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Old 01-11-2011, 05:34 PM   #241
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We just watched "Mother and Child" on DVD. Suprisingly good movie, about the bonds between them. Very strong cast, Annette Benning, Samuel Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Naomi Watts. Pace was a little slow, but kept you interested.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #242
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I strike out on DVD's about half the time (DW picks bad ones, my story and I'm sticking to it), but I've on a roll having seen three good movies in a row.
  • Duplicity
  • The International
  • Inception
All are mentally challenging (at least for my pea brain). The first two are very interesting, Inception was incredible IMHO but you have to stay focused especially at the beginning...and we don't even care for Leonardo Dicaprio.

If you want mindless entertainment (and sometimes that's what I'm after too), these three movies do not fit that bill.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #243
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The Last Picture Show. I know it's from way back in the 60's but... Cybill Shepard never look soooo good. It always makes my fav list.
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Dangerous Crossing (1953) - IMDb

This was just a good old fashioned mystery movie. We find that most older movies flow at a much slower pace (pre-multitasking days), but this one is OK. 8/10.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:31 PM   #245
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I admit it - - I haven't watched a DVD since this thread was started. Now, with a new 58" TV, I might. Being not only nearsighted with astigmatism, but also with aging vision problems, I placed it about 10 feet from my chair and that is absolutely perfect. I just love being able to SEE things that I couldn't see before.

So, I am thinking of dragging out the DVD player and the 5-10 DVDs that I have, and watching a few. I might start with Jurassic Park. The dinosaurs will look HUGE and ferocious on a big screen, I would imagine. ("roar!")
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:17 PM   #246
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I enjoyed watching the MI-5 BBC series. It is very good. Also just finished watching the Red Riding Trilogy, which is a BBC production of serial murders and police corruption in 1974, 1980 and 1983.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #247
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I rented the Wall Street sequel this past week-end. So-so IMHO.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:44 PM   #248
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The Corner, the precursor to The Wire, the best TV drama series of all time, in my humble opinion; all available in DVD.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:09 PM   #249
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All recently released on dvd:
Red - very good, kind of an action movie, keep us entertain
Case 39 - disappointing, kind of a scary/supernatural movie
Inception - good, agree w/Midpack, you need to stay focused watching it, we got confused trying to understand the multpile layers of involvement
The American - ok, very slow paced action movie, thought there could be more verbal explanation to some scenes
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I enjoyed watching the MI-5 BBC series. It is very good.
I really like this also. I just watch it when it pops up on the telly.

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The Town - good action bank robber flick
Cinderella Man - great true story of a depression era boxer
Welcome to the Rileys - weird movie about a family that lost their daughter and tried to compensate by helping a stranger
The Tillman Story - movie ok, but the story is compelling. The country needs more Pat Tillmans
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The family watched Finding Neverland Friday evening. We all thought that it was exceptional. Unfortunately, IMDb doesn't note that tissues are required for a movie and that would have helped out. Now my daughter wants to watch Peter Pan again.
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Dead Man (1995) - IMDb

Weird, slow, artsy movie. A few nice scenes -- it's all B&W. 3/10 + a WTF.
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A friend loaned me a DVD of Rustler's Rhapsody, a quite good satire of old westerns that I somehow missed when it came out in the 80s.
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Weird, slow, artsy movie. A few nice scenes -- it's all B&W. 3/10 + a WTF.
I LOVED this movie - if you're a Neil Young fan, you'll love the soundtrack too.
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I LOVED this movie - if you're a Neil Young fan, you'll love the soundtrack too.
That's interesting. It got a good rating on IMDB also. I guess I missed something.

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The Yes Men (2003) - IMDb

This has some very funny parts -- you don't have to agree with their politics. They impersonate WTO representatives and meetings with interesting results. 7/10.
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We tried to watch "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps".

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If you didn't catch it on TV recently I would recommend Downtown Abbey. Brilliant BBC production that had me eagerly waiting for the next part.

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This weekend, I watched

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus Great cast, great director, lousy movie. I would suggest you avoid.

The Shawshank Redemption I enjoyed it. It was by the same director and writer as the Green Mile, prison story without the supernatural though.
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