hepburn box set also (the Sabrina / Roman Holiday / Breakfast at Tiffany's one).

What prompted pulling Roman Holiday out is Heidi just bought a nifty Hepburn picture for her studio.   

At the moment - I just got back from the doctor and wanted a bit of a calming show to relax to and Planet Earth - Caves fit the bill.   
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« Reply #72 on: March 25, 2008, 10:02:13 AM »
Mirage, one of my all time favorite movies, and has yet to released on DVD, is a great Gregory Peck flick.  So are Gentlemen's Agreement, Spellbound and The Snows of Kilimanjaro (excelent!!).  Marooned is not.
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« Reply #73 on: March 25, 2008, 11:39:54 PM »
Disconnected my TV a couple months back, its like having an anchor tied to my brain. I did rent Insomnia and watched it on my PC, great ambient soundtrack! The whole flick is very film noir with Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hillary Swank. I give it two thumbs up. Now if I can just disconnect from the internet for awhile I'll be set.

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« Reply #74 on: March 26, 2008, 05:15:17 PM »
Movie

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Haven't enjoyed a movie this much for some time.
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« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2008, 10:35:51 AM »
Hot Fuzz - my wife and I both loved this movie.  The perfect combination of dry wit, directing style, over the top brutal violence, mystery, did I mention humor?    Great. 

Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - picked up a 100 episode collection.   Sourced from public domain material with many commercials from the 50's and early 60's intact.   For $20 this is a fantastic buy if you like this sort of thing... :)

I also picked up Matlock season 1 - but haven't watched it yet, and I know I'll get ripped here for liking it... :)
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« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2008, 12:20:44 PM »
Hot Fuzz - my wife and I both loved this movie.  The perfect combination of dry wit, directing style, over the top brutal violence, mystery, did I mention humor?    Great. 


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« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2008, 12:26:57 PM »
It's the "errrrr" that makes that phrase.  Hilarious.   I just convinced my coworker to go rent it.  :)
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« Reply #78 on: April 11, 2008, 12:54:28 AM »
Farscape series 1 box set arrived yesterday - not sure when I'll get the chance to watch it in the next two weeks though...

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« Reply #79 on: April 11, 2008, 12:35:47 PM »
I just watched The Mist last night. Anyone have any opinions? I know the ending provoked a lot of mixed reactions - some hated it, some loved it. I'm not sure how I feel, frankly. I certainly didn't like it as much as I did Cloverfield, which I thought was scarier and, from a "monster movie" perspective, was more realistic and "possible" (!) Since most reviews of The Mist tended to be good ones, I would have to say I was mildly disappointed, but would still recommend the film to fans of the SF/horror blend subgenre.