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    Lets share some thoughts on movies.

    I used to rent all the time. We quit renting movies about 2-3 years ago, but have started back this winter. I VERY SELDOM go to the theater, and just wait until there released. I have seen few that I really like and have bought (Laura Croft-Tombraider-hehloooooooooooooo) and that I'm going to buy (The Mummy Returns-hehlooooooooooo Patricia Velasquez , Legally Blonde, and Proof of Life.)

    Proof of Life really was awesome. I especially liked the scene when Crowe’s buddy Caruso comes in with the shotgun and Crowe snatches Arturo’s handgun, and makes that smooth draw on the other BG. I even noted to my wife that it looked great, and looked natural, albeit TRAINED and natural. When I listened to the “director’s commentary” channel, he even mentioned that they had a trainer work with Crowe on that, and Crowe himself is already natural with weapons. Also, the end where the op team goes “in”, I was very impressed with their movement and weapons handling, and especially noticed the SAW gunner. He also looked so real, I told the wife (like she gives a rat’s anus ) he MUST have been ex-military, or had GOOD training. Found out he is an actor, but a Puerto Rican West Point Grad (!) Also, the ending song, by Van Morrison (of all people to end a movie with) was awesome.

    It just does the heart good to know that some in moviemaking DO actually try to make weapons and weapon handling realistic.

    Anyway, I rented two last night that I thought had great potential, but ended up letting me down-The Tailor Of Panama and The Talented Mr. Ripley. I had wanted to see Ripley since it came out, and FINALLY rented it, and it started out great, and had SOOOOOOOO much potential, but ended up letting me down. Of course, this is all subjective-I didn’t like it, but if you did I’ll still be your friend.

    Somebody make some recommendations on the ones in the store now!
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    Scary Movie 2!!

    That movie killed me! Although some of the funniest scenes were in the deleted catagory on DVD. Other that that, I don't know of anything else that I saw that was really good.

    Stay FAR AWAY from Dr. T and the women. I rented it because I thought my wife would like it. (That's what I tell everyone anyway). It has lots of stars in it but it had to be one of the worst ones I have seen in quite some time. I would rather watch home movies of my in-laws trip to Yosimite that watch that piece of crap again.
    If there is a tourist season, why can't I shoot them???

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    • #3
      Dave,
      The Mummy Returns? That was some realistic shooting all those bullets flying and nobody got hit? Seriously I liked the movie. Here are a few suggestions that come to mind, I don't know how old some of these are.. Angel Eyes, Arlington Road, Dark City, Meet The Parents, Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes, Wild Things. Also The Matrix (but you must have seen that one!!), Unbreakable, Miss Congeniality. I'll let you know if I think of anything else. I also agree about Dr T. and the Women.. yuck... oh..... What Lies Beneath was also a good movie.
      Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.

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      • #4
        I wasn't too impressed with Pearl Harbor. I, of course, loved the Titanic. But, we really don't watch too many movies.

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        • #5
          I am a movie junkie, I love movies and have seen most everything out that is new on video. I can rent at one of the local stores for $1.00 a movie, yes thats right, $1.00 a movie! I also get a discount at the new ciniplex that came to town and it is nice, so me and the wife go to alot of movies.

          Just saw Oceans11 and it was pretty good.

          Some of my other favorites that are out now.

          Lord Of The Rings, Strider the Ranger kicked ***, and Liv Tyler is a hottie, even as an elf! I loved it, the wife was in between.

          A Beautiful Mind, Russel Crow was pretty good!

          Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone, I liked it, even if it was a kids movie.

          Stay away from Black Knight, the wife picked this one out, and it just plain out sucked!

          Dave I hate to disagree with you here, but TombRaider didnt do to much for me, shes not bad looking but I just didnt get into it. I also HATED Pearl Harbor. I felt like I was watching Titanic all over again, I didnt expect to see a love story mixed in with the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor, it totally ruined the movie for me.

          I saw Proof of Life when it was in the theater and loved it, it rocked! Like you I thought the combat scenes were on the money, they must have hired a good technical advisor and listened to him.

          If you want a good movie to watch with your better half and score some of those all to valueable "I'm sensitive and caring, just look at the movie I got to watch with you and show you how much I love you" points, get Angel Eyes, the wife loved it, I liked it, and Jennifer Lopez is absolutely hotter than hell on its hottest day.

