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Old 06-11-2006, 06:04 PM   #1341
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Highlander - not a bad movie. Could be better if it had more substance added. Reading the plot summary for Highlander 2 makes it sound like it's downhill from here. An anti-ozone shield?!

The Thief and the Cobbler - I should note that I watched an unofficial release that tried to show it as correctly as possible, including with unfinished animation. The animation and art style were amazing.
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:33 PM   #1342
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MASH (the 1970 movie)

Brilliant as always. It had a lot more humor and really very little of the anti war preaching than the TV series did. I liked the antiwar theme of the TV series but the raunchy humor of the movie is lots of fun.
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Duke Forrest: What color was her hair?
Trapper John: Black, shiny. Shiny black hair.
Duke Forrest: Black. You like black, huh? I'm kinda partial to blondes myself.
Hawkeye Pierce: I knew it. I knew you had a - - had an attraction for Hotlips Houlihan.
Trapper John: Hear, hear.
Duke Forrest: Go to Hell, Captain Pierce. You know I damn near puke every time I look at her. 'Sides, I'll bet she's not a real blond.
Hawkeye Pierce: How dare you say that about an officer of the United States Army, sir.
Duke Forrest: I'll not only say it, but I'll back it with twenty bucks, how's that?
Hawkeye Pierce: You have yourself a bet, sir.
[to Trapper]
Hawkeye Pierce: You're my witness.
Trapper John: I'll be a witness, but who's going to be the poor schmuck who finds out?
Duke Forrest: We... We gotta all see it together.
And then they proceed to all get a look

I also learned that this was the first major motion picture to use the word f***.
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:18 PM   #1343
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Highlander - not a bad movie. Could be better if it had more substance added. Reading the plot summary for Highlander 2 makes it sound like it's downhill from here. An anti-ozone shield?!
The second one is still kind of fun, in a silly B-movie way, but I dare you to watch the subsequent parts.
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:54 AM   #1344
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Hmm, all the movies that I saw while I was in England.
I might not remember all of them, because we saw about 11 movies in movie theaters...

Alien Autopsy
Failure to Launch
Tristan + Isolde
X-men 3
Silent Hill
Da Vinci Code
16 Blocks
Scary Movie 4
American Dreamz
Confetti
Mission Impossible 3

I think those are all of them, I'm not sure though because we did visit the movie theater A LOT.
But I must make this clear, only a small part of these movies were MY CHOICE, others were chosen by the two girls who accompanied me for this UK adventure.

I also saw a pile of DVD movies.

Born on 4th of July
Garfield
Hudsucker Proxy
Miller's Crossing
The Big Lebowski
Blood Simple
Barton Fink
Corpse Bride
Deuce Bigalow 2: European Gigolo (what a horrible and stupid movie...)
Finding Neverland
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:18 AM   #1345
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I finally just reinstated my Netflix account and am now starting again to catch up on my movies.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith - A cute but ultimately disengaged romantic action comedy thingy. As always, 'Pillow Lips' Jolie looks drop dead gorgeous and naturally wicked, so it seems a no-brainer for her. I think they could've truly pushed the envelope on this one but instead played it safe and ended up with a cynical yet clinical look at marriage. You're far, far better off with the teasingly evil Mr. & Mrs Smith (1941) from the master himself, Alfred Hitchcock.

Batman Begins - Hey, I liked this more dramatic and deeply gloomy rendition. It's refreshing after seeing Tim Burton's more "Please-don't-hate-me-'cause-I'm-weird" interpretation of the comic book hero's story. Batman as humanistic character study, and philosophical clashes to boot. I also like how the special effects this time takes the passenger seat while the human drama drives. A mindful action movie - the hero's journey.
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Ghostbusters

On a whim I bought the double pack of this and the sequel; I last saw them quite a while ago. They're inoffensive, if not the funniest of films.
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:55 PM   #1347
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For a while it seemed like a really neat little thriller, but then they ruined it with some trully cheap and unnecessary plot devices. And what was that laughable CGI fire all about? Talk about no budget...

Still, the fair and hospital basement scenes were priceless and it was worth it if only to see Fred Durst cry.
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V for Vendetta.

So I finally got around to watching it. I must say I don't usually go for films based on comic books, but I really enjoyed this picture.

Natalie Portman, bless her cotton socks, I really wasn't buying her English accent. At best it was an above average impersonation, but it wasn't an authentic replication by any means.
Kudos to her for shaving her head though, Sigourney Weaver beat her to it by a decade or so, but still it enhanced the impact of that plot point. So hats off, or maybe on in Natalie's case.

Stephen Fry, who doesn't love Stephen Fry? He brought something special and uniquely him to the role, that, if absent, would have been of detriment to the piece.

One last note, I could never ever condone the destruction of the Palace of Westminster and St. Stephen's Tower. It is simply a horrendous act of historic vandalism.
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Batman Returns - Hey, I liked this more dramatic and deeply gloomy rendition. It's refreshing after seeing Tim Burton's more "Please-don't-hate-me-'cause-I'm-weird" interpretation of the comic book hero's story. Batman as humanistic character study, and philosophical clashes to boot. I also like how the special effects this time takes the passenger seat while the human drama drives. A mindful action movie - the hero's journey.
That would be Begins, wouldn't it?

I am a great fan of Tim Burton in general, and his two Batmans in particular, but still agree Nolan's film was the best take on "Caped Crusader" to date.
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Sorry, it's Batman Begins, yes. Fixed it.
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Scent of a Woman by Martin Brest - Al Pacino basiclaly made the movie. Without his awesome, engaging performance it'd be a much, much lesser movie. Not to discredit the other aspects of the film, as it's all tastefully done but that's really it. The only outstanding part of it is in Pacino.
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I'd really like to see Nacho Libre, but I doubt that it will ever come to the movie theaters in Finland...
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Woops, I forgot. I saw Nacho Libre on Friday.
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I finally just reinstated my Netflix account and am now starting again to catch up on my movies.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith - A cute but ultimately disengaged romantic action comedy thingy. As always, 'Pillow Lips' Jolie looks drop dead gorgeous and naturally wicked, so it seems a no-brainer for her. I think they could've truly pushed the envelope on this one but instead played it safe and ended up with a cynical yet clinical look at marriage. You're far, far better off with the teasingly evil Mr. & Mrs Smith (1941) from the master himself, Alfred Hitchcock.

Batman Begins - Hey, I liked this more dramatic and deeply gloomy rendition. It's refreshing after seeing Tim Burton's more "Please-don't-hate-me-'cause-I'm-weird" interpretation of the comic book hero's story. Batman as humanistic character study, and philosophical clashes to boot. I also like how the special effects this time takes the passenger seat while the human drama drives. A mindful action movie - the hero's journey.
The Mr. & Mrs. Smith TV series was great, Im a big fan of the series so I had some high expectations for the film, I thought it was a good movie, safe but good.
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The Mr. & Mrs. Smith TV series was great, Im a big fan of the series so I had some high expectations for the film, I thought it was a good movie, safe but good.
I'd like to see again the tv series from the early 90's that had Scott Bakula in the lead role.
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I'd like to see again the tv series from the early 90's that had Scott Bakula in the lead role.
Quantum Leap? Heh.
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Scott Bakula was in the series Mr. and Mrs. Smith (and also in Quantum Leap).
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Yeah, the Bakula version of Mr and Mrs Smith lasted only half a season, 13 episodes, but they showed the series in Finland.

Quantum Leap was cool too.
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