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hugh said:
I know it sounds silly but I want to watch a short movie! Whatever happened to 100 to 110 minute films.

I actually haven't seen Kill Bill #1 but I want to watch #2. I recorded the first one in HD last week so I might watch that (1hr & 50 mins) so I can watch #2
Don't waste your time with Vol.2. Very dissappointing. Stick to the original.
 

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tormike said:
Don't waste your time with Vol.2. Very dissappointing. Stick to the original.
I kind of agree....I think it will work better as an uncut single volume of work, rather than 2 choppy movies. I want to see it put together and uncut for DVD.
 

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tormike said:
Don't waste your time with Vol.2. Very dissappointing. Stick to the original.
Not that volume 2 is a bad movie...it just doesn't have the same characteristics as the first one. If you really liked the first one due to the action...then you will be disappointed in the second one. It is more character driven.
 

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I am 3 episodes into the Band of Brothers DVD set. It is nothing short of astounding.

In the first epsiode when they are getting ready for their first drop, the scene is a huge squadron of planes. The DTS sound is thundering!! It really makes you feel like you're there.
And of course the battle scenes are very intense.
I'll be watching episode 4 tonight, and considering Remembrance Day is this week, it is a very appropriate recommendation to anyone.
 

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Thin Red Line

This is on sale for $7.99 at HMV downtown Toronto. Great performance by Nick Nolte and others and cameos by Clooney and Travolta. Very cerebral war movie with great action sequences. Beautiful picture. Only problem I had was the portrayal of Japanese soldiers = one dimensional (bad). They didn't even bother putting sub titles so we could see what they were saying. By contrast, Tora Tora Tora gives a much better perspective from both sides.
 

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The Band of Brothers DVD is a really good transfer. Those of us who watched the High-Def presentation on HBO/TMN are happy with it. The worse actor (and only bad one) was the guy from "Friends" (David schemmer (sp?).

Hanks and Speilberg are supposed to be working on a "Pacific" version of this series for HBO.
 

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The Office

This BBC show was only on for 2 seasons and is on dvd with the Christmas special coming out in a couple of weeks. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. A definite must see.
 

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Short you want...I have a movie for you...

hugh said:
I know it sounds silly but I want to watch a short movie! Whatever happened to 100 to 110 minute films.

I actually haven't seen Kill Bill #1 but I want to watch #2. I recorded the first one in HD last week so I might watch that (1hr & 50 mins) so I can watch #2
Well my friend...I was shocked twice at the remake of an old classic, Walking Tall staring the Rock.

First it was entertaining and second 75 minutes...and it blows by very quickly.
 

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Got part way through Casino tonight. I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago, so it's fun that they show so much of the old and new strips. Will finish Casino tomorrow night.
 

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If You Like "The Office".....

You'll love "Phoenix Nights". It's only available as R2, but if you're kitted for multi-region and you're a fan of Brit coms, track this down !

It's the story of a night club run by a guy who's had extremely bad luck in his previous clubs (I think one sank into a bog, the other burned down, hence the Phoenix connotation).

Most comparisons refer to it as a Fawlty Towers of the new millenium.

There are 2 discs available, 6 episodes per disc plus some hilarious extras.
 

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Watched 'The Clearing' the other night. A non-action-packed drama, basically a character-study involving three people -- an abducted man (Robert Redford) and his abductor (Willem Dafoe), abuducted man and his wife (Eileen Hayes), etc. Don't think the movie really covered too much in the way of new ground, but what it did portray, was well-done, and the story and acting good -- we enjoyed it. It's only 90+ min's in length. Maybe not a great one to purchase, but definitely a good rental.
 

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I watched "The Clearing" last night also and thought it was OK.
The flashbacks were a little hard to follow at times and I didn't
care for the ending.
 

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I'm re-watching FELLOWSHIP and TWO TOWERS extended editions in preperation for the really extended edition of RETURN OF THE KING.
 

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I seem to have been in a classics mood since I'm bored with most of the newer Hollywood stuff. Things I've watched recently include:

Sullivan's Travels - great early 40's comedy featuring Joel McCrae and Veronica Lake.

The Thin Man - another great early 40's comedy staring William Powell

To Have & Have Not - pretty good drama with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

The Big Sleep - great 40's mystery with Bogart (one of my favorite)

Saboteur - great 40's Hitch****

I Confess - another Hitch**** filmed in Quebec. Not great but interesting.

And some newer films:

Around the World in 80 days (Jackie Chan) - definately a renter. Enjoyable at times but pretty forgetable.

Shrek 2 - pretty funny but not up to par with the first movie.

Mean Girls - this one was a surprise. Much better than I expected. I actually enjoyed it.

Ella Enchanted - another surprise. Cute fairy tale with some fun twists.

Day After Tomorrow - great effects but zero story line.
 

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I'm watching the 3rd season of the West Wing...man I love this show. I've seen a few episodes here and there over the years and I refuse to watch anymore until I see them ALL in order ;)

And Hanibal, I can't belive you haven't seen Band of Brothers yet...shame on you ;)
 

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Just finished watching the DC of Chronicles of Riddick.
I have to say that this movie is a real guilty pleasure for me.
PQ and SQ on my Toshiba 42H81 and 5.1 set up was very good.
 

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Watched (the new release of) 'The China Syndrome' last night. Many years have passed since it's theatrical release (1978), but still a good story, well-told and acted, and IMO, it's theme still relevant.
 
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