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post #1981 of 7914 Old 06-07-2005, 11:37 AM
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Dzejms, I did not have any problem with the depiction of the UN in "No Man's Land" as ineffectual and bogged down by red tape and politics. But the movie went over the top and depicted them as one-sided cartoon characters, even giving the UN commander a slutty secretary in a pin-striped suit with a mini skirt who wanted to have sex with him on his desk when he was supposed to be working! I just think the movie would have been much stronger if it had portrayed the UN characters with the same respect it portrayed the other characters.

Ah, that I agree with. From what I hear it was the UN soldiers, not the commanders, who were galavanting with the local village and city women. Tanovic's portrayal is likely based on his personal experiences with a few bad apples. Great movie otherwise.

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Last night we were all tired so I picked a comedy. We watched "Groundhog's Day".

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The Royal Tenenbaums - weird fun!

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We saw Life Aquatic and Team America World Police (unrated). LA was an OK film but it really reminded me of his role in Lost in Transalation. TAWPu was...interesting. I am a fan of all types of animation and the way they were able to do the puppets was pretty amazing. The humor of the film was not bad.

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For me and the wife, this weekend we watched

Friday: House of Daggers non-Region 1 DVD very good.
Saturday: Sideways. That is a very interesting comedy. Much like the big Labowski. I do love watching Sandra Oh in movies.
Sunday: we went to a local theater and saw Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I can't wait for the DVD.
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Last night we watched Mean Creek. We were impressed by the depth pf the characters and the acting abilties of the kids.

Not a feel good movie at all, but we enjoyed it a lot.

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Watched Disney's Tarzan in HD on ABC. I wasn't expecting much from an HD animation but the "Deep Canvas" background really stood out in HD.

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Watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Quirky and entertaining but really fairly forgettable (in my opinion).

Also watched Tokyo Story because of all the press it has lately received as being the best, or at the very least one of the 10 best, movies ever made. The story is simple and the film is quiet, but very good. Even though it gives the story away, I wish I had read the essay about the movie on Criterion's website before I watched it as it says a lot about the unique nature of the movie that would have been nice to have known before watching it, things like the fact that the director set his camera 3' above the ground and just left it there (so you'd have a view like the people who sit on the mats in a Japanese theater), etc. Roger Ebert also has a good review of the movie in his "great movies" section on his website. All in all, a very worthwhile rental and I can see why it is so acclaimed.

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Haven't been here in awhile.... I miss this thread.

Anyhow just watched After the Sunset this weekend and it was overall a good movie. Salma Hayek is by far the sexiest woman on the planet! Great rental!
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Tonight we watched Alien Vs Predator and Gattaca (Superbit).

AVP was what I expected. My 9yo wanted to see it in the theater, I told him maybe when it came out on DVD. 15 minutes into it he had to turn on some lights in the HT.

It wasn't that bad, but they dropped the F-bomb once and he said it should be rated R. I guess I'm getting old, but I don't know why they have to toss that in.

Gattaca was different. Not bad. But in the end, too simple.
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My wife received the first and only season of Firefly on DVD so we have been watching that. Not a bad little sci-fi series but not much new or original about it.

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Wow - just noted - almost 2,000 posts in this thread! Keep em coming!

We've started watching the TNT miniseries "Into The West" (in HD, of course). Not bad - I do like big westerns and it seems to be starting off pretty well.

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Watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Quirky and entertaining but really fairly forgettable (in my opinion).

Don't know if you intended it, but that statement is pretty funny (given the plot of the movie).

Or perhaps I am just easily entertained...

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I recently picked up Black Hawk Down - Deluxe Edition at Wallyworld (for an amazing $19.95) so I've been watching the bonus stuff - about 6 hours worth. The True Story of Black Hawk Down History Channel documentary (100 mins) Frontline: Ambush in Mogadishu PBS documentary (60 mins) and The Essence of Combat: Making Black Hawk Down documentary (150 mins). Amazing history.

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Last night the wife and I watched "Hitch." Very funny - we both enjoyed it.

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Friday night we watched "Hitch", the wife thought the scene with Will Smith's allergic reaction to food hilarious. Personally, I liked the "Speed Dating" scene.

Saturday night we watched "Too Close" with John Travolta. The visuals were good, the plot dragged in some areas...Get Shorty was so much more enjoyable.

