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Operation Petticoat (1959)
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4 out of 5 stars

I was born in 1970 and as such haven’t viewed many movies prior to 1978. Operation Petticoat was recommended by a friend and I freely admit I was not too optimistic about the movie when the opening credits started to roll… my wife agreed to watch it under protest.

I was pleasantly surprised! We both laughed a lot during this movie and walked away happy that we decided to give it a chance. Grant was brilliant as the submarine commander and the back and forth with Toy Curtis was well done. My only criticism of the movie would be that the ending seemed rushed and too tidy, especially for Tony Curtis’s character.

If you find yourself looking for something different to watch give this movie a chance. We certainly enjoyed it!
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They made a TV show out if in the 60s. Now I'm showing MY age.
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Petticoat Junction!
Those water tank scenes sure were good !
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1659337/

The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 4/5

This is not an action movie. This is not a roaring comedy movie. (although we did laugh at times) This is not a chick flick. (although there is romance)

This movie is about a troubled freshman boy dealing with the demons of his adolescence while trying to find his place in high school / life. A very different kind of movie told in a very different kind of way.

i'm intrigued by this one. just worried that it might be another moonrise kingdom which was a dud for me.
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Petticoat Junction!
That was a different show.

But you're showing YOUR age now.
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i'm intrigued by this one. just worried that it might be another moonrise kingdom which was a dud for me.

I have not seen moonrise kingdom and have been avoiding it like the plague because it looks like a dud to me too.
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I have not seen moonrise kingdom and have been avoiding it like the plague because it looks like a dud to me too.

I loved it, but I've enjoyed all of Wes Anderson's films. I can understand why people wouldn't enjoy them though.
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I have not seen moonrise kingdom and have been avoiding it like the plague because it looks like a dud to me too.

It's on television tonight. (TMN The Movie Network)
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If you are just getting into "older" movies check out It's a Mad, Mad, Mad... World or Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines ... Was going to watch Top Gun 3D last night but got drawn into the final episodes of S1 of Sons of Anarchy BD instead... maybe tonight,
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I have not seen moonrise kingdom

Mostly Watched Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
2.7/5 (amazon 4.1/5, imdb 7.9/5, rotten tomatoes 87%)
Quirky characters, artsy-fartsy, and at least slightly wierd, I spent the entire film surfing the web.
Nonetheless, the parts I watched were watchable.
I imagine that if you thought The Royal Tanenbaums (2001) and Rushmore (1998) were the greatest films ever, you might think Moonrise Kingdom is a good film.

Two twelve year olds run away, and are semi-chased by a half dozen imperfect adults.
One, the girl, lives at home, frequently finds herself at captain's mast in school and with police. The other, the boy, an unknown-orphaned foster child without foster parents, an accomplished cub scout, decides to run away and she goes with him.

Having seen it on television, I see no need to see it again, nor to purchase it.
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If you are just getting into "older" movies check out It's a Mad, Mad, Mad... World,
Good film.

IMDB's Top 250 movies of all time
http://www.imdb.com/chart/top
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Dredd - Netflix DVD - I unfortunately did not get a chance to watch this in my theater. I will have to at some point do that very thing. I was somewhat skeptical going in, but ended up actually really liking this one. I will find it and purchase it on BR for sure. Some of the slow motion special effects (especially the gun shot ones) while graphic were something I have not seen before. Kind of like "bullet time" was in the Matrix, a new way to look at something we have seen over and over. While it has been a very long time since I have seen Judge Dredd with Stallone, I can remember I like it at the time. This one IMHO is much better than that one. I can see how this one would not be everyone's cup o tea, so I can't give it a blanket recommendation but I don't think if you rent it you will finish thinking "That's two hours of my life I won't get back". For me easily 3.5-3.75/5

