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post #4531 of 7853
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Originally Posted by miltimj View Post

Wow! So what gets 5 stars? Or even 4.5?...

I think he has posted in the past that he won't give anything 5 stars, something to do with representing perfection if memory serves.
post #4532 of 7853
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Originally Posted by miltimj View Post

Wow! So what gets 5 stars? Or even 4.5?...

No 5.0s. There has yet to be a perfect movie. Hopefully one day, but not yet.

Movies that rate a 4.5 are extremely rare. A couple of examples I would rate 4.5 are Casablanca and The Godfather.
post #4533 of 7853
Watched JCVD on Blu last night. As I read in another review of the movie "Who knew JCVD could act". A very cool and unique premise which resulted in a very enjoyable Thursday movie night.
post #4534 of 7853
I saw both recently.

"Quantum of Solace" released Tuesday. I have the DVD 2 disc version.
A little hard to follow, from a movie plot point of view, but a good, thrilling journey through yet another James Bond chapter. Lots of action, explosions, and beautiful scenes. Incredibly brilliant in a standard dvd format, I can only wonder what the "blu-ray" version looks like...
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Not many of those neat Bond gadgets this time... A bit disappointing.

Overall, I'd rate it a 3 out of 5 stars.

"Horton Hears a Who". One of my kids brought it over to watch with her BF. They sat in one chair. The center chair.. MY chair....Hmmm ...cute... Oh well,

GREAT colors, detail is fantastic on the DVD version (See above review), and the usual funny stuff from Jim Carrey as Horton.
A good family fun film.
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The LFE in this film were totally unexpected, but appreciated by all parties. One thing, I would have like to have seen the movie a bit more closer to the "Dr Suess" version, but such is the movie business these days....

This one I'd give a 2 out of 5, a bit of a letdown, but still worth the rental, IMHO.
Best,
Chinaclipper
post #4535 of 7853
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Originally Posted by natrone06 View Post

Watched JCVD on Blu last night. As I read in another review of the movie "Who knew JCVD could act". A very cool and unique premise which resulted in a very enjoyable Thursday movie night.

BAH! Netflix still shows this movie's release data as "unknown".
post #4536 of 7853
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Last night the wife and I finally got around to watching L.A. Confidential.

Wow. Terrific movie!

Randy
post #4537 of 7853
Me and a buddy watched deathrace the other night we liked it alot the soundtrack was awesome

http://trailerunleashed.com/?s=death+race
post #4538 of 7853
RECENTLY:

Hell Ride on Blu-ray..... NOT Tarrentino's finest work.... that's for sure. I'd say 2.5/5

Pinocchio on Blu-ray.... It's Pinocchio.... 5/5

The 400 Blows on Blu-ray Another of my old favorites. 4.5/5

This is Spinal Tap, Criterion DVD. Another old favorite...... 11/5

The Terminal on DVD.... 3.5/5 My wife enjoys it though...... it's a good film to view if you haven't seen it.
post #4539 of 7853
Thread Starter 
Last night was girls pick. We watched the 1995 Sense and Sensibility. An excellent version and top notch cast.

Randy
post #4540 of 7853
Watched Rockn Rolla last night... great movie. Had to watch it upstairs becasue the theater is still not finished. I am jealous of all of you already enjoying your theaters!
post #4541 of 7853
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Originally Posted by beta man View Post

11/5 :d

+1!
post #4542 of 7853
Dina Meyer week:

- Johnny Mnemonic
- Dragonheart
- Starship Troopers
- Bats
- Star Trek: Nemesis
- Deception
- Saw
- Decoys 2: Alien Seduction

and her sort of look-a-like, Izabella Scorupco
- Reign of Fire
- Vertical Limit
post #4543 of 7853
Another Quantum of Solace viewing here... actually we had our second Bond Movei & Martini party over the weekend.

Ratings:

Quantum of Solace: 3.5/5 stars
Vesper Martini: 5/5 stars

;-)
post #4544 of 7853
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Originally Posted by scaesare View Post

Another Quantum of Solace viewing here... actually we had our second Bond Movei & Martini party over the weekend.

