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Pretty excited for this, even though I kind of hate Sandra Bullock I absolutely loved Children of Men.
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Whoa, so my "profiling" was dead on..your BF were black Yorkshires. I knew there was connection with you.
It isn't something I advertise, but yeah, you got me.

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And to add to the connection, trout is my all time fav fish. I hated fishing in my youth, I was kidnapped by my grandpa.
LOL.
My "Pop" would do the same thing with us grandkids.
Some of us loved it and some of us hated it, and Shasta was a destination too.

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It's better than parchment bec you can wash and re-use em. And never have to worry about cleaning & cooking on those nasty grills in the public parks, your trout will never stick too.
Very nice....one of those "miracle" products.
I'll give it a try.smile.gif
post #93 of 738
Alright Oink let us know how's the movie when you see it this weekend. FYI it's 94% at RT so IDK. I'm very leery of extremely high marks 90%+ from RT: Looper, Moonrise kingdom, Silver Linings playbook, Moneyball, Hugo, Rango...all mostly either boring as hell or just stupid. But "I think' Gravity should be ok.

Btw so you don't eat any pork at all? not even bacon?confused.gif
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Alright Oink let us know how's the movie when you see it this weekend.
I always avoid the weekend crowds, but I'll be there later in the week.smile.gif

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FYI it's 94% at RT so IDK. I'm very leery of extremely high marks 90%+ from RT: Looper, Moonrise kingdom, Silver Linings playbook, Moneyball, Hugo, Rango...all mostly either boring as hell or just stupid.
I'm "leery" of absolutely ANYTHING coming out of RT.wink.gif

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Btw so you don't eat any pork at all? not even bacon?confused.gif
Of course I do, young lady.
It first began with my siblings....eek.gifbiggrin.gif
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Of course I do, young lady.
It first began with my siblings....eek.gifbiggrin.gif


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I've been called much worse...tongue.gif
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Is it too soon to want to see the BD release of this film? I mean, regardless of how good it is...well, almost regardless, I feel like the BD release of Gravity will warrant a new tv purchase. Or is that just me? biggrin.gif
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Is it too soon to want to see the BD release of this film? I mean, regardless of how good it is...well, almost regardless, I feel like the BD release of Gravity will warrant a new tv purchase. Or is that just me? biggrin.gif
You know you WANT a 4K......tongue.gif
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You know you WANT a 4K......tongue.gif

Now all I need is my wife to want one!
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I think Gravity could be a fantastic in-home 3D showcase. All the reviews seem to indicate this is one of those benchmark films where a 3D presentation significantly adds to the movie-watching experience i.e. instead of being a mere gimmick.
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Agree with that. Usually I have no use for 3D (or as I call it, the "Viewmaster" effect), but I think I might see this one while wearing the glasses.

4K is what I'm waiting for. I've seen native 4K content and it is the Real Deal - the honest-to-god "window effect" that HD was supposed to be. Just stunning.
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Usually I have no use for 3D (or as I call it, the "Viewmaster" effect), but I think I might see this one while wearing the glasses.
If I go, it would be for the 3D.wink.gif
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I think Gravity could be a fantastic in-home 3D showcase. All the reviews seem to indicate this is one of those benchmark films where a 3D presentation significantly adds to the movie-watching experience i.e. instead of being a mere gimmick.
James Cameron was impressed by it. He's a tough critic.
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Is it too soon to want to see the BD release of this film? I mean, regardless of how good it is...well, almost regardless, I feel like the BD release of Gravity will warrant a new tv purchase. Or is that just me? biggrin.gif
Lets consult the AVS "Magic 8 Ball"...Magic 8 Ball do I need a new TV? "Perhaps" Magic 8 Ball if I get a new TV should it be 4K "Yes" There ya go "Magic 8 Ball" never lies! biggrin.gif
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Lets consult the AVS "Magic 8 Ball"...Magic 8 Ball do I need a new TV? "Perhaps" Magic 8 Ball if I get a new TV should it be 4K "Yes" There ya go "Magic 8 Ball" never lies! biggrin.gif

Never ever!
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James Cameron was impressed by it. He's a tough critic.
Yes, he is....

