Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
The Bone Collector (1999)
''Gina Carano does have a nice rack'' amen to that. I marked for this.
His line about Ryan Reynolds superior acting skills. haha that was pretty awesome.
But you live in a palatial home bought by your parents. no? If I had something like that, I would just sit there and do nothing.
Zootopia, which is probably the best Disney movie in the past 10 years!
Finished Stand by Me.
Loved the tree-house. Loved the entire area, so open, green ... would have loved to go for long walks in that area. That long trek reminds me a bit of "Where the Red Fern Grows" (1974) a movie I loved.
Coincidentally, even in the movie, Chris dies later.
if only ... if only
Well, today is Maha Shivratri so please have holy thoughts, and don't think about Maria Sharapova moving in with you.
Oh OK,I see. Well,I may have forgotten some things about the film,but I found it strange that the central character got booted out of the house at the beginning for failing to make payments,but he kept calling it 'the family home' that had been in the family for decades,you'd think it would be paid off.
Glad you got something out of it,cheers. Watched Melville's Le Samourai (1967) last night,loved it the first time I saw it and loved it again last night,absolute classic
A new and very high entry has been added to my bucket list: to walk the Camino de Santiago. I give thanks to Emilio Estevez for making his wonderful film The Way, which inspired, educated and entertained me so much yesterday when I first saw it.
The film centers on Tom (Martin Sheen, director Estevez's father), a successful California ophthalmologist who has lost his adult son (Estevez) to a tragic accident in his separate and earlier journey along the pilgrim's trail in Northern Spain. Tom decides to finish his son's journey after his funeral, carrying Dan's cremated ashes and spreading them along the way at various spots along the way. A small cluster of fellow pilgrims and chance encounters they and Tom have with the people of Spain fill out the story in a very emotionally moving way. The scenery and the film's cinematography are also uplifting.
A must see film if you haven't caught it yet! In particular, @Sentinel 's running skills would have come in handy when trying to apprehend a teenage Gypsy boy who made off with Tom's backpack containing Dan's precious ashes. Good overcame evil though when the thief's father dragged his son to the group to return the backpack and offer apologies and a feast in the gypsy ghetto to make amends and friends. His quote is so memorable: "Our children are the very best and very worst of us." That does hit home in the Estevez family tree and the film is dedicated to Estevez's grandfather.
I was wondering about that part about the family home, too (99 Homes).
I saw most of Melville's films a couple years back. Loved them. I just love the old heist pics. I can't wait to watch them again.
Overnight event at the temple since last night. Did not go. It is just not practical when you have to work the next day. Suitable for rich retired guys like you.
Sounds great. Love any movie with a long hike/trek in it (e.g. LOTR). I think I'll be seeing this in a few days.
While looking for this, i came across The Way Back about someone who walks 4000 miles from a gulag in Siberia to India !
My runnign skills are more of long distance , not sprints.
Talking of someone making off with "Tom's backpack" what about the chap who made off with "Tom's pedicab". Have you got a new bike ? Are you back to work, or what ? Did you ever fill us in on the details or have I just forgotten it all as usual.
Still hard at work...it was just the passenger trailer that was stolen so I rent a much larger trailer that is capable of hauling 4 sureshs in comfort while I pedal my trusty Trek that was not knicked. I've upgraded the Trek to handle the extra towing load on it...a new stronger rear wheel, high pressure slick tires and disc brakes.
Was the thief caught? Can't you lock the trailer to the front?
Not yet. Costly oversight on my part that night to not padlock it as usual.
It sold for a good price in India
Doubtful...the trailer weighed at least .33 sureshs so the freight charge would be more than its value. How much does Air India charge you for your Hajj to Chennai?
I always fly Singapore Airlines
I saw "The Drop," with James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy, recently. Really good, understated movie with a nice twist at the end. It was one of Gandolfini's last films. Tom Hardy was excellent in it... a very subtle, stirring performance. (Ok, that last sentence was a bit movie review-ish.)
Yeah, I remember that. Liked it, and Tom Hardy's role.
And (from what i recall) i totally loved that pooch.
oh so you are still renting the trailer. so you have to keep paying out of your earnings
Just don't give any portly Indian with a tennis bag a ride. They tend to sneak away without paying, for some strange reason.
The other airlines pay you not to fly them ?
Saw part of Dragonheart on TV. It is about an Mi6 agent in disguise as a dragon. His distinct, regional accent gives him away, though.
I saw Gandolfini perform on stage a few years ago in LA.
How does Singaport Airlines get off the ground with you aboard ?
Revolutionary Road (2008) - Leo Di Caprio, Kate Winslett, Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
The Rolling Stones documentary films "C*cksucker Blues" and "Gimme Shelter" are on tonight's soon to be watched agenda. The first film mentioned is a bootleg that I got on DVD from a Russian friend. The Rolling Stones squashed the film for legal reasons.
The Way - 2010. Recommended by @stringertom
As long as there's enough food on the way, I am game for doing this thing with Tom and Rusty and any others who'd care to join us.
Camino de Santiago here we come.
"10 Cloverfield Lane"
Enjoyable thriller that opened this week, excellent lead performance by Mary Elizabeth WInstead, and John Goodman is always fun to watch. Full of surprises.
Marathon man (1976)
... "is it safe ?"
(i don't wanna go to the dentist)
Cartel Land (2015).
Indy Jones and the Last Crusade
Saw this with mother a few years back and she has not stopped dreaming about it. A great movie and a magical hike. I hope to make it one day.
I just saw Brooklyn and it was just the sweetest movie. A real uplifting breath of fresh air from all the big budget and special effects mumbo jumbo. It's one of my favorites of 2015, and another hit for domhnall Gleason, that man is going places
10 Cloverfield lane was the best movie I have seen in years.
The Skulls (2000) with Paul Walker and Joshua Jackson. It's really good!
YESSS the best one by far IMO.
Looks like a ridiculous Tennis movie but is getting some Great reviews......maybe I should check It out ???????
I watched the trailer and it seems funny + the cast is amazing
Yes watch it,because you love tennis
Raiders of the Lost Ark?
The Great Gatsby (2013) - DiCaprio.
Epic bore, at least for me.
"City of Gold"
In theatres, an affectionate documentary about Puliltzer winning L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, whose reviews are as much about cultural issues as they are about food. Enjoyable, though much ado about not all that much. As documentaries go, it's so unabashedly positive about him that you'd think he edited it himself.
I saw The Word on Showtime the other morning and was about to channel surf because it was a bit depressing at the start. I stuck with it though and was rewarded with a good story and wonderful scenery shot very beautifully.
The talented Marcia Gay Harden stars as a frumpy LA librarian in a mental crisis deep enough she plans her suicide while on vacation in Costa Rica. I won't spoil the rest of the story other than to say you'll smile quite a bit by its end.
I watched Dustin Hoffman in Straight Time (1978) last night,great film
Thanks for the recommendation, sounds good from the summary.
Started watching Taxidriver (1976) last night. (I saw it about 20 years back.)
Taxi Driver is definitely one of my all time favourites,the 70s were so great. Delve into any year and there are dozens of great movies...
Creepy, weird and awesome ( if you can dig it)
Deadpool. Not much of a plot but very funny.
the French connection.
Hansel and Gretel -Witch Hunters
"Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans"
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