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Watched Snitch (2013)
2.8/5 (amazon 3.9/5, imdb 6.5/10, rotten tomatoes 67%)
Dwayne Johnson (the rock) is a father determined to get his son out of prison even if that takes bringing a Mexican cartel to its knees. Johnson is a successful businessman who learns his son faces 10 tough years in a federal prison for drug possession. Another lad, a friend of his son, with a history of drug trafficking, rather than rat out real traffickers, convinces Johnson's son to accept and deliver a package. The package contains drugs, drugs that are the property of the DEA. The DEA arrive with the package and arrest Johnson's son, because the other lad had told them where to send them. So now the real cartel members are off scott free, the other lad gets a year or less with probation, and Johnson's son who doesn't know any drug traffickers other than the one he's recently found out was his 'friend' is stuck. Johnson asks the DA for help, and a deal is reached, and Johnson starts driving for drug dealers.

Overall it's kind of slow. Several roles exposing human weakness, rather than dramatic. (the opposite of The Expendables) Each character is corrupt in some way, sometimes because they believe their choices are for the greater good, sometimes for the power, sometimes for a little more money.

For me the most interesting part was of the duties of men. Johnson's character is divorced. He has a son by his ex-wife (the son in trouble), and a daughter by the current wife. When he tells the current wife what he's up to, she instantly says he's to sacrifice his son for his current family, and he replies he'd do the same for his daughter. Traditional roles of men and women, with the woman left at home surviving if he gets killed, and he unwilling to sacrifice those he's responsible for no matter the personal cost. A real man. Someone who is determined, decisive, relentless and brave. A doubly difficult choice.

"Snitch" was co-produced by Participant Media, the socially conscious group that made "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Contagion," has been looking for years to make a film to go against their Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM). This would be it.

It is based on a true story. A 1999 episode of the PBS doc series Frontline also titled Snitch is in part about Joey Settembrino, an 18-year-old first-time offender who got a mandatory minimum ten-year sentence after being set up by his friend in a drug deal sting. He was unable and unwilling to rat out anyone else for reduced time, so his father, James Settembrino, made a deal with the feds to go undercover himself to help out his son.
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Re: Hansel & Gretel: the part that bugged me for some reason was the every five minutes one or both lead characters would have to sling their large weapon over their shoulder and strike the "I'm tough" pose. That and the gratuitous 3D something-flys-straight-at-you gimmick - even more annoying when you're watching in 2D.
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Brad,
Good review of an (ahem) "interesting" movie?

I'm thinking you could become a formal reviewer around these parts! Seriously - a nice write up.
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Haha, thanks Craig - I'd never make it as a reviewer - I don't have enough patience for more than a few sentences (especially when posting via phone)! Maybe movie reviews on twitter would be more my speed smile.gif
post #7685 of 7853
I replaced 20 of my HDDVDs with BluRay of the same title this week.
Watched the first of them, AeonFlux (2005)
2.9/5 (amazon 3.5/5, imdb 5.4/10, rotten tomatoes 47%)
I seem to recall the colours being more saturated on the HDDVD version.
"Keep off the grass!"

Hmm, seems AeonFlux was a cartoon a decade earlier. It's available on DVD. I looked at a couple of the bits on YouTube and it didn't seem interesting to me.


Watched The Giant Killer (2013, Asylum)
1.9/5 (imdb 2/10)
I was pleasantly surprised, it was bad but not awful, for an Asylum release shown on Space channel.
At least until the end when the robot showed up, then it was facepalm awful.
This is the story of Jack and Jack, who throw some seeds down and a Giant Beanstalk appears. Jack the elder tells how he mistakenly killed the Giant, and is now flying the giant's house around exploring. One day in Cloud Land is 1 year on earth, so Jack the younger (age 19) is jack the elder (age 29)'s son, and each came up on their own beanstalk, each of which disintegrated on its own 1 day later earth time. A minor witch, who was kidnapped by a giant when she was a baby is now about 35-years-old, obviously her mother would be 13,000 years ago earth time but she has a black-and-white photo, in a bit of inconsistency. It seems the Giants keep an assortment of evil creatures from descending earth bound, but now that the giant is gone, well down they and the minor witch go, in search of her mother unaware of the time difference. Then Jack the younger drives his robot to save the day.
Many people complain about the CGI, but I kinda liked the ethos of the beanstalks.
Really the only problems with this are these
- Dialogue is awful.
- Acting is awful.
- Army in charge guy is awful.
- Jack is awful. But fortunately Jack is ok, relatively speaking.
- Costumes, props out of place.
- Cgi is awful.
- Decisions are illogical.
- poor script
- no budget
Otherwise, it's fine. I'm sure they had fun making it.

"Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)", a real film, not a rip off film, available on DVD June 18.
Edited by BasementBob - 6/16/13 at 5:48am
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I saw Hansel & Gretel last night as well and it was about what I expected so I wasn't disappointed but then I wasn't expecting much. Some of the violence was over the top IMO though and unnecessary.
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Originally Posted by BasementBob View Post

I replaced 20 of my HDDVDs with BluRay of the same title this week.
Watched the first of them, AeonFlux (2005)
2.9/5 (amazon 3.5/5, imdb 5.4/10, rotten tomatoes 47%)
I seem to recall the colours being more saturated on the HDDVD version.
"Keep off the grass!"

Hmm, seems AeonFlux was a cartoon a decade earlier. It's available on DVD. I looked at a couple of the bits on YouTube and it didn't seem interesting to me.


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I've kept all of my HDDVD's I like the PQ better on most...
Not a movie but: Star Trek: TNG Season 3 Blu ray- The Most Toys 5/5 my rating...

IMDb
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3, Episode 22
The Most Toys (5 May 1990)
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 567 users


When transporting a dangerous material to the Enterprise, Data is kidnapped and the crew is led to believe he is dead when the shuttlecraft he was piloting explodes enroute.
post #7688 of 7853
I have not had a lot of free time lately to watch many movies. But here in the past couple of days I have had the opportunity to watch a couple of films.

Ted - Ummm.......pointless and worthless. The funniest part of the movie was when they did the Saturday Night Fever dance scene parody which made me think immediately of the Airplane! Saturday Night Fever dance scene parody which made me laugh out loud. That was the only time in doing so. 1/5 and that is being generous for the dance scene.

Robot and Frank - Netflix DVD - I liked the film but there was just something missing from it. Something is amiss when you identify with the robot more than the live characters. I thought that the ending was very abrupt and not well thought out. Could have been a good to great film, but ended up being only a Meh for me. 2.75/5

The Great Raid - Netflix DVD - Had no idea or expectations going in and was pleasantly surprised by this one. A good war movie, not a great one in the likes of some of the other favorites around here but a good one none the less. 3/5

Regards,

RTROSE
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The Great Raid - Netflix DVD - Had no idea or expectations going in and was pleasantly surprised by this one. A good war movie, not a great one in the likes of some of the other favorites around here but a good one none the less. 3/5
That's about how I feel about that one also.
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NFL Super Bowl XLVII Champions: 2012 Baltimore Ravens 3.5/5
I love NFL Films pieces and this was pretty good. I would have liked a bit more depth on the playoff games but otherwise I think it captured the season pretty well. Video quality was mixed depending on the segment but audio was good. A number of extras, didn't have time to watch them all but I did see the mic'd up pieces, some funny stuff there.

This will go in my jersey case with the Superbowl progam
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What % of the film was in slow motion? wink.gif
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What % of the film was in slow motion? wink.gif

That's a good question, there was definitely some slow-mo but not as much as you might think. I do remember they played back Ray Rice's 4th and 29 run in slow-mo.
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Oz The Great and Powerful - 2.5./5 - If the first half would have been as good as the second half, it would get another point. If Mila Kunis and James Franco would have been replaced with actors that had the ability to carry a role that needed a sense of gravitas, I'd give it another point. Franco seemed a tad baked at times, and Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Kunis is just too darn cute to play evil.
Given that, the slow and sloppy beginning turned into a fun and interesting second half that was saved by a CGI China Doll, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz.

