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Just sitting here, speculating on why I don't buy any blu-ray movies. It is not because they are "expensive". They sure look nice on the high definition screen. Then it struck me that I am subconsciously boycotting region coding. I haven't bought any of the titles that I wanted because they are only available from overseas. I guess the movie industry can crash and burn for a while without my money. I'll go hunting for some more movie DVD's when I go shopping again (since I have a region free DVD player) :getlost:

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I got 'Blade Runner: The Final Cut' on Blu-ray from the girlfriend. Will watch it again as quickly as possible in its high-definition glory.

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Just sitting here, speculating on why I don't buy any blu-ray movies. It is not because they are "expensive". They sure look nice on the high definition screen. Then it struck me that I am subconsciously boycotting region coding. I haven't bought any of the titles that I wanted because they are only available from overseas. I guess the movie industry can crash and burn for a while without my money. I'll go hunting for some more movie DVD's when I go shopping again (since I have a region free DVD player) :lol:

 

I don't buy them often because of cost. New Blu-Rays aren't terrible, usually only 5 bucks more than a new DVD which is reasonable, its when they're charging 35 bucks for a movie that is 6 bucks on DVD that I get irate.

 

Cool, let's talk about James Bond. I liked Casino Royale a lot, Dan Craig is coolio and I was looking forward to them refreshing the whole Bond thing.

 

Then QoS, which was basically Bourne in a dinner jacket. Zzzz.

 

They need to do better next time.

 

It was a Bond movie without crazy gadgets, what the hell was that?

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... its when they're charging 35 bucks for a movie that is 6 bucks on DVD that I get irate.

Same here. I mean, even to see it on the big screen in a theater you pay around $10 (depends on where you live, I know). $20 I'm willing to pay, since unlike a movie theater I can see it over and over...but meh...

 

I watched another PPV freebie, Silent Hill. Didn't expect much, but I wanted to see Sean Bean.

The film has absolutely great cinematic atmosphere, which actually kept me watching...and the acting was ok...but as a whole, it's not very good. Maybe if the ending hadn't been so laughably over the top it might've fared better. Still, for a film based on a video game, it wasn't the worst of its kind.

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A faithful representation of the literary character?

 

I really appreciate where you're coming from there, and I sort of agree. But if they were going to do that, why not set it in the early 1950's?

 

I think the problem is that the producers are trying to have their cake and eat it with the new Bond.

 

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Went and saw The Watchmen. It was watchable.

 

I thought it was good, but I think I realized I have very little interest in alternate history stuff. I think real history is interesting enough.

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The film has absolutely great cinematic atmosphere, which actually kept me watching...

it was amazing and really gave the movie its only real "spooky" feel...

 

and the acting was ok...

yeah, i guess. i didn't even notice.

 

but as a whole, it's not very good.

boring was what i thought.

 

Maybe if the ending hadn't been so laughably over the top it might've fared better.

i don't even remember it.

 

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Bob the Butler: Better than it had any right to be considering who starred in it. A low key comedy for the most part that was pretty sweet. Biggest weakness, hwoever, was the film was pretty formulac in its plotline which withholds it from greatness.

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Someone mentioned The Fall[/b] somewhere along the line and I put it in Netflicks. Well... I'm a lazy bastard. The wife put it in Netfliks for me. I actually thought it was funny and interesting. Weird, maybe, but well done.

 

I saw 28 Weeks Later and came away mixed. It wasn't terrible, just not as new and refreshing as 28 Days Later. It's so funny how much of an impact previous expectations play in these things. I expected and wanted so much more from 28 Days and was disappointed. I expected so little from 28 Weeks and was gratified. Yet I can clearly state that I found Days better than Weeks.

 

I watched Dark Knight. There was so much about the film running through my mind and so much I expected, both good and bad. I thought the hype concerning Ledger's performance was bias from the homosexual community. When I saw it, though, I was impressed. It shows you not to discount an idea based on a perceived bias or you might just prove your own. My favorite line: "I'll do what you should have did ten minutes ago." Ah hell, I don't know if that's the specific wording or not.

 

We've seen some films recently, and a lot of programs. I have my computer set up to the big flatscreen, so my wife and I have watched episodes we missed of Leverage, including the first episode. I like it. Campy and clever. Good Lord, with all the drama of real life, it's good to watch some clever idiot box every now and then. :D

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I saw Juno today, this movie plain sucks ass. It didn't seem as much a film as a series of gimmicks pointed at a few social archetypes. The thing I learned from this film is the most important thing in life is to be quirky in a very catch-phrase friendly way. After a bit I was really hoping the movie would have a surprise ending where the girl dies during childbirth. Unfortunately theres like 2 or 3 more crappy songs and I have to see Jennifer Garner's butt-face before the stupid duet at the end. 1/2 a star out of ten.

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I watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall the other night. The only thing I didn't care for in this show was Paul Rudd as the stoner. Spicoli, he's not. Otherwise, I had a really good laugh a couple of times during the flick, which is more than I can say for Paul Blart: Mall Cop. That was bad.

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Watched Tropic Thunder. Its hilarious, and the cast is amazing.

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Life Story/The Race for the Double Helix (1987)

 

Fun little 3/4 drama, 1/4 documentary about the dicovery of the structure of DNA, starring Jeff Goldblum as the pervert/scientist.

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'wanted'

 

Sort of a b-movie without the charm of b-movies. If it wasn't for Angelina Jolie, I wouldn't bother to watch it a few more times :p

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Season 1.

 

It was an "impulse buy" and I quite enjoyed it. Acutally, I enjoyed very much. Now I just have to see if the stores will put season 2 on the shelf some day for me to buy >_

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Watched Tropic Thunder. Its hilarious, and the cast is amazing.

Was that the first time you'd seen it?

 

Agree that's really the 7 word review that you could give for that movie, that's exactly what I said when I walked out of the theatre.

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Chandu the Magician - kind of interesting to see such an early action film. Lots of early film gimicks (and a couple of early film story telling techniques that haven't aged very well). But overall pretty fun. Bela Lugosi is good as the evil Roxor.

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