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I know this isn't what this thread is supposed to be about, but I did just watch this. And I like it very much.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSoIs4wfaeM
It's the Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer. I'm very excited.

Time for some blue lens flare!
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Wreck-it Ralph - 4/5

This movie was a lot fun! Lots of cameos from game characters I loved as a kid, and some other game references that were fun as well. Some of the lines seemed a little forced, but easily overlooked! Apparently Disney is already talking about a sequel with Mario.


EDIT: Added a link to the article I read about the sequel in case anyone is interested.
Edited by J_P_A - 12/8/12 at 12:41pm
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 - ??????

I'm not sure what to say about this........ My wife wants to go see the Part 2 in a couple of weeks, so I thought I should catch up before we go. It's been a couple years since I've seen any of the movies (procrastinating I guess), so I'd forgotten what I was in for. There were parts of this movie that were laugh out loud funny, though they were not supposed to be. It sort of reminded me of one of those spoof movies, e.g. Scary Movie, at times. Even my wife commented that it seemed really cheesy when taken out of context. That context being a room/theater full of the target audience I suppose. With all that said, I did think to myself more than once that it's not a bad thing to have a movie that's driven by the story. I don't necessarily get into that sort of story, but it's a nice change to watch a movie where I don't just get to watch the firey explosions and fighting robots smile.gif Perhaps the worst part is the story would have been over a long time ago if I had written it. There would have been a fight between the two guys. The LOSER has to take the girl! She's WAY too much trouble!

Now for the bad news, after the movie, I realized that there are already four on BR, which means I missed the third one in there somewhere. Well, "missed" might be the wrong word there rolleyes.gif

On an unrelated note, has anyone seen my man card laying around? I seem to have misplaced it!
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Watched three more movies...

First was Sanctum and I have to say that I rather enjoyed it despite the mixed reviews. I guess I still had visions of The Descent when I watched it...I would give Sanctum a 3.5/5. I watched it with all of the lights turned off.

Second movie was Maximum Conviction with Steven Seagal and Steve Austin. It looked to me like Seagal was trying to put together his own mini version of The Expendables. I reasonably enjoyed this movie, I would give it 3/5.

Finally, with it being the Christmas season, I pulled out a classic from 1984, Gremlins which I think is a good one to watch during the holidays every few years, I'd give it 3.25/5.
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 - ??????
I'm not sure what to say about this........ My wife wants to go see the Part 2 in a couple of weeks, so I thought I should catch up before we go. It's been a couple years since I've seen any of the movies (procrastinating I guess), so I'd forgotten what I was in for. There were parts of this movie that were laugh out loud funny, though they were not supposed to be. It sort of reminded me of one of those spoof movies, e.g. Scary Movie, at times. Even my wife commented that it seemed really cheesy when taken out of context. That context being a room/theater full of the target audience I suppose. With all that said, I did think to myself more than once that it's not a bad thing to have a movie that's driven by the story. I don't necessarily get into that sort of story, but it's a nice change to watch a movie where I don't just get to watch the firey explosions and fighting robots smile.gif Perhaps the worst part is the story would have been over a long time ago if I had written it. There would have been a fight between the two guys. The LOSER has to take the girl! She's WAY too much trouble!
Now for the bad news, after the movie, I realized that there are already four on BR, which means I missed the third one in there somewhere. Well, "missed" might be the wrong word there rolleyes.gif
On an unrelated note, has anyone seen my man card laying around? I seem to have misplaced it!

I have been "forced" to sit through each one of these "movies" with the Mrs. They are horrendous, poorly written, acted, and cheesy to the point of being funny. Your "Man Card" is intact as you watched out of consideration to the Mrs. when doing that it OK for one to watch a movie that one wouldn't normally. It is our job to capitulate to the Mrs. once in a while so they will put up with our obsession so in doing so if you watch a "chick flick" you can do so without fear of loosing said man card. HOWEVER if you watch on on your own without the above condition then feel free to surrender the man card.

Regards,

RTROSE
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Representatives of the leading news services were in the network, and Shelia selected individuals randomly to pose their questions.

The first one, as luck would have it, was from the Gotham Times. "Tyrant, when will the next elections be held?"