Midway - NO rating - No rating, this was a sentimental rewatch for me. Charlton Heston without the BA-NA-NAS.

Napolean Dynamite - 4/5 - Watched this again to see if it really was as funny as I thought it was the first time. I still giggle when I see that steak flying through the air. It's funny, weird, and sweet. Still has skillz.
Edited by robnix - 6/17/13 at 5:08pm
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Dude, spoiler!?!

It was a big deal leading up to the movie speculating who the bad witch was. I still haven't seen the movie, but I know now smile.gif

Edit: "Big deal" is relative of course
Edited by J_P_A - 6/17/13 at 6:02pm
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Dude, spoiler!?!

I don't really think it's that big a spoiler, it's telegraphed to you as the movie progresses, but I fixed it. You should fix my quoted portion now as well. ;-)
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I always liked Grand Prix. During a John Frankenheimer interview he mentioned that they shot some of the race scenes and Garner driving close ups from a helecopter flying sideways at 180 miles an hour ten feet off the ground between telephone poles. He suggested that he wouldn't be able to get insurance to do that sort of thing these days.

I'd have to agree with me there.

Watched Grand Prix (1966)
3/5 (amazon 4.6/5, imdb 6.8/10, rotten tomatoes 100%)
Another of my HDDVD to BluRay replacements.
At the beginning, one of the driver's explains how he sits in a coffin, in the middle of the car, surrounded by 60 gallons of gasoline -- and that the whole thing's a bomb.
Possibly the finest racing movie ever done. And you'll never see another one like this because like Bullitt (1968) was the last film to have a real car chase above the speed limit, putting actors in the peril they were in in this film is no longer possible. Consider HBO's True Blood, where the first season the actors were allowed to do various minor stunt like things, but no more. After the Kaley Cuoco (Penny from Big Bang Theory) horse riding incident a couple years ago, I understand that various million-dollar-per-year Hollywood stars are now limited for their off set risks as well. Most of the camera car work was done using a Ford GT40 with the camera being welded to the frame, front or back or side, and body panels being removed as necessary. Some was using a pickup truck. All of racing footage, and some of the country fast driving footage, including sitting in the back of the pickup truck with camera, was done over 120mph, over very bumpy race tracks that bottomed out the suspension of every vehicle but the helicopters, leaving everyone's knuckles white.

Unlike today where the exact same story comes out from two or three studios within two months:
- "Olympus Has Fallen" (March 2013) & "White House Down" (June 2013)
- Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked and Hansel & Gretel In 2013,
- Deep Impact, Armageddon
- Oblivion and After Earth
- V for Vendetta and Children of Men
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Observe and Report (2009)
- Flight 93 and United 93
- Next and Déjà Vu
- The Cave, The Descent
- Phone Booth and Liberty Stands Still,
- Mission to Mars, Red Planet,
- U-571 and Enigma
- Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love
- Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line,
- Dante's Peak and Volcano (which interestingly enough are both currently in my rewatch pile)
- The Assignment and The Jackal (both about Carlos, and both released the same year)
- Powder and Phenomenon
- Tombstone and Wyatt Earp
- 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Christopher Columbus: The Discovery,
- Lambada and The Forbidden Dance (both released the same day)
- Drop Zone, Terminal Velocity
- Deepstar Six, Leviathan
- Turner & Hooch and K-9
- Octopussy, Never Say Never Again (both 1983, different studios)
- The Vindicator and RoboCop (both reconstructed into a cyborg by a special-weapons company)
- Cannonball and The Gumball Rally
- Dr. Strangelove and Fail-Safe
etc etc etc
a similar car race film involving John Sturges and Steve McQueen titled "Day of the Champion" was cancelled due to Frankenheimer making Grand Prix.

