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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-21-2017, 08:20 PM
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Posted By dragonbud0
Demon Seed, 1977 by Julie Christie whom I did not...

Demon Seed, 1977 by Julie Christie whom I did not care for except Dr. Zhivago.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075931/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The computers were dated but with the onslaught on AI, this is a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-07-2017, 12:24 PM
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Posted By dragonbud0
Thanks for the background materials. I was...

Thanks for the background materials. I was wondering why this was not your typical Hollywood movie.

The scene toward the end where Mitchum was sweating bullets was extremely intense.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-06-2017, 07:30 PM
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Posted By dragonbud0
The Yakuza by Pollack and Robert Mitchum -...

The Yakuza by Pollack and Robert Mitchum - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073918/?ref_=nv_sr_1

I found it better than Black Rain in terms of the Yakuza/samurai code. Story was rather simple and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-08-2017, 08:00 PM
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Posted By dragonbud0
This is one of the few films John Malkovich...

This is one of the few films John Malkovich directed, The Dance Upstairs. It's a political thriller set in South America. Javier Bardem played the detective hunting down an anarchist called...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-03-2017, 05:42 PM
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Views: 1,928
Posted By dragonbud0
My bad. How about it's about family relationship...

My bad. How about it's about family relationship and how one dealt with the inner demon? I like to walk into a movie with as little info as possible, like surprises.

It's better than Prometheus,...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-03-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,928
Posted By dragonbud0
Flaws and all, I found this is about family drama...

Flaws and all, I found this is about family drama with sci-fi as its backdrop. It's the sci-fi aspect that drew me to watch. Amy Adams' acting should deserve an award. I do appreciate the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-12-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 765
Posted By dragonbud0
I enjoyed this one more than Nocturnal Animals...

I enjoyed this one more than Nocturnal Animals which has a darker theme. Glad that I was not mistaken by some of the reviews here.

Yes, Chris Pine was a pleasant surprise. Guess he was...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-23-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,361
Posted By dragonbud0
I always like Donnie Yen in Hero and the Ip Man...

I always like Donnie Yen in Hero and the Ip Man series but the ending kind of ruined it for me. Sometimes it's best to show a little rather than too much; less is more for my taste. :)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-23-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,361
Posted By dragonbud0
Finally saw it today around 11 am to avoid the...

Finally saw it today around 11 am to avoid the crowd which had quite a few kids and their parents. Except for Episode V, this is the best of all the SW series. The tone is geared more toward...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-04-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By dragonbud0
The Handmaiden by Park Chan-wook

This was based on a Victorian tale Fingersmith written by Sarah Waters. The BBC series was shown in 3 episodes with a length of 3 hours. I found them on YouTube with 2 1.5 hours pieces. Part 2 was...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-12-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By dragonbud0
Not sure about the sound and the PQ, but this is...

Not sure about the sound and the PQ, but this is one of the longest anime that I recalled:

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

It's in movie form, an excerpt from the TV series. It's kid...
Forum: Video Source Items   10-08-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By dragonbud0
Sorry. Just sold; I'll update the thread. ...

Sorry. Just sold; I'll update the thread.

Thanks for looking.
Forum: Video Source Items   10-06-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By dragonbud0
FS: Oppo BDP-93

SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!

$239 shipped CONUS, including PayPal fee. Price is FIRM. Local pickup in the NJ area is $200.

Upgrading to 4k, so need to unload this old faithful. The player has the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-02-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 968
Posted By dragonbud0
Yep. For anime fans, GITS is a hug franchise, in...

Yep. For anime fans, GITS is a hug franchise, in the same vein as Cowboy Bebop and others.

Once you take the red or green pill, you may get hooked. I always enjoy the music in the GITS series. ...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-01-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 5,461
Posted By dragonbud0
Yep. This one is a big disappointment. Either...

Yep. This one is a big disappointment. Either I'm jaded or the script in this one was all fiction but no science. Simon Pegg is stretching way BEYOND in a black hole, as he did in MI Ghost...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-30-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,702
Posted By dragonbud0
Late to the party. Finished the series this week...

Late to the party. Finished the series this week and enjoyed it. Surprise about the NYT review, it's not the best but certainly kept me entertain through the 6 episodes. I like Laurie and Colman,...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-23-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By dragonbud0
Of my paltry Blu-Ray collection, James Bond and...

Of my paltry Blu-Ray collection, James Bond and Nolan account for about 10%.

In particular, I saw both the Inception movie and then bought the BR.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-13-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 852
Posted By dragonbud0
Refreshing. This will one of the few...

Refreshing.

This will one of the few blu-rays that I ill buy when it's out. I always have a weakness for anime/cartoon genre; never wants to grow up.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-13-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,006
Posted By dragonbud0
I really enjoyed Sun Tzu the art of war History...

I really enjoyed Sun Tzu the art of war History but unfortunately, we humans never learned. Also, the understanding of Lao-Tse's Tao-Te-Ching helped Sun visioning a holistic picture. The consummate...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-11-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,006
Posted By dragonbud0
The Long Shadow, a BBC 3-part series on the...

The Long Shadow, a BBC 3-part series on the impact of WWI till current events.

The short version is on YouTube, while the series is on Netflix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZdJ4Opk4TI
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-03-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By dragonbud0
I had both Sony's and Sanyo's in the past but not...

I had both Sony's and Sanyo's in the past but not these two particular models. They are in entirely different league. I would rate the Sony and JVC are in much better company than Sanyo or...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-01-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By dragonbud0
My RS45 is brighter and has slightly better...

My RS45 is brighter and has slightly better contrast than the HD250, also sharper but wife could not tell, other than this beast is 50% bulkier. It's also a tad quieter. Used the 3D feature only...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-01-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By dragonbud0
Nothing special from this review: ...

Nothing special from this review:

http://www.homecinemacentral.com.au/benq-ch100-srgb-portable-business-projector-review

On Amazon, the price is much higher than my LG PF1500 but mine has wifi...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-31-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 31,431
Posted By dragonbud0
Thanks for the tip. I totally enjoyed the story...

Thanks for the tip. I totally enjoyed the story though the YouTube quality was poor. Be careful what you wished for!!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By dragonbud0
There is a used JVC rs45 for sale in the forum...

There is a used JVC rs45 for sale in the forum for under $1k but you need a new lamp for about $350.00. it's not mine but price is right. The other option is A Sony hw40. My back up is a LG...
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