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It's been a long while since I saw the first Hulk movie but if my memory serves, this one is a vast improvement on it.

Unfortunately not by much...you're better off renting the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno 70's TV show.

Or just reading the original comics.

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I just saw the new X-Men movie, "X-Men First Class". I really liked it, even though this type of movie is usually not my cup of tea. Now I understand the characters of the earlier X-Men movies since I have been unfamiliar with the comics.

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Recently watched this on HBO.

Actually a pretty funny movie.

Especially appealing with all the music references.

Russell Brand nails the burn-out British rocker stereotype perfectly.

P Diddy plays an awesome role, he's funny as hell.

And Jonah Hill is a pretty funny guy.

One of my favorite lines from the movie...

Stuck in traffic in London and late for a flight, Jonah Hill's character Aaron Green asks the limo driver if he can speed it up -

Limousine Driver in London: Would you like me to take the Chiswick roundabout through Hounslow and Staines?

Aaron Green: What is this, fucking Middle Earth? Just take us to the airport, okay?

Definitely worth watching, a real rock 'n roll kinda movie.

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I really enjoyed this and from the looks of it, there will be a sequel. If you look closely, there's a nice shout out to the Drive-By Truckers in one scene via a poster for their The Big To-Do album.

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I was put off from seeing this for so long because of the negative reviews I'd read of it. Turns out, the movie is actually pretty good (at least I thought so). I think the shortcomings the reviewers were referring to have more to do with the movie being based on Cherie Currie's Neon Angel novel than anything else, thus the focus on Cherie and Joan Jett over the other members of the band. That said, during the update at the end it seemed downright cruel to leave out the others. The only ones mentioned were Jett, Currie and manager Kim Fowley. Even though I kept up with The Runaways back in the 70s thanks to frequent coverage in the likes of Circus and Creem it wasn't until years later that I actually heard any of their music. In fact, I don't recall them getting any airplay in my area. Of course, when Joan Jett's solo career took off, "I Love Rock n' Roll" was nearly inescapable back in the early 80s so I'm much more familiar with her work than I am with anything by The Runaways. That said, my unfamiliarity with their work didn't get in the way of enjoying the movie at all. So many movies about rock n' roll tend to get it all wrong but that isn't the case at all here. Kirsten Stewart's portrayal of Joan Jett is uncanny. Dakota Fanning also does an excellent job of playing Cherie Currie but it's Stewart that steals the show.

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Looks like Red Box and Netflix along with Direct Tv packages and the on demand channels have finally blown Blockbuster out of the water? The pricks were giving out a good deal and then had to get greedy. One dollar and 24 hrs on a new release and two days on older ones. Then they jacked the prices again. Well, they are closing in my neck of the woods in numbers. If you want to go rent an old movie, harder to find. I know a couple places but you are better off buying it online at Amazon than paying $3 to rent a movie that came out in 1939.

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The local Blockbuster stores are running a Customer Appreciation deal here through July 4th. You rent one "Blue Dot" movie (selected movies from the New Releases section) for $3. Once you return it you can rent any movie in the store (except for the Blue Dot ones) for free through the 4th. They've also marked down everything but the new releases to 99 cents. I'm sure it's their reaction to Redbox but I agree, it's too little too late. I imagine Blockbuster will be out of business sooner rather than later. Redbox has countered with a "Rent One-Get Two Free" offer but unless you can watch three movies in one night, it's really not much of a deal as you're going to end up paying late fees. I'm sure Netflix is probably the best way to go but I haven't signed up yet.

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You saw Super 8?

What did you think? [no spoilers]

Is it as good as it looked in the previews?

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This has been bouncing around on my mental must-see list for a long time.

Looks like an ADD to my Netflix queue.

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You saw Super 8?

What did you think? [no spoilers]

Is it as good as it looked in the previews?

I really liked it but it's hard to say anything about it without giving too much away. Portions of it made me flashback to my youth, painting models and filming my own Super 8 movies. Someday I hope to upload at least a couple of 'em to the YouTubes.

This has been bouncing around on my mental must-see list for a long time.

Looks like an ADD to my Netflix queue.

Even though I grew up reading Rolling Stone, I can't say I'm exactly well-versed in all things Hunter S. Thompson but at least I am somewhat familiar with his work. The only other film I've seen about him was Where The Buffalo Roam starring Bill Murray but it's been so long ago since I last saw it that I don't really remember much about it. This newer movie is a very surrealistic trip (as you might imagine). From what I've read, the movie was difficult to get completed but one very major factor they had in their favor was the participation of Terry Gilliam. Next, I'm looking forward to watching the documentary, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

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Me and my wife went out for our 16th anniversary last night, dinner and a movie (the $1.99 theater, the NOT new releases), and we saw Limitless with Bradley Cooper.

I had seen the trailers for this at other movies, and wanted to see it, and was not disappointed.

Fairly cool premise, a lot of suspense and action.

Would watch again.

On a side note, Robert DeNiro is looking OLD!

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Congrats on your 16th anniversary. We are planning taking my 7 year old and some friends to Cars 2 next week. Just hope it is shorter than the first one!

Thanks, muh man.

We had a great time.

With 3 kids, it's tough to find "grown-up" time to enjoy.

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I know I come off as a cinema-snob sometimes...well, that's because I AM a snob. :thanku:

But that doesn't mean I spend ALL my time watching silent movies about Mongolian Yak-herders. Oh no, like Alex, I like to viddy the ol' ultra-violence once in a while, too.

Which brings me to tonight. The American Cinematheque is showing ALL THREE EVIL DEAD MOVIES tonight, starting at 7:30p.m., at the Egyptian Theatre.

1. "THE EVIL DEAD" 1981

2. "EVIL DEAD II" 1987

3. "ARMY OF DARKNESS" 1992

Read all about it HERE!

Fuck Spidey and his tights...THIS is Sam Raimi's finest work. I am sooooooo there...along with my godson. :thumbsup:

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I like watching Elvira as she shows some of the worst movies ever made (but some I like) and I like how she pops in on a movie with a dumb scene.

One she showed had a guy in the credits named Herbert Fux and she popped in and said: Herbert WHO????

:lol:

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AWESOME movie!

I love the coke dealer jamming out to Sister Christian while the Asian kid is lighting firecrackers in the house.

That whole scene is intense.

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