OK, I'll be going next week....redface.gif
post #107 of 738
The local fishwrap's stellar movie critic Lawrence Toppman gives it an "A+", something I don't think I've ever seen him do before. Here's what he says about Sandra Bullock's performance:

Bullock, always a solid performer, surpasses all her previous work: Her commitment to the part and exploration of its facets couldn’t be surpassed by any of the great actresses.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/02/4359151/gravity-weighty-airy-wondrous.html#.Ukx-LYashcY#storylink=cpy
post #108 of 738
rt and imbd pre-release review numbers are quite high
post #109 of 738
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Bullock, always a solid performer, surpasses all her previous work: Her commitment to the part and exploration of its facets couldn’t be surpassed by any of the great actresses.
It really will take that kind of a performance for me suspend my disbelief of Sandra Bullock as an astronut.
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It really will take that kind of a performance for me suspend my disbelief of Sandra Bullock as an astronut.

I don't get it. How is a woman astronaut supposed to look? Why couldn't she look like Sandy Bullock?

Anyway, who could have foreseen that Heath Ledger would knock his performance as The Joker out of the park? The charming guy from 10 Things I Hate About You as The Joker in a Batman movie? Are you kidding?
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I don't get it. How is a woman astronaut supposed to look? Why couldn't she look like Sandy Bullock?
It isn't about "how a woman astronaut is supposed to look?"

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Anyway, who could have foreseen that Heath Ledger would knock his performance as The Joker out of the park? The charming guy from 10 Things I Hate About You as The Joker in a Batman movie?
If you hadn't known better, would you have had identified HL immediately under all that make-up?
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It isn't about "how a woman astronaut is supposed to look?"

That doesn't help any. I guess I don't get why it's so hard to believe that any actor of average size could be an astronaut, but perhaps I'm a bit biased. The older sister of a close childhood friend, a girl I knew as a high school student and whose room we used to sneak in and thumb through her record collection she kept under the bed, grew up to be a space shuttle astronaut who flew two missions. She's a mere mortal like you and me, not a super being. Why not Sandy Bullock?

Sure, she's known by most of us for starring in silly rom-coms, but she also was totally convincing as a genteel Junior Leaguer who played a caring and loving, but ass kicking foster mom to a gentle giant black high school football player. She won an Oscar for it.
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If you hadn't known better, would you have had identified HL immediately under all that make-up?

Definitely not. Had I not known for sure that it was Ledger going in, I never would have figured out throughout the movie that it was him. Some actors are capable of inhabiting a role, and Ledger definitely inhabited his last one. I just don't see it as a stretch for Bullock to do the same, and I don't see astronaut as much of a transformational stretch anyway. Maybe that's because I knew someone who grew up to be one.
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Given the director, choice of lead actors, apparent plot limitations
and supposedly killer 3d, this may well be the most intriguing release of the year.
post #114 of 738
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That doesn't help any. I guess I don't get why it's so hard to believe that any actor of average size could be an astronaut, but perhaps I'm a bit biased. The older sister of a close childhood friend, a girl I knew as a high school student and whose room we used to sneak in and thumb through her record collection she kept under the bed, grew up to be a space shuttle astronaut who flew two missions. She's a mere mortal like you and me, not a super being. Why not Sandy Bullock?

Sure, she's known by most of us for starring in silly rom-coms, but she also was totally convincing as a genteel Junior Leaguer who played a caring and loving, but ass kicking foster mom to a gentle giant black high school football player. She won an Oscar for it.
Some actors are capable of inhabiting a role, and Ledger definitely inhabited his last one. I just don't see it as a stretch for Bullock to do the same
I think there is a misunderstanding here.....

My only area of concern is Ms. Bullock's track record is not filled with serious character-driven drama.
Generally, she (like many other actors) projects her movie star persona, rather than "inhabiting a role."

Astronuts tend to come from a highly technical background.
Neither Ms. Bullock nor Mr. Clooney strike me as folks from that walk of life....wink.gif
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My only area of concern is Ms. Bullock's track record is not filled with serious character-driven drama.
Generally, she (like many other actors) projects her movie star persona, rather than "inhabiting a role."

Then you haven't never seen her as Harper Lee in Infamous or Leigh Anne Tuohey in The Blind Side?

Look, I'm no Bullock fanboy, but give her credit where credit is due. She is a fine actress and can inhabit a role, as she did in those films. I haven't seen much of her other work, other than the fluffy The Net , Speed, and While You Were Sleeping.
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Astronuts tend to come from a highly technical background.

Off the top of my head, one local female astronaut was a medical doctor and another an engineer (and she flew 3 flights, not 2 as I previously stated). For what it's worth, Bullock's character in Gravity is a medical engineer -- not a stretch if you ask me. If you looked at photos of the two real astronauts I'm referring to while not in their flight suits, you would not think, "Now there's an astronaut." When they were astronauts, they were both non-descript, but reasonably attractive and feminine looking women. Christa McAuliffe, you may recall, was a teacher.

