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Some info for fans of the X-Men series (or in this case, one of its spin-offs, First Class):

James McAvoy as young Professor X

I really like McAvoy. It'll be interesting to see who they cast as young Magneto.

the people that wrote "Agent Cody Banks" are writing the film, totally not seeing it

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the people that wrote "Agent Cody Banks" are writing the film, totally not seeing it

lol well Goldman and Vaughn have worked together before so I guess there's a familiarity, but I agree, it's not like the previous work sets the fans on fire. I do see your point, it's not exactly encouraging. For whatever reasons, they changed the writers for Iron Man II and it wasn't as good as the first one. Still, these writers for First Class are 'reworking' the script, so hopefully theirs will get reworked by Akiva Goldsman or somebody. They do seem to be pushing it through quickly though; they better not screw it up. Singer is still producing - encouraging in itself (I hope).

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Last film I saw was Iron Man 2 the day after it came out.

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Watched Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio the other night. Didn't think I would like it but it turns out to be a thriller with a bizarre twist in the end and I did like it. Some weird stuff in it and when you find out the end some of the scenes made sense. Will have to watch it again sometime and pay attention to some of the detail.

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We just watched 'Alice In Wonderland'

It was a great sleeping pill.

:zzz:

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We just watched 'Alice In Wonderland'

It was a great sleeping pill.

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Lets be honest. For every good movie that comes out there are 50 that are pure junk!! Garbage!! No good acting anymore. Just technical special effects. And they pump out the garbage so fast you can't keep up. Hollywood has slipped in my opinion. And I don't like how they put unknown's up as the lead actor and established stars of yesteryear as the support or "draw/decoy" to get people to watch the movie. If you are going to make it, earn it. Work your way up from the bottom. Take Nicholas Cage for an example. Had alot of small roles before he got his shot at leading roles. Why all of a sudden do they try and glorify unknown actors and actress's. thumbdown.gif

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Lets be honest. For every good movie that comes out there are 50 that are pure junk!! Garbage!! No good acting anymore. Just technical special effects. And they pump out the garbage so fast you can't keep up. Hollywood has slipped in my opinion. And I don't like how they put unknown's up as the lead actor and established stars of yesteryear as the support or "draw/decoy" to get people to watch the movie. If you are going to make it, earn it. Work your way up from the bottom. Take Nicholas Cage for an example. Had alot of small roles before he got his shot at leading roles. Why all of a sudden do they try and glorify unknown actors and actress's. thumbdown.gif

Bravo!

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I recently saw "Inception" with my sons. I thought that it was a really good movie. The plot was complex and I found it to be rather intriguing. The acting and directing were well done. I really like Christopher Nolan's films. He likes to use alot of the same actors: Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, and Ken Watanabe are a few of Nolan's favorites who were in this movie.

If anyone has the chance to see the movie, pay particular attention to the Leonardo DiCaprio character's wedding ring. It seems to have some un-named significance to the plot. And I really liked the ending.

Has anyone else seen this movie yet? And what did you think of it?

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I recently saw "Inception" with my sons. I thought that it was a really good movie. The plot was complex and I found it to be rather intriguing. The acting and directing were well done. I really like Christopher Nolan's films. He likes to use alot of the same actors: Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, and Ken Watanabe are a few of Nolan's favorites who were in this movie.

If anyone has the chance to see the movie, pay particular attention to the Leonardo DiCaprio character's wedding ring. It seems to have some un-named significance to the plot. And I really liked the ending.

Has anyone else seen this movie yet? And what did you think of it?

Agreed with everything you said. I saw it and loved it, and I need to see it again. Missed some plot points because I was a bit hypnotized by the visuals. I think I have it figured out, but now this mention of the wedding ring has added another layer. It's hard to talk about without giving the plot away, but needless to say the performances were very good and the visuals spectacular. I just found out that if stay long enough for the credits to end, it may affect your perception of what you watched. Look up the name Ariadne if you're not familiar with it. And pay attention to the totems.

I also saw "Salt" which was pretty good. Kind of like a female version of the Bourne series (complete with an ending tailor-made for a sequel). Nice balance of action and plot, if a little heavy on the gratuitous close-ups of Angie's face. Can you see the chiseled emotion?? How about now???

Watched "You Don't Know Jack" on DVD, about Kevorkian, starring Pacino. Excellent performance. He may ham it up in bigger movies, but he makes up for it with subtle, nuanced, layered performances in smaller projects. Wonderful supporting cast. Humanizes a difficult subject that polarizes people (usually on religious/political fronts).

