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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2011, 02:28:46 pm »
Heh, and actual aliens that could cross interstellar space and invade us would be so far advanced from us that they could squash us like bugs.  :D

My first thought when the movie was over was that Languishites would tear the it to shreds.  :D
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2011, 05:22:26 am »
The Lucky Ones. It's about 3 Iraqi war vets on leave who take a road trip from New York to Las Vegas. Charming and funny. Rachel McAdams' character is adorable.
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« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2011, 06:10:59 am »
If there's one good thing the Iraq did it was letting the US continue joking about wacky vets. The Vietnam vets were getting a little old.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2011, 07:14:16 am »
The Great Dictator (1940)

An amazingly prescient film; I was astounded at how well Charlie Chaplin captures the mannerisms and policies of George W. Bush even as he viciously satirizes them.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2011, 07:16:08 am »
The Lucky Ones. It's about 3 Iraqi war vets on leave who take a road trip from New York to Las Vegas. Charming and funny. Rachel McAdams' character is adorable.
Yeah, I thought she was bonerific in that.  The rest of the movie I found rather meh.
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« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2011, 08:11:30 am »
The Great Dictator (1940)

An amazingly prescient film; I was astounded at how well Charlie Chaplin captures the mannerisms and policies of George W. Bush even as he viciously satirizes them.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #51 on: March 16, 2011, 02:26:34 pm »
Yeah, I thought she was bonerific in that.  The rest of the movie I found rather meh.

Rest of the movie? She was in just about every scene.
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« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2011, 03:24:02 pm »
Well, the V season (series?) finale got interesting last night.  Hope it comes back for at least one more season.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2011, 04:51:02 pm »
Rest of the movie? She was in just about every scene.
I don't recall her filling up the entire screen.
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« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2011, 12:05:00 am »
Currently working my way through the Sharpe films.  First two aren't exactly "great" movies, but they're entertaining enough to keep my watching.  Fortunately, they do seem to be getting better as I go.  :bowler:

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #55 on: March 17, 2011, 02:16:40 am »
Rest of the movie? She was in just about every scene.
I don't recall her filling up the entire screen.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #56 on: March 17, 2011, 06:03:09 am »
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2011, 06:31:48 am »
Currently working my way through the Sharpe films.  First two aren't exactly "great" movies, but they're entertaining enough to keep my watching.  Fortunately, they do seem to be getting better as I go.  :bowler:

I met Jason "Rifleman Harris" Salkey at Cold Wars last weekend, he had a booth selling DVD video diaries of the productions and autographed photos of the sets he'd taken.  He was surprised Sharpe was a popular as it was over here.

I asked him if he was doing any projects; he said he auditions from time to time, but he makes more money doing guest appearances than acting.

He also said Peter Postlethwaite was an angry pisser of a drunk, and you just got the fuck out of his way when he hit the bottle.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2011, 07:57:49 am »
Currently working my way through the Sharpe films.  First two aren't exactly "great" movies, but they're entertaining enough to keep my watching.  Fortunately, they do seem to be getting better as I go.  :bowler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fy3tSim3to

Overall, the Sharpe films are great, if you can get over the restaging-Waterloo-with-ten-guys thing.  :D But there are some real stinkers in there, particularly where they departed radically from the books.

The two worst are Sharpe's Gold, which is a real "WTF?" episode - Spanish guerillas are Aztecs? - and I think it was Sharp's Sword, which has, for reasons best known to the writers, Sharpe tempted by a mute girl named "lass"; fortunately, he turns her down, but still, WTF?

I did however like the episode set in England, near the end of the series.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2011, 09:18:14 am »
The Great Dictator (1940)

An amazingly prescient film; I was astounded at how well Charlie Chaplin captures the mannerisms and policies of George W. Bush even as he viciously satirizes them.

I especially love the scene when Bush and Putin choke on their respective favorite food : Borscht and cheeseburger.