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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 02:41AM Reply Quote
Film, TV, video DVD, DV, Flash. Put the Multi to use here, folks.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – May 24, 2008 06:30PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I didn't even recognize Cate Blanchett as Irina. Wow.

Cloudscout – May 24, 2008 10:19PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
My family came over tonight to watch movies in the theater. It was my mom, my stepfather, my four nieces and my nephew.

They brought over Mr. Bean's Holiday which we watched first and the whole thing reminded me of Pee Wee's Big Adventure so we ended up watching that second.

The three youngest kids were scared by the clown parts of the movie. They laughed at the rest of it, though. The Pee Wee character really does seem like a more lucid version of Mr. Bean.

Jeff Cooper – May 25, 2008 04:22AM Reply Quote
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It was just a joke. I actually thought it was funny how hard they kept trying to make it look like he hated communists so much.

That's just in keeping with the background theme of the series, isn't it? The first and third were serials in the late '30s-early '40s style and were therefore anti-Nazi; it's only natural that the new one would be in more of a '50s serial style and therefore would be rabidly anti-Commie.

(I haven't seen the movie yet, as I'm traveling. But I note that it's already purchasable on DVD at the street markets in Chiang Mai.)

Mokers (Moderator) – May 25, 2008 03:26PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
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It was just a joke. I actually thought it was funny how hard they kept trying to make it look like he hated communists so much.

That's just in keeping with the background theme of the series, isn't it? The first and third were serials in the late '30s-early '40s style and were therefore anti-Nazi; it's only natural that the new one would be in more of a '50s serial style and therefore would be rabidly anti-Commie.

(I haven't seen the movie yet, as I'm traveling. But I note that it's already purchasable on DVD at the street markets in Chiang Mai.)

To me the anti-nazi stuff was more believable because he was an archaeologist and they had no interest in the value of artifacts other than monetary value and military power. And I should have been more careful with my language. When I said it was funny, I didn't mean to say there is no way he would be anti-communist. More like the writing in the script was comical in the way they tried to bring that aspect across in the dialog.

ARL (Moderator) – May 25, 2008 09:33PM Reply Quote
I've recently rewatched the other Indy movies and boy, George Lucas knows how to do cheesy dialogue (you kinda don't notice it so much when you're 10).

Cloudscout – May 25, 2008 11:31PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I tried watching the new Indy movie today but I couldn't sit through the whole thing. It was a lot longer than I expected and I think Harrison Ford should have been given a bigger part. I mean, I watched an hour of it and didn't see him the entire time. That Danica Patrick was a looker, though. I was a bit disappointed that they got rid of her character before the end. I don't remember the chase scenes being quite so fast in the other movies, either.

El Jeffe – May 26, 2008 06:45AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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Cloudscout – May 26, 2008 12:38PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Another thing. Lucas has really sold out with this one. I've never seen so much blatant advertising in a movie before. It's like every character had dozens of corporate logos on their costumes. I didn't like the narrators either. Maybe that could have been a way to get Harrison Ford more involved. He did the narration in Bladerunner (even though a lot of people like the non-narrated version better). I thought this was just the 4th movie but apparently they did hundreds of them that I never saw since they numbered this one 500.

El Jeffe – May 26, 2008 01:31PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
you've never seen back to the future III ?

Cloudscout – May 26, 2008 02:35PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
They only went 88mph in that movie, though. These guys were going over 200mph. I thought the movie was supposed to be in the 50s, too. It looked modern to me. Sort of. I mean, some of the extras looked like they were from the 70s.

Madaracs – May 26, 2008 07:02PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Indy 4: Too much f'n CG.

rino – May 26, 2008 08:08PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
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I tried watching the new Indy movie today but I couldn't sit through the whole thing. It was a lot longer than I expected and I think Harrison Ford should have been given a bigger part. I mean, I watched an hour of it and didn't see him the entire time.

What? Did I just watch the same movie? Indiana Jones where the lead is Harrison Ford who is in every scene? Definitely the first hour.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/indiana_jones_and_the_kingdom_of_the_crystal_skull/


I liked it... some cheapo scenes where the old schoolers did a better job compositing but in all I liked the story and it was clean enough for my son to watch with me. Decent entertainment. Then again, we were slated to see Speed Racer which is apparently horrible.

El Jeffe – May 26, 2008 08:20PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
he was making a joke where he THOUGHT he was watching the crystal skull, but in actuality was watching the INDY 500. See, TWO big 'indys' this weekend.

Get it?

:)

rino – May 27, 2008 06:14AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
OH! I definitely missed that one. Take it upon account of too much fresh air and yard work which exercised my confines.

ghidorah – May 28, 2008 01:26AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Went to see Ironman over the weekend with the family.

They knocked that one out of the park. IMHO better then the first Spiderman.

Madaracs – May 28, 2008 09:03AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Agreed.

Mighty Mouse – May 28, 2008 12:10PM Reply Quote
Ironman and Batman Begins are my two favorite super hero flicks.

Both of them beat any of the Spider Man films.

Hoping TDK meets expectations. Which are up there.

El Jeffe – May 28, 2008 12:17PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
BB was very good. I was so pumped by that. But, I also liked Keaton's batman, as well.

Madaracs – May 28, 2008 01:26PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I'm looking forward to TDK also. Huge Batman fan. Kind of an odd parallel that almost 20 years ago 1989 was the year for movies with Both Indy and Batman (Keaton/Nicholson/Burton) in theaters. The difference here is that they're not likely both equally as good this time. Indy is lack-luster and TDK will probably kick ass. Note also that year: The 3rd worst Star Trek film (behind Nemesis and Generations), Star Trek V, was out as well--a guilty pleasure of CS and Mine. (Sorry to bust you out, CS--It's the marsh-mellons.)

Funny that this year Aykroyd also announced a 3rd Ghostbusters film (3D Animated with returning talents of Himself, Ramis and Murray). That may actually never come to fruition, but there is a promising Ghostbusters video game (PS3, Xbox) coming out in October that should be much more interesting.

Top Movies of 1989:

1. Batman
2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
3. Lethal Weapon 2
4. Look Who's Talking
5. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
6. Back to the Future II
7. Back to the Future III
8. Ghostbusters II
9. Driving Miss Daisy
10. Parenthood
11. Dead Poets Society
12. When Harry Met Sally...
13. The Little Mermaid
14. The War of the Roses
15. Steel Magnolias
16. Turner & Hooch
17. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
18. Born on the Fourth of July
19. Uncle Buck
20. Tango & Cash
21. Field of Dreams
22. Harlem Nights
23. Pet Sematary
24. Sea of Love
25. The Abyss
26. Star Trek V: the Final Frontier
27. Major League
28. See No Evil, Hear No Evil
29. Black Rain
30. Three Fugitives

Mighty Mouse – May 28, 2008 02:29PM Reply Quote
And there is a ST film coming out this year, too.

Very interesting parallel.

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