There was a murmur of humor at the manner in which he addressed me, but I knew that my preference for exactly that title would soon be accepted. His question set me back. I hadn't thought about elections, but, of course, I had abolished Congress, and I myself had taken power through no elective process. Would I step aside in four years to allow a new president to be elected? I didn't have to. Yet elections had always been vital to our system. There would be broad and deep popular outrage if I did not commit myself to the restoration of elections.

"There will surely be elections," I said somewhat lamely, "but I'm not sure when."

Then they were on me, figuratively, like a pack of wolves. If I was serious about future elections, why couldn't I name the date? Was I in fact planning to remain a dictator for life? Did I think the people would stand for that? How could there be congressional elections if there was no Congress? I answered as well as I could, which wasn't really adequate. I felt like a less-than-bright student before a university panel. I had to promise to try to come up with better answers, after researching the matter.

Then a respected member of the Holo Guild had his turn. "Tyrant, suppose I were to call you a gnat-brained, pigheaded, philandering son of a spic?"

Suddenly there was silence in the chamber and on the air, and probably all around Jupiter, for this was being broadcast live. I knew what he was doing: He was testing my commitment to the freedom of the press, which encompassed all the present media. Actually Spirit had arranged to plant the question without telling me; that was her little bit of teasing.

It took me only a moment to recover. I hauled my open mouth closed. "I really don't think of myself as gnat-brained," I responded.

There was a pause as the audience assimilated the significance of that. Then the laughter began, timorously at first, swelling to heroic proportion. It was, I think, comprised mostly of relief. I had answered the true question: There would be no censorship. If the Tyrant himself could be openly insulted, without consequence, then anyone could.

In all my tenure as Tyrant I never suppressed the press.

-- "Bio of a space tyrant, book 4, Executive" by Piers Anthony

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They are horrendous, poorly written, acted, and cheesy to the point of being funny.

I really never thought of it as being funny.
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Well maybe funny is not the right word. I should have said laughable that would have been more accurate. Thanks for keeping me honest BB.

Regards,

RTROSE
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4/5 Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
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I really never thought of it as being funny.

Are we talking about the same twilight here? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

............They are horrendous, poorly written, acted, and cheesy to the point of being funny. ...............

OK. So I can concede that some won't find it funny, but can we all agree on horrendous, poorly written, acted, and cheesy? biggrin.gif


The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - ?????

Again, what do you say? I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but my first thought when this movie was over was, "I'm sure glad I'm not a teenage girl!" Even as a teenager, if I'd been faced with fighting over a girl in a situation like this, I would've given the other dude some money for gas and a couple movie tickets and wished him and her the best smile.gif

I'm glad to know my man card is still safe! I think I'm going to watch LOTR over the next few nights to get recalibrated cool.gif
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Originally Posted by J_P_A View Post

Are we talking about the same twilight here? biggrin.gif
4.0/5 Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Staring Burt Lancaster and Charles Durning and Roscoe Lee Browne
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War.


2.5/5 Twilight (2008)
2.0/5 The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
1.8/5 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
1.5/5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
?.?/5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
Staring Kristen Stewart
A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.


Obviously I enjoyed Twilight's Last Gleaming. Many didn't.

The first Twilight (2008) movie I thought wasn't too bad for a new take on the "Oh, there be vampires!" and the vampire/werewolf war created by Underworld (2003) and the (2001) Southern Vampire Mysteries books by Charlaine Harris that became HBO's True Blood in 2007/2008. All the teenage stuff reeked of a marketing agent's influence in the plot re-write (remember the scene in Kevin Bacon's The Big Picture (1989) where the potential producer takes the plot with four 40-year-olds in the cabin in the winter and turns it into 17-year-olds in the cabin in the summer because 17-year-olds see more movies and snow is expensive, and all the witty lines that got the writer into the room in the first place have to be dropped because of the age change). That said, I haven't read the (2003/2004) Twilight book by Stephenie Meyer.
I think the series has gone down hill since the first. Many didn't.
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Stephen King stated, "the real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer, and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."
King went on to say that
"people are attracted by the stories, by the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it's very clear that she's writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It's exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because it's not overtly sexual."
He further explains,
“A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like, the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that’s a shorthand for all the feelings that they’re not ready to deal with yet.”

