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post #901 of 7908 Old 07-14-2004, 04:09 PM
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"i had read poor reviews of this film but i really liked it"
whenever i see at bb a new release with "4 academy awrds"best actor" etc etc i stay away from these , they are usually the worst crap shows out there with all of this touchy feely nonsense,last academy award show i got dragged into seeing was "the english patient" where i had to go to the local pub after about ten minutes of the show and the missus stayed whilst i was knocking back a few pints,the best shows are usually the ones where the talking heads(movie critics) disapprove of them IMHO.................

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Tonight., girls choice. We watched "You've Got Mail".

A trifle of a movie, but I always enjoy watching Tom Hanks.

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My girlfriend and I have been caught up in '24' Seasons 1 and 2. We bought the first season and became addicted. We usually watch 1 or 2 episodes a day and I try to squeeze a movie in. Tonight, 21 Grams is on the agenda.
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Originally posted by penticton102
"i had read poor reviews of this film but i really liked it"
whenever i see at bb a new release with "4 academy awrds"best actor" etc etc i stay away from these , they are usually the worst crap shows out there with all of this touchy feely nonsense,last academy award show i got dragged into seeing was "the english patient" where i had to go to the local pub after about ten minutes of the show and the missus stayed whilst i was knocking back a few pints,the best shows are usually the ones where the talking heads(movie critics) disapprove of them IMHO.................


Poor reviews rarely keep me from seeing a movie. Also as far as reading entire reviews, I usually don't do that until I have already seen the film. They just give away too much of the movie in their review. Often it seems more like a summary, then a critique.

Usually I just hear the general "buzz" about the film before I see it.
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Secret Window. Big thumbs up!

One of the very few Stephen King adaptations that not only is good, but actually FEELS like a SK story. And another great Johnny Depp performance to boot. Somewhat predictable, but it doesn't matter a bit because it's so much fun watching it play out.
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Tonight., girls choice. We watched "You've Got Mail".

A trifle of a movie, but I always enjoy watching Tom Hanks.

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I bet he's easily got 3 or more oscars in him before his career is over!

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I bet he's easily got 3 or more oscars in him before his career is over!

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I agree with you brickie. I think Tom Hanks is one of the best actors of recent times and is defiantly academy award material.

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Well I will only add fuel to a great fire here but tonight I watched Road to Perdition in HD in my new theater. The look, the feel all came together in this one. I agree ,Hanks is one of the greatest actors of all time. The face, the delivery, the presence. You know I don't know if this has been said before( I'm sure it has some place) but man all you think of when he performs is that character not Hanks.......this is how it's done.

PS Oh my God did it look awesome !

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Saturday night I won out over the girls and we watched "Reign of Fire".

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This weekend I watched Monster - wonderful acting in this one.

Also watched Big Fish. It held my interest, and was enjoyable enough, but I didn't love it.

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Last night we watched Badder Santa. I enjoyed it despite it not being what I thought it would be. From all the hype I was expecting it to push a lot of boundaries in the good taste dept. I've seen worse on South Park!

After my wife went to bed I tired to convince myself that I could make it through the special edition of the Great Escape. I started at 9:30 and had to stop at 11:15. Man teaching in the summer sucks.

I used to catch this movie all the time on cable and watched it every single time.
This was my first time with it's OAR. I think I may have seen this more times than Star Wars. I love it that much. Will be finishing it tonight.

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I haven't had alot of time to watch movies all summer. I've been busy ladscaping after I made a careless remark after a few drinks. I said "Of course I can build a retaining wall and build a patio and a fence, no sweat!!" Big mistake! It was supposed to take two weeks, tree weeks, tops. Two and a half months later, I'm about 60% done and the end of summer is fast approaching.

I did get to watch "Along came Polly" the other night. I thought it was "ok". I've also been reading more lately. Dan Brown anyone? Which brings me to my question: Are there good movies out there with plot similarities to "The Davinci Code" or "Angels and Demons"?

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Don't know of any Gus, but I wish there were... I'd love a good complicated, multi-part mystery, where a number of different puzzles would have to be solved in sequence to get to the final shocker!

Anybody know of any?

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Gus - try "The Name Of The Rose" - new edition out, too!

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Thanks Captn. I'll look it up. My new replacement lamp just arrived, I think the HT will get some use this week-end after all.

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We've been watching "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (Amazon link)

Jeremy Brett is by far my favorite Holmes and these are marvelous. I watched these when they were originally broadcast on the 80s on PBS's Mystery!. I can't recommend them enough.

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Based on comments found here...last night we watched Butterfly Effect.

The kid from "That 70's Show" certainly played a different role.

I especially liked anticipating the different changes to everyone's lives with each "episode".

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Last night my daughter and a couple of her friends watched a late night showing of "The Blues Brothers".

Our bedroom is right over the theater, and other than a rather impressive rumble right when we were going to bed, I fell right to sleep. Not entirely soundproof, but not bad!

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Last night I watched The Redsox in HD. Now I have to deal with the hangover because Francona drove me to drink again. Just before that, I caught the last 2 innings of the Cubs game on ESPN-HD. The picture quality on these live sports events with a fresh lamp is outrageous!

Friday night we plan on watching The Last Samurai and Saturday, possibly Return Of The King (for the first time, believe it or not)

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You are wasting time young man, shouldn't you be doing yard work ?

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We were talking about Redsox yesterday at the office. We decided they should add this new motto to their jerseys: "Maybe next year."

Last night the wife and I watched "The Bourne Identity" and will probably go out and see the sequel this weekend. Identity is a great spy and adventure flick!

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Thats not funny......... But so true.
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Thats not funny......... But so true.

Didn't Francona drive you to drink last night when he let Schilling face 13 batters over 32 minutes without getting an out? What was he waiting for, October?

And then, I switched to Scotch when he let Foulke pitch to A-Rod in the nineth with first base open.

Thank heaven it wasn't shown in HD here in Mass. Those vivid pictures would be imprinted in my head for ever...or at least until this afternoon when they screw up another game against Steinies goons.

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We watched The Last Samurai last night. We were quite pleased. This is the type of movie that got me interested in HT. Before that we watched The Sox literally kick the Yankees butt and then follow up by figuratively kicking their butt. It was ugly, but a W is a W, at least now The Yanks can't sweep! (God, that's pathetic)

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Hey, guys, I think today is the start of SHARK WEEK!!

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I watched two of the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films and then after Tim Martins post about blacks I watched U571 again in HD. These Holmes films are fun but also interesting in that they are only about 70 minutes long each.

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U-571 (and everything else for that matter) must be quite a sight on that system of yours Art!! Twin G-90's!!

This may have been discussed before, while I was knee deep in lumber, but did you get the screen size you were searching for, Art?

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Thanks for asking.It really has turned out to be all that I wanted . My goal was a screen between 11' and 12' wide. The screen is 11' wide and realistically is the largest 16x 9 screen that would fit in my house. Larger would compromise site lines too much ( too tall for the room). Someday, when we have true scope aspect software and PJs I could still go up to about 13' wide but at this point I see no reason. The picture is the best I've ever seen anywhere.

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Yesterday the wife and I went out to see "The Bourne Supremecy" (entertaining, but not nearly as good as the first), then came home to see "Best In Show" - a real winner (I especially like one of the deleted scenes - the beach ball collection.

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Randy,
Last night my wife and I saw "Anchorman" to which we howled with laughter throughout and then we immediately saw "The Bourne Supremecy", which I renamed, "The Bored Supremecy".
I decided to sleep through half of it, as it was far worse than the first "Bourne Identity".

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