What Movies Have You Seen Recently?

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  1. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    I hate being like this but, that is how I am, It could be an awesome plot and story... Well scripted... Freaking brilliant ending... Great twist... But, If I catch one thing that isn't how it would be, That's it... Over lol.... I hate it.. But that is how it is.
     
  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    how true. When I go to the movies I want to be sucked in completely...when they blow a scene and I am taken back into the theatre watching the screen it is over.

    I remember sitting through a highly acclaimed Oscar winning production...can't even fathom the name right now. Some English school..some important footrace..it was all full of this soupy drama for me...but I sat through it, waiting to be amazed somehow...and then at this race he gets this note...and holds it in his hand...long shot the note...close up no note...long shot the note...close up no note... I sat through it...it was awful made worse.

    Another one...some clancy/harrison ford thing....I think...they started out in Annapolis at the Naval Academy and then headed out of town...onto the freeway...unfortunately Annapolis has no freeways or buildings that large...movie over.
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    *sigh of relife* I am not alone....
     
  4. Dondi

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    1) Chariots of Fire? - It's been a awhile since I'd seen that, so I dunno if that's the one.

    2) Patriot Games, I believe.

    One thing that ruins it for me is older movies that have a shot of the WTC. Kinda snaps me back into reality and I can't concentrate on the movie after that.
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    HEH... I think everyone must do that... "That's no longer there..." I bet you announcent that to the other viewers of the movie too? Oh how we state the obvious lol...
     
  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    I think you hit them both right on the mark.

    As for last contemplation...I guess that too will be generational/local thing. I mean the folks that lived around Chernobyl, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Bagdad...(too many to mention) all see pictures of buildings/cities which no longer exist yet they have fond memories of...
     
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    Why would you have fond memories of the WTC's? They were just trading buidlings. Not like it was disney land or something...
     
  8. Dondi

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    The WTC center was such a national landmark, highly distinguishable in the Manhatten skyline, visible along with the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. It was a symbol of captialism and strong domestic economy. It became a backdrop in many movies. Recall when they remade that cheesy version of King Kong back in the 70's, that they replaced the ESB for the WTC towers.

    I read an early script for Spiderman from back when they were in the production phase, that they were going to use the WTC for one of the battles between Spidey and one of his foes, but for some reason they scrapped the idea for some reason, even before 9/11. I don't think the movie would have faired as good had they kept it in.
     
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    I believe they actually had to go back into production...I saw the movie Christmas Eve...it wasn't at the theatres yet...a cgi guy had the original (with the towers) and the second one without it...he was editing the towers out of footage they didn't reshoot.

    my recollection...
     
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    Actually, IMDb says that the towers were in a trailer:

    But:

    Source: IMDb

    Now I'm going to have to go back and watch it again. :cool:
     
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    Great film--Hemp Revolution is a documentary that showcases the wonders of the hemp plant (hey, it's not just for stoners anymore!) and goes into some detail about corporate scheming to keep it under wraps.
     

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    Black Widows, a documentary about the female terrorist organization in Chechnya. There was an interview with the only member who survived her "job" (the bomb she had with her didn't go off when she pressed the detonating button.)

    I also saw a movie I don't recall the title of but it was about human trafficking in Bosnia (don't you just "love" hearing about the movies the professors show in my classes? :rolleyes: )

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Oh no idea why... Just felt like posting these two links... Not sure what is at the other end of this rabbit tunnel... IF perchance it has anything to do with pirate dvd quality version of 300... Which you can either watch now online... Or download it... I would certainly... not agree with that... It's wrong kids.... Take care.


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    Becoming Jane.

    Nice period drama about a young Jane Austen, prior to writing Pride and Prejudice.

    s.
     
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    I loathe J austen.
     
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    I can't say, I've never met her.
     
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    This weekend my husband and I watched The Good Shepard and Blood Diamond.

    The Good Shepard was good, a little hard to follow at times because it goes back and forth between twenty years and Matt Damon doesn't look very different in either time period. And I don't really want to see Angelina's face in movies anymore since I see it everywhere else...

    Blood Diamond was pretty good as well... however I loathed Leo D's accent.

    I also saw Half Nelson a while ago. I like my fellow Canadians however as the sister of an addict it isn't as intresting to watch it on-screen howver I found the relationship that he has with his student quite fascinating... it never quite goes there but was very inapporpriate just the same.
     
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    What do you mean.... -Anymore- ? It has always been used by everyone not just people that enjoy smoking it.... Your own military in WWII used it for many things... And in the Nam... :) But meh, the best wonder of the plant is getting off your face..
     
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    U.S. vs. John Lennon

    An amazing and moving account of John Lennon's role as peaceful revolutionary in the late 1960s and 1970s. This film includes interesting interviews with personalities ranging from Yoko Ono to G. Gordon Liddy. I've always loved and admired this period of American history for its spirit and vitality. Watching this movie also opened my eyes to just how absurdly the presidencies of Nixon and Bush resemble each other.

    Check it out.
     

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