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the idea of gravity , kind of attracts me and repulses me at the same

Like Joe Biden with longhair? ;)

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THAT is a nice marquee. :^)

It's a great theatre...if you're ever down in L.A., I'll treat you to a movie there.

Earlier tonight, Director Richard Donner attended the screening of "The Omen" at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Richard then did a Q & A. Besides "The Omen", he is well known for the Christopher Reeve "Superman" and the "Lethal Weapon" movies. He also directed tons of television shows and to a sizable part of the population may be most beloved for being the director of the original Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", starring William Shatner. Coincidentally, tonight was the 50th anniversary of the first air date of that landmark episode...October 11, 1963. Here is Richard Donner with a friend tonight.

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Earlier this week, I also went to see "Gravity" a second time...this time in 3D IMAX at the newly refurbished and reopened Chinese Theatre.

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Blew me away even more the second time...pottedplant, get ready for a heartstopping rollercoaster ride tonight. They had the space suit costumes worn by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in the lobby of the theatre.

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It's a great theatre...if you're ever down in L.A., I'll treat you to a movie there.

Earlier tonight, Director Richard Donner attended the screening of "The Omen" at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Richard then did a Q & A. Besides "The Omen", he is well known for the Christopher Reeve "Superman" and the "Lethal Weapon" movies. He also directed tons of television shows and to a sizable part of the population may be most beloved for being the director of the original Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", starring William Shatner. Coincidentally, tonight was the 50th anniversary of the first air date of that landmark episode...October 11, 1963. Here is Richard Donner with a friend tonight.

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Earlier this week, I also went to see "Gravity" a second time...this time in 3D IMAX at the newly refurbished and reopened Chinese Theatre.

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Blew me away even more the second time...pottedplant, get ready for a heartstopping rollercoaster ride tonight. They had the space suit costumes worn by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in the lobby of the theatre.

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OMG- I couldn't wait, so I went last night. The movie is still in my head. The visual experience in that 3D Imax, or whatever you call it, was out of this world (no pun intended). I can't wait until we can talk about it. The story the movie told will have a lot of different interpretations and perspectives. Everyone should see this movie; your heart will be the better for it.

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It's a great theatre...if you're ever down in L.A., I'll treat you to a movie there.

Earlier tonight, Director Richard Donner attended the screening of "The Omen" at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Richard then did a Q & A. Besides "The Omen", he is well known for the Christopher Reeve "Superman" and the "Lethal Weapon" movies. He also directed tons of television shows and to a sizable part of the population may be most beloved for being the director of the original Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", starring William Shatner. Coincidentally, tonight was the 50th anniversary of the first air date of that landmark episode...October 11, 1963. Here is Richard Donner with a friend tonight.

attachicon.gifIMG_20131011_220418.jpg

Earlier this week, I also went to see "Gravity" a second time...this time in 3D IMAX at the newly refurbished and reopened Chinese Theatre.

attachicon.gifIMG_20131009_213140.jpg

Blew me away even more the second time...pottedplant, get ready for a heartstopping rollercoaster ride tonight. They had the space suit costumes worn by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in the lobby of the theatre.

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That sounds like a plan. I SO remember that Shatner episode when it first aired. It's one that's hard to forget.

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So, I happened to catch This Is The End in stock at my local Redbox, so I grabbed it, caught a sweet buzz and prepared for shenanigans to ensue.

Unfortunately, said shenanigans failed to materialize.

With so many of Hollywood's FUNNY actors and comedians in a single movie, it's surprising how NOT funny this movie was.

Oh, I imagine there could be lots of inside jokes that make Seth Rogen et al., delirious with laughter with every viewing.

But if there are, they're so obscure as to be discernible ONLY to those intimately familiar with their world.

Overall, it seems an excessively self-indulgent exercise in displaying who's part of the COOL KIDS in Hollywood.

I would guess they imagine themselves as having brutally torching each other with their collective acidic wit in portraying themselves in the movie, but very little gets any traction.

Michael Cera is mildly humorous - for about a second or so - as an out-of-control cokehead.

Also the observation that Seth Rogen plays the same guy - basically himself - in every movie.

In the end, it's Danny McBride playing his usual over-the-top kind of character that keeps any of the movie even slightly interesting.

It's kind of funny - and kind of easy - to imagine him as actually being the crazy-cool (in a trailer-trashy kind of way) burnout that he so often plays, but it's hardly enough to carry the entire movie.

Seriously, when you have a stiff buzz and STILL have a hard time finding something to get a chuckle out of, well, that's a problem for a comedy.

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Seriously, when you have a stiff buzz and STILL have a hard time finding something to get a chuckle out of, well, that's a problem for a comedy.

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This is the reason we like the older comedies. Watched this last night. No plot....Just fun silliness.

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A while back when I saw Avatar, I was shredded (not by you) for being such an ardent fan of the movie, especially the use of CG and 3D.