Regards,

RTROSE
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Argo - 4.5/5 - Ben Affleck has certainly turned into one of Hollywoods top directors. I enjoyed everything about this one and will absolutely watch it again.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024648/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Perks Of Being a Wallflower - 5/5 - Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller put in outstanding performances as three high school kids that help each other get through a year of school. This is a coming of age movie that treats it's subjects with dignity and respect. It was sensitive, funny, touching, smart, and at times quite tense. One of my favorites this year.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1659337/?ref_=sr_3

The Man With The Iron Fists - 2/5 - This would have been 1/5, but some outstanding action sequences save this movie from the horrible dialogue, bad acting, and a plot that even in the context of the genre makes no sense.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1258972/?ref_=sr_1

The Matador - 3.5/5 - A hitman and a salesman meet in Mexico City, hijinks and life changing events occur. I really enjoy watching Pierce Brosnan in this one, it's like he's the Bizarro Brosnan.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365485/?ref_=sr_1
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Safe With Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke
3/5 Typical Statham shootem up, beatem up flick, but kept my attention.

Humanoids from the Deep (alternatively known as Monster) .5/5
Wife saw this in the theater in her 20s and made me watch it.. My recurring question to her was "You paid money to see this???" If you like guys in cheesy rubber suites who can remove bikini tops from well built young women, (what guy doesn't) you may find it a bit humorous.
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^ I thought safe was a tad better than the average Statham movie.

You must have a cool wife smile.gif
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^

You must have a cool wife smile.gif
And she is a great cook to!
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Still catching up....

This weekend watched Date Night and Bridesmaids.

Date Night - Made us laugh, had a decent enough plot. It was better than I expected.

Bridesmaids. - I liked it. LOGANESS had seen it before. Not really a comedy....which I will only comment on and try not to rant. This was one of those movies that was advertised like it was a comedy. I was expecting the female version of The Hangover. Not so, and this really bugs me. I can think of at least two others like this right off the top of my head....The War of The Roses and Bad Teacher.

Are the studios afraid to advertise dramas or dramedies for what they are? They don't seem to have a problem advertising "serious" movies (i.e., Lincoln) for what they are.
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Top Gun 3D 4.5/5 You know the drill, but in 3D which was pretty cool, naysayers elsewhere are wrong imho... still one of my favorites.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome 4.7/5 Could have been a series, really enjoyed some new Galactica and this version with DtsMA Sound made it that much better than the webisodes or Ghost/Wrasslin network version...
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Top Gun 3D 4.5/5 You know the drill, but in 3D which was pretty cool, naysayers elsewhere are wrong imho... still one of my favorites.

I too LOVE Top Gun. Cheesy in a way, but in a good way. Actually some of the air to air shots are really good. "Negative Ghostrider.......The pattern is full", lots of good one liners from the movie that fueled a decade of dialog. Ok well maybe a decade is a stretch but you get the idea.


Batman:TDKR - DVD on the computer - Ok, ok, ok..........I did not do this justice by watching this on the computer........but when you have a couple of hours of down time and only your computer and no internet what else are you going to do. I will definitely be watching this in the theater when I have the opportunity. I thought this was the best of the three IMHO. Loved all three,but this one is my favorite. Most excellent and much better than the hype it received. Will easily go on my "must watch again list". 4.25/5

Regards,

RTROSE
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I've had Top Gun in all it's incarnations, VHS>Dvd>HD DVD>BD>3D ... biggrin.gif one of my favorites...
Started Sons of Anarchy S2, Season 1 Blu Rocked.
Edited by dfergie - 2/26/13 at 9:18am
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Short and sweet. Total Rekall (2012)- The remake was not necessary. 2.5 / 5
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No movies (and no time for till next weekend)have flown thru Sons of Anarchy Season 2on Blu, will sacrifice sleep to finish season after work tonight with last episode (4.9/5 imho)looks good at 110" and good surrounds...
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I've been looking for a new series to start. I streamed all of Breaking Bad (4 seasons) in ONE MONTH! It was awesome every step of the way. Then, I started The Walking Dead. Not my thing. I watched 3 episodes and quit watching. Then, something made me give it another shot and I'm glad I did. Season 2 really picked up and I watched up to Season 5 in short order.