Wayne Janes stated, "teens, fantasy enthusiasts and women (sales are mostly to females) who swoon at the idea of a virginal James Dean-ish vampire made Meyer the go-to gal for chaste love"

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Incident #680

Submitted By: Jack Henderson

Revokee: Jason Sobey

Reason For Revocation:

On December 5th 2012, the accused went to a cinema to watch the new “Twilight” film. And to make things worse, the accused made a Facebook post saying that “Twilight was not bad”.

http://officialmancard.com/category/revocations/
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This review is from: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1

Bella (Kristen Stewart, who seems horrified at even having to FAKE sex with a man) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are finally getting married... and we get to see every single step of it. Everything. We see hairstyling, shoes, invitations, furniture arrangement, awkward toasts and the newlyweds making out at the altar (classy!). Oh, and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) freaks out when he discovers that Bella plans to actually (gasp!) have sex with Edward on their honeymoon.

So they finally have melodramatic sex... only for Bella to get lightly bruised, which upsets Edward so much that he refuses to have sex with Bella again

But then, Bella unexpectedly gets pregnant (wow, sex leads to pregnancy! WHAT A TWIST!). Excepting Rosalie, the Cullens all want her to abort the baby, but Bella refuses to do so even though it's killing her. This threatens to spark off another battle between the werewolves and vampires, because Bella is the center of the universe.

The worst thing about this dreadful movie is that they broke the ludicrous "Breaking Dawn" story into two separate movies. This works when you have an epic story ("The Hobbit") or a plot-heavy one ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"). But for a tween-porn romance about how special Bella is for having a functioning uterus, it's the kiss of death.

So to fill out all the space NOT occupied by plot or characterization, the movie is crammed with padding. Lots of padding. Endless padding. We're forced to watch Bella shaving her legs, lounging around the house, and listening to hideously unfunny wedding toasts (except for Charlie's). Even the SEX feels like it has been padded -- I spent most of the PG-13 sex scenes wondering if Bella would ever change expression during sex (and no, she didn't).

But the movie REALLY jumps the rails when Bella gets knocked up with her demonspawn. Suddenly we're assaulted with hellish birth scenes, sexual fantasies about a newborn baby, and ghastly CGI wolves. And whenever those CGI wolves are onscreen, the mood jumps from "stoned" to "hilariously hammy" ("I AM THE GRANDSON OF THE CHIEF!").

The acting is pretty much what you would expect. Kristen Stewart's Bella is her usual self -- graceless, mumbly, whiny, plain as yogurt. She spends most of the movie either LITERALLY begging Edward for sex or cuddling up next to Jacob.

As for Jacob... well, kiss any likable qualities in this character goodbye. After ranting about the evils of imprinting, he becomes a brainwashed pedophile engaged to a baby. And everyone is okay with this.

Edited by BasementBob - 12/9/12 at 9:56am
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Mr. Bob, dead on as usual! The review is perfect as well.

I've come to the conclusion that these films are the female equivalent to mindless action movies for men. There's a large number of men, myself included, that can forgive an egregious plot, or complete lack thereof, if a movie has enough explosions of sufficient magnitude...... or fighting robots. Similarly, it seems that the predominantly female crowd completely overlooks the acting and dialogue if there are enough long tense stares and uncomfortable heart felt moments between the three love birds....... Perhaps there's a lesson to be learned from this. Nah, I'd better not think on it too hard, I'm very likely to get the wrong lesson wink.gif
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Originally Posted by J_P_A View Post

or fighting robots.

Robot Jox (1989) ?

If you take your gal to see Robot Jox, and the end of Robot Jox she says "I want to rip off your clothes and make mad passionate love to you big boy!", your man card is in no doubt.
(Those of you who have seen Robot Jox know that this has probably not happened in the history of the Earth -- Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, or Brad Pitt would have trouble pulling that off.)
Edited by BasementBob - 12/9/12 at 12:54pm
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smile.gif I think I should add some caveats to movies with fighting robots. In my defense, I was 9 when that one came out. Not too worried about impressing the ladies in 1989 wink.gif
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Ok, I think we all can agree that the Twilight Saga/Series is junk. Period.