But my reply was, I saw it as opening doors for less gaudy use of 3D (and CG), allowing it to more subtly influence the movie, to help tell the story.

Gravity has done that.

I think I can safely comment without a spoiler warning that the teardrop alone eliminates any doubt of how well the 3D enhanced the story.

That was exquisite.

For anyone that hasn't seen it - paradigm shift.

Movies just took another quantum leap in absolute, fucking hardcore awesomeness.

Quite simply, MIND = BLOWN.

Thank you, Strider.

You are, without question, Da Man.

I just saw it for the second time this week. Needless to say, I enjoyed the "Gravity" experience and agree with what you said about the Blue-Eyed Merle.

So, I happened to catch This Is The End in stock at my local Redbox, so I grabbed it, caught a sweet buzz and prepared for shenanigans to ensue.

Unfortunately, said shenanigans failed to materialize.

At least you gave it a try. I don't recall even hearing about this one. :blink:

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Good movie, very sad story.

We took our kids so they could get a feel for how easily any situation can quickly spiral out of control, and any day can become your last.

So they could see that there are no warnings.

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Good movie, very sad story.

We took our kids so they could get a feel for how easily any situation can quickly spiral out of control, and any day can become your last.

So they could see that there are no warnings.

Have to check it out. I used to take the BART train all the time from Fruitvale.

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So, I happened to catch This Is The End in stock at my local Redbox, so I grabbed it, caught a sweet buzz and prepared for shenanigans to ensue.

Unfortunately, said shenanigans failed to materialize.

With so many of Hollywood's FUNNY actors and comedians in a single movie, it's surprising how NOT funny this movie was.

Oh, I imagine there could be lots of inside jokes that make Seth Rogen et al., delirious with laughter with every viewing.

But if there are, they're so obscure as to be discernible ONLY to those intimately familiar with their world.

Overall, it seems an excessively self-indulgent exercise in displaying who's part of the COOL KIDS in Hollywood.

I would guess they imagine themselves as having brutally torching each other with their collective acidic wit in portraying themselves in the movie, but very little gets any traction.

Michael Cera is mildly humorous - for about a second or so - as an out-of-control cokehead.

Also the observation that Seth Rogen plays the same guy - basically himself - in every movie.

In the end, it's Danny McBride playing his usual over-the-top kind of character that keeps any of the movie even slightly interesting.

It's kind of funny - and kind of easy - to imagine him as actually being the crazy-cool (in a trailer-trashy kind of way) burnout that he so often plays, but it's hardly enough to carry the entire movie.

Seriously, when you have a stiff buzz and STILL have a hard time finding something to get a chuckle out of, well, that's a problem for a comedy.

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Hmmm...I guess this is one case where proximity does matter. Yes, it is silly and goofy and preposterous and even self-indulgent. But seeing it with my godson and other friends, we all laughed, and I can only assume that living in Los Angeles and coming into occasional contact in everyday life with some of these actors and knowing their personas, real and imagined, helped us enjoy the movie more than someone in, say, Kansas City or Liverpool might. I loved how they either amplified their perceived identities (James Franco's supposed homosexuality, Danny McBride's redneck-white-trash party animal) or turned them on their head (usually sweet Michael Cera as a coked-out asshole, Harry Potter's innocent Emma Watson as a bad-ass bitch).

Looking back on the film many months later, I suppose it relies on a lot of in-jokes...too many for its own good, perhaps. Interestingly, and probably tellingly, while it is probably out of theatres in the rest of the country, it is still playing in movie houses here in Los Angeles. Definitely not a movie to take the kids to, either.

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Good movie, very sad story.

We took our kids so they could get a feel for how easily any situation can quickly spiral out of control, and any day can become your last.

So they could see that there are no warnings.

Yes, this was very good and it was hard to resist crying. While everyone was going gaga over that overrated "The Butler", this superior movie unfortunately slipped through the cracks with only minimal distribution and a minuscule fraction of the attention that the Lee Daniels-Oprah Winfrey blatant Oscar-bait received. Catch it on DVD or cable if your theatres didn't carry this honestly moving film.

"Gravity" is still the must-see in theatres right now, followed by "Captain Phillips". Recent disappointments include "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "We're the Millers".

Then, there are the out-and-out godawful "Baggage Claim" and "Machete Kills". Waste of time and money. Avoid like the plague.

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I am going to see "Captain Phillips" this weekend. I also want to see "Counselor" when it comes out. Has a good cast and it's about a lawyer ;)

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My son and I got about an hour into "There Will be Blood" with Daniel Day-Lewis on Netflix and gave up. I'm not a big fan of DDL, although my son is. It was honestly just not very interesting :(

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My son and I got about an hour into "There Will be Blood" with Daniel Day-Lewis on Netflix and gave up. I'm not a big fan of DDL, although my son is. It was honestly just not very interesting :(

I really liked the ending to that movie.

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