Light on story, this 1966 spectacle directed by John Frankenheimer was shot in 70 millimeter, with a cinematically enthralling emphasis on unique, visceral new ways of capturing the sensations of a car race. The storyline isn't brilliant by any means. The story involves the pursuit of the Formula 1 World Championship by four men: Jean-Pierre Sarti (Yves Montand), an aging former champion who grows weary from the acute physical demands of the sport and team politics; Nino Barlini (Antonio Sabato), a brash, fearless young lion; Scott Stoddard (Brian Bedford), a man broken in body yet driven to match the legacy of his deceased brother; and Pete Aron (James Garner), a stoic, pragmatic American fighting to restore a faltering career. The Ferrari Team Manager comments during the film, "Everyone wants to win...there is no distinction in that." The film's real hook is the thrilling and inventive means by which Frankenheimer brings an urgency to the drama happening on the racetrack. A true master of the techniques of obtaining and cutting kinetic footage, Frankenheimer offers more than a joyride to viewers: he makes action part of the compelling language of stories. Cameras are strapped to vehicles as they round the track, shots are taken from a helicopter, the screen is split between angles for maximum impact--even if Grand Prix doesn't rank among the director's best character-driven stories, it is certainly driven on its own terms.

Three hours long, well deserving of a bucket of buttered popcorn.

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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #309

Following Kaley Cuoco's horseback riding injury, I've instituted new rules governing acceptable leisure activities for the cast of The Big Bang Theory.

1. No friggin' horses. This includes those found on merry-go-rounds and in front of supermarkets.

2. The only motorcycle you can get on is the one you're accidentally crushing in your big-ass, air-bagged SUV.

3. All cast member motor vehicles must adhere to U.S. Army guidelines for attacking Kandahar. (Galecki's Tesla is a terrifically fuel efficient vehicle but is essentially a hundred thousand dollar go-cart. From now on it is only to be used for backing down his driveway and retrieving mail.)

4. The only permissible boating activity at Comic-Con is in your hotel room bathtub.

5. Alcohol should only be ingested at home, and while seated in a big comfy chair. Wild and carefree dancing that celebrates your incredible and well-deserved success is only allowed on New Year's Eve, and only with a sober celebrity parasitic flunky to lean on.

6. And finally, sexual acts must be performed while horizontal. Certain high-risk Kama Sutra positions might be allowed, but only after consultation with Chuck Lorre. Like with dancing, a spotter might be required.

http://www.chucklorre.com/index-bbt.php?p=309

Edited by BasementBob - 6/18/13 at 12:37am
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The Mission (1986) - Somehow I missed this one when it was originally released. Purchased the Blu-ray based on other reviews and really enjoyed it. A little slow at times but the story and cinematography were fantastic. Highly recommended.

From Wikipedia - The Mission is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. The movie stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Liam Neeson. It won the Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was elected number one on the Church Times's Top 50 Religious Films list.[1] The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, was listed at number 23 on the AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores and ranked 1st on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Classic FM Top 100 Music in the Movies.
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Side Effects 3.5/5
“Emily and Martin Taylor are a beautiful, wealthy couple living the good life, with a mansion, a sailboat and every luxury money can buy-until Martin is sent to prison for insider trading. For four years, Emily waits for him in a tiny apartment in upper Manhattan, but his release is just as devastating as his incarceration, and Emily sinks into a deep depression. After a failed suicide attempt, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks is called in to consult on Emily's case. Desperate not to be hospitalized, Emily agrees to a regimen of therapy and antidepressants. When Emily's symptoms don't improve, Banks prescribes a new medication that quiets her demons, but the side effects of the drug have chilling consequences.”

Overall it was good movie, acting was believable and the story interesting. The twist was expected but not disappointing.
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Warm Bodies 4.8/5 in my book excellent take on the zombie genre and a romantic comedy to boot (imho)
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Watched A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
2.2/5 (amazon 2.9/5, imdb 5.4/10, rotten tomatoes 15%/44%, AVS Ralph Potts: 2.5/5)
Certainly lots of action from the father and son team of McClane and Gennaro/McClane.
But without an engaging plot you really don't care.
Video has lots of grain, and limited colours.


