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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:41 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:We watched "The Lady Vanishes" last night, after drinking an entire bottle of homemade Shiraz, and a bit of a bottle of Cabernet-somethingorother besides. It was much funnier than I remember it being the last time I saw it.


That's a wonderful film. Sadly I can't get my kids out of the "Oh it's Black and White" mentality.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:03 am

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ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:We watched "The Lady Vanishes" last night, after drinking an entire bottle of homemade Shiraz, and a bit of a bottle of Cabernet-somethingorother besides. It was much funnier than I remember it being the last time I saw it.


That's a wonderful film. Sadly I can't get my kids out of the "Oh it's Black and White" mentality.

Have them drink an entire bottle of homemade Shiraz.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

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ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
black bart wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:We watched "The Lady Vanishes" last night, after drinking an entire bottle of homemade Shiraz, and a bit of a bottle of Cabernet-somethingorother besides. It was much funnier than I remember it being the last time I saw it.


That's a wonderful film. Sadly I can't get my kids out of the "Oh it's Black and White" mentality.

Have them drink an entire bottle of homemade Shiraz.


:haha:

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Helium Hands » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:55 am

I just saw The Hobbit for the second time, this time with my sister. I am still floored by how quickly three hours goes by.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:18 am

I have noticed a new channel "SYFY" which has popped up on my TV. As you would expect it features popular Sci Fi stuff like 'Star Trek the next generation' etc etc. Unfortunately it also features the worst movies ever screened...if they ever were screened before they went to DVD. I didn't think it was possible to get worse films than those that you find on "Movies 24" but somehow "SYFY" have found some. The latest ones I had a quick look at (I couldn't get through the whole film) were "30,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Land that Time Forgot" (not the Doug McClure version but a dreadful remake from the 1990s). Utter, Utter Crap!
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:46 pm

SYFY, formerly known as SciFI (with clever little ads featuring the internal iF) has gone the way of Bravo and the History Channel (to name just two), racing to the lowest of lowest common denominators in their respective 'genres'.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:38 pm

Jurassic Park for the umpteenth millionth time. My favorite movie when I was 6, my favorite movie now. You know, when I was 6, I wanted to be a Paleontologist because of the movie. Now, I'm a Biology major, seriously considering Paleontology as a grad program. Funny how things turn out. *Gets ever-so-slightly misty-eyed*
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:15 pm

Paleontologist Hipsters? What fun.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:48 am

fueledbycoffee wrote:Paleontologist Hipsters? What fun.


Sounds like a name for a Williamsburg band.

Watched My Neighbors the Yamadas. Cute.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:11 am

Wreck-it Ralph...brilliant.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:25 pm

OZ:

The previews were, overwhelmingly, for dystopian coming attractions -- surprising for such a kid-oriented film.

The opening titles are really beautiful! Based on antique card advertising with a little nod to classic circus and vaudeville billboards, they feature engraving-style graphics and antique typography, seemingly held before the camera with marionette rods. There are some nice bits such as the small, traveling "Baum Brothers Circus" venue for stage magician/fraud Oz. There's a bit about one of the girls he saw when in town on the circuit stopping by to announce her decision to marry local farmer John Gale. It's an entire scene, but not too heavy handed and, appropriately, never referenced again.

I wouldn't class this as a great film but I enjoyed it. I felt the production team did a nice job of creating a back story to the classic which hit all the right homage and style notes, and set the stage for the story to come. At the same time they presented a stand-alone story from some of the lesser known books and made good use of current technology to enhance their own vision. I recommend it.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ravi Oli » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:08 am

^ Been waiting for Oz. Seen a bit of the starting 4:3 B&W and the preview had some impressive CGI. Just have to organize time and someone to watch it with.

black bart wrote:Wreck-it Ralph...brilliant.

Luckily I have grandkids to justify my collecting such titles... :haha: Could you name at least a few of the characters at the Baddies-Anon meeting?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:05 pm

Ravi Oli wrote:^ Been waiting for Oz. Seen a bit of the starting 4:3 B&W and the preview had some impressive CGI. Just have to organize time and someone to watch it with.

black bart wrote:Wreck-it Ralph...brilliant.

Luckily I have grandkids to justify my collecting such titles... :haha: Could you name at least a few of the characters at the Baddies-Anon meeting?


That's tricky, I remember Bowser, the Devil, and an hilarious Zombie who steals the show. Great scene though.
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