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post #3871 of 7971 Old 04-06-2008, 11:13 AM
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Popped in "Alvin and the Chipmunks" for the kids.

geeze, I know I'm not the demographic for this, but I found it to be silly, instantly forgettable and boring. With the pop-culture meter going through the roof. I don't know why this was a hit, I know I could not sit through it again. Seeing them computer animated, and well, small, just didn't look right. Sometimes cartoons do not translate well to a real-life/CGI medium.

But I digress, its for the kids right?. . . yeah. . .for the kids.
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What were you thinking? That sounds like child-abuse!

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Saturday night - wife and I watched "Garden State". Not bad. One really outstanding visual gag.

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Watched Poseidon (HD DVD). I picked this movie up on HD DVD months ago for next to nothing but had not had time to watch it... Ughh.. Should have waited. The PQ/AQ was very good, but aside from that, the movie was forgettable and quite corny. The action was great, but the whole movie was very predictable. I would stay away from this one unless you really like disaster movies... 4/10
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Watched Carlito's Way last night on HD-DVD from Net-Flix. This was my last HD rental before they stopped carrying them. Pretty good flick, but this re-affirms my joy in Blu-Ray winning out. This disk froze up 3 times during the movie and it didn't even look scratched. This was a regular occurrence in HD and I have not had one issue with Blu.

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Leon - The professional (Uncut International Version) DVD-SD
Remastered Audio and Anamorphic video

One of my favorite movies and had a chance to pick this version up for $4.00 in a closeout bin!

An additional 24 minutes is added to this version scattered minutes here and there. Added stuff is mostly the young love "crush" Natalie Portman (at 12 years old) has on Jean Reno. Nothing explicit going on but I guess it was too hot to handle for American tastes.

Gary Oldman as the drugged-out bad cop is a bit over the top but believable.
Jean Reno has to be one of the finest actors around.
Natalie Portman is probably 14-15 but playing a 12 year old. Pretty well too.

Violence and language and drug abuse all over this film but a very good movie as well.

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i agree, jean reno is tops!

tonite, we watched the dvd 'torment' (4x3 a/r), about a couple on vacation and are attacked by a clown. mainly i just wanted to test the 4x3 capabilities of my a30 at 1080i; it worked well.
movie was barely entertaining, a low budget 'slice and dice'.
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Leon - The professional (Uncut International Version) DVD-SD
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One of my favorite movies and had a chance to pick this version up for $4.00 in a closeout bin!

An additional 24 minutes is added to this version scattered minutes here and there. Added stuff is mostly the young love "crush" Natalie Portman (at 12 years old) has on Jean Reno. Nothing explicit going on but I guess it was too hot to handle for American tastes.

Gary Oldman as the drugged-out bad cop is a bit over the top but believable.
Jean Reno has to be one of the finest actors around.
Natalie Portman is probably 14-15 but playing a 12 year old. Pretty well too.

Violence and language and drug abuse all over this film but a very good movie as well.

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I loved the Professional and was thrilled to get an extended version. But I didn't care for the uncut version; I found it creepy as heck. There surely wasn't anything graphic but it certainly changed the dynamic of the relationship between the two from one of a teacher and pupil to a much more unsettling tone... Stay with the The Professional (IMO).

FWIW, Natalie was 13 when this movie was made.
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I loved the Professional and was thrilled to get an extended version. But I didn't care for the uncut version; I found it creepy as heck. There surely wasn't anything graphic but it certainly changed the dynamic of the relationship between the two from one of a teacher and pupil to a much more unsettling tone... Stay with the The Professional (IMO).

FWIW, Natalie was 13 when this movie was made.

I saw it as a school girl crush on a teacher...
From Mathilda's point of view it was "True Love"! From Leon's pov, it was sheer terror on his face about what Mathilda was telling him. It's the only time in the movie that he's truly scared!

I thought the original alluded to this anyway so I wasn't surprised to see it in the uncut version. Now, if things had gotten really physical, I would have thrown it out!

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Watched the "The Transporter" on Blu-Ray last night. I got 1+2 on a BOGO deal awhile back, and finally found the time to watch #1. Definitely over the top action, but I was really entertained. Fun movie. Great action. 6.5/10.
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tonight it was Man on Fire for me. i had seen this when it first came out, but i have been revisting a lot of flicks since my HT has been completed. it was the BluRay version. the picture and sound blew me away. plus, i forgot that this is a really good movie. later.
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tonite, watched dvd of 'alien vs hunter' (?) a complete P.O.S. creature feature.
and i knew that going in. but it was almost fun laughing at how predictable everything was.

a 1:20 waste of pj lamp time.
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Watched "Wristcutters" the other night. It was a refreshingly original film with some cool music and an interesting plot. No blood to speak of despite the title (as it is a road-trip/love story and not a slasher movie). Well worth checking out if you like independent movies.

