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When my son was a kid, he could talk just like Pee Wee. I'll have to see if he still can. :)
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Blood Simple
Saw this for the first time about a year or so ago. This is my second viewing. This is really well acted and tremendously well directed. Good story. I'd rank this as one of the Coen Brothers best--they really hit it out of the park on their first effort.



Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Hilariously bad, but I have only seen this once--probably in the late 1970s.
The special effects and props are less than convincing, but overall it is probably no worse than any of the Star Wars movies--but with a more realistic plot.
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Time Bandits. Hadn't seen it in years, I forgot that the ending is so... well, strange.
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12 Monkeys

I forgot how stick fiddled up it was.
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Does this count? I think it does

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Brick

Interesting - sort of Breakfast Club meets The Big Sleep.
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Pithecanthropus wrote: Time Bandits. Hadn't seen it in years, I forgot that the ending is so... well, strange.

That's always been a favorite of mine--I saw it when it first came out.
The very end is a bit of a shock.

I actually showed it to my kids--they were less than thrilled.
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Gilliam, nuff said.

Still one of my favorite film directors/producers.
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How can kids not like Time Bandits? It was the best thing ever when I was 11.

Anyway, I finally got around to seeing John Carter. It's a fairly faithful adaptation, very old fashioned Saturday matinee action adventure. I can't understand how Disney let this picture bomb so bad, there's really nothing wrong with it. Far better than the entire Stargate franchise for instance. I don't think any of the critics who called it "derivative" understood that every sci-fi cliche that appears in this story was invented by this story.
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Metacell wrote: How can kids not like Time Bandits? It was the best thing ever when I was 11.


One was 7 the other was 5.

The older one is a bit put off by scary parts as it is. The younger one is still very into literal thinking.

I showed it to them 3-4 years too early.
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Ah, yes. It's a bit Heavy Metal Comix dark at times.
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Argos.

Best actor award goes to John Goodman!
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This Means War - i liked it :)
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The Hobbit.

So many people complaining and moaning about 48fps. Really? If this is the future of movie going, BRING IT ON. Everything was clear and sharp... not the muddy mess that can happen at times in action movies. I also found it fairly fast paced... I wonder what the reviewers that called it plodding or slow were watching.

I am going to go again next week to see it in 2D for a comparison of brightness levels. I think 2D is 24fps as well... so I can see what it looks like "conventionally".
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Oh, I hate it when a movie blurs, esp when I paid good money to see it on the big screen.
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I hope my local theater has the 2D version as I cannot see the 3D one unless I want a migraine.
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An old flick - Where The Heart Is

Great performances by Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman.
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Not a movie, but I'll put it here anyhow:

The Nutcracker.
Went to Lincoln center yesterday with family and a friend to see the New York City Ballet perform Tchaikovsky / Balanchine's Nutcracker.

This is just so much of an enjoyable experience.
When you see people perform at this level it really is mesmerizing. The sets, costumes and staging are just excellent.
My son liked it--was getting a little antsy towards the end.
My daughter could have sat for another 2-3 hours of it.

I saw it once before (at NYCB), as well as other company's rendition, but this one just doesn't get old. I think the staging and costume design is still from the 1950s production.
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porno?
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Séamas wrote:
Metacell wrote: How can kids not like Time Bandits? It was the best thing ever when I was 11.


One was 7 the other was 5.

The older one is a bit put off by scary parts as it is. The younger one is still very into literal thinking.

I showed it to them 3-4 years too early.

I made the same mistake.
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Séamas wrote: Not a movie, but I'll put it here anyhow:

The Nutcracker.
Went to Lincoln center yesterday with family and a friend to see the New York City Ballet perform Tchaikovsky / Balanchine's Nutcracker.

My son liked it--was getting a little antsy towards the end.

I still get antsy towards the end.

I was just there last month for the Marriage of Figaro.
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Magical Mystery Tour
PBS aired this Friday night--I had seen it once before and I thought it was just as bad as the reviews had said.

On my second viewing, I thought a little better of it--there is the "Flying" segment, which looks a lot like the "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite" part of 2001: a Space Odyssey which came out a year later.

Other aspects of it remind me of the great Monkees movie Head which came out the following year.

I think if they did a little more planning and work on it, it would have been a success.
As it is, it seemed like they really didn't want to work on it at all.
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dv wrote:
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dv wrote: Down Periscope.

porno?


Nope.



That was actually a pretty funny movie.

I like how harry Dean Stanton basically came with the submarine.
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I was supposed to go see Guilt Tree tonight with my daughter. She got some preview passes. We didn't go because she's sick, and it woulda meant standing outside for at least an hour in the cold because those passes have first come first served seating.
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Santa Claus: The Movie. My fiancee made me watch it because it was her favorite Xmas movie when growing up. Not bad. Not great. John Lithgow is, as usual, brilliant.
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Rare Exports, a Finnish movie. The protagonists are thrust into a battle with an ancient evil: Santa Claus.

It has a ridiculously high "old-guy-penis" count, so consider yourself warned. Jus' sayin'.
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Pithecanthropus wrote: Rare Exports, a Finnish movie. The protagonists are thrust into a battle with an ancient evil: Santa Claus.

It has a ridiculously high "old-guy-penis" count, so consider yourself warned. Jus' sayin'.


So did Schindler's List. Still an awesome movie.

As did the NSFW but equally hilarious "Nine Naked Men, just walking down the road" short film. (Google it.)
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The expendables 2

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Batman Dark Knight Rises

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)

A perfect choice for Christmas Eve, I thought.
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The Trouble With Harry.
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The Bourne Legacy

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Spy Kids 3
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This is 40

Should have been called "this is sucky".

It had a couple really good laughs, but overall, I didn't see any chemistry between the characters--and had very little sympathy for any of them. There was just something about the two main characters where I just couldn't buy into them. I think its big mistake was trying to be too smart or something.
133 minutes is wayyyy too long for a movie like this.


This was the first movie my wife an I have gone to alone in about 2 years. The first time we've gone to the movies at night in I don't know how long.
I was taken aback by the start times of the movies. They hardly had any movies starting at 8pm -9:30pm.
Almost everything started at 6:45-7:30 (on a Friday). We wanted to go to dinner and beer first so the only movies starting after 9:00 didn't start until 10-10:30.
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Saw django opening day.
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