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post #211 of 7853
My wife and I watched Nemo a few nights back. Nothing else I can say about this movie that has not already been said. This movie was visually shunning.

Last night we watched "Holes", we both enjoyed this movie. An excellent family entertainer.

I just finished watching "Last Man Standing" (1996) and of all the actors in this movie and with Bruce Willis being the main star, he was also the worst actor. Christopher Walken should have been ashamed to have played his part. Walken must have been hard up for work when he was offered this part. This guy is probably one of the best actors today, but you would never have known it from his part in this movie.

Don
post #212 of 7853
This past weekend I had another throw back to my child hood by watching some of my favorite stop motion monster movies...

Beast from 20,000 fathoms
The Black Scorpion
Valley of the Gwangi

Amazing the difference in technology (and $$) studios were willing to put into their movies. But there is something about the stop motion that I really enjoy...in a classic kinda way. I'm really glad to see some of my old favorites being released on DVD. Some day when my children are old enough, I will show them the monsters I grew up with....should be interesting. I can hear it now....

"Dad..thats so fake, now get out of the way and give me the remote"



Patrick
post #213 of 7853
Thread Starter 
Friday night I invited a friend from work and his two kids to see. Finding Nemo . He brought his brother and two more kids! With my wife and my youngest daughter we were full up.

I've ordered some "floor" seating - some of these.

Saturday night my wife and I had both kids gone, so after going out to dinner, we came back and watched Frida, which we really enjoyed.

And my oldest daughter is planning a regular Monday night movie night for her friends! Of course, I warned her that I'll have a tendency to pop into the room at any moment. That, and she has to pass the training and certification course before she gets qualified as a projectionist and assistant manager for Cinema Murray!

Randy
post #214 of 7853
Randy,

I purchased these BackJack foldable floor seats several months ago and my people have loved them. And best of all, they fold totally flat...

http://www.ht-express.com/catalog/ca...5C16983C2A30A4
post #215 of 7853
This looks better than the BackJack. It folds completely has 5 positions, and is much more cushioned (cushioned back). I ordered 2 of these
http://www.plowhearth.com/product.as...air&pcode=5091
Dan
post #216 of 7853
D_B,

That does look nice. But I would like to add, just to be clear, that the foldable BackJacks do fold completely, though the photo doesn't show it off too well.
post #217 of 7853
Sorry if everybody already knows this, but, on the Finding Nemo DVD (Disc 1) in the virtual aquarium, do the fish swim around on yours? Or is it just the aquatic background with no characters? All I get is backgrounds.
post #218 of 7853
Picked up T3 yesterday!
Watched it last night!
and
and
and

Action scenes were fun, but the movie was lacking...The first Terminator is still the best!

Daniel
post #219 of 7853
Thread Starter 
All I get is backgrounds. I was wondering the same thing.
post #220 of 7853
Watched Disney's The Rookie last night. My wife, God bless her, bought it a long time ago and to my horror I discovered it was.... (gasp!) Pan and Scan! I will be selling it on Amazon.com as fast as humanly possible and replacing it with the glorious 2.35:1 Widescreen version which I've read the cinematography is one of the better qualities of the film, and each 2.35:1 screen is thoughtfully framed. The movie is a little slow at times but I love the whole 'It's Never Too Late To Believe In Your Dreams' story. Dang, I must be getting old. :P
post #221 of 7853
on my version,which should be same as others i get fish swimming around when i do the virtual aquarium.it is really pretty cool.

brickie
post #222 of 7853
I came back from my trip on Sat night and was very tired. My son had been waiting for me to watch Nemo with him (theater was shut down in my absence due to lack of an operator ) I played it and then promptly went to sleep. He enjoyed it though. Last night Wife and I watched T3. I still think the first one was the best.

This weekend we're having a get-together again at my place. I expect that again the men will flock to the HT and the ladies will find other activities. I have no plans for any particular title, but expect that T3 will probably get the most votes.

Gus
post #223 of 7853
Quote:


Originally posted by brickie
on my version,which should be same as others i get fish swimming around when i do the virtual aquarium.it is really pretty cool.

brickie

Strange. It would seem really dumb to include a Virtual Aquarium and not have fish in it.

Anyone else have any ideas?
post #224 of 7853
Last night the wife and I watched, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind". I enjoyed it. Sam Rockwell was so dead-on with his Chuck imitation. He was amazing.
post #225 of 7853
Quote:


Originally posted by brickie
on my version,which should be same as others i get fish swimming around when i do the virtual aquarium.it is really pretty cool.

brickie

I'm pretty sure the full-screen disc has fish, the widescreen is just backgrounds.
post #226 of 7853
Quote:


Originally posted by kendenton
I'm pretty sure the full-screen disc has fish, the widescreen is just backgrounds.

