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I've been really busy lately, but I have had some down time during the weekends. During that time, I decided to catch up on some DVD movies. Movies that I wanted to see but never got a chance while they were in theatres.

The first one I saw that was really good, was Children of Men Children of Men (2006) That was more than entertaining, that movie mid way through had me pick up the DVD movie box and wonder who the hell the director was! (Alfonso Cuaron also directed Y Tu Mama Tambien which was an excellent film). He's got a trademark for using continuous long shots, and in certain scenes, this movie will just grab you and you won't leave. Good film, with lots of interesting depth to it. The story could of been better, regardless, it was definitely one of the better films of 2006.

I also saw Borat. :roll: It was funny, but it made me squeamish at times :eek: There were a few scenes that seriously made me put my hands over my eyes. Funny stuff, but not exactly my cup of tea.

A few weeks ago, I finally saw Miami Vice. I think the dvd was better than the movie because it had extra footage in it to make the story a bit more congruent, unfortunately, it was still an over hyped piece of crap. Worth watching on cable. Michael Mann is one of my favorite directors, and not many other directors can capture a shoot out like he can, or get the raw feel of a city/jungle like he can, but the characters lacked depth, had waaay too much testosterone, and was a feeble attempt at capturing the greatness of the original tv series which Mann was a creator of. The one good thing about this film was Gong Li. I never realized how hot she was :grin:

Next on my list: The Departed. I hear good things :cool:

So, you guys/gals seen anything worth watching? Or how'bout movies that people should just steer clear from?
 

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I also saw Children of Men this weekend. I don't think I liked it as much as you did, but I did think it was good. I agree that the story could have been stronger. It was definitely a dark movie.

I saw Borat a few weeks ago. I wasn't expecting to like it but I thought it was good. There were some real funny scenes.

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There were a few scenes that seriously made me put my hands over my eyes.
^^^ like the wrestling scene!

I haven't seen anything recently that I thought was great. Blood Diamond was good. Departed was pretty good. I don't know why but I wasn't into that movie like other people were. I don't know if I would have voted for it as best picture. I wasn't convinced of Jack Nicholson being a mob boss.
 

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i thought Children of Men was horrible... i thought they could have made it great, but it lacked so much.
Borat... hilarious.. LOVED it.
Departed.... good, but overrated.

my 2 recent favs.... best of the year, IMO - BLOOD DIAMOND... and the second... even tho i've never liked Bond movies... Casino Royale was amazing.
 

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I've been really busy lately, but I have had some down time during the weekends. During that time, I decided to catch up on some DVD movies. Movies that I wanted to see but never got a chance while they were in theatres.

The first one I saw that was really good, was Children of Men Children of Men (2006) That was more than entertaining, that movie mid way through had me pick up the DVD movie box and wonder who the hell the director was! (Alfonso Cuaron also directed Y Tu Mama Tambien which was an excellent film). He's got a trademark for using continuous long shots, and in certain scenes, this movie will just grab you and you won't leave. Good film, with lots of interesting depth to it. The story could of been better, regardless, it was definitely one of the better films of 2006.

I also saw Borat. :roll: It was funny, but it made me squeamish at times :eek: There were a few scenes that seriously made me put my hands over my eyes. Funny stuff, but not exactly my cup of tea.

A few weeks ago, I finally saw Miami Vice. I think the dvd was better than the movie because it had extra footage in it to make the story a bit more congruent, unfortunately, it was still an over hyped piece of crap. Worth watching on cable. Michael Mann is one of my favorite directors, and not many other directors can capture a shoot out like he can, or get the raw feel of a city/jungle like he can, but the characters lacked depth, had waaay too much testosterone, and was a feeble attempt at capturing the greatness of the original tv series which Mann was a creator of. The one good thing about this film was Gong Li. I never realized how hot she was :grin:

Next on my list: The Departed. I hear good things :cool:

So, you guys/gals seen anything worth watching? Or how'bout movies that people should just steer clear from?
... i thought i was the only person to see this movie!!
 

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i thought Children of Men was horrible... i thought they could have made it great, but it lacked so much.
Borat... hilarious.. LOVED it.
Departed.... good, but overrated.

my 2 recent favs.... best of the year, IMO - BLOOD DIAMOND... and the second... even tho i've never liked Bond movies... Casino Royale was amazing.
Saw Casino Royale recently too. I liked it. I think it got a little long at the end though.
 

