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A mindless comedy of the highest order which is exactly why I rented it (the $1 rental fee at Redbox didn't hurt either). Despite it's mindlessness, it also had at least one good message about the time period I grew up in when we didn't stay inside glued to video games, the internet, cable TV, etc.

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A disturbing Romanian flick about illegal abortion.

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And an American classic.

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So whadidja think?

Frankly, I think Zach Galifianakis has overtaken Ben Stiller as Master of the Awkward Moment.

Although to be fair, Ben is more of the Awkward Moment Endurer while Zach is the Awkward Moment Initiator.

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So whadidja think?

Frankly, I think Zach Galifianakis has overtaken Ben Stiller as Master of the Awkward Moment.

Although to be fair, Ben is more of the Awkward Moment Endurer while Zach is the Awkward Moment Initiator.

It definitely lived up to the promise of your review, I very thoroughly enjoyed it. Just read where they have Bill Clinton signed up for a cameo for the sequel. Guess there's not a lot else he can do to further tarnish his image.

Watched this one last night, another flick that lived up to all of the praise. Then again, it's usually very hard to go wrong with anything Clint-related.

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Watched this one last night, another flick that lived up to all of the praise. Then again, it's usually very hard to go wrong with anything Clint-related.

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Awesome flick.

Clint rocks.

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I didn't realize there was a British and U.S. version of this until I went to rent it yesterday. I opted for the original, British version per the rental clerk's recommendation. Just for comparison's sake I'll have to check out the U.S. version eventually.

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Just watched Hitchcock's 'Shadow Of A Doubt' again and 'Harry & Tonto' with Art Carney.

B)

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I've heard about this movie for years but didn't get around to viewing it until last night. When I checked out I asked if the original version was also on the disc and didn't get a straight answer (it's not) so I was stuck watching the director's cut. After watching it I did a little research online and found that most reviewers like both versions but all of them said the original was more concise. Once I was done watching it I looked up the plot online so I could understand what I'd just seen. On the one hand, I don't like movies that lay everything out for you. On the other, this movie left me scratching my head. From what I've read, that was the director's intent but one shouldn't have to go to such great lengths just to figure out a movie.

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Just saw Love And Other Drugs at the movie theater. It's rated R (probably for the sex), but was waaaaaaay deeper of a movie than I thought it was going to be. I really enjoyed it.

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On the other, this movie left me scratching my head. From what I've read, that was the director's intent but one shouldn't have to go to such great lengths just to figure out a movie.

Sounds like 'The Trial' I just watched with Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles and foxy Romy Schneider (she died at age 43).

When you figure it out, let me know. :lol:

To me it was like a bad dream with no escape.

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Sounds like 'The Trial' I just watched with Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles and foxy Romy Schneider (she died at age 43).

When you figure it out, let me know. :lol:

To me it was like a bad dream with no escape.

Never have seen that one and the name doesn't ring a bell, at least not right off the top of my head anyway. After all of the accolades I've heard about Donnie Darko over the years I wonder how many times my friends had to watch it to finally figure it out. Again, I have nothing against movies you may have to watch more than once to absorb it all but Donnie Darko left me completely clueless. Now that I know the plot I really have no desire to sit through it again.

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Never have seen that one and the name doesn't ring a bell, at least not right off the top of my head anyway. After all of the accolades I've heard about Donnie Darko over the years I wonder how many times my friends had to watch it to finally figure it out. Again, I have nothing against movies you may have to watch more than once to absorb it all but Donnie Darko left me completely clueless. Now that I know the plot I really have no desire to sit through it again.

I think the best part of 'The Trial' was the black & white photography (and Romy Schneider)

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Currently watching 'Lonesome Dove' again.

B)

I always get choked up watching Lonesome Dove.

Awesome movie.

The part where Gus wrote a letter for Lorena, but she couldn't read - she didn't want Clara to read it to her, she just wanted to have the letter, even not knowing what it actually said.

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I always get choked up watching Lonesome Dove.

Awesome movie.

The part where Gus wrote a letter for Lorena, but she couldn't read - she didn't want Clara to read it to her, she just wanted to have the letter, even not knowing what it actually said.

I just got to the part where they hung Jake and the other murderers.

'Man Burner and Horse Theef'

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We tried to watch 'The Hangover' last night and I have to say I will never understand all the hype we'd heard about this movie. It really has to be one of the worst I've ever watched. I don't understand what the hell is wrong with Hollywood putting out this kind of crap. I believe it was written by people stoned on heavy drugs....Directed by people stoned on heavy drugs....Acted by people stoned on heavy drugs....and most likely only enjoyed by people stoned on heavy drugs. I'm sure I'm not alone on this.

Now take a movie like 'Sin Nombre' (2009)...This is a film that most have never heard of and to me it's just a great film.

But all Hollywood is concerned with these days is trash like 'The Hangover' that can make the quickest buck possible.

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I enjoyed The Hangover but I also didn't go into it thinking it was going to be something deep and meaningful. Not saying you did but you seemed to be expecting something more from it than what you got. Believe you me, those type movies do still get made but it's not what appeals to the masses.

I'm not sure about everyone else but before I rent a movie I usually browse the customer reviews at Amazon beforehand. After reading a handful of those, I feel like I have a pretty accurate understanding of what to expect from a movie. That doesn't always mean I'll actually like it though.

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I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I this afternoon

In fact I saw all the previous Harry Potter films again over the weekend.

I can't wait for part II

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I enjoyed The Hangover but I also didn't go into it thinking it was going to be something deep and meaningful. Not saying you did but you seemed to be expecting something more from it than what you got. Believe you me, those type movies do still get made but it's not what appeals to the masses.

I'm not sure about everyone else but before I rent a movie I usually browse the customer reviews at Amazon beforehand. After reading a handful of those, I feel like I have a pretty accurate understanding of what to expect from a movie. That doesn't always mean I'll actually like it though.

Yeah, we were just going by all the hype we'd heard. The movie GAVE me a hangover. :blink:

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Yeah, we were just going by all the hype we'd heard. The movie GAVE me a hangover. :blink:

I'm kinda curious as to what you were expecting.

And I don't mean that as a criticism of your view, just curious.

I mean, it's a comedy.

All I really remember about the hype was that it was outrageously funny, and I pretty much agreed after seeing it.

For me it worked better than a lot of comedies because the humor is incidental, as opposed to comedies with set pieces.

But again, that's just my opinion.

I read a lot of comments on IMDB about it in a thread about how bad the movie was.

My initial reaction was to be amazed that people didn't think it was a good movie or that it was funny.

Sometimes it's easy to forget the simple fact that people just have different tastes.

But then, my philosophy on humor could probably best be described as "no brow too low!" lulz

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Watched 'Pickup On Southstreet' (Richard Widmark and Jean Peters) and 'Where The Sidewalk Ends' (Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney) the other day. I love those kind of old movies.

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