That's an OUTRAGE!!!
post #227 of 7853
i'll have to check on that one..i'm pretty sure i was playinfg widescreen when i saw fish..that wouldn't make any sense to me at all...

brickie
post #228 of 7853
Quote:


Originally posted by brickie
i'll have to check on that one..i'm pretty sure i was playinfg widescreen when i saw fish..that wouldn't make any sense to me at all...

brickie

There are about 4 different virtual aquarium scenes to select from. Only one has fish and they just swim around in a big circle, not very interesting.

Don
post #229 of 7853
that probably is the one that i put on.it doesn't look bad but the aquarium screensaver is much more impressive..

brickie
post #230 of 7853
I, too, watched "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind". It was a little slow in some areas, but overall it was a good movie. I really like how there were interviews with various people from Chuck's shows that gave some credibility to events in the story.

I plan on watching T3 this weekend.

later,

Don
post #231 of 7853
Watched Formula 51 with Samuel L. Jackson. Cool action flick and Samuel L. Jackson is well, Samuel L. Jackson. I am entertained by his Pinnache, his role in Pulp Fiction is a classic.
post #232 of 7853
Quote:


Originally posted by brickie
that probably is the one that i put on.it doesn't look bad but the aquarium screensaver is much more impressive..

brickie

I just check out disc two; it has some virtual aquarium scenes from the aquarium in the dentist office.

BTW, did anyone check out the previews on disc two? They show an upcoming (2004) preview for a new Pixar computer animation movie called "The Incredibles".
There was also a preview for a new animation movie from Disney "Home on the Range", (2004).

Don
post #233 of 7853
i didn't do a complete go thru yet,since we haven't officially viewed it.but i will make sure not to skip those trailers..

brickie
post #234 of 7853
Slightly Off Topic:

My son and family will be staying with us for a little while he goes back to school.

We will now have 3 of our 6 grandkids living with us and I realized that the only family DVD I have is "Finding Nemo". Any suggestions on good movies for the kids?

Daniel
post #235 of 7853
just about any disney animated dvd will do the trick as well as other animated fare..even the live action disney is okay..spy kids,agent cody banks,and similar others would be great as well..there's alot!!!

brickie
post #236 of 7853
had some really fine movie-nites lately.
two days ago watched Rabbit-Proof Fence and The Hot Rock.
enjoyed both very, very much.

last night watched Doctor Zhivago for the first time.
greatly enjoyed that as well, although its a shame Warner ruined such an incredible transfer with way too much EE.
post #237 of 7853
We saw the Hulk (1st time) last weekend. For us, the reviews for the cinema release were right -- long, drawn out and really only worthwhile when the green guy is onscreen. Unless you're a Hulk diehard, this is definitely a rent, not a buy. My rating: 2.5/5 stars.
post #238 of 7853
that was the same feeling i got from hulk...it is reference in every way,but the story is just way tooo slowwww...i watched daredevil the other night and it actually was not as good as i thought it might be...it was decent but didn't like the waykingpin was so easily defeated.also more time should have been spent on bullseye.the sould and picture though may be the best of the year...especially the surround action.

brickie
post #239 of 7853
The wife and I started T3 last night but both fell asleep, some nuke blast woke us though....we'll try again tonite. It already looks to be dumb in terms of a storyline. Clearly, inferior to T2 and T1. Seemingly cliche' to T2. The re-do of the naked bar scene and trying on the girly glasses really got me upset. I leaned to my wife and said that this one is firmly on the path to stupidity.....

However, dynamics were impressive.

I am going to pick up my EE version of the Two Towers today as the non-chain video stores are already hocking it. I am very excited about this purchase....

I'll post on T3 after we watch it tonite...
post #240 of 7853
Well,

Our little get-together last night turned into a big full-blown bash. We were cleaning up well past 3AM!!

We started off with a few guys watching The Matrix, Reloaded. My wife and part of my family were upstairs and I could faintly hear music and dancing. We were about to start watching Any Given Sunday when She came down and asked if I could put in a music CD instead so we could dance downstairs. I had no idea how many people were upstairs until they started to come down. Holy Molly! there must have been 30 people!!

This made me more than a little nervous. It was a pretty good size crowd after all. I had visions of alcohol-enhanced people jumping on the stage and going through the plywood. Or people placing their drinks on the speakers, or worse, someone knocking down the projector! But then I saw how eager she was and I thought, it's her theater too. I took a deep breath and said: Go for it. I turned the lights up a notch, removed the throw rug and exposed the ceramic tile for dancing. I popped in 5 CD's of her choosing into the carousel and pressed Play. I showed her how to work the player and she became the designated DJ. The place was thumping like a night club until the wee hours. I remember putting a full 750ml bottle of Johny Walker Black from the bar on the coffee table at least twice, only to come back after 20 minutes to find it empty. We also consumed a sinful number of beers and large quantities of red wine. Luckily, I only had to take the keys from one couple, seeing how they were both quite impaired.

This was the first time the HT served any other purpose than watching movies. Luckily, everything survived intact. It was a great success, but I must say, I'm glad it's over. I think the HT will remain strictly a movie theater for a very long time.

Gus
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