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http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_descendants_2011/
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:20 AM
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1969



Had never seen this before, not sure how that happened. I guess nobody buys Lazenby as bond. A definitely weird twist to the James Bond Saga.

The real star of the show though was the 428 Cougar convertible (although I'm not normally a fan of red).

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Old 11-12-2012, 05:27 PM
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 1968




Truly Scrumptious.

Probably haven't seen this in 35+ years. Less car-centric than I remembered, but still a good romp.

A robust alternative language selection and even moreso on the subtitles despite the labeling. Region A only blu ray (booooo).
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:12 AM
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I just watched "The Amazing Spider-Man" and it was rather enjoyable, I thought. And Emma Stone trumps Kirsten Dunst by a significant margin.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:36 AM
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:29 PM
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I quite liked the first installment of The Hobbit. The atmosphere is different to the Lord of the Rings movies. More action and a less "serious" adventure all around. James Nesbitt, Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman all managed solid performances.

Out of curiousity I saw it in both 2D and 3D HFR to see if the new technology is worth it. I gotta say I preferred the 2D version. The playback speed on the 3D version was somehow screwy, maybe to do with the high frame rate, and I found I was getting quite dizzy at times looking at the screen. The glasses were pretty annoying as well.
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Death Wish - 1974




I can't believe I didn't remember the over the top Dodge Monaco station wagon, complete with bull horns on the hood and roof, and cowprint seats.

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Old 12-25-2012, 07:58 PM
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One would be hard-pressed to name a band as polarizing as Rush. But love them or not, their longevity and continued relevancy in the world of rock music is nothing less than impressive. Formed in 1968, the band has continued to create and expand on its very unique blend of rock ’n’ roll, all the while delivering it to a worldwide, devoted fan base. And Rush’s uncanny ability to recreate their complex studio sound on the stage—with just Lifeson, Lee, and Peart at the helm—is legendary.

Premiering first at select theaters before being made available November 8 on DVD/ Blu-ray, Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland captures the energy of last year’s Time Machine tour, with Rush performing both classic hits and new tunes from their forthcoming (and 20th to date) studio release titled Clockwork Angels. Interestingly, it’s the band’s first live performance filmed in the United States, and the tour marked the first time Moving Pictures was played live in its entirety. Cleveland was given the nod for the movie’s concert site, since it was the first city to support Rush with radio airplay.

The cinematography and sound from the opening of the show with “The Spirit of Radio” through the encore’s “Working Man,” is simply stunning. And viewing on a large screen—with the home theater surround set well above ample volume—provided for a great concert experience, leaving wishes that I would have caught the last tour myself. For non-Rush fans who still appreciate extraordinary musicianship, watching the interaction between these three men from Toronto while practicing their craft might make converts. Each member of Rush is truly a master at their respective instrument, and to see how enthused they are to still be playing together for 40-plus years is inspiring. There’s nothing as disappointing as seeing an “elder statesman” band appear haggard from years of hard living and only going through the motions on stage. Rush’s enthusiasm is infectious (even from a television set) and they show no signs of slowing down, musically or creatively.

Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland is much more than a just a one-night capture of the tour’s 26-song set. Rush has long been using film segments for their live shows— often humorous—and the DVD’s short-film segments show that Lifeson, Lee, and Peart may have a future in comedic character acting when/if they decide to stop playing music. Without giving too much away, the first segment of the movie, titled The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 2 “Don’t Be Rash,” is a surreal scene in a deli/diner with a young polka band playing a Rush cover poorly, with Lee as the proprietor behind the counter, Peart as a grumpy cop, and Lifeson as a … well, a large and gassing patron of the deli trying his best to get another sausage down. And when the time machine enters the scene, manipulating the polka band’s styling of “Spirit of Radio,” the film truly begins. Confused or interested? This is not your typical concert film and shows again that these guys are all about having fun, reminiscent of another pretty cool concert/concept film called The Song Remains the Same.

If you’re a Rush fan, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re not a fan, you may just dig it, too. This movie would stand on its own as a fine concert recording even without the additional film segments and bonus features. Maybe the trio understands the efforts of their fans in getting non-fans onboard, and provides a fun watch for all. My spouse was upset with me for a week after a taking her to a Rush show a few years ago, but she enjoyed this film immensely.

Am I a Rush fan? Yes, I think it’s obvious, but I’m a relatively casual one. That said, seeing Moving Pictures in its entirety was pretty damn rewarding, not to mention the additional vintage concert clips and other material throughout. —Rich Osweiler
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Winning - 1969



Some kick ass racing footage and audio amongst the sandbag that is the script. Only DVD and not sure blu-ray would help as it's all pretty grainy.
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Not to be confused with the Charlie Sheen adaptation in 2012.
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Today I explored both ends of the movie spectrum.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/ City of God 2002. IMDB rating 8.7
Muy bueno. Everything is there that you would expect from a top notch movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299930/ Gigli 2004 IMDB rating 2.4
This movie was so bad I actually teared up once or twice out of a sense of shared shame with the cast. Nobody should have to watch this kind of bile, let alone lend their name to it.
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Pretty good movie IMO as are most of the James Bond movies.

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Very good movie from the Austrian director which is in French. (with English sub-titles otherwise I wouldn't have a clue)
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The Love Bug - 1969



Just channel surfing earlier today and landed on this on HDNET movie channel. Surprised they aren't on blu-ray yet. Good clean fun, (Buddy Hackett especially) and lots of nice other car scenery.
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Watched "Killing Lincoln" (based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly) on the NATGEO channel last night.

While I found it mildly historically interesting, I sure hope the book is better than what they did with the movie.

Narrated by a very droll and uninspiring Tom Hanks, I got real tired of his repetitive

"Abraham Linclon has 6 weeks to live."
"Abrahanm Lincoln has 12 days to live."
"Abraham Lincoln has 3 days to live."
"Abraham Lincoln has less than 24 hours to live."
"John Wilkes Booth has 2 weeks to live."
"John Wilkes Booth has 5 days to live."
"John Wilkes Booth has 1 day to live."

Aggghhhhh! I was ready to shoot my own self in the head before it was over!
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The Harder They Come - 1972



Interesting flick. I bought it more for the Cougar action (which turned out to be short lived), but ended up really enjoying it.
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The Lorax - 2012



A little preachy, but calculated cuteness off the scale.
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