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Andrew Hess
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Posted: 18 January 2009 at 10:17pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Just introduced my son to the "Seventh Voyage of Sinbad."

Wow! I haven't seen this for at least 30 years, but they just don't make movies like it any more! Horrible acting, bad directing, but a FUN movie all the way around.

It was a bit intense for my son (at one point he said "are you sure this isn't, like, PG-14?"), but he enjoyed every minute of it.

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Just watched the Running Man and enjoyed it.
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Posted: 19 January 2009 at 1:25pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Disc 4 of Season 5 of Lost to get in the mood for Wednesday.

Otherwise, on the weekend, I watched MASH...still love the fall of Frank Burns.

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Posted: 19 January 2009 at 2:13pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Watched Spaceballs this morning. In a Mel Brooks mood. Will probably watch Blazing Saddles next. Love his work. If I am in a bad mood or had a bad day I can watch one of his movies and feel better.

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Speaking of Mel Brooks...

Just finished watching SON OF FRANKENSTEIN for only the 2nd time ever... it's a real hoot to see just how much Brooks lifted from this film for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, more than from any other Universal movie!  It's almost all here:  The constable with the wooden arm, the dart game, Igor and his music, Basil Rathbone's Wolf Von Frankenstein as the template for Gene Wilder's Frederick Frankenstein.  Just a lot of fun to watch.

Doesn't quite hold up to the quality, subtext and inventiveness of the 1931 original or BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, but SON is still a solid entry, if only for the teaming of Rathbone with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi!

(Two biggest complaints:  Oddly under-designed production values--too many sparse, flat walls--and young Peter Frankenstein's incessant and annoying, "Weeell, hel-looooooooo!")

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Posted: 19 January 2009 at 11:18pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Last disc was " Live and let Die " Roger Moore's james Bond.

I am still confused about some part of the plots  ( maybe too tired + english not being my mother's language = I still have to think about what people say).

And that sheriff was annoying !

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Posted: 19 January 2009 at 11:41pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Last disc was the second disc of 30 ROCK season TWO.

I'm still laughing and will probably begin a re-watching of seasons ONE and
TWO tomorrow during lunch.

Great stuff.

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I just finished watching "Justice League: The New Frontier".  I never read the comic, but I do enjoy the movie.  Wonderful animation and voice acting, plus heroes actually being heroic, what a refreshing change!
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Just finished THE OUTER LIMITS set (great stuff), and burning through the last few episodes of THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JUNIOR.
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Posted: 21 January 2009 at 3:47am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Uncommon Valor, a great early 80s Gene Hackman Vietnam MIA movie..one of the very first movies i recall seeing on vhs, finally located a dvd of it.  Nice little "war" movie.
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Disc 4 of Season 5 of Lost to get in the mood for Wednesday.
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Quickly, somebody tell Michael to stop time-traveling!!!!

Great thread, btw. I will be contributing asap.
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Finally finished watching the last disc of Reno 911 season 5. Loved the dead clown scene. Laughed my ass off.
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Watched "All Quiet On The Western Front"--which totally blew me away! Easily the greatest war movie every made. I'd love to take someone who was wowed by the visceral nature of the opening of Saving Private Ryan and show them this. It's pretty dark and violent, especially by 1930 standards. A great indictment of the armchair generals and chickenhawks who fancy war as a noble enterprise.
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Posted: 22 January 2009 at 10:34pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

My last viewing was Disney's The Black Hole which I found on sale at Best Buy. I remember watching this on cable when I was a kid and it holds up surprisingly well for me.                                         
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Posted: 23 January 2009 at 11:23am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I've never seen Black Hole. The robots struck me as too comical. Maybe I'll have to give it a look with the family.

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Jeremiah -

the comic "The New Frontier" is worth the effort of tracking down and buying, in whatever format you can find and afford. The movie hits all of the main points, but the comic has some other nuances that they couldn't include due to timing, and is a real hoot.

And the movie did get a lot of it right.

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Speaking of comic-to-movie adaptations...

Saw "Wanted" the other night. Kinda faithful to the comic in the larger plot points, but got several things "wrong", not the least of which being that the comic's story is about the Villains winning and that the movie just shows them lurking in the shadows.

Mind you, I'm not asking that the movie characters be such faithful dopple-gangers of the DC supervillains as was shown in the comic; but the "heart" of the comic seemed to have been that *these* characters were in control, and that we mere humans were basically ants under their collective heels.

On the other hand, I am glad that the movie ejected the unrelenting mean-spiritedness of the comic, and the never-ending blood-letting.

On the other hand of THAT, tho...the ending was a huge cop-out.

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Posted: 23 January 2009 at 1:36pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Just some more HOUSE episodes.  I might not move to season 2, after I finish this. 
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Just finished the Spaced set. Not what I was expecting, but definitely a good
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Posted: 25 January 2009 at 9:24am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Office Space

Man I could watch that one again and again, this seems to be one of my yearly movies.

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Posted: 25 January 2009 at 9:45am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Love love love Office Space. Gave a copy to my old intern when his year was
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Posted: 25 January 2009 at 11:10am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Watched SMART PEOPLE with my fiancée last night.  It wasn't great.  It wasn't terrible.  It was just OK.  Nice performances from all involved.  Dennis Quaid certainly played a character out of his comfort zone, Sarah Jessica Parker was the most natural I've seen her in quite some time, and Ellen Page is always a delight.  Thomas Hayden Church nearly stole every scene he was in and amounted to much of the humor in this light comedy.  I wouldn't strongly recommend it, as I've seen much better character studies in wonderful films like THE VISITOR and THE WRESTLER in recent weeks, but if you happen upon it while flipping the dial, it's a nice diversion.
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Watched SUPERMAN with the girls yesterday afternoon.  As much as they love superhero stuff, the girls both managed to get bored about halfway through.  My oldest daughter (who is usually all over sappy love story stuff) found the Lois and Superman flying scene (the one with Lois' "poem") to be dreadfully boring (the wife and I just find it dreadful).  Kiddos were a bit perplexed as to why Superman had to "cheat" by turning back time to save Lois -- after all, he's Superman, which just underscores most of the problems I had with this movie originally.

Only enjoyed it marginally myself -- there were some GREAT moments (with all credit for those moments going directly to Christopher Reeve), but as a whole the film came up really short IMO.

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Big Trouble in Little China, yet again.  There's just something about that little movie that's so good.
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I'm Not There

OK I hate to say I didn't like this movie, there are parts I loved, but overall felt it tried too hard to be "Artsy" . Heath Ledger has that something special that makes you want to watch him, which made me very sad to realize there would be no more Ledger films. I think anyone that likes Dylan will enjoy this movie. I took it as a film with all the different pieces of life that made Dylan what he is today. 

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