The Amazing Spiderman - Netflix DVD - Well I really have mixed emotions about this latest installment of the Spiderman series. In some ways I think this is a much better version than the Tobey Maguire trilogy set and yet in some ways not so much. I actually found myself doing a lot of AB comparisons with the characters and I hate doing that. I like the fact that in this interpretation Peter Parker is more savvy and less of a hapless putz but not the fact that he is "darker" in this one. I also like the fact that in the earlier version he was more secretive about who he is, but found it annoying that Kirsten (Mary Jane) could not put two and two together and was clueless. The aunt and uncle are a toss up and I think are well done for their respective series. I did like getting more of the back story on Peter Parker in this one. This is still a rough one for me. Still not really sure where this one fits in. I liked it but it is not an over the top have to have movie for me. 3.25/5

Regards,

RTROSE
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Watched Expendables 2 (2012)
2.1/5 (amazon 3.8/5, imdb 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes 66%)
Lots of action, but it's not satisfyin-that-could-happen-action that's also amazing. A guy with a M107 shoots 10 guys in 1 second. Another guy with a G36C takes out a tank in a big explosion. Everyone firing full auto in a crowded airport and hitting only bad guys. Spray-and-pray 30 shots hitting 30 single-shot-kills. No one taking cover, and intentionally standing in the open during 'surprise' ambushes. Hiding behind $20 open steel shelving units is effective cover with sparks. 3 good guys with pistols and no spare mags take on 100 full auto guys and win. Good guy with knife rushes a half dozen guys with assault weapons pointed at him and wins.
Chuck Noris doing old Chuck Noris jokes. Terminator 'jokes'. Die Hard 'jokes'. Rambo 'jokes'. TSA jokes. The finger-gun joke.
VIDEO: grainy
Have I told you how much I loved the Twilight (2008) movie?
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"That thing belongs in a museum."
"We all do"

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Edited by BasementBob - 12/9/12 at 11:14pm
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As far as I was concerned, The Twilight Saga movies are strictly for a teenage audience. Before I realized what this series was about, I one time was invited over to a friend's place to watch one of the movies (not sure which one anymore) and we all agreed it was instantly forgettable.
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Watched La Grande Illusion (1937)
3.4/5 (amazon 4.4/5, imdb 8.1/10, rotten tomatoes 98%)
Back on November 11th (rememberance day) I was looking through some film lists about what to watch, and there was a film I hadn't heard of "La Grande Illusion (1937)", which was described as one of the greatest films ever made. The more I looked around, the more places said the same.
VIDEO: (bluray) is beautiful, black and white
AUDIO: also stellar
The story concerns class relationships among a small group of French officers who are prisoners of war during World War I and are plotting an escape. The perspective of the film is generously humanistic to its characters of various nationalities. La Grande Illusion is a war film without any depiction of battle. Instead, the prisoner of war camp setting is used as a space in which soldiers of many nations have a common experience.

The digging of the escape tunnel in The Great Escape and the singing of the "Marseillaise" to enrage the Germans in Casablanca can first be observed in Renoir's 1937 masterpiece. Even the details of the tunnel dig are the same—the way the prisoners hide the excavated dirt in their pants and shake it out on the parade ground during exercise.
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For many years, the original nitrate film negative was thought to have been lost in an Allied air raid in 1942 that destroyed a leading laboratory outside Paris.[3] Prints of the film were rediscovered in 1958 and restored and re-released during the early 1960s. Then, it was revealed that the original negative had been shipped back to Berlin (probably due to the efforts of Frank Hensel) to be stored in the Reichsfilmarchiv vaults. In the Allied occupation of Berlin in 1945, the Reichsfilmarchiv by chance was in the Russian zone and consequently shipped along with many other films back to be the basis of the Soviet Gosfilmofond film archive in Moscow. The negative was returned to France in the 1960s, but sat unidentified in storage in Toulouse Cinémathèque for over 30 years, as no one suspected it had survived. It was rediscovered in the early 1990s as the Cinémathèque's nitrate collection was slowly being transferred to the French Film Archives at Bois d'Arcy.

