Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-04-2011, 05:52 PM   #281
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 11,968
We watched Black Swan last night, now that it's out on Blockbuster Express. Wasn't sure what to expect since we'd heard reviews ranging from 'great' to 'it's for women' to 'it was awful, I'm still having nightmares from it, wish I'd never seen it.'

It was OK, but not up to the hype we'd heard. We didn't have nightmares.

We're really looking forward to The Kings Speech when it hits BX...
__________________

__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-04-2011, 05:54 PM   #282
Full time employment: Posting here.
RetiredGypsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 895
Tangled. I really like the 3D animation Disney put into this, and some of the sequences in scenes are amazing. The story's pretty good, I like the main characters, but the songs are just terrible (and unfortunately some of those great sequences are buried in the action happening with the songs).
__________________

__________________
I'm free and I like it!
RetiredGypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 06:35 PM   #283
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 731
Recently we watched "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and the 2 sequels and liked them all very much - they are somewhat violent so if you can't stand that, be aware. They're on Netflix on demand.

We saw "Love and Other Drugs" & "Fair Game" this weekend - both pretty good.

"Morning Glory" was amusing. "Conviction" was excellent" - also "Winter's Bone". Liked "The Social Network" but I'm an avid facebook user.

The Masterpiece Theater series Downton Abbey - Season 1 is on Neflix on demand - I liked it a lot. If you liked "Upstairs, Downstairs" (which by the way is still good) Downton Abbey is similar.

Chloe - very gripping, we liked it.

Then there's my "Dollhouse" fixation - a TV series, it's on Netflix on demand. I'm a Joss Whedon fan...
__________________
Retired July 2, 2010 at 62. My only regret is that I couldn't do it sooner.
thinker25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 06:57 PM   #284
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Ally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,189
We loved Downtown Abbey so much we bought it so we could lend it out.
We've watched some Inspector Lewis and Wallender DVDs lately from Masterpiece Theater. Tangled with the grandchildren was lots if fun. Toy Story 3 is one of our favs, but makes you cry.
__________________
Ally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #285
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,031
I watched " Black Swan " tonight . Totally bizarre . Natalie Portman was good but it is a totally weird movie . Having seen " The Kings Speech " "The Fighter " and " The Black Swan " . The Kings Speech is IMO a way better movie . It's the kind of movie you feel good after . The other two not so much.
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #286
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Lisa99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Villages
Posts: 1,327
I'm sure Secretariat has been covered extensively here, but I'm still still joyously happy that he won even though I knew he had won...still leaking tears of joy even

WONDERFUL movie
__________________
Lisa99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 07:17 AM   #287
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
travelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,878
Finally got around to seeing "Precious". It was much better than I expected. Kind of neat to see a movie not full of unrealistically beautiful people.
__________________
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
travelover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #288
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,197
This movie:

Happy Times (2000) - IMDb

is pretty offbeat, but you might enjoy it. If you can get over the unrealistic people and ideas, it's kind of charming. 7/10.

This was good:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100142/

8/10.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #289
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cavalier
Posts: 2,317
Just finished season 13 of BBC's Top Gear, my favorite TV series.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Pogo Possum (Walt Kelly)
Nodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 06:42 PM   #290
Full time employment: Posting here.
RetiredGypsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 895
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nodak View Post
Just finished season 13 of BBC's Top Gear, my favorite TV series.
Are the DVD episodes the complete episodes, or the chopped up ones with a lot of stuff cut out that we see here on BBC America?
__________________
I'm free and I like it!
RetiredGypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #291
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cavalier
Posts: 2,317
The older ones are the edited versions. I have seasons 14 and 15 on order and I've been told they are the complete episodes but I don't know that for certain yet. I haven't found anything on the BBC America webpage that tells me one way or the other.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Pogo Possum (Walt Kelly)
Nodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #292
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 28
RED - Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich. Malkovich was in classic form. Fun movie.
__________________
BanDit1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #293
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,017
The Social Network. I found it quite boring, to be perfectly honest. As a nominee for the Best Picture Oscar, it was simply not in the same league as The King`s Speech.
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 08:14 PM   #294
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Ally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,189
I've heard that about Social Network and the Black Swan from friends.
__________________
Ally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 03:59 AM   #295
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
vicente solano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,116
For those who like action movies you should see The Town with Ben Affleck.
__________________
I get by with a little help from my friends....ta ta ta ta ta...
vicente solano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 05:11 AM   #296
Full time employment: Posting here.
RetiredGypsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 895
I've been going through the first season of the new Dr. Who series. I've been having a lot of fun with this so far, although it's been a bit odd that the main characters have been so passive in many of the stories.
__________________
I'm free and I like it!
RetiredGypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 05:32 AM   #297
Full time employment: Posting here.
Moscyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 728
Watched The Shawshank Redemption. Always knew this 1994 movie (starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman) is excellent but never brought myself to watch it since it has its uncomfortable moments since it is largely focused on imprisoned life and how the prisoners bond over the long years in prison. Tim's character is as a mild mannered banker who is wrongly accused of murdering his wife and lover. I was delighted by its happy ending and have to declare this is one of my favorite movies.
__________________
Moscyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 07:17 AM   #298
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cavalier
Posts: 2,317
Found the complete set of Monty Python's Flying Circus at a garage sale for $10 so have started watching some of those.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Pogo Possum (Walt Kelly)
Nodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 09:28 AM   #299
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,197
Ju Dou (1990) - IMDb Really good. Artistic and entertaining. 9/10.

Murderous Maids (2000) - IMDb Hard to understand, especially at the beginning, but worth the confusion. 8/10. This is a movie that would benefit from a special soundtrack to help you understand things: "This is now a flash forward, and shows the same woman from the last scene. She is the older sister, blah blah blah."
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 09:36 AM   #300
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
FinanceDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by DangerMouse View Post
That was an excellent book, have not seen the movie. What is scary is that people who are not really that competent when it comes to climbing are buying their way up the mountain and expecting others to risk their lives for them.
I saw it at the local IMAXX theater...WOW!!
__________________

__________________
Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)


This Thread is USELESS without pics.........:)
FinanceDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ripping DVDs, technical problem... Help! FIREd Other topics 14 03-08-2010 07:20 AM
CC (closed captioning) on DVDs? Sam Other topics 1 02-04-2010 11:04 AM
Backups: DVDs or flash drives? Nords Other topics 42 11-22-2007 10:58 PM
what dvds have you rented lately? maddythebeagle Other topics 59 10-25-2007 07:58 AM
Any good free downloads for Copying DVDs? Cut-Throat Other topics 8 11-16-2006 05:57 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:14 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.