Old 10th July 2012, 11:49   #1521
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As far as I know the OMSI theater only shows educational stuff. It looks like the aviation museum is doing the same right now. They were playing some real movies for a while.
i thought they played that shitty blue cat people movie when it first came out? i forget the name. i'll give you though that most of the stuff that winds up there is done by that whatshisname that spends an entire 50mil budget on rigging and cameras per movie though.

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Old 11th July 2012, 04:36   #1522
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This was an interesting article about theaters by Roger Ebert.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011...the_light.html
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Old 22nd July 2012, 09:10   #1523
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not a bad article, if entirely biased.

although, i fully agree except on one point, the problem is not the technology, but the ignorance responsible for operating that technology, 3D videos, movies and games using polarized lenses do definitely create a much darker picture than their 2D counterparts, however, i think it's also important to note that while 60% saw 2D as cited, 40% opted for 3D, i for one am amazed at how many people were willing to give the new technology a fair shake, i honestly thought it would have been much lower than 40% if i'm honest.

even still, i think it's important to support the current 3D technology that we do have which is unfortunately not as good as it could be to encourage ******[EDIT] g r o w t h is censored? oh well[/EDIT] and development of new and better 3D technology, take polarized lenses compared to the 3D method used by the 3DS handheld game console by nintendo, both are far from perfect, i'll be the first to admit that, but if the public shuns current polarized technology for being too dark and current 3DS technology for being too sensitive then how much longer will we wind up waiting for a monitor or TV technology that can be viewed from a wide angle without glasses or loss of brightness?

possibly, forever and that would be a shame.


at any rate, to get back on topic, i went to see the dark knight rises at the drive in tonight, just got back an hour or so ago in fact and it was awesome, they cleared didn't pay any heed to bane's backstory and if i'm totally honest they seemingly intended to miscast him, forgive me for being the voice of reason here, but bane was a mexican child, born in a mexican prison, he was not talia's son although the comics never point to a father in specific either and she did not calm him, his teddy bear did, also, he never was able to form complete sentences at one time before either and yet in this he comes off as some prison monkey with a cheesy british accent dubbed in.

all in all though, it was the only movie i bothered to see in the theater the entire year and it was well worth it, 9/10.

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Old 22nd July 2012, 21:38   #1524
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I was reading that people aren't poppin' the extra $5 for 3D and if you watch a movie in 2D they didn't pull the filters so you're half bright.

Meh.

With Gene Siskel being dead, perhaps his ghost inhabits Ebert, who is also now very fucked up and close to being an ex-Ebert. I'll take his estimate with a grain of salt. I see no reason to disagree with his estimate of theaters. His estimate of movies is kinda limp wristed for my taste, but not as effeminate as it used to be.

Ebert likes a chick flick I'd pass on. It doesn't make him an idiot. I value his input for choice of movies understanding that he's who he is. I would give proper weight to anything he said understanding we don't like the same cup of tea. I would call him "dead on" about the lack of technical quality you're likely to find if you pop the $50 for taking a date to a movie.

I don't have to agree with you for intelligent input to be really useful. As long as I have a consistent frame of reference. Ebert is kinda soppy and sentimental. More power to ya bud. I'm pretty happy there is chocolate and vanilla.
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Silent House.

Mary Kate and Ashley's little sister Elizabeth running away.... ahhh.... eeek... ahhh.... ahhh for 88 minutes. Gag me with a fork.



Sister or Disney cloning lab? No one is quite sure.



Moment by moment... second by second.. it will bore the living crap out of you.
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I just saw 2016: Obama's America. It was disappointing to be honest. Way too much back-story and not enough connect-the-dots. His ultimate premise that the reason Obama does the things he does is because of anti-colonialism I'm not completely sold on. I'm still glad I saw it though because it does give a different perspective and explanation into what he's all about and it may actually be either completely true or just one part of his core worldview. Either way I don't know. I'm not completely sold but I believe it is worth considering.
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Obama isn't sinister. He's just a liberal. He was born in the United States. We own him. He is our garden variety liberal. He isn't a great President, but we haven't had one of those in a long time.

