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post #721 of 7924 Old 04-06-2004, 08:54 AM
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I stand corrected:

21 Grams

As for "The Rock" I believe he can actually act. Where as Arnold was just muscles, guns, and one liners. That being said I thoroughly enjoy all of Arnold's movies.

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Last night we watched the last installment of the Matrix trilogy.
I loved the special effects but the story line left something to be desired.

I feel the first is still the best.

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Danial, man i had forgot it came out..will have to pick one uptoday.

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The kids and I watched "Cheaper By The Dozen" last night. Good family movie. Unfortunately, my copy had a slight audio and video glitch in the "breakfast" scene.... I'm going to return for a new copy. Anyone else who got this DVD have this problem? On mine, it was only on the Widescreen side, not the full screen...and only lasted a few seconds....but still annoying.

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Watched The Negotiator again. One of my all time favorite movies!!

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Last night we watched "Cheaper By the Dozen"

Good family flick!
Parts of the movie reminded me of an earlier one..."Yours, Mine and Ours" with Henry Fonda & Lucille Ball.

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Brickie,

The Negotiator is the movie that first made me aware of Samuel L. Jackson!

Since that movie I have been collecting many of his DVD's. I still think Formula 51 is a riot.

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Last night we watched "Cheaper By the Dozen"

Good family flick!
Parts of the movie reminded me of an earlier one..."Yours, Mine and Ours" with Henry Fonda & Lucille Ball.

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It is actually a modern remake of the 1950 original...


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In the 2003 version, their last name is "Baker"... as in, "Baker's Dozen". Get it?

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Last night we watched the last installment of the Matrix trilogy.
I loved the special effects but the story line left something to be desired.

I feel the first is still the best.

Daniel

Also watched Matrix revolutions, and agree the first was best. Effects were awesome, and I need to see it again, to understand that ending.
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I have to agree that the first Matrix is still the best, but I do think that "Revolutions" is actually quite a good movie.

Without giving away the ending I think the brothers did a great job with the "Neo" character and his role in the ending. I think a lot of people were expecting a typical Hollywood type ending and that's why many did not like it.

I enjoyed watching it this week in my theater and wish I had watched it at the theaters.

I started watching "The Missing" and really enjoyed the first hour. The time change is messing with me and I had to postpone finishing it until tonight. I thought that both Kate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones were excellent in this.

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Surprisingly the wife wanted to watch "Blue Collar Comedy Tour".
It seems she really likes Larry "git-r-done" the Cable Guy.
The family thought the show was a riot.

Started to watch "Gothika" and fell asleep! Darn, I hate that! Now I'll have to watch it again in the morning to see what I missed.

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Mr. Randy, have you had you screening room in AVI, or any home theater magizine?

Nope - not my humble little theater!

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Originally posted by David Guill
Randy,

Maybe AVS can make a new category (with you as a moderator). Maybe call it What you've watched with categories like new releases, classics, horror ... etc.

What do you think?

Sounds like work!

The digital software and reviews category pretty much does that now, although the name may keep some people out. What I what thinking when I started this tread was to build a list of what people were watching in their theaters and find new and interesting films to watch - it's worked great!

If the powers that be asked, I'd be happy to help in whatever way I could.

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Last night the kids wanted to watch "Cheaper by the Dozen"

Second showing...better then the first.
This movie is for anyone who grew up in a large family.

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Last night the kids watched " the cat in the hat", for me it was okay...i think most of the reviews it it right on..did have some nice colors though!!

For us adults, KILL BEILL !!!!!simply awesome bloody good time..Especially if you grew up on "ol school" kung fu..Contrary to a few reports, this movie is REFERENCE material all the way..Colors are mazing as well as the DTS track!!

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Watched "Rundown" with the Rock. When I first saw the movie I thought no way I want to see this crap. I was wrong! The Rock can act and he has Charisma on the screen. I thouroughly enjoyed the movie and the way he acts. I don't think he is the next Arnold rather I think he is in a league all his own and will create a different kind of action Genre. Surprisingly I really like him. I also saw, well saw again the Ghost and the Darkness. Fantastic acting and a great storyline which was well put together. Val Kilmer is another of those great unsung actors who surprise me with the roles he plays. He was superb in this one and so is Michael Douglas and John Kani who plays Samuel was excellent. Great cast good story worth watching.
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Friday my wife and I watched "Cheaper by the Dozen". We both enjoyed it, but it was a little slow going at times.

Saturday night I wathced "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels". I really enjoyed this movie. A great con flick in the style of "snatch".

I also watched "Johnny English". I really enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Your typical bumbling spy movie, but funny nonetheless. Rowan Atkinson is brilliant.

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Last night we watched "House of Sand & Fog".

The story was deep and meaningful and it gets you a little mad.

We were really moved.

I watched it last weekend as well. Absolutely amazing. How was this movie not more popular when it was released in theaters? I watched it with what I would consider casual movie watchers who have little tolerance for what they consider "art films," and everyone loved it. Maybe the basic premise of a dispute over home ownership doesn't sound very interesting. But it's more tense and thrilling than most "thrillers", and as Markito said very moving. I can recommend it highly to anyone.

Tonight we watched the Heath Ledger turkey The Order. It's a bad movie that may not be quite as bad as its reputation suggests, but bad nonetheless.
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Just added it to my netflix queue.