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This past weekend I saw:

300: Awesome film. Sin City meets Gladiator meets The Matrix

Babel: Very good film as well, interesting weaving of three seemingly independent storylines

Crank: Stupid but midly entertaining

I also saw Children of Men about a week ago. Was really looking forward to this; thought it was good but not as riveting as I'd expected it to be.

The Illusionist was very good, Departed good but the ending seemed a bit forced (convenient) to me. Leonardo and Matt were VERY good in the movie as was Jack.
 

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I also saw Children of Men this weekend. I don't think I liked it as much as you did, but I did think it was good. I agree that the story could have been stronger. It was definitely a dark movie.
Yup, in this case, I liked the direction more than I liked the story. He's got style this guy.

like the wrestling scene!
ohhh Christ! I couldn't watch that scene. :eek: :eek: :eek: Some people found that hilarious . . . I found it to be so disturbing.

Blood Diamond was good. Departed was pretty good. I don't know why but I wasn't into that movie like other people were. I don't know if I would have voted for it as best picture. I wasn't convinced of Jack Nicholson being a mob boss.
hmmm, I'll check out the Departed and let you know. I saw the original Hong Kong film which it's based on, so I know the premise.

Blood Diamond was a kickass film! I really enjoyed that film all the way through.
 

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... i thought i was the only person to see this movie!!
Man, I've watched foreign films from Mexico, to China, to Brazil, to Thailand. There's a lot of good stuff out there. Y Tu Mama Tambien was definitely one of them.

On a somewhat related subject, did you see Amorres Perros?
 

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This past weekend I saw:

300: Awesome film. Sin City meets Gladiator meets The Matrix

Babel: Very good film as well, interesting weaving of three seemingly independent storylines

Crank: Stupid but midly entertaining

I also saw Children of Men about a week ago. Was really looking forward to this; thought it was good but not as riveting as I'd expected it to be.

The Illusionist was very good, Departed good but the ending seemed a bit forced (convenient) to me. Leonardo and Matt were VERY good in the movie as was Jack.

Still haven't seen 300 and I wish I could get a chance too. Same goes for Babel. I'll watch Crank on cable.
 

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Man, I've watched foreign films from Mexico, to China, to Brazil, to Thailand. There's a lot of good stuff out there. Y Tu Mama Tambien was definitely one of them.

On a somewhat related subject, did you see Amorres Perros?
Yeah, i don't watch much movies, but the ones i watch are mostly international obscure sh*t!!
Amorres Perros, nah... but it sounds familiar, is it the one w/ the two hookahs??
 

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Yeah, i don't watch much movies, but the ones i watch are mostly international obscure sh*t!!
Amorres Perros, nah... but it sounds familiar, is it the one w/ the two hookahs??
It's 3 great stories tied together with one major scene. Amores perros (2000) The director is the same guy who directed Babel, and 21 grams. But he made this movie when he was still a rising star. It's easily one of my favorite films of all time. Gotta check it out if you get a chance.
 

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It's 3 great stories tied together with one major scene. Amores perros (2000) The director is the same guy who directed Babel, and 21 grams. But he made this movie when he was still a rising star. It's easily one of my favorite films of all time. Gotta check it out if you get a chance.
... will do, hey... did you ever read that book??
 

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^^^I'm 120 pages into it and Ignatius Riley is making me laugh out loud. I'm not a slow reader, but this book did take a while for me to get a feel and get my teeth to seek into it. Now that I'm into it, I carry that book with me where ever I go and if I have a moment, I'll read it. Most of the time I read it when I'm dining by myself, which is a lot recently. My other favorite character is that dude working for less than minimum at the bar. I forgot his name. He's freakin' hilarious!
 

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Yeah... it's gonna get much funnier... dont want to spoil it but when mention of Levy's pants starts coming into play... read the book in a secluded area... you won't be able to stop laughing like a jack*ss!!

But i have this next book for you when you are finished... i almost slit my wrists after reading it!!

... we should start a book club!!
 

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yeah, right now I'm right at the point where Ignatius is trying to rise to power at Levy Pants. i love his filing system :lol:

I read a lot of stuff, mostly newspapers with some of my favorite columnists. Unfortunately, I only read about 2 to 3 books per year.

If LC ever comes back, she's by far, the most avid reader on this forum. See here.
 
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