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post #1291 of 7853
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Originally posted by Gus
We were the twelve billionth family in the world to watch Shrek 2 last night. Everybody loved it. I was very impressed with the quality of the animation. Some of the scenes, mostly scenes that didn't show any humans ( or ogres) looked very real. I believe the next generation of anymated movies will rival the real thing.

Gus

Gus,
I wasn't sure that you would be able to return to regular HT stuff after the World Series. That should be a high that lasts a while........ like three or four generations anyway !

Art
post #1292 of 7853
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Some of the scenes, mostly scenes that didn't show any humans (or ogres) looked very real. I believe the next generation of anymated movies will rival the real thing.

And I hear that Polar express is also very real in its animation taking the "real look and feel" another step further. How long do you think it will be before they don't need the actor/actresses except for the voice overs? Do you think the executives and producers will eliminate the finicky actor/actress that costs so much in a production and doesn't guarantee its success? What would be cool is if Hollywood did a story about an animated character that took the place of a real actor/actress but everyone thought they were real and Hollywood billed them as real. Cool, Maybe its already being done. Maybe Ahnold isn't real just an animated character
post #1293 of 7853
That's the storyline used in Simone with Al Pacino
post #1294 of 7853
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Originally posted by David Guill
...What would be cool is if Hollywood did a story about an animated character that took the place of a real actor/actress but everyone thought they were real and Hollywood billed them as real. Cool, Maybe its already being done.

It has.



But dumb movie. What was Pacino thinking?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258153/
post #1295 of 7853
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Originally posted by Art Sonneborn
Gus,
I wasn't sure that you would be able to return to regular HT stuff after the World Series. That should be a high that lasts a while........ like three or four generations anyway !

Art

Art, you have no idea. This has been like an imposible dream for us Sox fans for so long, we still can't believe it's really happened.

I'm just now starting to go back to normal living. We hape that now that the curse is broken (make no mistake about it, the curse was real!) we will be able to salt in a few wins every now and then.

Gus
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Been out every night this week, came home early from work and started watching Band of Brothers. I ended up watching all 10 episodes in a row, It was pretty good although I think everyone hyped it up to much for me. The Audio track was excellent, some of the planes flying over were excellent!!!!!

Also watched Roswell Season 2 which was alright, good to kill some time if you like Sci-Fi.

I have been on a TV Series Kick latley.

Up Next from my Childhood.. Knight Rider Season 1.

Also have Day after Tomorrow and Van Helsing sitting here. Lots of stuff to watch.
post #1297 of 7853
Thread Starter 
Friday night to start the holidays off the whole family watched "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles." Still funny stuff.

Today, took the everyone to see "The Incredibles". Wow.

Randy
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Last night ,one of my favorites again, The Big Sleep then tonight with my thirteen year old and six of her friends Van Helsing. I had purchased this some time ago but I didn't watch it till tonight . Effects are great but the frenetic pace is typical of todays films with much less in the way of good script. Entertaining and it filled the bill of being scary ( what they wanted).

Art
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re-joined Netflix a couple weeks ago and also sprang for a Blockbuster movie pass for this month, so i've been taking the opportunity to watch a lot of stuff i had previously never seen or outright avoided including

Cider House Rules (enjoyed it quite a bit)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind ( wow! will more than likely buy this down the road)
Gothika (don't understand all the harsh reviews, as Ebert said, its good trash and knows what it is - though the last act and resolution is not as strong as the set-up)
Dawn of The Dead -04 ( this version didn't work for me but the original is still one of my all time favorite films)
Mulholland Falls (mildly diverting thanks to the milieu, but LA Confidential mined some of the same territory so much better)
Pickup On South Street (tight little film noir with a wonderful B&W transfer, got a little corny at the end though)
In A Lonely Place (highly regarded Bogart film noir. very disappointed. had planned on purchasing it blind, earlier- so glad i didn't)
Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (not bad, but this is another one i'm glad i didn't buy first)
Toute Une Vie ( amusing, but slightly long French romantic comedy/farce from the 70s)
Bon Voyage (very enjoyable melange of WWII thriller, romantic comedy and farce with Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu...from the director of Depardieus Cyrano De Bergerac)
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Lets see over the weekend I saw The Incredibles @ the theater, very funny & enjoyable movie.

Also bought 2 for 1 price DVD @ Sam's--
The Siege--eery resemblance to 9-11
Man on Fire--very good, action packed movie!
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Thread Starter 
Friday night my 11 year old daughter and I watched "The Iron Giant". She initially didn't want to watch it, but several times was laughing loudly!

This is a great flick and highly recommended (especially if you're enjoying "The Incredibles")

Randy
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Watched Elf over the weekend. Laugh-out-loud funny at times and touching but mostly juvenile.
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Got to catch up on a few this weekend.
The Clearing - Watch it if you like Redford. Otherwise nothing special.
The Return - Russian foreign film about 2 boys and a father that suddenly reappears after 12 years. Very good.
Home on the Range - Good family fun. Good use of surrounds and LFE.
Scandal - Pretty good.
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Went to Target and picked up a few movies friday... and got a guy to consider building his own FP home theater while I was there. (after my daughter blurted out "we have a movie theater out our house!").

