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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-14-2004, 04:33 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 13,909
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by NewNameGuy ...

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Originally posted by NewNameGuy
Please do report back when you've seen the rest of the season. Kinda curious if you find it continued great storytelling, or if it does take that tailspin....
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-13-2004, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By ckolchak
Lowry is working on them, iirc. the Connery...

Lowry is working on them, iirc.
the Connery ones were getting the most attention, with new 5.1 tracks and hi-def remasters and the ole 'spot and blemish removal' treatment.
the rest are just...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-12-2004, 08:23 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 13,909
Posted By ckolchak
from what i'm gleaning in other threads, many...

from what i'm gleaning in other threads, many people felt the show was spinning its wheels for most of the middle of the season up until the last handful of shows.
i also know there is an Ashanti...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-12-2004, 05:10 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 13,909
Posted By ckolchak
i just finished up disc 3 of S7 and... there...

i just finished up disc 3 of S7 and...
there were a few eps at the beginning of the season that i would classify as entertaining but slight (every season has 'em), but the arc for this season...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-10-2004, 04:05 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 13,909
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by MTyson The Buffy...

Quote:
Originally posted by MTyson
The Buffy musical from season 6 ("Once More With Feeling") is hands down the best stand alone episode IMO. It's hard to rank a single episode above finales...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-10-2004, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by Jedi_Master_Wind ...

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Originally posted by Jedi_Master_Wind
Kirsten Dunst isn't the comic book Mary Jane but she grew on me in Spidey 2.

the only time Dunst seemed like the comic book MJ to me was when she...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-09-2004, 04:56 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 13,909
Posted By ckolchak
i think i may have to retract what i said...

i think i may have to retract what i said earlier.

Quote:
Season 4 has great episodes, but the primary story arc is one of their worst.
thanks to this thread (and the fact i let my netflix...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2004, 04:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,367
Posted By ckolchak
- the "Random and Light flak from the bug...

- the "Random and Light flak from the bug batteries " chapter in Starship Troopers
- assault on the Turkish train in Lawrence Of Arabia
- the "police have themselves an RV" chapter from Die Hard...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2004, 02:43 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 13,909
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Buffy's depression was countered...

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Buffy's depression was countered through more comedic villains and nice supporting character arcs. I don't think it is a coincidence that Buffy gets out of her funk at the same time the rest...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2004, 01:54 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 13,909
Posted By ckolchak
my take is, w/ the latter half of season 2 the...

my take is,
w/ the latter half of season 2 the show caught its footing and found a direction and a more consistent tone.
but i thought S3 kicked a$$ all over 2.
much more focused on its arc....
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2004, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by Kid Red I really...

Quote:
Originally posted by Kid Red
I really like the camera work. Sure, I would like the same scenes done with an absolute still camera so I can see all the action. However, that would make me a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2004, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By ckolchak
It's NOT! just about the. the camera work....

It's NOT!
just about the.
the camera work. if
anything!
the editing was
ACTUALLY
just! as annoying.
it.
becomes baroque nonsense JUST!
like the inane.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2004, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By ckolchak
i was lucky to get this from Netflix yesterday. ...

i was lucky to get this from Netflix yesterday.

especially lucky because this is normally what would qualify as an easy blind buy for me- especially at under $15.

so glad i didn't.
i loved...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-07-2004, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 87,726
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by PooperScooper ...

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Originally posted by PooperScooper
re: GWTW

Is the EE (and other issues) in GWTW worse than The Fifth Element superbit? I remember some folks were unhappy with TFE being bumped because...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-07-2004, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By ckolchak
after waiting a week for one of the movies i...

after waiting a week for one of the movies i returned to show up as checked in, i reported it and - magically- the very next morning it is now showed as returned.
will wonders never cease?

as...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-06-2004, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By ckolchak
i mailed three titles back all at the same time,...

i mailed three titles back all at the same time, last monday.
on Wed one title was marked as returned.
on Fri a second title was finally marked as returned
a week later, they are claiming i still...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-06-2004, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 87,726
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by Art Sonneborn ...

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Originally posted by Art Sonneborn
... I'm not sure what to say. The transfer is the best GWTW has looked in the home but I still have problems with how soft it is ,some EE and both EE and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-05-2004, 07:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By ckolchak
i don't know how many i have at the moment. i...

i don't know how many i have at the moment.
i may do a count tonight, i'm sure it is up around 700-800.
since i got into the format 5 yrs ago, i've probably bought over 1200 and sold off the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-05-2004, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,099
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by R Harkness I...

Quote:
Originally posted by R Harkness
I found the transfer A. Uneven in terms of clarity and B. the photography is a stylized high-contrast look that, while it kind of works for the film...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-04-2004, 02:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,778
Posted By ckolchak
i'm pretty sure this was super 35. they have a...

i'm pretty sure this was super 35.
they have a few shots of the camera displays in the making of footage and you always see 4:3 exposed area with 1.85 and 2.35 safe areas.
there is also no...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-03-2004, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By ckolchak
most of the time it looks great, but it has too...

most of the time it looks great, but it has too many problems to me to be considered reference.
over-contrasty, some colors are too pumped and unnatural looking (the greens on the college campus in...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-01-2004, 05:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,991
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by gtaylor74 ...

Quote:
Originally posted by gtaylor74
Widescreen review has their review of the 2 disc on line and gave it a 3.5 out of 5 stars for video. That's a pretty low score for a big blockbuster movie....
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   11-30-2004, 03:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,493
Posted By ckolchak
Quote: Originally posted by Bob Sorel Ha! By...

Quote:
Originally posted by Bob Sorel
Ha! By that time Sony's Blu-Ray will have a pretty strong hold on the HD disc market...I think this is one war which Sony is going to win.
win with what?...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   11-29-2004, 08:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,061
Posted By ckolchak
looks to me like HD-DVD has a huge leg up since...

looks to me like HD-DVD has a huge leg up since i really think the success of a HD optical format is going to come down, primarily, to content.
HD-DVD has:
Lord Of the Rings
The Matrix
Titanic...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-27-2004, 06:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,640
Posted By ckolchak
Bend Of The River was an excellant Jimmy Stewart...

Bend Of The River was an excellant Jimmy Stewart western.

for most of my life i kind of sneered at this genre, even though i had been a rabid fan of 'westerns w/ ray guns' (i.e Star Wars et al)...
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