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My wife is having a girls night at our theatre on Saturday. She asking me (?!) for suggestions on what to watch. I suggested Terminator Salvation so now I'm asking you folks. Go.
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Just finished rewatching season 1 of Stargate Universe. Netflix A3/V4 This show is a much grittier and human spinoff of the Stargate franchise. The show, in contrast to its SG-1 and Atlantis brethren, is very cinematic and is a joy to watch. The characters have real depth and personality and the story is engaging.

There are some interesting photographic tricks that make me grin when I catch them. One trick that I've seen in a few episodes is where the lens flare shape is the same shape as the star-shaped mechanism that is used throughout the ship as an interface for doors and computer terminals. Pretty subtle but cool. Give it a try, the whole show (only 2 seasons) is on Netflix. The audio from Netflix is adequate but not digital. The video has typical crushed blacks and noise in shadows typical of Netflix streams.
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My wife is having a girls night at our theatre on Saturday. She asking me (?!) for suggestions on what to watch. I suggested Terminator Salvation so now I'm asking you folks. Go.

LOTR Trilogy. The extended cuts preferably smile.gif
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John Carter - No wonder it bombed at the box office. Based on a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs. He wrote the entire Tarzan series having never stepped foot on the African Continent. Apparently, he's never been to Mars, either.

Shutter Island - I'm not saying I didn't like it, but this is another example of REALLY bad advertising for what the movie is.
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LOTR Trilogy. The extended cuts preferably smile.gif

HA!
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My wife is having a girls night at our theatre on Saturday. She asking me (?!) for suggestions on what to watch. I suggested Terminator Salvation so now I'm asking you folks. Go.

Magic Mike. tongue.gif
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Watched ARGO with the family.. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars because it drug out in some parts and the fbombs constantly. Very powerful True story though.
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My wife is having a girls night at our theatre on Saturday. She asking me (?!) for suggestions on what to watch. I suggested Terminator Salvation so now I'm asking you folks. Go.

This Means War- they'll like it and not too bad for you if you have to sit through it
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My wife is having a girls night at our theatre on Saturday. She asking me (?!) for suggestions on what to watch.

Bridesmaids (Dramedy)
The Help (Drama - with a few laughs)
Date Night (Comedy)
Mamma Mia! (Musical)
Hope Springs (Drama)
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My wife is having a girls night at our theatre on Saturday. She asking me (?!) for suggestions on what to watch. I suggested Terminator Salvation so now I'm asking you folks. Go.

If they have not seen it yet "Taken" was a really good and liked by everyone who I ever talked to about seeing it.
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Two old Favorites back to back from Guy Ritchie

 

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

 

 

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

 

and

 

RocknRolla 2008 release

 

rocknrolla.jpg

 

 

 

I've never actually purchased either, just caught them on the Movie Central HD

a few years ago and they've had a permanent home on my PVR's HDD ever since.

 

I think I've watched them 4 or 5 times now, Cracks me up every freakin' time.

along with similar favorites like Snatch with Brad Pitt

and Layer Cake with Daniel Craig (pre Bond  2004)

 

Highly Recommend all Four

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Bridesmaids (Dramedy)
The Help (Drama - with a few laughs)
Date Night (Comedy)
Mamma Mia! (Musical)
Hope Springs (Drama)

If it's out:
"Silver Screen Playbook"
The wife drug me to the Cinema to see this chick-flick. I was pleasantly surprised (DeNiro made the movie enjoyable for me).
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Watched ARGO ... True story .

[exPresident] Jimmy Carter said that Ben Affleck's "Argo" was "a great drama, and I hope it wins the award for best film." But apparently Carter was in the mood to steal everyone's thunder, because he then went on to say that "90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian," even though the film depicts it as primarily a CIA venture. Between Carter's quibbles with "Argo," the CIA's problems with "Zero Dark Thirty," and Congressman Joe Courtney's dispute with "Lincoln," it looks like the best way to make an Oscar movie is to pick a historical event and embellish.
-- http://now.msn.com/jimmy-carter-says-ben-affleck-didnt-get-argo-right
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BB,
Hollywood and Embellishment???
Absolutely - I go into these assuming about 50% basic accuracy ....
Despite this still very much looking forward to Argo!
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You are one sly fella Quentin Tarantino
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I need to rewatch Pulp Fiction, now that I got in on BD and seen Kill Bill.

edit: this animation keeps crashing my browser.
Edited by AVfile - 3/6/13 at 7:40pm
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Originally Posted by BasementBob View Post