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My wife and I watched Dan in Real Life last night. We both really enjoyed this one. Many humorous as well as heartwarming moments. Very good family movie and I don't recall any foul language either even though Dane Cook was in it. He actually did very well and shows himself as a pretty good actor. Highly recommend this one.

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+1 on Dan in Real Life. we watched it last weekend and enjoyed it. this weekend it was Rumor Has It and SuperBad. let me keep it simple here:

Rumor Has It = Cute, but not much too it.
SuperBad = Really Bad. stopped it 40 minutes into the flick.

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Sunshine - SD-DVD
Directed by Danny Boyle who did the "28 days Later" and "28 Weeks Later", "Trainspotting" and others...

Very good Sci_Fi flick. Not familiar with the actors except for a couple of them... I like Danny Boyle's flicks. They have an edge to them.

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Last night, "There Will Be Blood". Very good. The wife wants to watch it again, soon, which is very out of character for her.

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Me and the wife watched "I Am Legend" on Blu-Ray last night. I had been wanting to watch it for sometime, but my wife also wanted to see it and we finally had time.

First of all, for some reasons my expectations were low for this movie and I ended up really liking the movie. It got a little slow in certain parts, but I think that it added to the story. I thought Will Smith did an excellent job. My wide did not like it as much as me. She thought it had "too much" suspense I will definitely watch this one again and am looking forward to picking up "Omega Man" on BD so I can watch these two movies back-to-back. I would rate this movie an 8.5 out of 10. PQ and AQ on this BD title were very good.
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I watched Sweeney Todd last night (my wife wasn't interested). I really enjoyed this movie. I often get bummed when movies aren't available in Blu-Ray, but he SD version of this movie looked great! Very weird movie, but I really enjoyed it. The music was very good and Depp did an admirable job singing as well. This is a very bloody movie so be warned, but the performances made this well worth it.

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We watched Elizabeth this weekend in HDDVD. Wow! The costumes were amazing. Beautiful colors and we enjoyed the storyline.
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Watched SD-DVD of "Amadeus - Director's Cut"

Wow! PQ and SQ outstanding!

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Watched all star wars movies in HD. It was fun.
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kind of a "black comedy" with Bill Murray as the central character.
He portrays a "Jacques Cousteau" like character who does Ocean docu-draumas for a living.

Weird, funny, full of funny quips and digs at the "genre" AND JC himself.
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Not much on special effects, no big explosions, no major sound/visual stimuli, just Bill Murray being Bill Murray

I'd give it 2.5/5. Save your money...

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Actually popped in "Aliens Vs Predator Requiem"

uhm.

Well, the only thing to compare it to was the previous movie, so in that context, it was much better then the first. however, besides that, it was a subpar B movie. There was a LOT of criticism about the lighting of the scenes and overall movie and let me tell you. Unless your projector has a HUGE contrast ratio, your going to miss about 25% of the movie. The lighting is just ridiculously dim, and horrible to make out details, you will be squinting your eyes just to see what is going on. I heard even in the theaters, it was the same way.

Besides that, the sound was actually pretty good.

Its a shame. Two classic monsters that were once stellar, now find themselves in the cheesiest, 2-bit movies that continue to tumble down hill. James Cameron must be shaking his head, or crying.
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i got my n'flix copy of avp2 today but im in no big rush to see it.
maybe later tonite.
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a little will smith run for me.

i robot and i am legend both on blu ray. i robot is the best PQ and sound i have experienced. i am legend was solid too. movie wise both were 3 stars for me. worth a viewing, but not high on my repeat scale. later.
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Watched SD-DVD version of "Next" with Nicholas Cage, Julianna Moore and Jessica Biel.

Wasn't expecting too much but it turned out Very good! A different kind of Sci-Fi flick.

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Watched "The Host". Maybe we were expecting too much from all the buzz about the movie, but it seemed slow and not all that entertaining, with odd plot bits and bad CG.

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Watched "The Host". Maybe we were expecting too much from all the buzz about the movie, but it seemed slow and not all that entertaining, with odd plot bits and bad CG.

Hmmmm...I really thought the CGI was good. The movie did get a little slow and needed better editing but all in all it was a good click with some good humor.

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Man, I've blanked on this thread for too long...

Lately, we've watched:

I am Legend, No Country for Old Men, Alvin and the Chipmunks and last night Walk Hard (and I'm sure I'm forgetting something.)
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