Back tSons of Anarchyhy, I watched two episodes about a year ago and it didn't do anything for me....so I assume I should give it another go!?!?
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Ripper Street - It's like Deadwood meets Sherlock Holmes. Stream on Amazon, Vudu, and iTunes, or watch on BBC America.
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I caught parts of Sons of Anarchy Season 2 when it aired and have been archiving since to EHDD, but started watching from Prime and liked enough to order S1 thru 4 on Blu before Christmas when they were low priced. Took me a couple to really get hooked, but now I am hooked! (not for kids though)... I have been archiving Ripper Street but haven't gotten to it yet.
Edited by dfergie - 3/3/13 at 9:39am
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The Last Mimsy- 3/5 stars.
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0768212/
Decent family movie. We liked it.

The African Queen - 1/5. (1953)
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0043265/
I enjoyed the last scene because it meant this long drawn out movie was finally over.
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Under the Tuscan Sun - stunning photography, perfect audio and video transfer, and only $10 at Walmart!!
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..... Then, I started The Walking Dead. Not my thing. I watched 3 episodes and quit watching. Then, something made me give it another shot and I'm glad I did. Season 2 really picked up and I watched up to Season 5 in short order.......

I had kind of the same experience. My oldest watched it with his buddies and wanted me to watch. I watched a mid season episode and was less than thrilled (usually this is not my cup of tea either), and then he convinced me to watch from the beginning. Watched the first couple of episodes and was hooked. I agree with you that season two picked it up and it IMHO is only getting better.

Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2 - BR - Well Mrs. RTROSE is a HUGE fan of the series so she rushed right out to get this one yesterday. She had a Twilight marathon yesterday. The plus side is that I was only "forced" to watch the last two and that was in the theater. Part 2 is the best Twilight film yet, that I can say with utmost confidence. Why is it the best one yet? Because it is the LAST one that's why! Lets face it, these are horrendous films that are poorly acted, directed, filmed, and CGI'd. Why they have such a following is beyond me, but they do. I did notice in a couple of the forest scenes they did in fact have some animal and forest sounds coming from the surrounds so at least they attempted to use some sound engineering. The main thing is though Mrs. RTROSE used the theater, we had some "bonding time" and this is the last time (hopefully) I'll be forced into watching that drivel. 2/5 and that is being generous (out of consideration for my better half).

Alex Cross - Netflix DVD - Had no idea going in, just that the trailer looked good. Nothing too over the top, but a very good action/thriller with a couple of twists and turns. A couple of surprise moments but also some predictability, however over all a pretty good movie. A few hole plots, and some story line elements that did not get filled in or answered but hey I'm not complaining. I would stick this in the rent queue for sure and a possible BR purchase if it was like a 5-6 dollar bin buy. 3.25/5

Regards,

RTROSE
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The Master - 3.5/5 - A bit underwhelmed by this one. I'm usually a huge fan of Mr. Anderson, There Will Be Blood and Punch Drunk Love are among my favorite movies. Outside of the great performances by Joaquin Phoenix and P.S. Hoffman, this one just seemed a bit empty to me.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560747/

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D HFR - No rating until I see it at home. - Where can I start.... The HFR effect and horrid lighting made this seem like a bad BBC made for TV stage production. Everything from the characters emotional reactions to the environments to the make up just seemed fake to me. I particularly hated the battle scenes which at times were rendered incomprehensible. I do look forward to seeing this at home at 24fps though, I think there's a great movie underneath, but I was so distracted by how everything looked I never managed to buy into it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/
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Wreck It Ralph - 4/5 - nice sound design and visuals, cute story

Life of Pi - 3/5 - liked it, the visual effects on the animals are of course state of the art, the movie itself pretty good, but not as mind blowing as I guess I expected based on all the Oscar fuss
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