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Though Connery starred in what I consider the three best Bond films, he also starred in what I consider the worst: Diamonds are Forever.

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Much as I dislike almost every Bond movie Moore ever touched, Diamonds are Forever plays like some weird soft-porn drug-addled comedy skit. Its pretty darn bizarre.

 

 

I do like For Your Eyes Only though. Moore's only decent entry.

 

I know a lot of people like The Spy Who Loved Me, but I found it pretty overlong and tedious.

Notice how I can belittle your beliefs without calling you names. It's a useful skill to have particularly where you aren't allowed to call people names. It's a mistake to get too drawn in/worked up. I mean it's not life or death, it's just two guys posting their thoughts on a message board. If it were personal or face to face all the usual restraints would be in place, and we would never have reached this place in the first place. Try to remember that.
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Just watched a Spanish horror movie called [Rec] (an american remake was released though I hear it's crap).

 

I'd really like to recommend this one, best film I've seen in quite a while. It's a "zombie" film, and it's filmed in shaky cam style. I'm normally not a fan of that, but they really handled it well here. One or two scenes really scared the crap out of me.

 

Very, very good stuff.

 

just got home from a horror movie night at a friends place and this was one of the ones we watched

 

i was giggling like a maniac for most of the later scenes - i gotta say that Manu is a badass!

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Saw Adventureland. It was predictable, but a good film never the less. I liked that it actually had an ending as a lot of these 20-something coming of age films tend to try to use these uncertain, you fill in the blanks endings.

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Much as I dislike almost every Bond movie Moore ever touched, Diamonds are Forever plays like some weird soft-porn drug-addled comedy skit. Its pretty darn bizarre.

You didn't like Bond scampering about in that moon buggy?

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he's very stiff, not unlike costner, but more likeable, IMO. i thought he did really well in constantine, but that's my type of flick so i'm a bit biased.

 

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He's gotten typecasted as Neo anymore.

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i think he was typecast as that character before even playing him. that's just the sort of part that fits the canoe. the only difference now is that there is a name - neo - to attach to keanu's standard character. :down:

 

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I've been watching episodes of "The IT Crowd"

 

Pretty funny, but the first episode of the second season had me hyperventilating with laughter. Very good stuff.

 

I watched an episode the other day with the S/O. It had us laughing pretty good.

 

Finished watching season 4 of LOST the other day. I used to rate season four and three as the weakest of the series, but after watching them again I think they're pretty much equal.

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Every movie should have Keanu Reeves in it, thereby removing acting from movies and leaving action, which is what movies should consist of.

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midnight meat train

 

seemed like a generic sorta killer movie, then all of a sudden about 3/4 of the way through they pull a supernatural plotline out of their ass :shrugz:

 

based on a clive barker short story apparently - maybe the book makes more sense

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Every movie should have Keanu Reeves in it, thereby removing acting from movies and leaving action, which is what movies should consist of.

you haven't seen movies without action until you've seen Shoot em up, or the transporter series. Or Cranked.

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Kevin Butler will awesome your face off.

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I've been watching episodes of "The IT Crowd"

 

Pretty funny, but the first episode of the second season had me hyperventilating with laughter. Very good stuff.

I started watching this on your "loose" recommendation and I don't find it all that funny however oddly enough I'm drawn to it none the less. I think it's because there is just something about the English accent that is so oddly fascinating and calming at the same time to me, I really do enjoy it. Moss is pretty awesome too. The most peculiar thing though is that I have like 0 desire for red heads but since the chick is english I not so secretly harbor the desire to sexual intercourse with her. Perhaps a more accurate theory is that it reminds me of Wals and I get all squishy inside. :shrugz:

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Doomsday - Phenomenal. I went in not expecting much, but I was absolutely blown away. It is a fantastic post apoc. movie, I'd put it right alongside Mad Max. The lead actress was great, but there was this one cannibal girl with face paint and swords that was just drop dead gorgeous.

 

There were some silly parts, apparently cannibalism is a fantastic diet that will make you look like a model, but overall it was a very enjoyable film.

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Don't really care to pay theatre ticket prices, but I did recently purchase the premier season of the US television series "Shark". Wanted to see if there were any insults to my most redeaming characteristics! :brows:

 

Yes, it's a great documentary. :lol:

 

I'm not too sure about the use of the word "documentary", perhaps more like "commentary"... I just share the name (although mine has the "e" on the end). I'm also a prosecutor, although not a "high-profile" case expert, so to speak (but never represented the "other side" like his character did). I do have a mock-up courtroom in my basement, though, in which to practice and perfect my chosen craft. That is, when I'm not trying to enrich young minds as to the many wonders in the world of Criminal Law! :lol:

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Military training - check! :(

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Being an ex-military man myself (in Intel), I have a huge fascination with the series! >_<

Yes, that is probably our favourite line in ANY series or film, ever. :lol:

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My favourites (I watch them almost weekly, without fail) currently are "Serenity" and "Wall-E".

 

So many of the quotes in "Serenity" (and the "Firefly" series also created by Joss Wedon) fit my life. brows.gif 'Nuff Said!

