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#1 Susano

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:47 PM

I just finished viewing Dog Soldiers, a soldiers versus werewolves movie. I found it liked it at lot, parts made me laugh, parts made me shudder, and parts made me say "that's not right...." I highly recommend it.

I also watched The Wizard of Oz over the weekend, for the first time. Rather fun, with some highly enjoyable sequences -- the flying monkeys were great! -- and the musical numbers are catchy. I also found it amusing to sort of "count" all the lines that have remained in popular use.

What have you seen recently?
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#2 Dr. Confoundo

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:54 PM

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I just saw Elf, and it was really good. Very heartwarming, and a bunch of cute nods to those old Rankin-Bass Christmas specials. Will Ferrell can be annoying (not as bad a Jim Carey), but he managed to keep this one toned down enough.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:20 PM

Re: What Have You Watched Recently? Speaking of Will Ferrell, we saw Stranger Than Fiction recently. I recommend it highly.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:23 PM

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I saw Sky High for the first time Saturday. Predictable, but pretty good despite that. I give it :thumbup:

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:33 PM

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Speaking of Will Ferrell, we saw Stranger Than Fiction recently. I recommend it highly.

Me too!

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:51 PM

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I also watched The Wizard of Oz over the weekend, for the first time. Rather fun, with some highly enjoyable sequences -- the flying monkeys were great! -- and the musical numbers are catchy. I also found it amusing to sort of "count" all the lines that have remained in popular use.


I just have to ask how can you possibly be viewing this for the first time? I don't know why but I find that stunning.

Finally watched Aviator, after owning a copy for months. Cate Blanchett looked like she was having so much fun as Katherine Hepburn. DeCaprio was good in it too. Love that era, when airplanes were still amazing.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:56 PM

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I just have to ask how can you possibly be viewing this for the first time? I don't know why but I find that stunning.


I avoided it on purpose just so I could say "never seen it."

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:24 PM

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Saw Happy Feet and Pursuit of Happyness this weekend, would highly recommend both, for different reasons. Happy Feet is a fun family movie, some adventure, very clean, good for the smaller kids. Pursuit of Happyness is a more serious movie, very well done, good acting, good message (you are not guarantteed happiness, only that you can pursue it..., pick your dream and push for it). Enjoyed both.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:27 PM

Re: What Have You Watched Recently? I sat thru the first season of Sleeper Cell, and I liked it a lot. Finally got to see the Ultimate Avengers DVDs, fun movies, and I got em for cheap.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:37 PM

Re: What Have You Watched Recently? Recently saw Superman Returns - best superehero movie of the last decade. MI3 - decent fun. Davinci Code - enjoyed it - much better pacing than in the book, and it was a fun film. I rented Doom and gave up about halfway through. I am currently in the middle of marathoning through 24 season 5. Huge fan, and am completely loving it.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 10:24 PM

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I saw Sky High for the first time Saturday. Predictable, but pretty good despite that. I give it :thumbup:

I saw this recently too, and I really enjoyed it. The supporting cast was awesome (Bruce Campbell, two ex-Kids in the Hall members, and one guy from Broken Lizard).

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 10:44 PM

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I just finished viewing Dog Soldiers, a soldiers versus werewolves movie. I found it liked it at lot, parts made me laugh, parts made me shudder, and parts made me say "that's not right...." I highly recommend it.

I also watched The Wizard of Oz over the weekend, for the first time. Rather fun, with some highly enjoyable sequences -- the flying monkeys were great! -- and the musical numbers are catchy. I also found it amusing to sort of "count" all the lines that have remained in popular use.

What have you seen recently?


So.... you gonna write up the flying monkeys or what? :sneaky:

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:05 PM

Re: What Have You Watched Recently? I watched the first disk of the D&D cartoon. It was awesome to feel like a kid again. :)

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:08 PM

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I just watched Oh! What a Lovely War!

A musical about WWI. I recommend it.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:30 PM

Re: What Have You Watched Recently? Not a movie, but I caught the new Penn Gilette-hosted game show, Identity... pleasant way to waste a bit of time guessing who's who.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:30 PM

Re: What Have You Watched Recently? Just re-watched Eiko Eiko Azaraku III, third in a series of live action Japanese Buffy the Vampire Slayer style films from the 1990s. Good series, makes Japanese High School life deeply creepy. The second and third films are a bit better than the first; the director had a lot more freedom once she proved the concept. The first had a slight soft-core element that was dropped from the rest of the series.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 12:17 AM

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Not a movie, but I caught the new Penn Gilette-hosted game show, Identity... pleasant way to waste a bit of time guessing who's who.

So did I.

On the one hand, I believe it is wrong to make judgementa about people solely on apperances, which is what this show rewards the contestants for doing. On the other hand, Penn is entertaining. Might have to watch a few more times before I decide.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:05 AM

Re: What Have You Watched Recently? Almost all the episodes of Torchwood which are good. The second half of the documentary series Planet Earth which has had some stunning visuals like a school of dophins (500 plus) going after fish while seabirds also divebomb the same fish from above. Filmwise I saw Superman returns and Miami Vice on DVD. Miami Vice I found to be oddly soulless but impressive on the logistics. I also saw the Straightheads trailer before it was taken down. And I saw the Christmas special of Dr Who from last year with David Tennant's first appearance.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:35 AM

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Caught two Christmas movies that I'd somehow managed to avoid over the past few years: Elf and Prancer. Both were very cute. Prancer was much more serious than I expected. While Will Ferrel sells the adult-child schtick extremely well, it's the little touches that sold Elf for me; Staying in the dept. store after hours just to decorate it better, his addiction to sugar (Love the four elf food-groups), and Bob Newhart as the elf who raised him is an excellent choice, while James Caan as his real dad is great contrast. Oh, and his gen-x girlfriend is cute as a button. Gotta go look up who she is now to see what else she's been in.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:43 AM

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The second half of the documentary series Planet Earth which has had some stunning visuals like a school of dophins (500 plus) going after fish while seabirds also divebomb the same fish from above.


Is this from the same people who did Blue Planet?