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Forum: Chit Chat 02-04-2009, 04:04 AM
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Posted By SnorkleCat
Agreed. I did not dislike the film, but it was...

Agreed. I did not dislike the film, but it was rather ...erm.. clinical and detached. I thought Sophie Scholl was a better film in that it managed to tell a matter-of-fact tale of resistance with the...
Forum: Chit Chat 11-03-2007, 12:58 AM
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Posted By SnorkleCat
I completely agree. I really liked Rachael Weisz...

I completely agree. I really liked Rachael Weisz in the first film, but they took her character in a completely different direction in the second one. This is a classic case of Sequelitis, where they...
Forum: Chit Chat 11-01-2007, 02:17 AM
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Posted By SnorkleCat
Oh I almost forgot...yesterday I went to see a...

Oh I almost forgot...yesterday I went to see a Swedish film called "As It Is In Heaven" (SŚ som i himmelen) about a world renown conductor and musician who retires to his childhood village after a...
Forum: Chit Chat 11-01-2007, 12:50 AM
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Posted By SnorkleCat
Ahhhhh...so THAT'S what I did wrong. The...

Ahhhhh...so THAT'S what I did wrong. The make-believe sword just didn't, um, cut it. ;)



The Wizard of Oz also needs to be done properly, with something more closely resembling the tone of...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-30-2007, 06:14 AM
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Posted By SnorkleCat
I never understood why Prince Adam just decided...

I never understood why Prince Adam just decided to hold his sword aloft one day and say "By the power of Grayskull!" Nothing happened when I tried it :)

As for recent movies....on the flight...
Forum: Chit Chat 09-03-2007, 12:09 AM
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Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
It was turkey day for us. We watched Battlefield...

It was turkey day for us. We watched Battlefield Earth (not a very good film at all- kind of a sloppy Sci Fi film that thinks it is better than it is)
and some Dungeons and Dragons film (also not...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-31-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Wordplay - Fun documentary, especially for a...

Wordplay - Fun documentary, especially for a devotee of the NY Times Sunday puzzle.

Hairspray- Really enjoyed this...puts one in a good mood.
Forum: Chit Chat 08-05-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Recently... Shrek 3 - better than the second...

Recently...

Shrek 3 - better than the second one I thought, but still suffering from too many pop culture references and sequelitis.

Simpson's Movie...Exactly what I expected. I still like the...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-12-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Rocky is great. I too don't give a fig for...

Rocky is great. I too don't give a fig for boxing, but it's a great tale. I think they may have lost their way a bit with the sequels; I didn't enjoy them as much....but Rocky Balboa is really good...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-10-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Okay...this is terribly embarrassing... We saw...

Okay...this is terribly embarrassing... We saw The Reaping this morning. I wanted to put a bag over my head upon leaving the theatre.

We also saw Amazing Grace, which was an enjoyable biopic of...
Forum: Chit Chat 05-22-2007, 12:53 AM
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Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
We saw Fracture this weekend....didn't know a...

We saw Fracture this weekend....didn't know a thing about it...found it quite enjoyable. I like films that don't rely on car chases and explosions to create feelings of peril.
Forum: Chit Chat 05-03-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
History Boys....interesting, unjudgmental and...

History Boys....interesting, unjudgmental and very British sort of film....I enjoyed it.

...and about flags in US pop culture...it's hardly surprising that they'd be there in Hollywood films...The...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-13-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
I didn't think that Iwo Jima was a better film...

I didn't think that Iwo Jima was a better film than Flags of Our Fathers, and I'm not certain why that seems to be the popular opinion. I'm inclined to think that a few critics were overly impressed...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-10-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
This past weekend we saw Mr. Bean's Holiday and...

This past weekend we saw Mr. Bean's Holiday and Happily N'Ever After or whatever its name is.

The former was pretty much what you would expect. I laughed and it was a pleasant outing with...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-06-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Miss Potter: very good, enjoyable, creative bio...

Miss Potter: very good, enjoyable, creative bio pic...a nice, pastoral English type film.

300: Visually stunning but a disaster in all other respects...made very dull and boring due to crap script...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-13-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
We just got back from the theater after walking...

We just got back from the theater after walking out of some daft cartoon called Barnyard. It's a Nickelodeon CG film. What a pile of crap this was! It is rare for me to actually hate something enough...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-05-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Just saw "Back To Gaya" which I understand is a...

Just saw "Back To Gaya" which I understand is a German film, also called "The Snurks" or "Boo, Zino, And The Snurks" For some reason, it was showing at our local cinema (and nowhere else really)...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-04-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Went nuts and rented four movies...we were up...

Went nuts and rented four movies...we were up till almost 4 this morning and I feel pretty groggy but here's what we watched:

1. Aliens...it had been a long time since we'd seen it. Typical James...
Forum: Chit Chat 02-25-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
So...we saw Letters From Iwo Jima after seeing...

So...we saw Letters From Iwo Jima after seeing The Queen...both very good from what I could tell....unfortunately we're going to have to see Iwo Jima again. Not only was the beginning messed up...
Forum: Chit Chat 02-24-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
we just watched The Queen now waiting for...

we just watched The Queen now waiting for Letters From Iwo Jima to start. Having a double feature at the cinema today. :-)
Forum: Chit Chat 02-22-2007, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Last night we watched Kill Bill and Pride and...

Last night we watched Kill Bill and Pride and Prejudice (the recent cinematic release)...both very good films I thought.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-07-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
We've been looking all over for this...can't seem...

We've been looking all over for this...can't seem to find it here. :frown:


As for films seen recently...Rocky Balboa and Apocalypto. The former was a real crowd pleaser...sentimental and...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-21-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Really? I didn't know that...I'm getting quite...

Really? I didn't know that...I'm getting quite fond of Buster Crabbe as Flash! He's such a perfect golden boy. To conclude every episode, Flash falls off a cliff or gets blown up, followed by "The...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-21-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
oh how i miss Netflix..no such thing in South...

oh how i miss Netflix..no such thing in South Africa...I am pea green.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-21-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 386,535
Posted By SnorkleCat
Movies seen recently...Attack From Space, Flash...

Movies seen recently...Attack From Space, Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe, and the Incredible Shrinking Man. Guess we're in an old Sci-Fi frame of mind at our house lately...
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