Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
You're watching all the stuff I have on bluray lately
What else do you have on bluray? I have a bunch of Bale flicks, and also some so-called sci-fi ones that won the Saturn Award.
That moment of the film freaked me out although it was momentary, and i wanted to rewind and freeze there. IIRC, They said the exploding of the moon caused huge tidal waves etc, but from the pic it seems the moon is very much there although not in one piece. So the gravitation force will still be roughly the same.
Science books in my childhood days used to say that when the moon reaches a certain distance from the earth (2.5 times the radius of the earth) the tidal forces of the Earth will cause the moon to break into bits. The pieces would then circle the earth around the equator causing brilliant or spectacular sunsets. They did not mention huge tidal waves or tsunamis. (Roche Limit I think)
Just rewatched GRAND PRIX (1966) and Le Mans (1971) AGAIN on new blu-rays
The wife bought this week in New York.
Two of the best racing and action movies ever. If you can watch both on a large TV it's awesome.
Can't wait to see RUSH in a few weeks......James Hunt was one of the highlights in the late 70s F1.
I, too, am counting down the days to see 'Rush'. I am a huge sports car racing fan. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is my personal Christmas. The first BluRay I ever purchased was McQueen's 'Le Mans'.
I highly suggest you purchase the IMAX- Super Speedway BluRay, especially if you have your audio going thru a nice audio system. The sounds of this documentary (I think this is what it's considered) are incredible.
7 years in Tibet.
Went to the Hall and watched "MADRAS CAFE",it was about LTTE and the attrocities committed by them in Sri lanka..So many poor and innocent people died in the conflict.At the end V prabhakaran got what he deserved!I know he was fighting for tamil people rights over there but for some odd reason i cannot fathom how killing people would have helped him realize his goals!
What is the Hall?
Cinema hall, maybe?
Yes Novelty Cinema Hall,ever heard about it?? I rarely go to multiplexes they are too costly!
Hereafter (co-produced Clint Eastwood, Steven Speilberg) Matt Damon.
Pretty good, quite interesting, about after death. Nothing great though. Damon is a psychic who can connect to dead people.
It's highway robbery, what these multiplexes charge, and often the movie has been chopped down to accommodate as many shows as possible.
YES,senti.Everything seems so inflated in malls.They will have 4-5 screens simultaneously running different shows,and yes the cost of pop corn to just too high!
"The Rum Diary," an interesting, but not very entertaining film.
Knowing - Nicolas Cage, sci-fi disaster film. Aliens, telepathy, etc etc. Quite interesting.
Saw two lousy flicks of late. I knew the moment i saw Kurt Russell on the starring list that Stargate was gonna be awful. Then last nights movie had Bruce Willis on the list. 12 Monkeys. Weak plot. Just avoid them.
12 Monkeys is one of the best movies of all time.
Brad Pitts best role ever and one of Bruce's best,
next to the Sixth Sense.
It was GREAT!
But yes I really liked it. Being a huge fan of Moulin Rouge and WS' Romeo and Juliet, I was impressed.
Olympus Has Fallen. Great movie. Even though my mom was ****ed at the slow response time of the US military :twisted:
Awww! I loved the dark humor, found it entertaining and Puerto Rico dressed up for a 1950's ball looked wonderful. As did Amber Heard.
Book of Eli - Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman. Boring post-apocalypse movie, with worthless plot.
Having read the novel and Thompson's letters from that period, I had hoped for more. Nevertheless, Amber Heard caught my attention and I enjoyed the film.
Agent vs. counteragent, government vs. citizen, you've seen all this a hundred times before. And with idealistic attorneys, no less!
Get the Gringo (2012) - Mel Gibson did a very fine job. I thought it was very entertaining. 7/10
The Master (2012) - Extremely artful peace of a drama film. Though I thought the plot was kinda drawn out at times. Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I liked it. Joaquin Phoenix was just brilliant as usual. 8/10
pain and gain
Sunrise (2007) -- pretty good, mission to reignite the sun which is dying.
How was Pain and Gain ???
I really liked Oblivion, although it was no 2001: A Space Odyssey
Not as good as I thought it would be, it was more comedy and not too serious.
Just saw "The World's End". At first, I was thinking there was something almost Dada-esque in its absolute silliness- but the way they tried to wrap up/ explain everything at the end sort of spoiled its total senselessness.
The Time Machine (2002) - Seemed interesting in the beginning, but then sort of went off the rails in the end.
I thought clones were supposed to be born not created at a certain age. That meant that they would have different childhoods and therefore a different personality and set of memories. Moon and Oblivion seem to go a different way.
Just watched Thats My Boy It was fantastic
Scarface, does it get any better than this?
The Al Pacino one.
R U sirius ??
Acco to wikipedia ...
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He don't make them like that anymore
The Warriors a chessy 1979 classic.
"I'll shove that bat up your *** and turn you into a popsicle."
A documentary about Killer Whales (Orca) kept in captivity by Sea World. I was never a fan of animals kept in circuses and trained to perform and this movie just reinforces by belief. Zoos are okay as we need to educate the children and they serve an academic purpose for researchers.
8/10 - highly recommended documentary
Got to check this one out, thanks.
"Animated Soviet Propaganda"
Vlad's NY Times Op-Ed piece
Documentary on wine producers from Bordeaux in France and how they are affected by the rise of wine demand in China. It is a very interesting take on how China's economic rise is affecting the world, e.g. the price of fine wine reached a level that most traditional markets like America could not afford it. The documentary has an almost balance view of the issue.
I learned a lot from the documentary, though it has one flaw that the Sea World decline to be interviewed, so we have only one side of the story. But most of the people in the documentary are former Sea World Orca trainers, which give weight to their argument.
I have been watching some really good documentaries and this one is the best:
Fire in Babylon
About the greatest cricket team in history, arguably the greatest team in any sport, West Indies cricket team which was undefeated for 15 years in test matches. Even if you have never played or even seen cricket, as a sports fan you will like this one. 9/10. Here is the trailer:
Saw the 1960 version of "The Time Machine" which i liked more than the 2002 version. The old version is simple, the new one sort of far-fetched although it did try to pose some questions.
Elysium. Not bad.
The World's End
Brits start out to make their version of "The Hangover" but it devolves into "Night of the Living Dead" and ends up as "The Road." Repartee diaglogue more clever than funny....an actual snippet: man A - "He thinks the Bermuda Triangle may really be a square"....man B - "maybe it's two isosceles triangles put together to form a rhombus."
Insidious 2 - to avoid paying 11.50 to watch a movie I woke up early Saturday and paid 6.50 to watch the 1030am showing. Arent matinee's a good thing? The movie is good- there is a 3rd on the way with a ------- family.
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