If there is something about him that pisses me off, it's his interference with our fuel sources, the cronyism in the green power industry... the $250,000 every Chevy Volt cost the taxpayer so far.

Most of the stuff didn't make anything greener, and didn't make any power. I've had employees at Solar World down the street here that they thought it was bullshit (and I quote) that wouldn't exist w/o US and German government funding. They don't think they are making a viable product. They expect to lose their jobs as soon as the public wakes up to the fact that they don't know how to make a truly workable, cost effective solar panel.

Before we start tearing down the coal, natural gas and oil industries, we better have that other green energy source. We don't. Not even close.

This is Obama's big problem. Green that escapes reason. Should we be investigating green power... absolutely.... Should we implement green power without having any idea how to make it????

I think we should have the "Manhattan Project" for green power but we shouldn't deploy anything without it working. First we figure out how to make green power, THEN we deploy it. Now we're deploying things we know don't work and aren't remotely cost effective.

We should do the research. When we figure out something that works, then...... we deploy it... then we start cutting into oil, gas and coal.

Obama has got the cart before the horse.

If you see someone driving a Volt remind them to thank you for paying your taxes. They only paid about 20% of what it cost. We paid the rest.

Yay! We can make a green car that costs a quarter million that we can sell for $48,000!

Hell, if you're a yuppie, green, tree hugger that can afford 50 grand and doesn't mind driving a geo with a piano in the back, we'll just gift you $200,000 for being such a yuppie nut bar.

If you want a Volt.... You buy it! That'll be a quarter million....if Chevy foregoes any profit..... Are you still sold?
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Old 18th September 2012, 05:33   #1531
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The Way



This is a beautiful film and a wonderful character study. It's a collaboration between Martin Sheen and Emilio about a pilgrimage in Spain. 8/10.
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old boy .. an awesome movie ... it is actually in i think in Chinese or Japanese language ,, i have downloaded the English subtitles and watched it .. it was awesome ....
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Frida. A surrealist movie about the surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. Free to USA and 7/10.
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Miserable weather, no football this weekend on account of the Internationals so I'm sat here watching "Support Your Local Sheriff".

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Garner is still with us. He turned 84 back in April. I think my mom was in love.

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Area 407: The Mesa Reserve Incident (2012)

A small US airliner crashes on a restricted Government reservation in the middle of nowhere. A few civilian guards are posted there. A creature, that is never clearly shown, is running around killing anybody it sees.

The only thing that made this interesting to watch was the filming technique and the interplay between the passengers and crew that survived the crash, as they alternated between trying to help each other and trying to survive individually. It was a compilation of sequences shoot by a camcorder belonging to one of the passengers (a teenage girl traveling with her older sister). It starts out with the girl filming everyone in the passenger section, with and without their permission. It held together for the most part, but there are times when you begin to wonder who is doing the filming.

It was presented as a 'true' story made possible by the retrieval of the camcorder.











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The guards' job is to kill anybody that wanders onto the the reservation (this isn't made clear until the end). One of the crash survivors turns out to be an air marshal with an automatic pistol, but she isn't able to help much. They are all killed, one by one, by either the creature, each other by accident, or the guards. The last 2 are shockingly killed by a guard. Then the creature gets the guard that killed them.

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Abraham Lincoln vs. the Zombies.



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Can't decide which scenes I like best. Young Lincoln with his kung-fu axe, or him jumping from stampeding horse to stampeding horse, or old Lincoln jumping from train car to train car just before they fell off the burning bridge. Hilarious.

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Loved this movie when I saw it in the theater... Got it for $3 ebay auction. Holds up decades later... 8/10... Joanna Pacula was great in this. Carried the show.

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Saw it on Starz... Wonderful movie Nice it's on Hulu !:
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I saw "The Hobbit" in 48 fps high rate 3D. Excellent technology, but the movie was not only boring at 2:50, it pissed me off because the end is a teaser. It likely won't tease me into watching a sequel.