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The last movie I saw was "Inglorious Basterds"...I saw it with my mom on TV! What a hilarious movie about such a "sensitive" topic! The Nazis sure got it good! The basterds were such a brave group! Loved it when they "scalped" Nazi officers! Hilarious! Also loved the scene where the theatre just exploded killing Hitler and all his cronies in a most beautiful way! Ha!:D This is by far my favourite Quentin Tarantino movie! :D Also, a truly flawless performance by Brad Pitt! :)

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I didn't care for Alice in Wonderland :unsure: I think I just don't get Tim Burton.

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Hard to tell if you are being sarcastic or you are agreeing with some of what I said? I just don't know Mr Redrum?

I'm agreeing with you 100% on the crap Hollywood puts out these days. . :)

I just watched Patton again and his speech at the beginning was great:

'We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold him by the nose and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're going to go through him like crap through a goose!'

:D

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Watched "Green Zone" and "Chloe".

GZ deals with the WMD issue in Iraq - do they or don't they?? - that prompted the war. Matt Damon stars as the soldier who uncovers the lies but in the end the war must go on and it does. Lots of action and subplots weaved nicely together by director Paul Greengrass of the Bourne series fame so it's not all just mindless blowups. Not for those who like an arch or change at the end, though.

"Chloe" deals with a wife who suspects her husband of cheating and hires a call girl to tempt him. Temptations ensue and abound. It's a beautifully made movie by director Atom Egoyan that can sometimes lull you a little from the growing desperation of the characters. Very nicely paced and the plot is presented in such a way that makes the twist unpredictable. Characters have a lot of breathing room, if I can put it that way, to show the depth of their angst and layer out intentions. As cheesy as it sounds, it's cool to see all the different places throughout Toronto where it was filmed. Excellent performances by Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried.

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Just watched:

Midnight Cowboy

The Hustler

The Apostle

The Pianist

B)

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I'm agreeing with you 100% on the crap Hollywood puts out these days. . :)

I just watched Patton again and his speech at the beginning was great:

'We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold him by the nose and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're going to go through him like crap through a goose!'

:D

The Military Channel has started showing war movies, I was channel surfing the other day and ended up watching "The Train" with Bert Lancaster, not a bad flick really.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059825/

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The Military Channel has started showing war movies, I was channel surfing the other day and ended up watching "The Train" with Bert Lancaster, not a bad flick really.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059825/

'The Train' is a classic.

I love the old conductor who plugs up the oil lines with some coins (until he's executed for it) :(

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I'm watching movies all the time. Last movies of the newer ones I saw are:

Shutter Island

Iron Man 2

Toy Story 3

How To Train Your Dragon

Kick-Ass

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Clash Of The Titans

Robin Hood

Alice In Wonderland

The Runaways

Predators

The Expendables

Inception

Resident Evil: Afterlife

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I'm watching 'The Lives Of Others' about life under communism in East Germany.

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For fans of Hal Holbrook, you should love this. That Evening Sun also features the work of Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) who has become closely associated with Ray McKinnion (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Deadwood, etc.) beginning with Ray's Oscar winning short fillm, The Accountant, which inspired the Drive-By Truckers song Sinkhole from their Southern Rock Opera record. Here, Patterson contributes a couple of tunes, one of which is called Depression Era which was written specifically for this film.

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Hi Jahfin,

How did you like this movie? I read the book "The Accidental Billionaires: the Founding of Facebook" and found it to be an intriguing story about how Mark Zuckerberg really stole the idea for Facebook from fellow Harvard classmates, the twins, and then used his friend's money to get the project started and then cheated him out of any profits from the endeavour. He was portrayed in the book as a cold, almost autistic, socially inept character who was uncaring and ruthless with his interactions with people and who's only interest was in sitting at a computer writing computer code to prove that he was "smarter" than anyone else. I guess that he was/is unable to socially interact in person but he was only able to connect with people over his computer.

Facebook may put an end to face to face human interactions in the not too distant future? I witnessed two employess at my office talking to each other on Facebook while sitting right next to each other. That's another story. They shouldn't have been on Facebook while at work in the first place. That's a tricky situation that I am going to have to deal with soon.

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Just saw 'Gloria' again with Gena Rowlands and directed by her hubby John Cassavetes.

Great NYC locations.

B)

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