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08-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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The Movie Thread

We have a music one, I think we should have a movie one. I love movies, they are a passion of mine. Whether you just want to list some of your favorite movies, suggest movies others may not know about or tell us what you saw from redbox or netflix that is worth a look, please post.

I ditched cable months ago and have been watching basically only movies since. I had been going to Disc Replay and working on my movie collection but I have just about everything I could have wanted. Recently, I've been going to the red box every week to grab a couple, sometimes they suck, but it's a buck and I have nothing else to watch. A lot of times I get a good one though that I would have never saw if I wasn't so open to give them a chance.

What I've seen lately that I would recommend renting for a buck or on netflix:

Being Flynn: De Niro is good in this, if you like De Niro, give it a shot.

Demoted: Funny movie, especially if you've worked in an office, believe it was direct to video, good comedic dialog throughout, surprised me.

DO NOT RENT:

Doomsday Prophecy: Watched 15 minutes, then fast forwarded through the rest, don't think I missed anything, this one was ****ing awful.

Project X: They didn't have anything that day so I gave it a shot. ****, this one was just bad, should have stared at the wall instead.

I am going to do Netflix now, Red box has been too hit and miss, need a bigger selection. But as someone working on a couple scripts (moreso one right now), NOTHING, and I mean nothing inspires me and my work more than a ****ing terribad movie, or seeing Part 2, 3, 4 of another movie come out, remakes, etc.

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Another one I've gotten into lately is a tv show, Mayday: Air Disasters, they have 3 seasons of it on DVD but it has been going on now for 12 seasons. If you like planes and documentary stuff with expert analysis and re-enactments, you'll love this. If you are squeamish about people dying and stuff, not for you. If you have TV, they are doing one on the Lokomotiv crash in about a month, National Geo on AT&T or....can't remember the comcast channel, look it up.

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Favorite movie is Borat.

I am a total sucker for stupid funny. The character was so misinformed, the jokes were cruel, insensitive, racist, sexist, and came from their stupidity and lack of American knowledge since they were from Kazakhstan. So many hilarious things happened by mistake. They also caught real people in real life situations being idiot, but they got sued for not telling some people they filmed they would be in the movie. Since I'm not the one who got sued, I will continue to laugh my ass off. It is the ****.

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Being married and having 2 kids, I rarely get to watch movies anymore...just canceled Netflix yesterday. Comedies are my thing though, I absolutely cherish a good comedy movie. My mount rushmore of comedy movies right now is Blazing Saddles, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Anchorman, and South Park....just 4 incredible movies.

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yea i also mostly like comedies. I also hate theatres. Bunch of mouth breathing *******s just ruining my experience. Haven't been to the theatre since the star trek movie came out.

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I like comedies but honestly there's not much out there i like. I love watching stuff I can relate to but there's not really anything out there. My two favorite movies are probably "Its kind of a funny story" which isn't that realistic but still a great movie, and Scott pilgrim.

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Not a movie but I watch 30 Rock religiously.

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Just throwin this out there, but TDKR was one of the most overrated movies I've ever seen. I was happy to take a piss break at one point.

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Just throwin this out there, but TDKR was one of the most overrated movies I've ever seen. I was happy to take a piss break at one point.
Seriously? I went and saw that movie a second time in theatures.. thought it was outstanding.

Off the top of my head..


The Change-up: Basically about two friends - one married and successful and the other does whatever he wants, mooching off his father - get drunk one night and switch bodies/lives. Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman; Comedy = 8/10, Very funny.

Nowhere Boy: Aarron Johnson plays a young John Lennon, depicting his at times troubled youth and the early forming of 'The Beatles' - Aarron Johnson; Drama = 7.5/10 - Quite good, I don't think many people have seen this move. Note: It's a UK/British movie, still good though.

Tower Heist: Ben Stiller and the employees of a rich Tower in NY get their pentions stolen/swindled; Ben Stiller and a couple of the employees attempt to get it back - Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy; Comedy = 7/10 - It surprised me, was better than I thought it would be.

The King's Speech: The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it - Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush; Drama = 8.5/10 - Didn't care to watch it at first, but it was a very good film.

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Forgot I responded in my other post.. lol.


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My favorite movie, as previously stated, is the wonderful true-story collaboration of Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in Moneyball.

If TV specials count, every time one of Jeff Dunham's specials re-airs on Comedy Central my eyes are glued to the television. Good God, this Walter character, he's hilarious! His stereotype characters are incredibly funny even if they are politically incorrect. Just one of the things that makes them even funnier.

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Project X was good for the soundtrack and just for laughing at the fact of how much money they wasted to buy all this **** just to destroy it and get no practical use out of it.

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saw the new Bourne movie recently. It was pretty good. A very very long chase scene towards the end. I swear it was like 30 minutes.

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Movies - I can't remember the last time I saw a really good movie. Probably going back to No Country For Old Men. There has been some decent stuff since but nothing great. I have no interest in over hyped blockbusters like Bourne or The Dark Night. They are usually high on explosions, low on substance. I did like the first Bourne.

Money Ball was ok. It's based on a true story so that catches me a bit.

As far as TV, Breaking Bad takes the cake. Nothing even comes close to it. I have never seen a show get better and better through 5 seasons.


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last movie I saw was Ted and this was great.
I like the likeable movies, the Star Wars and Lord of the Ring kind of movies.

Zack and Mirri make a Porno was funny too.
role models... with Seann William Scott (his movies in general)

I like every Christian Bale movie. That guy is a god. Terminator Salvation, the Fighter, Equilibrium, The Prestige, Rescue Dawn & Batman

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So how was ted

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I like every Christian Bale movie. That guy is a god. Terminator Salvation, the Fighter, Equilibrium, The Prestige, Rescue Dawn & Batman
The new Hasselhoff?

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I like every Christian Bale movie. That guy is a god. Terminator Salvation, the Fighter, Equilibrium, The Prestige, Rescue Dawn & Batman
One of my favorite actors too. Forgot American Psycho, perhaps is greatest role.

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Best current TV shows are Storage Wars and Hardcore Pawn.

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So how was ted
cool movie.

very funny and if you like Family guy you will like Ted

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cool movie.

very funny and if you like Family guy you will like Ted
Great idea for a movie, but I thought the execution was really poor (even by Family Guy's standards) and I thought it was a complete was of an idea, and my time. I'm not saying a movie like this needs some sort of an elaborate plot, but the movie just had zero direction at all.

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Great idea for a movie, but I thought the execution was really poor (even by Family Guy's standards) and I thought it was a complete was of an idea, and my time. I'm not saying a movie like this needs some sort of an elaborate plot, but the movie just had zero direction at all.
I saw Ted at a Drive-in, so that probably didn't do it justice.. but I didn't think it was as good as it was hyped up to be.

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I saw Ted at a Drive-in, so that probably didn't do it justice.. but I didn't think it was as good as it was hyped up to be.
Definitely not... I saw it at a theater that serves beer and alcohol to your seat, and even being moderately drunk, it wasn't great to me.

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Drive ins, man, where's a good one around here, zion or some ****.

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Drive ins, man, where's a good one around here, zion or some ****.
Only one I know of is off North Ave. in West Chicago.

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