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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:46 pm

Calena wrote:
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Calena wrote:@Zankou: We told you so! :)


Yeah, I know, but i had to see it. I can't just watch a third of the series.

I know, I know. But it's really sad, isn't it?


I know...I can't get past the flying thing.
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Postby Baggy on Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:01 pm

A Cock and Bull Story. Strangely funny film about a group of British comedians including Steve Coogan making a film of the "unfilmable" book "The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy".
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Postby Vulcan Tofu on Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:22 pm

The Bourne Ultimatum. Good movie, but a bit hard to tolerate if you're sitting six rows behind the screen and are prone to motion sickness. :?
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Postby Rainswept on Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:11 pm

Bridge to Terabithia.

I waited a long time to watch this movie, because I really loved the book as a kid, and the CGI in the preview made it look like they went in entirely the wrong direction with it.

I was very happy to learn that the previews were stupid and in no way connected to the movie lol. It actually did a pretty damn good job of updating and adapting the book from what I can remember (which isn't all that much considering I read it 20 years ago.) The faithfulness to the book can be explained partly because the author's son was a producer and screenwriter, and the book is based on him. She's still around giving input as well.
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Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:11 pm

I just watched Punch Drunk Love.

It was...interesting.
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Postby Rainswept on Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:37 am

The Darwin Awards. Pretty funny.
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Postby jmb on Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:27 pm

Rainswept wrote:Bridge to Terabithia.

I waited a long time to watch this movie, because I really loved the book as a kid, and the CGI in the preview made it look like they went in entirely the wrong direction with it.


The promotion was WAY off-base, to the point of almost being false advertising. When I saw it on its opening weekend, one family left about 45 minutes into it when the kids got bored.

Worse yet, the people who might have liked it didn't come.

If they have a movie similar to "My Girl" they shouldn't promote it as if it were "Narnia."

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Postby Calena on Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:07 am

I wasn't watching it recently, but while looking for another movie in my DVD collection I stumbeld over Chronicles of Riddick. While it wasn't a cult movie like "Pitch Black", I still liked it, I thought it was a decent sci-fi movie. I can remeber vaguely that there was talk the Chronicles ought to be a trilogy? I want to see the other two parts!
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Postby Rainswept on Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:27 pm

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Rainswept wrote:Bridge to Terabithia.

I waited a long time to watch this movie, because I really loved the book as a kid, and the CGI in the preview made it look like they went in entirely the wrong direction with it.


The promotion was WAY off-base, to the point of almost being false advertising. When I saw it on its opening weekend, one family left about 45 minutes into it when the kids got bored.

Worse yet, the people who might have liked it didn't come.

If they have a movie similar to "My Girl" they shouldn't promote it as if it were "Narnia."

-jeremy
I agree. Some dumbass decided the people who knew the book were already coming, and the people who don't would be pulled in to anything like Harry Potter / Narnina.

In the end I think they got the smallest possible audience for a good story. Idiots.
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Postby Rainswept on Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:27 pm

Factory Girl, it bored me.
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Postby Rainswept on Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:29 pm

Black Snake Moan. Not bad actually, the acting was quite good. I have never found Christina Ricci attractive, but either she's growing on me, or she's getting hotter.
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:53 pm

Transformers---Awesome.


Much better than the cartoons.
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Postby Rainswept on Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:56 pm

Dark City. Way overrated.
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Postby Kielay on Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:16 pm

I fell asleep to Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie... not cause it was bad... but because I was tired and bored.
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Postby Calena on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:30 am

I watched the first half of "Elvis 68 Comeback Special" yesterday evening. "Love me tender" is my least favourite Elvis song, so I found it hilarious when Elvis sang "Love me tender, love me true, you have made my life a wreck...". :D
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