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          • #6
            i'm becoming a DVD-holic! my boyfriend just went out and bought a Panasonic DVD home theater sound system - 6 disk changer, surround sound and all the works . men and their toys, but hey, i benefit too!

            He bought, on DVD, "Goodfellas", "Jurassic Park III", and "Planet of the Apes". I bought him "Willy Wonka ..." for Christmas and we both love all the DVDs! Jurassic Park's special f/x commentary is cool. My SO always says that if he werent a cop he'd want to be a "mafia man" so I'm going to get him the sopranos DVD set for his bday .

            I love "Fight Club" on DVD - was not a big fan of it in the theater oddly enough. (*fun hint* one of the ongoing themes of the movie is porn and if you slow down and go 'frame by frame' at the end of the movie, you'll catch some uhh .. porn pics sliced in between the frames of the film. now, i will NOT profess to being a lover of porn but it's actually crazyfun to realize you can't SEE the pics watching the movie at regular speed until you SLOW it down. it's cool in a sick sort of way . Also, the feature commentary with brad pitt and ed norton is pretty funny.

            we just rented "The Score" tonight but haven't watched it yet.

            Another good rental - '15 Minutes' - with DeNiro. About an arson investigator working with a detective on a media infused type of case.

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            • #7
              If you like the action/adventure, try Swordfish. I saw it in the theatre and was highly impressed with the story, the actors(Halle Berry's "assetts" )and especially the effects.

              I liked Pearl Harbor. Yeah, the love story was there, but the scenes were incredible. I think the best performances, though, came from the supporting actors.

              Varsity Blues. I thought it was OK the first time I saw it, but they ran it a whole month on HBO. The more I saw it, the more I liked it.

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              • #8
                4n6det: I’ll try Scary Movie 2. I actually picked it up in the store but didn’t rent it.

                Posted by Fast 1:
                The Mummy Returns? That was some realistic shooting all those bullets flying and nobody got hit? Seriously I liked the movie. Here are a few suggestions that come to mind, I don't know how old some of these are.. Angel Eyes, Arlington Road, Dark City, Meet The Parents, Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes, Wild Things. Also The Matrix (but you must have seen that one!!), Unbreakable, Miss Congeniality.
                Admittedly, nothing from Hollywood seems 100% realistic in the shooting category, but I still liked this one. I originally didn’t want to watch the first one, when it came out, but after making it to the point Brendan Frasier “whoops out” that canvas roll up bag with the weapons (especially the 1897 Trench gun!) I was sold from there on out.

                I know lots of folks that liked the Matrix, but it put me to sleep about 45 minutes in, and I actually took it out and returned it unwatched. It just didn’t do it.

                Miss Congeniality was great. I’ve never really thought Sandra Bullock was a big hottie, BUUUUUUT, when she walked out of that hangar…and I might add, the Tom Jones music always makes the wife frisky

                Posted by SpecOpsWarrior:
                Dave I hate to disagree with you here, but TombRaider didnt do to much for me, shes not bad looking but I just didnt get into it. I also HATED Pearl Harbor. I felt like I was watching Titanic all over again, I didnt expect to see a love story mixed in with the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor, it totally ruined the movie for me.
                Hey believe me-I didn’t think I would like it, but I did. Some of the stunts, ESPECIALLY in the first 30 minutes were absolutely STUPID, but I think I liked it overall because of the hardware, scenes, and music. That scene where they crested the ridge, and the two CH47s were lifting off behind them was one of the most awesome scenes I’ve ever seen!
                As to Pearl Harbor, I guess since I was EXPECTING the love story (having been forewarned) I was okay with it. Let’s face it-without it, it wouldn’t have sold half the tickets it did (in today’s society.) And Kate Beckinsdale is easy on the eyes between the war scenes. I loved the FX though. Best ever, IMHO. There were some minor probs I saw with it (like how was a formal baseball game going on, so far into the game that the kids were dirty, at 7:45 AM) but overall it was great, I thought.
                Dog: I’ll try Swordfish.
                People have more fun than anybody.

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                • #9
                  Tomb Raider has got it all. Great action, decent story line, and Angelia Jolie. I get the sweats just thinking about Angelia Jolie.
                  RADAR is the 8th wonder of the world.

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                  • #10
                    SGT Dave,

                    Check your private messages.

                    Jay

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