 

"Wall-E" is just a great feel-good film without a great deal of mindless blither (it actually works without much spoken dialogue)! I love that it pokes fun at America's obsessions with things like "Big Gulps", fast food, computers and laziness (IE the "hover chairs") I especially enjoyed the line about the people on the spaceship having possibly gained bone mass, when in reality, everyone has just gotten fat from being so lazy, overeating to the point that everything now comes "in a cup", and most people have their faces stuck in computers and "didn't realize we had a pool"-- facepalmri6.gif as well as trash overtaking so much of the earth that everyone has to go out into space (on luxury cruises in spaceships, of course), and robots (like Wall-E himself) are left to "clean up the mess while you are away"... The captain actually thinks that you could "plant seeds and grow food like pizza"- I personally find the movie (and the entire concept) amusing! w00t.gif

 

The end of Wall-E bugged me personally - how does a disposable consumerism society survive in a spaceship with finite resources (far more finite than were on Earth, which they left because they'd exhausted/garbage-fied)? How do they have the material to make new products when we see Giant Wall-R robots dumping consumer waste into space? How do any of the people stand when they get back on earth having (seemingly) never walked? Why do they even want to go back? The trash is all still there (Wall-E was the last working robot and the trash had been piled up, not actually removed from the planet) so how are they able to come back and survive? And with only one plant?

 

Its a cute film, but to me the first half works where as the second doesn't.

It's a fairytale. The Age of Enlightenment bequeathed to modern society the belief that technology can and will solve all our problems, even greed and negligence! "Don't worry about polution, we'll invent something (just in time!) to clean up all the mess." (See next point about the buffet, too.)

 

Being a film made to suit a large number of children, they have to end it happily. (After all, the Grimm tales that featured Red Riding Hood being eaten by the wolf, without rescue from the woodsman, didn't get much airplay.)

 

In order to accommodate their fable's morality, the authors have glided over some of the more awkward technological issues using "future magic" technology like that for the "regenerative food buffet". Maybe you might feel better if you pretend that in seven hundred years' time man will be able to sculpt matter from refuse materials (say transmute lead into gold and water into wine, for example).

 

As well as being a love story, it is a morality tale, or fable, like Aesop used to tell, using "future animals": robots. The captain (who represents "authority" or our human government) demonstrates contrition and a comendable desire to clean up the mess and re-green the planet, showing a responsible nature. The film is shorthand for "humanity is banished from paradise, learns its lesson and returns to behave correctly," ergo they may return to the planet and all live happily ever after.

 

More annoying are the flat human characters. And where are all the teenagers? (Answer: they aren't part of the target demographic! Too old to be entranced, too young to be able to watch it in front of their peers. :lol: ) But the film isn't about the humans ... it's about the anthropomorphic androids and mechanisms that the humans created, who love and live as humans should do.

 

It is also an unreservedly happy film, without drowning the audience in mawkishness or giving them a diabetic coma. (No swearing. Violence is minimal.)

 

PS In the last pan of the film we see that there are in fact thousands of "plants" (represented by the duplication of the "plant" icon used for the entire film), revealing that enough of the surface has been cleared to make room for arable purposes. (For what it's worth I was more worried about the poluted water table, as the oceans and rivers seemed to be toxic sludge.) >_<

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IMO, Reeves was typecast in his current mold when he made Speed and Johnny Mnemonic. It's funny how after Bill & Ted, he floundered around trying to find his niche, from Dracula to Shakespeare to Buddha. I've come to appreciate him, within his comfort zone, more than I used to. At least you know what you're going to get, and it works well enough.

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Doomsday - Phenomenal. I went in not expecting much, but I was absolutely blown away. It is a fantastic post apoc. movie, I'd put it right alongside Mad Max. The lead actress was great, but there was this one cannibal girl with face paint and swords that was just drop dead gorgeous.

 

There were some silly parts, apparently cannibalism is a fantastic diet that will make you look like a model, but overall it was a very enjoyable film.

 

I have that movie lying around but haven't watched it yet. I'll have to dig it out and watch it.

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In order to accommodate their fable's morality, the authors have glided over some of the more awkward technological issues using "future magic" technology like that for the "regenerative food buffet". Maybe you might feel better if you pretend that in seven hundred years' time man will be able to sculpt matter from refuse materials (say transmute lead into gold and water into wine, for example).

 

As well as being a love story, it is a morality tale, or fable, like Aesop used to tell, using "future animals": robots. The captain (who represents "authority" or our human government) demonstrates contrition and a comendable desire to clean up the mess and re-green the planet, showing a responsible nature. The film is shorthand for "humanity is banished from paradise, learns its lesson and returns to behave correctly," ergo they may return to the planet and all live happily ever after.

 

But see these are the two problems I have: one is that they can't be sculpting matter from refuse because the Wall-R's are dumping the refuse into space (leaving a trail behind the ship) which brings up problem two, namely that humanity doesn't learn its lesson - they're still polluting space! And if the captain is any indication they've forgotten that they even had a past to learn from, much less actually learned a lesson.

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