Sure, Sally Ride was a physicist, but I've known many physicists and engineers, as I live a few miles from a major NASA installation, and believe me, they can look like anyone. They are not all out of Central Casting (to use an ironic phrase in this conversation).
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Neither Ms. Bullock nor Mr. Clooney strike me as folks from that walk of life....wink.gif

Hmmm...it's called "acting." wink.gif
Edited by Will2007 - 10/3/13 at 3:43am
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Then you haven't never seen her as Harper Lee in Infamous or Leigh Anne Tuohey in The Blind Side?
You're right....I haven't.redface.gif

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Look, I'm no Bullock fanboy, but give her credit where credit is due. She is a fine actress and can inhabit a role, as she did in those films. I haven't seen much of her other work, other than the fluffy The Net , Speed, and While You Were Sleeping.
I guess my point is these 2 seem miscast to me.
Of course, I may change my mind after watching it next week.wink.gif

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Off the top of my head, one local female astronaut was a medical doctor and another an engineer
FWIW, I consider someone who is a medical doctor or an engineer as having a "technical" background.

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For what it's worth, Bullock's character in Gravity is a medical engineer -- not a stretch if you ask me.
This is where we disagree: I DO find it a stretch.

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If you looked at photos of the two real astronauts I'm referring to while not in their flight suits, you would not think, "Now there's an astronaut." When they were astronauts, they were both non-descript, but reasonably attractive and feminine looking women. Christa McAuliffe, you may recall, was a teacher.

Sure, Sally Ride was a physicist, but I've known many physicists and engineers, as I live a few miles from a major NASA installation, and believe me, they can look like anyone. They are not all out of Central Casting (to use an ironic phrase in this conversation).
As I said earlier, my point isn't about what an astronaut should LOOK LIKE.
As you pointed out, astronuts can "look" like anyone under the sun.
I mean, Einstein looked like a retired circus clown!biggrin.gif
post #117 of 738
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FWIW, I consider someone who is a medical doctor or an engineer as having a "technical" background.
This is where we disagree: I DO find it a stretch.

But why? There *are* hot scientists out there wink.gif

What she needs is to be convincing in her role, whether it's an astronaut or a stripper I don't care, she's an actress who can pull off both imo. smile.gif Her own technical background and expertise is acting, the fact that some might not buy her in a character is different than her being able to give a great performance. I'm seeing Gravity tomorrow by the way. cool.gif
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You're right....I haven't.redface.gif

Then I can understand why you might think she's an acting lightweight. Her performances in those two films might change your mind, but I take no responsibility for your not liking the films if you happen to watch them and not enjoy them. Void where prohibited, etc. wink.gif
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I guess my point is these 2 seem miscast to me.
Of course, I may change my mind after watching it next week.wink.gif

That's a fair point, but one I don't agree with in this instance. I'm seeing it early next week too, probably Tuesday, so I look forward to sharing impressions.

And, yeah, of course I brought up Heath Ledger because I would have thought he was miscast as The Joker until I saw him. In my opinion, his performance defies superlatives and may be one of the greatest acting transformations I've ever seen on screen in any film. It was obvious the first time I saw him, in "10 Things," that he was charming, charismatic, and certainly talented, but I never would have guessed he would show such uncanny and uncommon acting virtuosity some eight or nine years later.
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FWIW, I consider someone who is a medical doctor or an engineer as having a "technical" background.

So do I. They resemble ordinary non-technical folks, however. I'm surrounded by them in my city, and my own sister is an MD, but they don't look any different from my colleagues except in the way we dress (doctors and engineers are inferior dressers, BTW, and the engineers as a whole tend to look nerdier tongue.gif)
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I mean, Einstein looked like a retired circus clown!biggrin.gif

Ha ha. Good point. Cute story about him I enjoyed telling my niece and nephew recently.

One day Professor Einstein was eating lunch alone at a diner in Princeton. He had forgotten his reading glasses, so he turned to the stranger next to him and meekly asked him to read the choices on the menu for him. The stranger put his arm on Einstein's shoulder and softly said, "It's OK, buddy, you don't have to be embarrassed."

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But why? There *are* hot scientists out there wink.gif

Yes, sir, there are. Here's the hottest astrophysicist I've ever seen:



Amy Mainzer
WISE Deputy Project Scientist
Education

B.S. in Physics, Stanford University, with honors (1995)
M.S. in Astronomy, California Institute of Technology (2001)
Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles (2003)


http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Mainzer/

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I'm seeing Gravity tomorrow by the way. cool.gif

*envious* You b*st*rd. cool.gif
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But why? There *are* hot scientists out there wink.gif

I'm suddenly having flashbacks to...

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