[exPresident] Jimmy Carter said that Ben Affleck's "Argo" was "a great drama, and I hope it wins the award for best film." But apparently Carter was in the mood to steal everyone's thunder, because he then went on to say that "90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian," even though the film depicts it as primarily a CIA venture. Between Carter's quibbles with "Argo," the CIA's problems with "Zero Dark Thirty," and Congressman Joe Courtney's dispute with "Lincoln," it looks like the best way to make an Oscar movie is to pick a historical event and embellish.
-- http://now.msn.com/jimmy-carter-says-ben-affleck-didnt-get-argo-right

Yes I heard that too... can I add U-571 to the list?
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Originally Posted by PioManiac View Post

Two old Favorites back to back from Guy Ritchie

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

and

RocknRolla 2008 release

rocknrolla.jpg




I've never actually purchased either, just caught them on the Movie Central HD
a few years ago and they've had a permanent home on my PVR's HDD ever since.

I think I've watched them 4 or 5 times now, Cracks me up every freakin' time.
along with similar favorites like Snatch with Brad Pitt
and Layer Cake with Daniel Craig (pre Bond  2004)

Highly Recommend all Four

I agree with all except Rock'n'Rolla, although it delivers what's quoted on the cover, nothing more.

By strange coincidence, I just watched Layer Cake last night. Very cool movie, I think the best of the bunch, but the high black levels drove me nuts.
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My wife is having a girls night at our theatre on Saturday. She asking me (?!) for suggestions on what to watch. I suggested Terminator Salvation so now I'm asking you folks. Go.

I just posted this... definitely wife approved:
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Under the Tuscan Sun - stunning photography, perfect audio and video transfer, and only $10 at Walmart!!
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Now I want to break out my Kill Bill discs for a spin along with another viewing of Inglorius ...
No time for movies till possibly Saturday night for me if I don't get side tracked into S3 of SOA.
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if I don't get side tracked into S3 of SOA.

Say whaaaa?

When did this happen? I thought they were taking like a year break?
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Say whaaaa?

When did this happen? I thought they were taking like a year break?
Catching up with the Blu Rays ...
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Crazy Stupid Love, fun story, some laughable moments, and this guy named Ryan Gosling that the ladies just seem to think is somewhat attractive.
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Crazy Stupid Love, fun story, some laughable moments, and this guy named Ryan Gosling that the ladies just seem to think is somewhat attractive.

He's a very good looking guy...


FOR ME TO POOP ON!!!
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He's a very good looking guy...


FOR ME TO POOP ON!!!

You wil find it in the MUSTARD isle. rolleyes.gif
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We watched The Eagles - Farewell Live From Melbourne [Blu-ray] with some family members (brother and family, cousin and family) and never before have I received such positive feedback from others watching content in my "theater". This concert blu-ray is without a doubt the best looking and sounding I have ever heard.

I have a feeling most of your here will already have seen this concert in one format or another, but for me, I have never seen it until I got this newly released on blu-ray concert.

I highly recommend it as it will be an instant hit for your collection.
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Watched "The Grey" with my daughter. We really enjoyed it. Even though I had to explain the ending.

My rating would be 4/5. Pushed my new speakers really well.
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Our Idiot Brother - Meh!

Burlesque - 2/5 - The plot is not a whole different than Showgirls, which isn't saying a lot. VERY musical, though, so if you're looking for a movie to guage the musical response of your system, this one is not bad. This is the most I've ever seen Christina Aguilera in more than the 2 second cuts in any of her videos. Overall, most musical numbers look like a video and there are a LOT of them. Cher has two big numbers and doesn't look or sound bad for her age, either.
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We finally watched Skyfall on Saturday night. We've now watched every Bond movie, mostly in order. I thought it was really well done and a few things I wasn't expecting. 4.25/5 cool.gif

Also played Ace Ventura yesterday. Better than I remembered, plot-wise, with all the funny, quotable lines. 4/5 biggrin.gif
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Also played Ace Ventura yesterday. Better than I remembered, plot-wise, with all the funny, quotable lines. 4/5

I think I need to go back and watch some of this type of movie. I think having watched them on TV for so long just spoils them. Throws off the timing and worst of all the dreaded "This film has been modified for content and to fit in the alloted timeframe."

THe last time I watched Beeteljuice in full on DVD I was pleasantly surprised.

My two best examples.....1) What is the name of Navin's dog in The Jerk? 2) I once saw Blazing Saddles in which the camping scene was cut our but every utterance of the N-word was left in.

How can you judge films with this going on?
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