You could arrive an hour late and not miss anything.

There is one part of the movie "My precious" that is outstanding. The Gollum Smeagol and his ring of invisibility. 10 minutes out of 2:50. Peter Jackson is in love with the HFR 3D cameras, so every pan has to include a fade out to a 3D landscape. I found it very annoying. If you watch this movie in 2D, I can't see it holding your attention.

Other people liked this movie, and it is a groundbreaking technology. But I thought it was like watching Jello harden. I think it should have been... let's watch this in 2D to make sure we had a movie. I don't think the HFR 3D could shine a turd. Another thing that annoyed me is the soundtrack. It's just so un-gifted.....

Maybe if you were stoned, but it would have to be some pretty good weed. 4/10.

The HFR 3D technology is "da chit" though. I'm looking forward to some more films using this technology. It's not a substitute for a movie. I left like I was watching a technology test.

So kids... you got 2:50 of a movie with 20 minutes of plot. Tolkien nerds will appreciate that the movie does follow the book with extreme accuracy. I'm not that sure it was a good translation to film. Man... where is JJ Abrams when you need him?

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Dark Star - Free to US users...

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It's a comedy that guys can watch, but the gals probably won't like it as much. Some might be ashamed to like it but will like it anyway.

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Has anyone caught the Great Gatsby? I might want to see that one in theater 3D? If it's stupid, I'll pass. It seems to be getting fair reviews, but sometimes that isn't the perspective of a old guy.
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Silver Linings Playbook

Definitely worth the watch. Very unique but not enough so to be considered an art film and not enough to turn off the mainstream viewer. I liked it.

Never saw the movie you're asking about. My wife wants to see it though. I read the book and saw the old movie; is this just a newer or modern version?

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I'll have to revisit Gatsby in literature. It was one of those things that was required reading for my freshman English class. 35 years later, I might appreciate it instead of thinking it was a chore.

Another bit of forced reading.... Vonnegut... I did and still despise Vonnegut. Vonnegut never said anything another author hadn't said better. Most of what was original was tripe.. hippie fest bullshit.
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I'd have to say the same about the book; it's been since high school, but I remember not minding it too much.

I figured I'd play Silver Linings Playbook again. It's not as good the second time, but watching it once is good. I rented it on Youtube and it's good for re-viewing 48 hours once started.

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Went and saw the new Star Trek movie. It's more like a thrill ride than a movie. It just grabs you and doesn't stop. It might even be better than the first one. It's at least as good.

Go see it in the theater.
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I did about a week ago, in 3D. The movie was good, but I feel it has an overabundance of comic relief for the trekkies/purists. Too much silliness type humor, kinda like what happened to the most recent Indiana Jones movie as opposed to the older ones. The special effects were quite amazing. Definitely Hollywood for the masses, but once one accepts that, it's good. The 3D gave me a bit of a headache even though it was impressive; maybe my head doesn't like 3D. I still recommend it though especially since the storyline was good, and agree that it's one for the theater.

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Saw trek in IMAX 3d a couple of weeks ago, very very impressive, especially some of the IMAX sequences, combined with the 3d it was proper hang onto your seat stuff...

However, just back from watching Man of Steel, not usually a superman fan, but was quite good, a bit long, but plenty of bangs and crashes to keep you awake, a good start to an obvious new franchise.
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In My Country

Samuel L. Jackson plays an angry black man American reporter covering the end of Apartheid in South Africa. It's a typical slanted, liberal tripe piece.

What really happened with "Ubuntu". The level of violent crime tripled at least. It's now #2 on murder. South Africa is the rape capitol of the world with 25% of men admitting raping at least one woman in the last year. Custom is to kill you after taking your iphone. South Africa's middle class (blacks included) live in razor wired, walled compounds with armed guards and attack dogs.

Who pulled the strings on this revolution? Where did the terrorists or "rebels" get the landmines and explosives that pissed the Afrikaners (decendants of mostly the Dutch) off?

