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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Jack Straw, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I don't pay much attention to the new movies coming out, then when I'm in the mood to watch a movie I have no idea which one to watch. Is it possible for us to have a movie of the week, maybe we should do a M.O.M. (movie of the month)

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    It's very possible. Just start doing it. Gotta be some folks who watch movies around here.

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  3. begreen

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    We watch lots of movies, but usually we're quite a while back from the latest shows. We just saw Hugo in 3D which was quite good. Saw Chronicles a couple weeks before that. That was surprisingly good and it had several Seattle scenes (some faked, shot in Vancouver).
  4. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Go for it Jack Straw....I usually don't go to the movies but I might go if some of you guys suggest a good one.
    You have to give it 1-5 popcorn kernels now....to be authentic and chit...;)
  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    My wfe and I watched J. Edgar a couple of weeks ago. I would give it 3 popcorn kernals (or .28 on a moisture meter).
    We enjoyed it, but it wasn't outstanding.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think I have been able to sit through an entire movie in years. Just not a good sit-r-down-r I guess. I don't watch much TV either. The GF just laughs at me cuz I'm in the chair - out of the chair-in the chair and out.
  7. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a good idea Jack Straw. Are you going to start this weeks movie in this thread, a new one, or start the first one next week?
  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Well, I reviewed J Edgar and that's the only movie I've watched in a while, so If anyone has a movie they like please post it next week. This is gonna be a very informal thing.:cool:
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    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Informal is always good. I like stayin in my jeans.
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    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Geez, I haven't watched a movie in years..... wayyyy outta the loop !
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Informal for me is watching a movie in my boxer shorts . . . not in public of course. ;)
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Well here goes . . . most of the movies I watch are Netflix and thanks to the CEO's bone-headed moves and deals with some of the studios many of the movies I am watching on DVD have already been out for a month or two . . . but here goes.

    The Three Musketeers (latest version). A nice popcorn movie. Lots of action. Typical action movie. No new ground being trod here. Good if you're looking for some mindless and safe entertainment with the kids as there is no blood or skin, although those French corsets do wonders.

    Real Steel. I went in figuring this to be a mash up of Rocky and the old Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em robot game from my youth. While this movie was also not the type of movie you watch and then at the end think, "Wow. That's a classic movie. There were so many deep and meaningful themes. I could easily write a half dozen term papers about this movie" . . . but it was perhaps one of the better "popcorn" movies I have seen lately. The robot CGI was pretty nifty.

    The Bucket List. Typical feel good movie with no unexpected plot twists or turns, but it was a nice movie . . . and it does at least make one perhaps consider what it is that they would want to do with their life . . . hopefully before they develop a life threatening illness since a) most folks are not friends with a millionaire and b) many folks with life threatening illnesses are typically not healthy enough to do some of these things. Nonetheless, while there are no surprises, it did make me think a bit about death and dying . . . and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    Hugo. I guess I just didn't get it. I saw all the reviews and raves and really wanted to like this movie, but in the end (call me jaded) it ended pretty much how I thought it would and followed the Hollywood formula of how a movie should start, peak and end. The views of old time Paris were nice, but overall this movie didn't do much for me . . . I kept expecting something more.

    Drive. I expected something like a coarser version of The Fast and Furious, but what I got was a muddled, slow trudge through about two hours of film making. I thought there would be a lot more action . . . but spent some of the movie wishing I could fast forward through the movie to the end.

    Couples Retreat. I should learn from my past mistakes and either refuse to rent any DVD with Vince Vaughn in it or just stab my eyes out with a butter knife. This so-called comedy was anything but . . . one of the recent movies that I was actually half tempted to stop mid-way through rather than continue to watch.
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  13. muncybob

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    We watch a lot of movies on dvd so we could give some impressions but that won't help anybody planning on going to the theater to see a flick. I refuse to do that anymore, too many bad sounding theaters and ignorant people. Much rather watch on our decent led tv and good surround sound system from my recliner....there is a lot to be said for being able to pause a movie and refill the beverage!
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    Jake, Hugo and Drive are on our Netflix list, not expecting much so maybe I won't be let down :)

    We recently watched The Rum Diaries...I enjoyed that as it was certainly not a tailor made Hollywood type of flick but not exaclty family fare either.
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    Thanks Jake, nice job!
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    I've always heard, it's the quiet ones!!:eek:
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    going to see "the Hunger Games" this weekend, so I can post back. (Read the book and it was very good)
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    I see it has very good reviews. I guess I'll see for myself in about 6 to 8 months :(
  19. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    All our movies are either RedBox or NetFlix, so I also can't comment on 'new' stuff.

    Saw "Another Earth" recently. No action, shot kinda quirky . . . but was very powerful. Guys will see it coming, but it's still powerful.
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    Well here goes, first post since new format...Don't watch much TV, the woodstove is on the opposite side of the room, and that is more relaxing to watch in my opinion;lol.
    But now I am going to have to drive up to Hampstead to get a disc from the machine, have to look for Hugo, or even The Artist. I am a silent picture fan, also love the "Theater of the Mind" (radio shows). I love the modern technology, it is mind blowing, but I sure miss SOME of the old stuff, too.
    Missed you guys this past week!
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    HehHeh . . . I actually had to look up the address . . . sometimes you amaze me.

    Incidentally, this thread is still hearth-related . . . they actually heat that place with a woodstove!
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  22. firefighterjake

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    I liked that movie . . . quirky to be sure . . . but it was something a bit different from the normal.

    I also watched the original Girl with a Dragon Tattoo . . . I liked it . . . not sure how the Americanized version will be.
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    Ha! The Iseedeadbtu guy is a tricky bugger....never know what he is gonna bring to the board....:oops:!!:p
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    Do you like different movies? Watch Super 8 when you get a chance. Different. Some good characters excellently acted by kids. Suspense. Comedy. Unusual. I would give it a 4 out 5 on the popcorn thingy.
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    Speaking of different movies.....if you get the chance C/O The Devil's Rejects. This movie has graphic violence and is not for everyone, but the combination of characters in the movie, the creative way the scenes are shot, and the music make it a very interesting movie. We have Direct TV and it is on the IFC channel quite often (Channel 560?).

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