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We continue to watch the Firefly episodes. They are getting better overall but, Joss Whedon is re-using the same style for all his works. He really needs to branch out if he is going to last. I should have the final comments by tonight or tomorrow night.

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Last night we checked out "The 4400". Interesting new show...

Now have to get Season 1 DVD.

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We watched the original "The Longest Yard" and the new John Waters flick "A Dirty Shame".

"A Dirty Shame" was a bit tamer than most John Waters movies, and in that regard it was almost more enjoyable. There's some great one-liners that can be dissected from this movie.

We recently saw the remake of "The Longest Yard" in the theater and my wife was confused as to why she liked the new one, but was bored with the old one. Needless to say, we don't watch many "old" movies.

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My parents were in town to visit the grandkids.

This was the first time they've seen the finished HT.

I turned on the projector, I had "Alison Krauss and Union Station" in HD on the DVR, I only meant to let it play while I found a DVD to watch. They were hooked.

The next night we watched "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow". My Dad like it. I wasn't as impressed...

Possible spoilers below...

So who was this Sky Captain... did he just fly around waiting for a customized distress signal like Batman? It seemed like a rip off from every movie in history... a touch of Wizard of Oz (which was showing in the theater at the beginning of the movie, but the dead island villian reminded me of the Great Oz), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Iron Giant. Jude Law never bothered me before, but now I'm tired of him. Frankie just happened to be in the area as gas ran out? And I still don't get the Adam and Eve test tubes. And if this villian was so smart, why did he need to build robots to steal generators, why not just build the generators?

The robots marching through the city streets at the beginning had some big LFE.

Different. Stylish. But weak.
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We finished the Firefly series, only 14-15 episodes. It wasn't bad, just not great. Barrowed alot from many other sci-fi/westerns. The acting was getting better which is to be expected. Effects were OK.

We also saw White Noise and National Treasure. I like Michael Keaton, WN was so-so.

We had seen NT at the theater but it was nice to see it again at home. Not a bad adventure flick that does not need much thought.

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Watched Darkness tonight. yawn.

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The wife and I watched "The Terminal" last night. Not bad, a small story in a really big movie set!

Today after yard work all morning I showered off and watched episode 3 of "Band of Brothers."

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The wife and I watched "The Terminal" last night. Not bad, a small story in a really big movie set!

Today after yard work all morning I showered off and watched episode 3 of "Band of Brothers."

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Oh my word! WE saw The Terminal last night as well! We really enjoyed it. BTW, I purchased one of the American Flags that hung in the terminal. Great minds....

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Oh my word! WE saw The Terminal last night as well! We really enjoyed it. BTW, I purchased one of the American Flags that hung in the terminal. Great minds....




There was some very nice camera work in the movie, too. There was an extreme pull back from a close up on Hanks back and up another level across the entire terminal - I'm not sure how they pulled that off.

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Last night I watched In Good Company on my week old Samsung HL-R6167W.

This was a surprisingly good movie. The humor was fresh and not forced, the acting was very good (especially Topher Grace from The 70's show.). For me the movie took a current topic facing all of us and did a good job in presenting an entertaining message.
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Did this movie make any money? This had to be the most boring non suspenseful film I have seen in along time. The only suspense possible (do not want to give away for those lucky enough to not have seen this) they did not develop at all. The acting was not very good as well.

From sound and picture point of view, the picture was pretty good, little dark in some scenes. THe sound I think was not very well done. Volume was really low and surround sound never seemed to be performing.

Any just my opinion
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Friday Night we watched Hostage with Bruce Willis.
I am a big fan of his movies...okay flick but felt is was "lacking".

Saturday Night we watched Miss Congeniality II with Sandra Bullock. Enjoyed the original much more because it was..."original" and different.

Last night we Watched The 4400 Series, I have to admit I am getting hooked.

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Finally sat down an watched Team American: World Police Saturday night.

Not bad, but not nearly as good as I had hoped, especially from the South Park guys.

The sex scene though was unbelievable. I laughed hard during that one.
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After only starting to watch 24 at the start of this past season (4), I ended up getting the previous three seasons. My wife and I are currently on the 5th episode of the 1st season. My parents had borrowed it (started too late to see season 4), and ended up finishing it in a weekend... which is extremely unlike them. That was pretty funny to hear, though. Needless to say, they were hooked.

I have to say I liked Season 4 better than Season 1 thus far (of course we're only 17% of the way through it).
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