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SarasotaRepub
12-06-2008, 11:33 PM
What's everyone watching this weekend? SLW and I just got
done watching Kung Fu Panda and it was awesome. :D DreamWorks
really does put out a quality animation.

And the Surround Sound really does make a difference. WOOT!!!

Speedy
12-07-2008, 12:03 AM
Last night I watched a classic western on hulu.com. The very underated Duel at Diablo. On the surface it looks like a typical cavalry vs Apaches yarn, but in actuality it is a deep, character driven story. It is almost over the top violent in the action scenes, but it does something very rarely done in these kinds of movies. It portrays the attrition of the gunfights in a realistic manor. You can almost count down the cavalry troopers as they are being whittled down by constant attacks and instead of the usual endless waves of Indians, you get a sense that their numbers are dwindling also.

The torture scenes are stomache turning. The portrayal of the kidnapped white woman who now has a son fathered by an Apache brave and is not welcomed in either the whites or Apaches is very well done. Sidney Poitier as the former Buffalo Soldier who is now selling mustangs to the army is spectacular. The ex-sergeant to is pushed into commanding the troop of green white troops when their commander is wounded. James Garner as a scout looking to avenge his murdered Commanche wife.

Zathras
12-07-2008, 01:52 AM
went and saw Punisher: War Zone last night and thought it did a pretty good job with the character. Not for the squeemish tho...faces being punched in and various body parts being removed by high velocity lead poisoning abound in this film.

Zathras
12-07-2008, 01:54 AM
What's everyone watching this weekend? SLW and I just got
done watching Kung Fu Panda and it was awesome. :D!!

Ah, but were you blinded by the Dragon Warrior's awesomeness???

asdf2231
12-07-2008, 01:21 PM
Watched "Death Race" on pay per view at the hotel this weekend.

A bunch of cool armored cars shooting at each other and Jason Statham.

Nuff said. :D

Speedy
12-07-2008, 01:30 PM
A good site to watch movies like Quantom of Solace, Deathrace, Madagascar 2, Twilight and whatever else is in the theater right now or not yet released on DVD, is www.justin.tv . I watched the Paquiao vs De la Hoya PPV fight on there last night.

ltjvt1026
12-07-2008, 06:27 PM
Went old school this weekend and watched probably my favorite movie of all time. "For special friends of Rick's, I have a special discount."

Bubba Dawg
12-07-2008, 09:21 PM
Family reunion. Driving. Visiting. More driving.

Saw the Christmas lights in Moultrie Georgia. Nice.

The courthouse is in the center of the downtown square and they string lights from the buildings around the square, over the street, to the courthouse and all the way around the square. You walk or drive under the lights on the sidewalk or street. I love that town.

M21
12-07-2008, 09:58 PM
My wife had never seen Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry so we finished it up this weekend. She cried ALOT.

Speedy
12-07-2008, 10:08 PM
My wife had never seen Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry so we finished it up this weekend. She cried ALOT.


The death of Gus McCrae is one of the most heartwrenching scenes ever filmed. You should look up Streets of Laredo which wraps up everything nicely about 20 years later. Also a beautiful but tragic ride. James Garner does a great job with the role of Woodrow Call. Randy Quaid completely immerses himself in the role of the soulless killer John Wesly Hardin. Not Lonesome Dove but as close as anyone is ever going to get.

M21
12-07-2008, 10:26 PM
The death of Gus McCrae is one of the most heartwrenching scenes ever filmed. You should look up Streets of Laredo which wraps up everything nicely about 20 years later. Also a beautiful but tragic ride. James Garner does a great job with the role of Woodrow Call. Randy Quaid completely immerses himself in the role of the soulless killer John Wesly Hardin. Not Lonesome Dove but as close as anyone is ever going to get.

I'll have to check it out sometime. Thanks.

movie buff
12-08-2008, 07:50 AM
went and saw Punisher: War Zone last night and thought it did a pretty good job with the character. Not for the squeemish tho...faces being punched in and various body parts being removed by high velocity lead poisoning abound in this film.

How was Jigsaw in it, was he a good villain? He was one sick puppy in the comics.

linda22003
12-08-2008, 07:58 AM
Didn't have much time for movies this weekend; we saw "Thunderbirds" (1942) with Gene Tierney while we were having morning coffee yesterday. Tonight after dinner: the Fritz Lang classic, "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler" (1922).

RobJohnson
12-08-2008, 01:59 PM
I finally watched No Country For Old Men yesterday.

I did see James Bond Quantum of Solace last weekend on the big screen, a very good movie!

ralph wiggum
12-08-2008, 02:17 PM
I finally watched No Country For Old Men yesterday.

Good flick!

Zathras
12-08-2008, 02:31 PM
How was Jigsaw in it, was he a good villain? He was one sick puppy in the comics.

Jigsaw was a good villian in the film, not quite as good as Heath Ledger's Joker, but close IMHO. His brother, Loony Bin Jim, was a freaking psyco tho...and a damn good fighter too.

Rebel Yell
12-08-2008, 03:38 PM
We watched the first Narnia movie Friday night. Last night we watched A Nightmare Before Christmas while we decorated the tree.

Bubba Dawg
12-08-2008, 08:14 PM
Couldn't sleep last night. Got up and checked to see what I had recorded on the DVR.

Boune Ultimatum.

And like I could sleep after that.

Speedy
12-08-2008, 09:46 PM
I brought up Gus McCrae's death scene in Lonesome Dove earlier. I watched a movie today (I am down with the flu) with a terrific death scene in it. The last stand death of the South African mercenary Danny Archer in Blood Diamond. The real tragedy of that scene is that Archer killed a lot of people, went through hell all out of a desire to leave Africa. That is what he wanted with all of his heart and soul and a robin's egg sized diamond was his ticket out. In the end, he hands the diamond off to a friend and stays behind as a rear guard and dies, bleeding to death on an African mountain top. But he makes one last call to speak to his woman before his death.

This is the best role DiCaprio has ever done and definately the best death scene. But let's admit it, Leo has had a lot of practice doing those. Titanic, The Quick and the Dead, The Departed, Romeo + Juliet, Total Eclipse, Leo Dies in everyone of them.

Danny Archer dies scene from Blood Diamond.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzPytqMtTYo

asdf2231
12-08-2008, 10:10 PM
This is the best role DiCaprio has ever done and definately the best death scene. But let's admit it, Leo has had a lot of practice doing those. Titanic, The Quick and the Dead, The Departed, Romeo + Juliet, Total Eclipse, Leo Dies in everyone of them.


THAT is one helluva underrated film!

Sharon Stone and Rusell Crowe absolutely rocked in it. Hackman was great as well.

Speedy
12-08-2008, 10:17 PM
THAT is one helluva underrated film!

Sharon Stone and Rusell Crowe absolutely rocked in it. Hackman was great as well.

One underated film that I love to see Sharon Stone in is The Specialist. Sharon Stone has always looked gorgeous. You can't even call her hot as her beauty is more of a classic type. But she has never looked as gorgeous or acted with such intensity as she did in that movie.

The scene where James Woods is going to kill her and instead of being scared, she punches him in the face and says, "Go ahead! I don't give a fuck!" is spellbindingly intense.

As far as Hackman, I think he is truly one of the greats. He plays everything and has been an action star since the 60's starting with Bonnie and Clyde. A lot to be said for longevity like that.