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The Mission (1986)
Yeah. Good film.
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Watched Pitch Perfect (2012)
2.3/5 (amazon 4.3/5, imdb 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 81%)
Under average high-school/College-junior movie plot, mixed with some pretty good X-Factor-grade singing,
with acapella groups of 10+ singing and stepping at various on stage competitions, practices, and a 'riff off' which has its moments.
It starts with the Universal Studios Theme not delivered with the usual horns, but delivered acapella, which is kind of nifty.
Pitch Perfect is like Bring It On crossed with the Step Up movies, flavored with a heavy dose of TV's Glee and the Straight No Chaser boys.
The singing and music and routines take center stage, as everyone wants them to -- you could replace the rehashed formulaic plot and spoken dialog with anything else and the film would still be the same. Overall it's pleasant, but I don't think I'll show this 'Definitely a PG-13 flick' to people on purpose. A few rude bits.

I rewatched the Universal Studios Theme, and the 'riff off', and the Footnotes, and the Finals.
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Benji: The Treblemakers. The rock stars of a cappella, the messiahs of Barden College. Well, you know, not including athletes, frat guys, or actual cool people.

Jesse: Organized nerd singing? This is great!

Bellas Finals (redhead gal has a throat surgery accident and ends up a BASS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNSx1RdPl04

Trebles Finals Performance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fWKxompqSo

Riff off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5oIorP3ruo

Just the way you are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYccBQH-Lg
Edited by BasementBob - 6/23/13 at 4:48am
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Watched Serenity (2005)
3.9/5 (amazon 4.6/5 with 1750 five star ratings, imdb 7.9/10, rotten tomatoes 89%, Decent Films: B+)
I bought this on DVD, and then on HDDVD, and recently on BluRay.
The colours were more saturated than I remember and quite pleasing.
The sound came through my subwoofers perfectly -- more enjoyably than any film I've seen this year.
A good ol film.
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"Almost Famous" (2000)
5/5

I have few perfect movies in my collection and this is one of the rare ones. Probably due to the fact that I grew up during the time period in question (1973.) The story revolves around a young teenager's passion for music and writing and the behind-the-scenes dynamics of his family. His dreams finally materialize when he's given a chance to interview Black Sabbath. It's from that point the story unfolds in all its 70's splendor. Cameron Crowe's writing and directing was near flawless. Kate Hudson made for a memorable Penny Lane, Phillip Seymour Hoffman hit it out-of-the-park as Lester Bangs, Patrick Fugit brought the right amount of naivity as William Miller, and Frances MacDormand totally owned the role as William's strict analytical but loving mother Elaine. Billy Crudup and Jason Lee as members of Stillwater nailed it as rockers (and believe me, I interviewed my share in the late 70's.) Although now divorced, his then wife, Nancy Wilson, helped with the musical score, which makes me one degree from Cameron. In 1978, I sat in on our station's interview with Heart. The album "Dog and Butterfly" had just come out. I remember Nancy being so wasted on cocaine that all she could do was chortle in that high-pitched laugh of hers.

It invoked a lot of nostalgia on my part because I identified with Patrick Fugit's character growing up. It was all about the music. Been radio for 36 years, met the groups, partied back stage, hung out with the groupies, and conversed with the writers (thank you Rolling Stone's Parke Puterbaugh.) I'm not going to get into color saturation and sound so I can drive home a point here - I was so immersed in the movie that it didn't matter. Could care less. Most movies out of Hollyweird these days invest more in the "look" of the movie instead of a well-crafted script. If you suffer from the same rock 'n roll period memories as I do, it's a must.
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Watched Serenity (2005)
3.9/5 (amazon 4.6/5 with 1750 five star ratings, imdb 7.9/10, rotten tomatoes 89%, Decent Films: B+)
I bought this on DVD, and then on HDDVD, and recently on BluRay.
The colours were more saturated than I remember and quite pleasing.
The sound came through my subwoofers perfectly -- more enjoyably than any film I've seen this year.
A good ol film.
I have all 3 versions as well as an HBO version archived, I think I like the HD DVD for PQ and the BD for AQ, it's one of my favorites ...
post #7705 of 7853
World War Z 3.8/5

I went to see it as part of my birthday. I read the book and I knew the book could not be translated into a good movie if they followed the same format so I wasn't expecting it. This was a good thing as it’s nothing like the book. It’s not overly Zombiesque I thought it was more on par with “I am Legend”. Either way the special effects were good and the characters believable, I think Pitt did a very good job in the lead. I’ll be curious if they make a sequel as it is left open for that although with the cost overruns and re-written ending I’m not sure that it will.
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Watched Rollover (1981)
2.8/5 (amazon 3.7/5, imdb 5.3/10)

I stumbled upon this youtube about a month ago, and thought I'd give the movie a look.

