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Old 11-06-13, 01:51 PM   #1026
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equilibrium is a guilty pleasure for me. its pretty badass, but also pretty terrible all at once. i mean, it's not a "so bad its good" kind of movie like Con Air, or something, but it's pretty good.
Yeah, Equilibrium isn't a masterpiece or anything, but it's really entertaining.

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i am just finishing up reading tom clancy's 2nd novel: red storm rising, and it made me think of watching the hunt for red october. so i revisited that. man, such a fantastic movie in every respect.
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There are very few movies that I'll stop to watch if I run into them while channel surfing and they're already well underway. But, The Hunt for Red October is definitely one of them. (The Princess Bride is another, FWIW.)
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Old 11-06-13, 02:42 PM   #1027
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I recently revisted the SciFi channel's Dune miniseries. Good show. A respectful rendition of a great book. 8/10
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Pacific Rim - 6/10
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Old 11-07-13, 01:10 PM   #1029
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lebowski is an all time greatest movie. definitely.

equilibrium is a guilty pleasure for me. its pretty badass, but also pretty terrible all at once. i mean, it's not a "so bad its good" kind of movie like Con Air, or something, but it's pretty good.

i am just finishing up reading tom clancy's 2nd novel: red storm rising, and it made me think of watching the hunt for red october. so i revisited that. man, such a fantastic movie in every respect.
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I was assigned Red Storm Rising for PoliSci 124 in 1988. Which was great because I'd read it for pleasure when it was published. The whole thing was scarily plausible in those days.
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World War Z - 8/10 These walkers are superhuman.
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Old 11-10-13, 05:49 PM   #1031
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Pacific Rim - 6/10
what. that movie is easily a 9/10. giant robots fighting giant interdimensional monsters. no-character development needed. movie was badass!

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I was assigned Red Storm Rising for PoliSci 124 in 1988. Which was great because I'd read it for pleasure when it was published. The whole thing was scarily plausible in those days.
you're dating yourself... haha
it really is an excellent book. but i can see that perspective back then, definitely. story still holds up too.
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No, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2059255/. Really great stuff; watched it via video on demand via one of the premium cable channels (starz I think). Excellent movie, 9 out of 10.
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Old 11-12-13, 03:08 PM   #1033
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Several years ago, a friend recommended the movie Triangle, saying simply, "You should queue this one up - I think you'll really like it." Fast-forward a little more than two years, and the movie finally made it to the top of our queue. The DVD arrived on Saturday, and I watched it with my wife that night.

Knowing absolutely nothing about the film, (which is always my preferred way to take in a movie), we sat down to watch it with moderate expectations. I've got to say my friend was right - this was a really entertaining movie! It's not without its flaws, but most of them were easily overlooked. And, although it's broadly categorized as a horror movie, (incorrectly so, IMO), it's really a fantastic brain-twister that left us scratching our heads and looking to re-watch it right away. So we did.

Triangle - 8.5/10
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Old 11-12-13, 03:15 PM   #1034
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Gravity. Watch it in the best movie theatre you. Big screen and powerful loudspeakers.
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After Earth 7/10. Pretty good movie.
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The premise of the movie Iron Sky is that at the end of World War II, the Nazis retreated to a base they had constructed on the dark side of the moon. And now, some 70 years later, they're returning to Earth and reestablish their dominance.

It's a silly scifi comedy that delivers more hits than misses. - 6.5/10

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Old 11-15-13, 07:30 PM   #1037
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Premium Rush. 5/10

tbh the bike chase scenes were done better than I expected. And the horrible, campy, omg fixie 4 lyfe quotes were pretty damn entertaining. "Brakes are death. The worst thing to ever happen to me was when I had a brake."

"You used your brake again didn't you?" "I tore that **** off!"
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Old 11-17-13, 09:26 PM   #1038
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Premium Rush. 5/10

tbh the bike chase scenes were done better than I expected. And the horrible, campy, omg fixie 4 lyfe quotes were pretty damn entertaining. "Brakes are death. The worst thing to ever happen to me was when I had a brake."

"You used your brake again didn't you?" "I tore that **** off!"
The movie is good...rate it as a solid 8/10.
The Sessions - 9/10 sensible movie with a lot of Helen Hunt full frontal nudity
The Evil Dead original 80's gore horror flick - 10/10
Taboo I, II, III - what can I say a perfect 10/10
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Old 11-18-13, 11:09 PM   #1039
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Long Live Rock and Roll - 60th Birthday party concert for/with Chuck Berry. Filmed before an appreciative crowd in 1985 at the Fabulous (and it is fabulously restored) Fox Theater in St. Louis. Other musical talent includes Robert Cray, Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Julian Lennon, with Johnny Johnson on piano, Bobby Keyes on sax, Keith Richards on guitar. Additional commentary by Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Bo Diddley, Bruce Springsteen, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Old 11-18-13, 11:37 PM   #1040
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Thor-The Dark World--8/10. Fairly entertaining. Natalie Portman is a cutie as a nerdie scientist-type.
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Old 11-19-13, 11:00 AM   #1041
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I recently revisted the SciFi channel's Dune miniseries. Good show. A respectful rendition of a great book. 8/10
Is it better than David Lynch's movie version. I rewatched part of that on HBO last night - first time since I've seen it since it originally came out - and it was every bit as bad as I remembered (1/10). I had forgotten how many people were in it - a young(er) Patrick Stewart, Sting, etc.

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Scrolling through Comcast's list of free On-Demand movies last night, I spotted River's Edge. I hadn't seen this movie in probably 25 years, but my I remembered it as being a good one. So, I re-watched it and pretty much confirmed my recollection.

Aside from Crispin Glover's ridiculously bad acting, (which, frankly, seems to be the only way he knows how to "act"), this was a really good movie, even though it's also moderately depressing.

River's Edge - 8/10
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Old 11-20-13, 04:43 PM   #1044
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Gravity was good. I'd give it an even 8.

Here's an interesting short that's supposedly coming out on the Gravity Blu-Ray DVD.
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/...film-aningaaq/
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Bill Cunningham New York, documentary about the 80 year old fashion photographer for the NYT who uses his bicycle to to get about Manhattan taking pictures of fashion on the street as well as fashion shows and charity/society functions. Very interesting man of many admirable qualities. Highly recommended.
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Old 11-26-13, 01:33 PM   #1046
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I watched Ghosts of Mars the other night. Turns out I shouldn't have bothered - it was awful in almost every respect.

Ghosts of Mars - 3/10
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anyone see Catching Fire yet? though somehow i feel that's not quite this forum's personality
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"Strategic Air Command" Classic cold war mil.propaganda film. If you love B-36's, it's the movie to get. 9/10





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Man of Steel. 7/10 not bad. A bit heavy on the CG fight scenes at the end but entertaining nonetheless
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Bill Cunningham New York, documentary about the 80 year old fashion photographer for the NYT who uses his bicycle to to get about Manhattan taking pictures of fashion on the street as well as fashion shows and charity/society functions. Very interesting man of many admirable qualities. Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed this. Thanks for the recommendation.
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