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Old 07-11-2007, 05:27 PM   #2701
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Mel. Perhaps it's time to discover the wonder that is YouTube. A strange experiment in pop culture that is.

I've seen some but my only fast connection prior to this was in my office and I didn't feel comfortable watching lots of YouTube there.
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:57 AM   #2702
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One other interesting note about Ratatouille: My mom took my two nieces to see it (17 years and 6 years) and the 6 year old got bored part way through it. She seen some other Pixar movies (Cars e.g.) and those held her interest but this one didn't completely. The story was definitely aimed more at adults.

Side note: I finally got DSL at home. I don't know what to do with myself, everything loads so quickly.
For what it's worth, my ten-year-old sister likes it a lot.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:46 PM   #2703
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So, my daughter and I finally saw Memoirs of a Geisha. The story was absolutely gripping. Beautiful settings and music as well.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:27 AM   #2704
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The new Harry Potter is definitly worth checking out, a very well made blockbuster, the best acted of the six (seven?) films and the darkest in both atmosphere and tone. These films seem to get better with each outing (sacking Chris Columbus also wasn't a bad move ;-) ).
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:22 AM   #2705
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I just saw Arthur and the Invisibles [I am a kid at heart] this was a great movie, wonder why it didnt fo so well at the cinemas. Also saw Pans Labyrinth, I loved it but I got the feeling I was missing something like some great philosophically thing in the plot.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:03 AM   #2706
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Die Hard 4.0

It might be a Die Hard watered down for a teenage audience, a young sidekick and less swearing etc. However it is still chock full of amazing stuntwork and Bruce Willis is great as John McLean.

Leave you brains at the door and revel in the inoffensive rollercoaster ride that is Die Hard 4.0.

Great fun.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

A dark and more adult film than the previous ones. Harry is all alone as he is accused of lying about Voldemorts return, ignored by Dumbledore, despised ny most of his peers and suffering weird disturbing dreams. While Hogwarts turns into some kind of concentration camp Harry forms an army of students to fight back.

They did a great job distilling the doorstep of a novel into a 2 hour movie and still give you something you havn't seen before in the Harry Potter series.

Big magic battles and the usual great CGI (apart from one shonky giant) make it a great movie worth seeing.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:39 AM   #2707
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Stranger than Fiction -overall a nice movie, but some parts weren't that great. I've heard it can be difficult for authors to kill off characters, and this kind of showed me what it feels like. I think a movie only about Harold and Ana would have been good, too.

Made me fall in love with the Wreckless Eric song.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:26 AM   #2708
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I watched the 3 Saw movies in one go, about 2 days ago.

Liked the first, for the most part, second part was ok too, third kinda sucked but watchable. (except for the parts where you have to look away, open brain surgery, WTF?)

I wrote a kind of review over here if anyone wants to check it out.
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:13 PM   #2709
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Children of men
I've wanted to see this for a long time, after first seeing the trailer, and I wasn't disappointed. Absolutely up there with V for Vendetta which I love. Really dark, dystopian future, with a lot of comments towards today's society, a lot of them vague and in the background. I think this is a movie where you find new things every viewing.

My biggest problem was not really with the movie it self, but with the trailer, that disclosed way to much of the story, compared to the filming and secrecy in the movie.

If you like Blade Runner, V for Vendetta and other dystopia movies, you should see this one.
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:36 PM   #2710
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Casino Royale

Just watched this last night partly as an excuse to try out renting movies from my tivo (and because I got a $15 amazon credit). I was actually pretty impressed. It doesn't focus on spectacle as much as some of the more recent bond films do, so the writing really gets more emphasis. I'm not 100% sure how I feel about Daniel Craig... he seems to play it much more seriously than my two favorite Bonds from the past (Connery and Brosnan), although that could just be how it's written as well. Some stuff struck me as a little un-Bond-like, like one of the closing lines:
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"The bitch is dead"
That surprised me a bit. It seemed so out of place.
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:07 PM   #2711
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That line felt off to me too (and I haven't really watched many Bond movies), but it's apparently the final line of the book (007's original debut), so it's arguably as authentically Bond as it gets.
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:08 PM   #2712
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tabacco, you have to realize that this is 007 restarted. And that takes current culture into the picture. To me, that means a shift from the old Bond and into the new. And the real (and very) last line is killer (usually spoken much earlier in a bond film, but this time in means of an introduction for films to come):

"The name's Bond, James Bond."

Oh, so good.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:06 PM   #2713
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A few people were upset that the line Tabacco quoted wasn't the last line of the movie.

As brisk said it is the final line of the original novel and as such is as authentic Bond as it gets.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:43 AM   #2714
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

My God! What an awful movie! I wasn't a fan of the first movie, but I did have a feeling that this movie would be better. How can't it not be better with an amazing superhero like the Silver Surfer and a planet eating bad guy?

Yeah I was wrong... I don't hate the movie but I was really really disappointed with the depiction of SS.

Damn, are there any scriptwriters who actually know the background material?

By biggest problems:

- Writers didn't do the SS any justice. They never showed how powerful the SS really is! SS was reduced to almost a mere mortal who's faith was in the hands of a torturer. Come on! You can do better than that!
- The SS's board is NOT the source of his power! When he was knocked off his board, my friend walked out of the theater. Yeah, he was devastated
- Julian McHamon is really miscast as Dr Doom. I still laugh my ass off when Dr Doom speaks. Why cast a metrosexual man (nothing wrong with that btw ) lacking a powerful voice, in the role of one of the most powerful bad guys in the Marvel universe? Didn't like him in the first movie, but in FF2 he is even worse!
- Jessica Alba also miscast. Loved her in Sin City, but she can't pull off a Mrs. Fantastic
- Galactus as a big ass cloud? What's up with that?
- SS destroying Galactus? SS only got a small fraction of the power of Galactus. He could never destroy the all mighty Galactus!

This movie had a really bad script and way too many plotholes and is IMHO as bad as the first movie! I'm done with FF. Hopefully the Silver Surfer spin-off will have a better script and a director who takes his job seriously

Yeah, I was really disappointed!

5/10
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I'm not quite sure why, but I watched the last hour and a bit of Wimbledon yesterday. Hilariously bad. Every cliché in the book managed to work its way in, and by the time you can guess what the characters are going to say at any moment the whole thing becomes amazingly fun for a whole load of unintentional reasons.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:32 PM   #2716
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The Dish

I've seen it before, but it was cheap to rent, and I hadn't seen it in awhile. Great movie... still weird seeing Patrick Warburton in a largely serious role though.
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"Halt, who goes there"

"Baaaaaaaa"

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Watched:

The Mad: Billy Zane in a zombedy. It was okay, but didn't really click.
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Batman (1989)
The Tim Burton version, that is. Very enjoyable, if showing its age in places.
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I just saw Jacob's Ladder, believe it or not I hadn't seen it before. It was really good. I didn't know that both Sanitarium and Silent Hill got their inspiration from the same movie. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it.
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