Anyway, we got: Iron Giant, American Beauty, and Lawrence of Arabia.

Iron Giant:
I agree with Randy, this is a terrific movie. Well worth owning. One of my favorites. I've been waiting for this DVD for a while, and it looks great. I can finally toss the VHS tape.

American Beauty:
I don't really know what to make of this movie... I just like watching it. It's sort of an odd flick, but it won a bunch of Academy Awards, so I guess its not TOO off-beat. I'm a Kevin Spacey fan, so I guess thats part of it.

Lawrence of Arabia:
Will watch this weekend. Its long, so I need a long weekend to watch it!

Will be getting Harry Potter on Tuesday. It's gonna be a great weekend for movies this week.
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On Saturday night with the family and a few friends Chronicles or Riddick. I went in with low expectations but was pleasantly surprised. The visuals were spectacular.

On Sunday the new transfer of Gone With The Wind. It probably has never looked better but still has edge enhancement and a pretty good crop of mosquito noise. The first 2/3 or so was entertaining but it just goes on too long really ( I mean just beat the **** out of Scarlett and leave her for dead some place no poon tang is worth that ).
post #1307 of 7853
Finally watched Shrek 2 with the family and friends..Very enjoyable,but not quite as funny as the first to me.

brickie
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Jane and I have started in on Alias having never seen the show on broadcast. We've done the first seven episodes, season one, and have all the signs of a mild addiction.

Mojo
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Originally posted by Morris Jones
Jane and I have started in on Alias having never seen the show on broadcast. We've done the first seven episodes, season one, and have all the signs of a mild addiction.

Mojo

Take your time and ration them out. You have to make them last until January when the new season starts. But there are a couple of seasons so you have plenty to watch until then.
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This one's for the kids ! We watched Mickey's Twice Upon Christmas. It features the Disney characters in CGI. The colors were great. It even has a DTS soundtrack. The surround info is fairly tame. But all in all the kids loved it and I enjoyed seeing the Mickey in more of a 3D form.
Greg
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Just got Iron Giant SE from amazon yesterday and watched it immediately.
Simply amazing!! -j
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Elf--instant Christmas classic, I loved this movie, very funny.
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Thread Starter 
We're about to start "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

Best HP movie yet!

Randy
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Tonight Goldfinger by myself.

"Pussey ,you know planes better than you know guns, that's a Smith and Wesson 45, if you fire that in here, at that close range it will pass through me and the fuselage like a hot knife through butter".

Art
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Last night we watched Man on Fire!

Loved the book and this movie version was much better the than first.

Today we're watching The Terminal. I have read several reviews and they were not very flattering. I am a big Tom Hanks fan though and should enjoy it.

Daniel
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Now this is a cool thread... I just found it, plan to hang out a bit. Lots of good ideas here! Think Im going to go buy Iron Giant soon based upon recent posts...

Recently finished my basement with new HT - Infocus 7200 throwing 100" diag 16 x 9, Denon 5.1 sound. Just got HDTV working a couple of weeks ago, Broncos football in HD and 5.1 sound is as good as being there. Ive been in "cave mode" ever since...

Sampling of Recent viewings :

Shrek 2 with the kids - very funny fun movie. Lots of references to other movies. Kids and I had fun picking them all out.

Road to Perdition - have had this for a while, first time watching on big screen. Still a good flick, but knowing the ending took something out of it

A Knights Tale with the family - just a fun flick, creative soundtrack (you know what I mean of you have seen it)

Saving Private Ryan - alone. First time on big screen (never saw it in theater). Absolutely mind blowing. When I watched before on 32" TV, you could ALMOST tone down the first 20 mins. At over 7' wide, its a moving experience (and not really a pleasant one).

Last night : The Alamo - not bad, not great. Drags at times, but interesting anyway.

jc
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We watched "The Terminal" tonight starring Tom Hanks . We are giving this one two thumbs way up! As with most movies Tom Hanks stars in, he does an out standing performance. I don't think we could have chose a better movie to end the Thanksgiving day.

Don
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Just watched Spiderman 2. Great movie. Highly recommended. It looks like a great transfer as well, although it is hard to tell on my little 27" wega.
post #1319 of 7853
Lucky you!!I saw a copy of it and demoed it about 3 weeks ago and it did look and sound pretty good.

Last night we watched The Day After Tomorrow,great sound and pic quality but the story was way over the top..Still everyone enjoyed it.

brickie
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Last night with the family, Elf. A few chuckles but unfortunately ,these were already in the trailers of it I had seen.It was a disappointment overall. The transfer was colorful but soft.

Art
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