: What are you watching on DVD these days?
2008-03-14, 10:45 PM
James you didn't find it boring??
It was a glorified seminar. Gore bends the truth to prove his point worse than Michael Moore. Maybe the movie was ok I don't know I just don't buy the Global Warming issue as much as most.
2008-03-14, 10:53 PM
Why should people find it boring because you did? Not believing in something doesn't make everyone else wrong.
2008-03-14, 11:39 PM
My Kid Could Paint That - The paintings of a four year-old girl in Binghamton, NY, catch the eye of a local art gallery owner, then become a sensation in the art world. But are they genuine, or just a new manifestation of "stage parents" looking to cash in on their kids? A documentary filmmaker seeks answers and tells a story that's more about the arc of the story than about a little girl and her art.
2008-03-14, 11:54 PM
easy Marc, It was a simple question directed at James.
I just thought it was boring
2008-03-15, 06:23 AM
One day I'll re-watch it. That being said, at the time, I remember being very interested in the subject matter. Gore held my attention. Considering he has a reputation for being boring, that was impressive, to me anyway.
It's not too often a PowerPoint presentation wins an Oscar, so he did something right.
2008-03-17, 11:09 AM
Last night I bought a ton of movies.
No Resersvations (Wife picked this one out) - Catherine Zeta Jones. Horrible, Predictable and obvoius ending. 3/10
Things We Lost in the Fire - I loved this movie. Halle Barry made up for her Batwomen garbage and Del Toro plays such a good loser that I'm conviniced he's a crack head in real life! 8/10.
2008-03-21, 10:51 PM
Michael Clayton - While trying to bond with his son and pay off a business debt, Michael Clayton - a "fixer" for a high-powered law firm - finds himself entangled in an increasingly complex and dangerous situation involving his firm; the corporation they're defending against a class-action lawsuit; the unbalanced lead lawyer on the case, who may have valuable evidence against their own client; and the mysterious people who are trying to make the evidence disappear.
This very mediocre drama was burdened with slow pacing, bland dialogue and acting and a number of unnecessary plot threads.
2008-03-21, 11:11 PM
eljay, I agree. Michael Clyaton was overratted, slow paced and just loaded with extra fluff.
2008-03-22, 12:24 AM
Watched first episode of "The Wild Wild West" the series with, Robert Conrad and Ross Martin. Its about 2 agents working for Uncle Sam. Just like James Bond but in the wild west of the eighteen sixties. Sure brings back a lot of memories. Time really does fly.
2008-03-22, 11:06 PM
The Kingdom - In the aftermath of a terrorist attack in an American housing compound in Riyadh, a team of FBI agents flies to the Saudi capital to undertake - with the help of Saudi security forces - a dangerous and politically sensitive mission to gather information about the attack and, if possible, to track down the mastermind responsible for it.
Despite the stereotypes, token characters, car chases and "Commando"-style gunfights, this was an okay political drama / action flick that attempted to display with some sense of objectivity the complexities that permeate Middle Eastern affairs. It would, however, have benefitted from a more profound story and, well, less stereotypes, token characters, car chases and "Commando"-style gunfights.
2008-03-23, 12:39 AM
Being a James Bond fan, I couldn't resist buying the Utimate Edition Volume 2. Seen them all and I know I will not be disappointed, good movies to watch when TV nights are disappointing!
2008-03-23, 09:08 AM
La Vie En Rose: Meh, nothing special, other than the performance and physical transformation of the Academy Award winning actress.
Hom Rong - The Overture: Thailand's entry for Best Foreign Motion Picture for the 2004 Academy Awards, it is based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets as a small child and played all his life. The backdrop to Sorn's life tale is the story of Thailand's classical music from its golden age during the reign of King Rama V to near extinction after the end of the absolute monarchy when the government banned it as uncivilised in the 1930s - a time when Field Marshall Plaek Pibulsongkram tried to push the Kingdom into the modern era. The film shifts back and forth from the time when Sorn was a young man, playing in a xylophone duel with the intense Khun In, to the 1940s, when Thailand was under Japanese occupation and Sorn's playing would provide some inspiration to the oppressed citizenry of the time.
A sometimes too treacly sweet and twee movie, but a good yarn nonetheless.
2008-03-25, 12:38 AM
Yesterday evening I've watched the "World Trade Center", not so hot for the HT effects but very interesting movie since it is related to real tragedy that happened so close to us only a few years ago. Got my imagination a lot closer to what some people lived then. I really enjoyed the reality check!
Well Since upgrading the HTPC on the 15th Ive been quite busy :D
Harry Potter- order of the pheniox
Live Free Die Hard
All In All A pretty Busy Week & a Bit ;)
Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth
Love Stargate. It was pretty good.
2008-03-25, 09:30 PM
Curb your Enthusiasm Season 1-3
My God this is funny stuff. Larry David is too much.
2008-03-25, 11:08 PM
Ditto the earlier comments - good watch!
Not sure if this leaves it open for more movies, but it does tie up lots of loose ends......
2008-03-25, 11:13 PM
This is a made for ScFi channel TV movie, broadcast in the US. I ordered mine through amazon.com. Futureshop lists it for a May 13/08 release in Canada.
Very interesting show! Two DVDs, with the show split into three parts. There are some extras on the second DVD, but have not looked at those yet.
Worth getting! It is a very different take on the Wizard of Oz story. Quite a few really neat steam punk devices. The sets - most of which must be virtual - show a great vision, consistent and entertaining.
The story is good, and willl hold you.
Picture quality is excellent, even if it is "only" a DVD. In some places, you have to remind yourself that it is not in hidef.
2008-03-26, 12:36 AM
The Kite Runner - Two childhood friends in pre Soviet invasion Kabul are torn apart by shame and guilt in this heartfelt tale of friendship, exile and redemption. Some of the moments feel a little forced, but otherwise this is a sometimes wrenching film. Too bad this was one of Paramount's casualties in the demise of HD-DVD.
"Once" - the little Irish film made for next to nothing in 17 days. Won Best Song Oscar at 2008 Academy Awards.
Easily, the best musical I've seen (or a close second to Amadeus) - if only because it was about music (go figure). A couple of working class Dubliners use their musical gifts to build a relationship and re-build their lives, each in their own way. I thought it was great; Mrs. Nuje thought there were "too many notes" (to borrow a phrase for the aforementioned "Amadeus") - she wanted more plot.
Music was great; acting was solid; but you knew the whole time that this was done on a shoestring budget; not that this was a bad thing.
Solid "A" from me. Wife is probably more like a "B-" or "C+".