In August 1999, Rialto Pictures re-released the film in the United States, based on the Cinematheque negative found in Toulouse; after watching the new print at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, Janet Maslin called it "beautifully refurbished" and "especially lucid." The print was restored and released as the inaugural DVD of the Criterion Collection

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Grande_Illusion
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As far as I was concerned, The Twilight Saga movies are strictly for a teenage audience. Before I realized what this series was about, I one time was invited over to a friend's place to watch one of the movies (not sure which one anymore) and we all agreed it was instantly forgettable.

Yeah, that is what I would say too. biggrin.gif

Just joking of course. I think your spot on in your assessment, however that does not explain why my wife, my sister in law, and over half the women I work with go nuts over this drivel. (All well into their 30's and 40's) rolleyes.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
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Yeah, that is what I would say too. biggrin.gif
Just joking of course. I think your spot on in your assessment, however that does not explain why my wife, my sister in law, and over half the women I work with go nuts over this drivel. (All well into their 30's and 40's) rolleyes.gif
Regards,
RTROSE

Men from Mars, women from Venus..
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^^^^^^ A simple fact that I keep forgetting! wink.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
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Alright! That "catch up" period has begun. biggrin.gif

First of all, it's really cool to take a break from a hobby you love and then come back to it! I impressed myself all over again with the room / system and appreciated my love for movies like it was all new again!

Arthur Christmas - Watched this one with the family. I was concerned in the first 15 minutes that it was going to go in a direction that I didn't want to expose the kids to. They are, after all, still buying into the magic of Santa Clause. The story also started a bit weak. However, my concerns were put to rest once it found its pace and we all had a great time with Arthur Christmas! It's a fresh storyline with some neat twists. 3.75 of 5

The Amazing Spiderman - Hollywood has worn me out for the whole Spiderman franchise. I feel like they're repackaging the same story because it's selling tickets. I wish the public didn't support this whole process. They make money hand over fist no matter the content, and we reward them for drinking their coolaid. I'm done with SM. 1.5 of 5 (1.5 for special effects)

Hope Springs - My wife and I really enjoyed this one! Of course, the cast is terrific! Tommy Lee Jones and Meryle Streep can act without dialogue (but they get some great dialogue in this one). The awkwardness of the topic was portrayed so well in the acting. It really was a joy. And who knows...maybe the Mrs. learned something. smile.gif 4 of 5

Brave - Mediocre for Disney (but they do alot of that these days). Remember when everything they did was destined to be a classic? Even though it falls short of those high expectations, it was a fun night in the theater. The kids loved it, and it kept me tuned in. 3 of 5

Man on a Ledge - This is one I would typically avoid. However, it was much better than anticipated. It's not just a guy on a ledge. 3 of 5
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Hey Tony,

Glad to have you back at it. You have the same feeling I do. I still go down to my theater and think "I can't believe that this is MY basement." It is a good feeling to have. I'll have to take a look at Arthur Christmas and Hope Springs. I have waffled on Arthur for a while so now you have me setting it up for my Netflix queue. While I gave SM higher marks than you I still agree with your basic thoughts on the matter. Rebadged story franchise just to sell tickets, and we still feed into it. Having said that I have Total Recall in my queue as the next one up. rolleyes.gif But is seems that sometimes unique and original story lines go unused as they know where their bread is buttered.

Regards,

RTROSE
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Not to get too far off topic here, but how do you find things on Netflix like Total Recall without searching for the specific title? That has yet to show up when I search latest releases, or Sci Fi, or Action Adventure, etc. What am I missing? I keep comming up with really old stuff. I mean, I'm way behind and don't mind catching up, but I'd like some new stuff once in a while.
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Well what I do is just type what I'm interested in into the search box and go from there. I usually just type in a specific title that I'm interested in and then look at the other suggestions that are there as well. It might be different for you if yo are disc only or streaming only. Sometimes what I do if there is a movie out I like I will go ahead and search for it and just "Save" it to my queue for when it becomes available. Also under the DVD and the Watch Instantly tabs is a section called new releases or new arrivals. That should get you to the newer stuff. I do most of my searching and queue building on the computer as some of the device search functions are quite cumbersome.

