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The Kids Are Alright. The children in the movie are alright but that is about it. The reviews made it look like an unorthodox family comedy. In reality the movie is just misandric polemics by a lesbian director. Since nobody here is likely to waste 2 hours viewing the garbage I will post the spoiler. The character portrayed by Mark Ruffalo is mumbling bonehead who is aggressively pursued by the character portrayed by Julianne Moore. After he submits (seduced) she is made to look like the victim. :angry2: :rolleyes: Forget it.

 

Hollywood is really attacking married men/fathers. I couldn't stand Malcolm in the Middle because the dad was such a clueless, ineffectual simp.

 

Watching Taxi Driver and loving it. I like the holster for the .25. This movie is a sick and twisted "Catcher in the Rye."

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I pride myself in having a "strong stomach."

 

So, here I am, sitting in the living room, with the TV on. There is a movie titled "You've got mail" about two persons emailing each other.

 

Did I say I have a strong stomach?

 

Good gawd, I want to apply clorox on my brain, and stab my eyes with a hot knife.

 

Gawd please oh gawd no oh please gawd have mercy on me....

Thought Gawd doesn't give mercy to self inflicted acts of dumbness?

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Started "the lion in winter" but haven't had the chance to finish it...maybe on my next day off?

 

This one?

 

 

Meh. I have the DVD. Richard comes off as overly compensating ghey. While Patrick Stewart is not convincing.

 

The rest is sheer drivel IMO.

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Another trailer for Monsters where you actually catch a glimpse of the big ones. Was reading elsewhere it's less a horror movie than a love-story in a very odd setting.

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Just saw Robin Hood for the first time. It was the Director's Cut, with thirty additional minutes. I must say, I enjoyed the film and would like to see the sequel, but it's lack of appeal will put the kabosh on that possibility. Perhaps the editing gutted the epic nature of the film? In any case, if you haven't already, see this version.

 

And yes, there was stupidness and too many Lord of the Rings, Monty Python & the Holy Grail inside jokes, but it is a descent bit of escapism.

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Nice, quiet Saturday night shift, pulled up "Glory" on Hulu.com

 

I remember going to see it in the theaters with a lady friend of mine years ago. We came out, looked at each other and at the same time said, "I need a drink".

 

Gets me the same way after all these years. Great movie.

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Nice, quiet Saturday night shift, pulled up "Glory" on Hulu.com

 

I remember going to see it in the theaters with a lady friend of mine years ago. We came out, looked at each other and at the same time said, "I need a drink".

 

Gets me the same way after all these years. Great movie.

 

On a church mission trip, a bunch of the fellas re-enacted the scene where the troops were singing spirituals before the big battle. Great stuff. 54!

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Another trailer for Monsters where you actually catch a glimpse of the big ones. Was reading elsewhere it's less a horror movie than a love-story in a very odd setting.

I'm getting very bad Pearl Harbor vibes from that statement.

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I'm getting very bad Pearl Harbor vibes from that statement.

 

What is it with you people? You don't think the USAAC was able to win the BoB and get laid in the same year? :wacko:

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Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay do. The rest of us don't.

 

Shot

 

One of the big pleasures of being a father is sharing stuff you like with your son. Mine is 10 now and has developed an interest in the Second World War. So we walk through the war using maps, books, games and movies. When appropriate, I like to finish a section with a movie. Then we also get to talk about dramatization and how movies are made, and that there are big differences between what you see on the screen and what actually happened. That you can enjoy a movie and hopefully derive some useful learning out of it while realizing that you are not seeing reality but fiction.

But there are limits.

 

He knows who won the war, naturally, but we have been handling different campaigns, battles and theaters more or less chronologically in a serial fashion. So we are approaching December 1941 and have talked about the problems facing the Germans as they approach Moscow and we have been having fun looking at the maps of Northern Africa and Rommel has been pushed back (we talked logistics a bit and the kid exclaimed dismay that Rommel would go on the offensive with what he had. His father was so proud:) ).

 

Anyway, I have managed to avoid Bay's Pearl Harbour movie so far, but then I saw it in a discount bin at the local supermarket and in a fit of optimism thought that it might be something I could use to educate the progeny. So I plunked down 25 kroner (about $4.50) and checked it out that evening when the family was tucked away.

 

Oh, dear. :blink:

 

So, I went online and ordered 30 Seconds Over Tokyo and Tora! Tora! Tora! instead.

 

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Soren

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Another trailer for Monsters where you actually catch a glimpse of the big ones. Was reading elsewhere it's less a horror movie than a love-story in a very odd setting.

 

Chicks dig guys who can remain, you know, sensitive during giant monster alien invasions. You could see it in her eyes...she's his....if they don't get eaten first.

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Secretariat. Best movie so far this year.

 

It was good, but bent the real story a bit out of shape to make the appropriate social commentary (Penny Tweedy wasn't just some lawyer's housewife living out in Denver who was suddenly plunged into her father's business, but had been deeply involved much earlier and more significantly).

 

I got to spend this week watching the Autobots and Decepticons rolling around DC. Didn't see Bumblebee get crunched by the Metro PD SUV, but managed to take the kids down to see a couple rehearsals for the big pyrotechnic cook-off between the two National Gallery Museums (left an hour before they did the actual take because it was a school night ... but did get to see Michael Bay yelling at extras and stunt drivers over a bullhorn for not being aggressive enough).

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Wall Street 2 blows goats. (and I'm a big Oliver Stone fan)

 

Basically winds the clock to mid 2008 with some of the most thinly veiled name changes (Churchill Schwarz? Come on!) and sticks close enough to the historical script to be recognisable, but fictionalised enough to be misleading.

Plus it's just not a good movie.

 

I saw 'The Town' yesterday, and I must say, great movie, well worth the watch.

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