Ratings:

Quantum of Solace: 3.5/5 stars
Vesper Martini: 5/5 stars

;-)


LOL... Nice.

Gotta try one of those Martinis.

Also watched Quantum last night. I thought its was a very GOOD movie. GREAT action but a lot less plot for a bond movie. Looked incredible on BD!!!
post #4545 of 7853
We watched Transporter 3, lots of overdone effects and overdone acting. weak story.
DTS 7.1 made the sound good, video ok.

Also watched Twilight. It was OK but it seems there is a whole story missing or untold.

Got QoS at home for tonight, but i've heard it has a problem on some players so I hope it works.
post #4546 of 7853
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Originally Posted by BasementBob View Post

Dina Meyer week:

- Johnny Mnemonic
- Dragonheart
- Starship Troopers
- Bats
- Star Trek: Nemesis
- Deception
- Saw
- Decoys 2: Alien Seduction

and her sort of look-a-like, Izabella Scorupco
- Reign of Fire
- Vertical Limit

I too just watched Dragonheart on HD-DVD. Starship Troopers is definitely one of those "cult classics" not everyone appreciates and I have watched it too many times to count love it. Denice Richards also looks pretty good in the film. Both she and Dina Meyer are very easy on the eyes.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #4547 of 7853
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Originally Posted by scaesare View Post

Another Quantum of Solace viewing here... actually we had our second Bond Movei & Martini party over the weekend.

Ratings:

Quantum of Solace: 3.5/5 stars
Vesper Martini: 5/5 stars

;-)


Curse you caesare!

i havent had a chance to watch it yet
post #4548 of 7853
Father in law was in town for a visit. I was distractedly watching Rodan when he came down to the theater. He sat through the entire thing. Then, for reasons my wine dulled mind (at the time) can't recall, he started talking about global warming, etc. To which I asked "Have you seen 'The Day After Tomorrow'?"

He sat all through that too.
post #4549 of 7853
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Originally Posted by antwon412 View Post

Curse you caesare!

i havent had a chance to watch it yet

You know you have a standing invite to the movie parties.

If you are nice (for a change), I'll forward the Vesper Martini recipe.
post #4550 of 7853
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Originally Posted by scaesare View Post

If you are nice (for a change), I'll forward the Vesper Martini recipe.

Could you PM it to me, please??? I lent out my copy of CR to my brother who just got a PS# and has not seen it. I would greatly appreciate it as I would love to try one, or three.

Thanks.
post #4551 of 7853
Watched The Day the Earth Stood Still
Interesting, but hard to recommend. 2.5/5
Plot and delivery are unsatisfying.
Lots of things were on the verge of being great, but they were drowned by mistakes.
Lots of subwoofer.
The special features weren't thrilling either.

I assume that most people will watch this film because they must. The original was just that good, and there isn't much else out new this month.

EDIT: I just noticed that the 3 disk bluray set comes with the 1951 version as the 3rd disk.
post #4552 of 7853
Friend from out of town stayed with us a couple of days....... so had to show him Pan's Labyrinth on Blu-ray...... he gave it a 5/5

Watched "Jungle Book" on DVD.... my son is still too young to really have the attention span to watch an entire movie..... but it's a very strong member of the Disney Family in my opinion 4/5


Side Note.... I love the Original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and can't bring myself to watch the remake..... Will Smith MUST BE STOPPED!
post #4553 of 7853
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Originally Posted by Beta Man View Post

Friend from out of town stayed with us a couple of days....... so had to show him Pan's Labyrinth on Blu-ray...... he gave it a 5/5

Watched "Jungle Book" on DVD.... my son is still too young to really have the attention span to watch an entire movie..... but it's a very strong member of the Disney Family in my opinion 4/5


Side Note.... I love the Original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and can't bring myself to watch the remake..... Will Smith MUST BE STOPPED!

Will Smith??? !!!!

Keanu Reeves is the male lead...

-t
post #4554 of 7853
Watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few.

Written and released for free download during the 2008 writers' strike, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 42-minute musical romp that bears the distinctive stamp of Joss Whedon. Neil Patrick Harris plays the title character, who video-blogs about his twin goals to join the Evil League of Evil and to woo the fair Penny -- however, there is his arch-nemesis, the self-absorbed superhero Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion).