Regards,

RTROSE
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I use Flixter to browse movies and then go to Netflix to see if they have it. I believe Netflix "hides" movies to manipulate the flow of inventory. Just a theory. rolleyes.gif
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I use Flixter to browse movies and then go to Netflix to see if they have it. I believe Netflix "hides" movies to manipulate the flow of inventory. Just a theory. rolleyes.gif

Tony, I too have this theory about Netflix manipulating the flow of inventory by hiding titles.

However, I come here (rather than flixster) to maintain my flow of Netflix inventory! biggrin.gif

Keep up the good work guys.

Last night, I watched The Polar Express with my daughter (on DVD). I find this movie very entertaining...but I wish I had it on Blu-ray.

The night before, I had my second viewing of Prometheus (this time around with my son)...I liked this movie, and unlike the argument in the Prometheus thread, I dont mind that the 2 geologists got "lost" and "giddy" when the snake creature showed up...my theory is the one guy was stoned off his ass and the other...well, contact buzz. biggrin.gif

RT - I just had that "I cant believe this is my basement" conversation with my wife yesterday!
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Yeah, that is what I would say too. biggrin.gif
Just joking of course. I think your spot on in your assessment, however that does not explain why my wife, my sister in law, and over half the women I work with go nuts over this drivel. (All well into their 30's and 40's) rolleyes.gif
Regards,
RTROSE


LOL, I even have one aunt in her early 50's who really likes the series!
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Just watched John Carter which I had recorded off of Movie Central. Not bad...it's about a former Confederate soldier in the late 1800's who is transported to Mars via an amulet and gets caught up in a conflict there between alien factions. Visually a good movie and mildly entertaining, but I would not add this one to my collection. 2.75/5.
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or fighting robots.

Watched Crash And Burn (1990)
1.9/5 (amazon 4.2/5, imdb 4.9/10)
It’s the year 2030, and man’s worst nightmares have become an oppressive reality in Crash And Burn. Big Brother has come to life in the form of Unicom, an all-powerful conglomerate that emerged in the wake of a devastating global economic collapse. They have banned computers in the hands of civilians, and robots, in an attempt to ensure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of economic stability." A group of dissenters has surfaced to fight Unicom’s autocracy and stop the murderous Synthoid (like 1979's Alien synthetic robot) a humanlike robot programmed to kill all those who pose a threat to the organization, when Unicom disables the Three Laws Of Robotics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KGu20me45w

170px-Robotjox2.jpg

Watched Robot Wars (1993)
1.9/5 (amazon 4.2/5, imdb 3.9/10)
The battle between metallic giants begins in Robot Wars when a malicious foreign dignitary hijacks the last mega-robot on Earth, the scorpion like MRAS-2, and threatens to unleash its crushing powers against the people of the Eastern Alliance. There’s only one force magnificent enough to stop the MRAS-2: a MEGA-1 robot hidden under the city. It’s up to a renegade pilot, his engineer and an archaeologist to revive the MEGA-1 and reestablish peace and save the hostages.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBAUacDVwJo

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Edited by BasementBob - 12/11/12 at 6:03pm
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Well what I do is just type what I'm interested in into the search box and go from there. I usually just type in a specific title that I'm interested in and then look at the other suggestions that are there as well.

Thanks. I guess that's what I was trying to avoid, but it looks like there's really no other way. I'm on the 2 at a time and streaming option so I should be seeing everything they offer.
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I believe Netflix "hides" movies to manipulate the flow of inventory. Just a theory.

Maybe, just MAYBE that's how they quieted down the throttling issue. I haven't heard as many complaints about the throttling lately. You can't complain about not getting sometihng is you don't know it's there.

That's just MY theory.
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Well FWIW I have not ever had any issues with what I believe to be throttling. I only have one disc out at time and there have been many times where I have a day or two turn around and then get a replacement disc right away. Might be different if I had more discs out at a time.

Regards,

RTROSE
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