Rollover 1981... world economic collapse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPYLJoq_40Y
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Rust and Bone - 4/5 - Ali, played by Matthias Schoenaerts, is a single and jobless with a young son. He moves to a town in France to stay with his sister while he gets back on his feet. Stephanie, played by Marion Cotillard, is a killer whale trainer in that same town. Through chance, circumstance, and then tragedy their lives intersect and create a riveting and compassionate drama about two people that need each others help to survive. Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts give us very strong performances that deliver the pain and frustration their characters go through quite convincingly. My only real complaint is the lack of a backstory for Matthias Schoenaerts character makes it hard to empathize with him at time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2053425/?ref_=sr_1

The Kid With a Bike - 5/5 - The movie opens with a 12 year old boy running from his foster care school in search of his father and his bike. When he gets to the apartment, he finds neither. The counselors from the foster home find him there and try to catch him. On his way out, he grabs onto Samantha, a woman from the neighborhood. The counselors pull him away and take him back to the home. The next day, Samantha comes by with his bike and he asks her if he can stay with her on weekends. She agrees and assists him in his search for his father. Thomas Doret plays Cyril and was outstanding in portraying an emotionally difficult character. Cécile de France gives us hope for the future of Cyril with her persistence in standing behind an abandoned and confused young boy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1827512/?ref_=sr_1

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2.5/5 - Things go boom, blood flows in more directions than you thought possible, weapons shoot stuff, heroes are snarky. Expect any more you'll be disappointed. In the end it was dumb and fun. As as added bonus it has Gemma Arterton in leather pants. After the first two movies my emotions needed a big helping of dumb and fun along with Gemma Arterton in leather pants.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1428538/?ref_=sr_1
Edited by robnix - 6/24/13 at 3:54pm
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Asylum Blackout aka "The Incident" 2011 - 3/5 If you like really messed up horror movies this one is for you. If disturbing movies are not your thing your better to skip this one. A group of 80's rockers take real jobs as cooks in an insane asylum for the criminally insane. During a massive thunderstorm lightning knocks out the digital security system and the cooks get locked in with the crazies. Easily one of the most gruesome and disturbing movies I have seen, but otherwise not special.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1027820/?ref_=sr_1
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Not bringing anything earth shattering to the conversation here, but The Matrix on Blu-Ray, on a 120" screen, with 7.1 surround, AMAZING. If you dont want to watch the whole thing, just go to the chapters where the big Lobby fire fight while trying to save Morpheus. From there to the helicopter explosion, great show of visuals, and sound. The bullets wiz by your head, the rain consumes the entire room, and the explosion shakes the house.

Star Trek, same thing, visuals are amazing with all the space scenes, and the awesome colors. And the sound is just as amazing.
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Star Trek Into Darkness - AMC movie theater - Mrs. RTROSE and I went out for our anniversary (22 years of wedded bliss) and decided to take in a movie at a "real theater". Gotta say we both loved it. Excellent movie, with great audio and visuals. The theater we were in was a Sony 4k presentation which was IMHO pretty impressive. Having said that I can say I really can't wait to see it again in a even better theater. biggrin.gif An easy 4.5 for me.

Rewatched Finding Nemo - My boys bought me the BR for fathers day. I always thought that FN was a reference DVD, and my opinion is that it is a reference BR as well. Excellent visuals, and audio. More LFE than I remember, submarine scene, and when the boat speeds off come to mind as of course the "tank tap" scene as well. Still holding its own, and an excellent movie to boot.

Also rewatched Casino Royale on BR - Still a great film with lots of interesting visuals to really make you appreciate your system. Oh and a great story as well.

Regards,

RTROSE
Edited by RTROSE - 6/25/13 at 7:54pm
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