"Commentary! The Musical" - was fair.

I really like Felicia Day's singing voice. (01358/01435/01550, 02135, 02515)

The FBI warning at the beginning was great!

amazon.com rating: 4.5/5
My rating: 2.5+/5

EDIT: This darn DVD has been playing now for 4 hours. I'm enjoying it, but I can't raise the rating. Oh my goodness, I'm singing along...

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Once upon a time, all the writers in the forest got very mad with the Forest Kings and declared a work-stoppage. The forest creatures were all sad; the mushrooms did not dance, the elderberries gave no juice for the festival wines, and the Teamsters were kinda pissed. (They were very polite about it, though.) During this work-stoppage, many writers tried to form partnerships for outside funding to create new work that circumvented the Forest King system.

Frustrated with the lack of movement on that front, I finally decided to do something very ambitious, very exciting, very mid-life-crisisy. Aided only by everyone I had worked with, was related to or had ever met, I single-handedly created this unique little epic. A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few.

The idea was to make it on the fly, on the cheap - but to make it. To turn out a really thrilling, professionalish piece of entertainment specifically for the internet. To show how much could be done with very little. To show the world there is another way. To give the public (and in particular you guys) something for all your support and patience. And to make a lot of silly jokes. Actually, that sentence probably should have come first.
post #4555 of 7853
Downloaded, burned to DVD-R, and watched Star Trek New Voyages

Paramount's rule for Star Trek is basically "if you make any money from it, we want it all. But if you don't make any money, have a blast with our Star Trek characters."

Well, here's a bunch of people who took that to extreme, and well, what they ended up with is an episode a year since 2003, and they're surprisingly good, delivering a deja vous of TOS (the original series). They stole sound effects from everywhere, blue screened actors over old film, added their own CGI (including surprisingly good ship designs that were in the tech books of the 1970s), built their own bridge from original blueprints. D. C. Fontana may have written one of these episodes. Actors from the original series make appearances: Majal Roddenberry as the voice of the computer, and Walter Koenig, George Takei, Barbara Luna, Malachi Throne, William Windom, Mary Linda Rapelye.

EPISODE Pilot - "COME WHAT MAY"
EPISODE 1 - "IN HARM'S WAY"
EPISODE 2 - "TO SERVE ALL MY DAYS"
EPISODE 3 - "WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME"
EPISODE 4 - "BLOOD AND FIRE" Pt. 1
VIGNETTE 1 - "CENTER SEAT"

My rating: 3/5 (worth the effort, worth the price, even if you see only one)
post #4556 of 7853
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Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

Will Smith??? !!!!
Keanu Reeves is the male lead...

Jaden Smith plays the boy (character Jacob Benson), and is the son of Will Smith.
post #4557 of 7853
Thread Starter 
Last night watched "John Q". Pretty much proves my rule of "if Denzel's in it, it's OK".

Randy
post #4558 of 7853
It was a dog themed week for us! And a good one at that!

Watched "BOLT" first. Much better than expected, but have to question Mr. Bott giving his review a full 100 (with all due respect).

Last night we watched "Marley and Me". IMO this movie has earned all the attention its gotten and more. From laughing to crying it covered it all. This movie was bigger than just a "dog movie", covering some big as life topics that we all go through. My family has "lived" this script nearly to a T.
post #4559 of 7853
Quote:
Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

Will Smith??? !!!!

Keanu Reeves is the male lead...

-t

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Originally Posted by BasementBob View Post

Jaden Smith plays the boy (character Jacob Benson), and is the son of Will Smith.


Yep.... I still like to blame Will Smith for the destruction of current cinema



So.

Last night the wife and I watched "Australia" on Blu-ray. It was not what I was expecting..... I thought it was going to be much more serious, and they tried to make it more touchy-feely and I didn't care for that much. The wife loved it however.... I'll say 3/5

My wife and I kept thinking the movie was ending...... it seemed to be two or three "Stories" albeit with the same characters, pieced together...... Interesting though.....
post #4560 of 7853
Thread Starter 
Last night watched "Eagle Eye". Passible.

Randy
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