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Old 07-30-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Cowboys and Aliens

Just saw it and it was outstanding! A true cowboy movie with unobtrusive hints of other films - was reminded of Blazing Saddles and The Beast from Hollow Mountain. Has noble lawmen, weak progeny, bad men and outlaws, Indians, scarred civil war vets, and a dog with interesting loyalties. Fast durable aliens too.

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Old 07-30-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Figures. Today, it was a toss up between Cowboys & Aliens or Captain America. Since Capt. America came out last week, we decided to go ahead & see it today. I think we picked the wrong movie this time...

Thanks for the critique..C & A is definitely on the short list now. Who knows...maybe even tomorrow!
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C&A is getting some pretty rough reviews:
'Cowboys & Aliens': Movie review - latimes.com
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Ignore the negative reviews and go see it if you like westerns. It is top notch, Daniel Craig does a nice Clint Eastwood type loner. This also got plenty of positive reviews.

One of the better movies of the summer IF you like real westerns. No camp, just good acting. And Harrison Ford is terrific as a bad guy
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Ignore the negative reviews and go see it if you like westerns. It is top notch, Daniel Craig does a nice Clint Eastwood type loner. This also got plenty of positive reviews.

One of the better movies of the summer IF you like real westerns. No camp, just good acting. And Harrison Ford is terrific as a bad guy
hmm.. if it reminded someone of blazing saddles how can there be no camp ?
color me confused..
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Just saw it and it was outstanding! A true cowboy movie with unobtrusive hints of other films - was reminded of Blazing Saddles and The Beast from Hollow Mountain. Has noble lawmen, weak progeny, bad men and outlaws, Indians, scarred civil war vets, and a dog with interesting loyalties. Fast durable aliens too.

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So glad to hear you liked it! My mom wants to go and and I saw the brutal reviews. We're going next week. Looking forward to it.
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hmm.. if it reminded someone of blazing saddles how can there be no camp ?
color me confused..
It's subtle. There was a moment, not to give much away, when the scene from BS where the townspeople all are to go get the bad guys, that I thought was going to happen in C&A - didn't. Blazing saddles referenced all kind of Westerns - reasonable for a Western to have moments that remind a BS junkie of it. Again - darn good cowboy movie. Manly men. Code of the West.
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Got it implanted in my Netflix "Q" now it's just a matter of setting the alarm for about November..
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Got it implanted in my Netflix "Q" now it's just a matter of setting the alarm for about November..
it's a big screen kinda thing... I think movies are an awful waste of money and see very few. This was worth the matinee price and would have sprung for full evening fare.
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I don't go to movies (nor rent DVD's).

I'll see it when I see it on TV; e.g. DishTV (yes, I'm "frugal", don't you know? )...
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I guess some of ya'll will croak when I say that I & DW sprung for $26 last weekend to see the final Harry Potter movie in IMAX 3D. Believe me, I didn't want to, but she's quietly sat thru so many "guy flicks" with me, that I figured it was time to pay the piper. She's a big HP fan, and wanted to see it in the 3D format, so I shelled out the $$. At least we "only" had to pay the senior discount rate for the tickets. No, we're not old enough to rate the senior price. However, I found out a little while back that if we use the ticket ATM type machines located inside the lobby instead of buying outside at the cashier, we not only avoid having to wait in long lines when it's 103 degrees, we can also select the senior price category. It doesn't ask for any proof of age, and nobody ever mentions it anyplace else in the process. Is it cheating...yeah, I suppose it is. Slap the cuffs on me. For regular movie prices, going the senior route saves us .50 per ticket, or $1 off the pair. That's the matinee price. We never go at night, too many noisy kids, plus we don't drive much at night anymore.
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Oh yeah...the movie! Ummm...it was the typical Harry Potter thing. Not really all that into HP like I said, but to me, this one wasn't as good as some of the earlier versions. Can't say why, exactly but that's just my take on it. YMMV.
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I guess some of ya'll will croak when I say that I & DW sprung for $26 last weekend to see the final Harry Potter movie in IMAX 3D.
Uh, yeah.

That's what I spent on gas for my car last month ...

U must be "rich" ...
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I have been anxiously awaiting this one for a while; may go see it today with DS if he get's home from GF's house early enough to avoid the crowds.
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Sounds like my kind of movie. From the trailers it looks like a scfi movie with cowboys in it, but from your description, it's the other way around.
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