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Old 09-19-2007, 02:47 PM   #2881
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Ghostbusters.

It's aged a lot better than I thought it would have. I think the ghostly (i.e. see-through) quality of the effects possibly hides any flaws they have compared to modern stuff.

Plus, with it being the DVD release rather than the made for TV version it had all the slightly rude bits in that always get cut on telly.
Which DVD release is this? I have the compilation pack that Sony put out a year or two ago, and from which they rather bizarrely cut most of the bonus features .
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:12 PM   #2882
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Just returned from 3:10 to Yuma, which was incredibly entertaining. I don't generally enjoy westerns, but this one blew me away.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:04 PM   #2883
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Yes, it's a dream sequence. Ray (Dan Akroyd's character) is crashed out after the Ghostbusters achieve enormous success (and hence are working their butts off)
It's actually from a sequence that was cut. IMDB writes:

Ray and Winston inspect Fort Detmerring, where Ray dresses in an old General's coat and falls asleep. When he awakes, he sees a female ghost above his bed. This part of the sequence was kept and used in the montage in the middle of the film.

That doesn't really make it clear whether it's a dream sequence, but I would think not.
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:12 AM   #2884
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Which DVD release is this? I have the compilation pack that Sony put out a year or two ago, and from which they rather bizarrely cut most of the bonus features .
What would I be looking for? A friend bought it for me so I can't go from anything at the place of purchase.
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It's actually from a sequence that was cut. IMDB writes:

Ray and Winston inspect Fort Detmerring, where Ray dresses in an old General's coat and falls asleep. When he awakes, he sees a female ghost above his bed. This part of the sequence was kept and used in the montage in the middle of the film.

That doesn't really make it clear whether it's a dream sequence, but I would think not.
Yes, it was part of the montage sequence but they appeared to show Ray sleeping at Ghostbusters HQ just prior to it happening, hence my seeing it as a dream sequence. No Fort Detmerring though.
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Had several hours to waste, so I went to Resident Evil: Extinction. It was okay...not as fun as the first one, but not as tedious as the second one--although, I did have some issues with it:

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Some of the characters who survived the 2nd one were MIA in this one, with very little explanation. Also, they recycled a lot of the action sequences from the other movies, in spirit. The first time I saw the laser-room, it was pretty cool. This time, it just felt repetitive. Or the zombie dogs. Been there done that.



But there were still some interesting plot complications in this one...and, like the first 2, a pretty nifty cliffhanger.
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:18 PM   #2886
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Miss Potter
A friend was watching this on DVD, so I sat and watched it. This goes down as one of those unintentionally funny films. Some of the dialogue in particular was cringeworthy.
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Watched:

Zodiac: Holy crap that was one long ass movie!! But definitely the best movie about the Zodiac that I've seen. The soundtrack seemed a bit off but who cares? Still a great watch.
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I just seen a very good, fascination movie. It is Danish movie, called PRAG (or praha). It is about a couple in crisis wo go to PRAG. While they are there, all the masks fall down and the awfull truth about their 15 or so year relation-ship is revealed. However, it is not a typical US feel good movie about. The drama is real. The strange and unkown setting in PRAG seems to the movie good as it mirrors the estrangement the couple is facing in just PRAG. There are a subplot, too, but I won't reveal it as this would be spoiling this great movie way too much

It has Mads Mikkelsen in it - for non Danish readers.
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Watched:

Dead Ringers: It was okay, nothing great. Not the usual Cronenberg that I'm used to.
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Kingdom of Heaven. Holy cow, I have to watch that again before rendering an opinion, but it sure was full.
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Was it the director's cut? I've heard that one's much better.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:21 PM   #2892
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Yes, the 4-disc release. I never saw the theatrical release though.
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Superman Returns...it was okay. 7/10.
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Watched:

Sky High: Yeah, it's a family movie but I got a kick out of watching Campbell even if it only was a bit part. Decent family flick I thought but with a totally made for TV movie feel, instead it went to the theater for it's initial run.
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I finally saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix today. I've been very sceptical to this one, I didn't like any of the other Harry Potter movies, and this book is my favourite. I was therefore actually pleasantly surprised over this one.
The movie has the right feel and tone, dark and mysterious, but could have benefited from a hour more film, and a 15 year limit, instead of the given 11 (Norwegian rating).

The movie continued the line of not explaining more than what's absolutely necessary, but didn't bring anything new either, and cut most of the really exiting part of the book; the mystery room in the department, so it's a bit hard to understand who this movie was made for.

I felt it was a 2 hour 18 minute long trailer for the story, making you want to read the book, regardless of your previous readthroughs.
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I saw "Black Sheep", pretty bad. I was hoping for much more since it was compared to Braindead (and WETA being part of the production on top of that).
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The Dead Girl, very well done.
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I saw "Black Sheep", pretty bad. I was hoping for much more since it was compared to Braindead (and WETA being part of the production on top of that).
Is it better than the 1996 Chris Farley movie.
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Is it better than the 1996 Chris Farley movie.
I'll take your word for it.
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Batman & Robin
Utter, utter tosh. Clooney makes an adequate, if unspectacular, Batman, and I found this more visually consistent than Batman Forever, but pretty much everything else about this film is rotten. The script is unfunny, riddled with bad dialogue and filled with implausible plot devices even by the standards of a comic book. There's no reason for introducing Batgirl, though it does serve to provide too many heroes. The whole Alfred subplot was about as predictable as could possibly be.

Easily the worst of the series, and it really does deserve the criticism it gained.
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