Now who owns SA? The God Damned Russian mob.

This is a cold war thing gone bad like Angola. With no Soviet Union left, it's now the mafia running the place.

I don't really want to piss on Nelson Mandela too much, but he was a fool. What he should have said is "Quit blowing the white people up and they'll go back to farming and we'll all get something to eat".

South Africa. Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

On the bright side, Putin says he's gonna try to build them some nuke plants. The mob must want an espresso without a blackout.

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The Afrikaners at least confined their brutality to people they at least perceived were likely to kill them. Now all South Africans are 3 or 4 times more likely to get fubar than they were. Anyone who comes up with a few bucks and can get out of the shit hole does.

Freedom for the oppressed in Africa or just another side effect of the cold war? You should really investigate the situation and decide.

I like the end of Apartheid. What happened after that? Truly, truly fucked.

Yay! Freedom? Freedom to get killed or raped.

Let's make the biggest shit hole on the planet and cheer. How is life for your average African? At least twice as shitty.
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Face/Off (1997) Nicolas Cage, John Travolta. Cage and Travolta is worth a page in a book somewhere. 6/10.
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I just watched Prometheus on Bluray. Sir Ridley should have his knighthood lifted. It was close. This film has almost enough polish to cover the fact that it was a 130 million dollar turd. Some of you even fell for it. It almost got past me.

The straw that broke the camels back is Noomi Rapace. If you killed Noomi Rapace with all the rest of the crew of the Prometheus it would have been a better film. Getting toward the last 10 minutes of this film and enjoying it a little. But then you realize Noomi Rapace is the new Ellen Ripley. And that just sucks. That's because Noomi Rapace is about half of what is wrong with the film. Unless they kill "Shaw" (Noomi Rapace) in the first 3 seconds of Prometheus 2, we've got a completely miscast heroine. When she's running away from the monster, I found myself singing the "Bilbo Baggins" run away song.

This movie doesn't have an original plot thought. It's a knock off of the rest of the Alien movies, Chariots of the Gods and who know what the hell else. The characters, without exception, die of incredible stupidity. "Let's get stoned and play with the Xenomorphs"

I knew I was in trouble when the mission briefing in this movie looks like a "Ted Talk",

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Flintstones.
Was on TV but never saw it before.
Not bad but not great either. The references to the cartoon were very nice.
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Dodgeball. I have seen it before, but I remembered it being quite funny, so I went ahead and saw it again. Very funny.

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One Hour Photo.

RoH (rockouthippie) had recommended it to me years ago, and for some reason I never got around to seeing it. I think it was because my wife never wanted to see it. It's rare that I have time to see a movie at all, and exponentially more rare that I get an opportunity to see a movie when my wife isn't around.

RoH was right. Very well done by the writers and Robin Williams did a supurb job of acting. This role is very different from anything I have seen from Robin Williams, but he's so good at getting into the part and so talented at acting, you see the character perfectly and lose concept that it's being acted out by someone who seems to have a completely different personality elsewhere.

It's not a movie for everyone, and my wife is right to stay away from it. She likely wouldn't like it.

The trailers, clips, and descriptions don't do it justice at all. It needs to be seen as a movie before someone can get an idea of what it really is.

It is a very engaging story that gets you into the mind of someone in a uniquely difficult and dilemma-type situation, and helps one to understand what it might be like to go through the process of developing a mental illness and/or mental/emotional breakdown.

There was a scene that was meant to startle; it might have been better left out, because it just didn't seem to fit. Those that have seen the film will remember Spoiler: the scene with the bloody eyes and the spitting of blood. That scene could have been left out and the movie would still have the same artistic value without needing the silly and cheap horror movie startling effect, and it wasn't too startling to a lazy dude who has watched too many movies that are more geared for that.

Other than that, the movie is very thought provoking, sometimes disturbing, but intensely engaging.

Very well done, and thank you RoH for recommending it, wherever you are.


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