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Watched "Timeline" last night. As far as the movie itself goes, it was good. If you have read the book, then I think you'll enjoy the movie - although as always with an adaptation, there are some glaring decrepancies. I moves fast, and it's entertaining. The video on the disc looks pretty good - no real complaints, but I thought the audio left a little to be desired. Sounded compressed without much range.

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I haven't posted in a while. Work has accelerated it's pace the last few weeks and I haven't really had a lot of free time on my hands. Today was one of those rare movie-on-a-week-night times. We watched Kill Bill Vol. 1. I think Tarrantino has done it again! I loved it! The wife like it so much she suggested we take a ride down to the local Lowes Cineplex and catch Vol. 2 on Friday night. That would be our first time going to the movies since Attack Of The Clones.

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Welcome back Gus! We missed ya!

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What a great weekend here in the Windy City! Weather in the 70's to 80's, went to a Cubs game, sat on the porch and ate ice cream, and watched a few flicks in the evening.

Friday was Spy Kids 3-D, which I actually liked based on pure spectacle. The 3-D effects worked VERY well on my plasma (and I wasn't about to touch the picture controls, since it's ISF calibrated).

Saturday night Matrix Revolutions which I thought was infinitely better than Reloaded. Lots of fun, although I'm still not completely sure I understood exactly why everything was happening because of the kludge that was Reloaded.

Tonight (Sunday): The new 2-disc version of A Room with a View. I love the movie. I think it's quite funny and one of the best period films ever mde, although no doubt most on the forum probably hate it. The video is a little soft, but for a near 20 year old film, it looks superb, and the new 5.1 DD track makes the dialogue very clear. Highly recommended for fans of the film.

Have a great week!
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I agree, was a great time here in Chi -Town!!In fact, so nice didn't get a chance to watch any movies..

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We watched Spy Kids 3-D about a month ago or so and just thought it was AWFUL...

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We watched Spy Kids 3-D about a month ago or so and just thought it was AWFUL...

LOL...don't get me wrong, I didn't think it was great cinema. But I was constantly amazed at the 3-d effects and visuals, and for me that was enough. I did think it was better than SK 2 though, and being mostly CG, it looked great on my plasma (and not everything does, but I need it in my current apt. because of space issues).
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Okay..i feel you now! I did think the 3-d effects were quite good as well.

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Last night we watched "Kill Bill"

The "look" of the picture is great. If you are a Tarantino fan then you will love this movie.

The scenes were very dramatic, edgy, just the right mix of tension and rawness you would expect from one of Tarantino's movies.

My favorite scene was the Yakuza council meeting with Lucy Liu. You have to see it to believe it!

Sit back and enjoy the wild ride!

Luckily we watched "Timeline" before "Kill Bill".
If you read the book, you will enjoy the movie.
The premise of the movie is very different than your typical action flick.

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Finally broke a 2-week dry spell (OK, I was on vacation for a week, but still, no movies!).

Friday afternoon I left work early and took a couple of guys with me. We watched Kill Bill V. 1 - great fun. I have no idea when I'll get to the theater to see V2.

Then my youngest daughter had a friend over and wanted a movie, so I watch with them: Princess Mononoke - very good (Spirited Away is still my favorite from this director).

Then Saturday night, after a day of yard work (back still hurts), same daughter wanted to watch another movie and selected "Akira" - I warned her and we got only 15 minutes into it before she lost interest. We switched to "Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn" - always a favorite.

I had forgotten that I'd let her sit with me when we watched "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country" - so naturally when Spock died (seriously, that's not a spoiler, is it?) she asked "how can he be dead? He was in the other movie!"

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Friday night I started watching "Once Upon a Time in the West". I didn't get to finish as my reinstallation of Windows finished about 45 minutes into the movie. It was nice to have my computer working again and I just couldn't wait to get the HTPC part of it working. I will try to finish it this weekend.

Saturday I watched Pulp Fiction. This was the first time I had seen this movie on DVD, desipite buying it over a year ago. It wasn't as bloddy as I remember it. A great film and I can't wait to get Kill Bill V1 this week.

Randy, I loved Spirited Away, but Princess Mononoke is my favorite of his films. I tried watching Castle in the Sky, but I wasn't in the mood at the time I guess. You just gave me a reminder that I need to give it another shot this weekend.

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I went crazy this weekend and watched 6 movies! (couch-bound recovering from some minor surgery)

Matrix Revolutions
Kill Bill v.1
The House of Sand and Fog
21 Grams
Matchstick Men
Gothika

I didn't find any of these to be unwatchable - but 21 grams was a close call. I think it would have been just as compelling and 'artsy' if it was sequenced in a bit more conventional way. If it were not for the fantastic acting job of Sean Penn, this movie would have probably lost me before I got drawn in enough to see how it ended. I almost turned it off anyway, but I stuck with it, and in the end I'm glad I did, but I still don't know if I'd really recommend it unless someone said they were looking for a movie with great acting and they didn't care about anything else.

Watched House of S and F on the recommendation of the folks here. It did not disappoint. Wonderful acting. The only thing that I disagree about is feeling sympathy for J. Connelly's (sp) character. She brought this entire mess on herself, and brought down a hard-working family struggling to make it while doing the right thing. A great movie though.

The rest of the movies I saw were pretty good too - not enough time to comment on them all...

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