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 Post subject: Re: Movies
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:11 pm 
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Just watched "Diary Of The Dead" from George A. Romero. While it was entertaining as a zombie film, don't expect anything new except the Blair Witch/Cloverfield type camera work


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 Post subject: Re: Movies
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:42 pm 
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Iron Man was a pretty good movie. It was a good movie, but not super-ultra-fantastic as movie plots go...but that suit...I want one!

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 Post subject: Re: Movies
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:16 pm 
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Iron Man indeed. Excellent movie, I can't wait for the sequel. Still also looking forward to Dark Knight


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Iron Man was a great movie, but what I really liked was all the technology. Instant real-time translation, pocket-sized power generators with no by-products (what conservation of energy law?), AI, holographics, directed energy weapons, automated construction, hydrogen-powered vehicles, and more. Awesome work, they had a great imagination.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:53 pm 
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I think thats what really makes Iron Man a better super hero, is just that. No miracle super powers just his brains and his money. Same with Batman


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 Post subject: Re: Movies
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 12:06 am 
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I don't really care for Batman, at least how he was portrayed in Batman Begins. Very flat, stereotypical agent of justice in a world very conveniently in need of and expert super-villain killer. He's The Punisher in a bat costume; no personality, no moral dilemma, just beating up bad guys because he can.

Tony Stark / Iron Man, however, is great because he actually does stuff beyond making the world a better place just to show he can. He's got a personality and a life outside being a superhero that exists beyond the need to fill up time between action sequences. It can be pretty much summed up in the interview at the beginning:
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Christine Everheart: Mr. Stark, you've been called the Da Vinci of our time. What do you say to that?
Tony Stark: Absolutely ridiculous. I don't paint.
Christine Everheart: What do you say to your other nickname, the "Merchant of Death"?
Tony Stark: That's not bad.
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Christine Everheart: Have you ever lost an hour of sleep your whole life?
Tony Stark: I'd be prepared to lose a few with you.


Also, I love Wikiquote.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:19 am 
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I've just been inspired to come up with a list of my favorite movies. Not sure why, these things just happen I guess. I was thinking top 5, so I started coming up with names, but I just absolutely can't eliminate any after 7. So here it is, my 7 favorite movies, in no particular order.

Unforgiven
2001
Big Fish
Shawshank Redemption
Trainspotting
Almost Famous
The Shining

I think that about does it. I could go on, but those sit at the top for me. Anyone think they can do better?


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 Post subject: Re: Movies
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:10 pm 
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Oh yeah, I saw Shawshank Redemption. The only Stephen King thing I've ever encountered that didn't have some sort of supernatural element. ;)

And I only know Unforgiven because it was used in an Animaniacs song which used movie names in context.

"Eva Joined with Zsa Zsa and they formed a Sister Act,
But both were Unforgiven because neither one could act!"


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:49 pm 
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Lets see now, my memory's rubbish so this will be an incomplete list:
Shaun of the Dead
Amélie
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (or just about any other Monty Python)
Casino Royal (I think I'm the only one of my friends who likes this much)
Hemia
Sin City
Easy Rider
Office Space

etc.

in fact I'm more shocked at the the lack of films that I can remember :(


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 Post subject: Re: Movies
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:32 pm 
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Here goes


Heat
Ronin
Saving Private Ryan
The Bourne Series
Shooter


I could honestly keep going but these were the first ones to pop in my head so I must like them the most


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 Post subject: Re: Movies
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Some other good choices up here now I'd say. If I was to expand my list by 2 or 3 I'd probably include the Holy Grail. So many classic moments. Office Space was brilliant too, though it would've been so much better if they'd just skipped the requisite love story and gotten rid of Jennifer Aniston altogether. (Michael Bolton = best character ever!) And I was half drunk while watching Amelie and thus had a very hard time keeping up with the subtitles. I didn't know what the hell was going on. I'll have to check it out again though. As well as Casino Royale (newer one I suppose?), haven't seen it yet, though I'll check it out.

Trenchfeeder; action movie fan are we? I think my favorite action movie is Die Hard 3, that was a lot of fun. I'm not normally a big fan of action movies, though I did very much like the Bourne series. But the car chases.. ugh.. I'm so damn tired of car chases in movies. If I'm watching on DVD I usually just skip to the big crash at the end and get it done with. And I've never actually seen Saving Private Ryan either, I'll have to see that. Cheers!

Edit: scratch what I said earlier, Desperado is my favorite action movie. That one also could get added to my list.


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