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Allen
10-08-2011, 05:09 AM
This afternoon, I was thinking I wanted to watch Four Weddings and a Funeral. Sure enough, I was flipping through channels just now and it is on OWN :) This is the first time I've watched anything on OWN, but it appears they are running it without commercials which is good.

PeterG
10-08-2011, 05:33 AM
Did you ever see the original? How did it compare?

I didn't, but I have seen clips from the original. So I can't compare the two, but there must have been a decent amount of money put into the remake, because it was a good looking film.


What a wonderful story! I can't even begin to imagine what it would have been like to meet any of the Legends of the Silver Screen from Hollywood's Golden Age.

Mom mentioned that people didn't obsess over celebrities like they do now. And it sounds like they were all quite humble, probably much more than most reality stars these days. (Talk about ass backwards!!!)

Nomad
10-09-2011, 04:09 AM
I'm falling in love with Nancy Carroll all over again, courtesy of Red Dawn, Child of Manhattan, The Kiss before the Mirror, and Laughter. She was supposed to be Paramount's Great Big Star in the early 30's when Clara Bow started to hit the skids, but Carroll was a feisty gal who protested loudly and hotly against the crap they put her in, so she got dumped in favor of Claudette Colbert. Pity. She really could have been one of the major actresses of the Depression Era.

Vash01
10-09-2011, 04:22 AM
I think he finally understands why I (and most fans of small market teams) feel as I do about the Yankees. We just had a conversation about it at dinner tonight, about the huge disparities in salaries that he had no idea about prior to the movie.


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The NHL and NFL have a hard salary cap. The NBA has a soft cap (as good as no cap at all) and the MLB has no salary cap. So we see the disparity, with big market teams and rich owners buying talent needed to win. I too was happy when the Yankees lost to the Tigers the other day. Detroit is not exactly small market though. Oakland is.

Spoilers ahead...........(not sure how to show 'black out' the text below)

I can't say I totally agree with his decision to turn down the Red Sox's offer. Yes, he wants to see his daughter more often, but with that much money he could have flown her to wherever he was, any time. Maybe he just liked the bay area better than the east coast.

overedge
10-09-2011, 06:59 AM
The local PBS station showed The Music Man tonight. I loooove that movie - it's been one of my favourites since I was little. But I do wish it would be re-released with the original screen proportions. I have it on VHS and in some of the bigger scenes, the actors are going in and out of the sides of the frame. And in one scene (the split-screen where Shirley Jones is singing "Dream of Now" on her porch, and the school board are singing "Lida Rose" on another porch) the shot pans back and forth between them - but in the original, it was a steady split-screen shot with both parts visible throughout. This version on PBS was a little better, but there were still some parts where people were speaking and weren't visible.

jenny12
10-09-2011, 07:21 AM
Saw Ides Of March last night. Very good movie!

I saw The Ides of March as well. I enjoyed it and was impressed with the acting of everyone in the cast, especially of course Clooney, Gosling, and Hoffman. However, I thought what it had to say about power corrupting people was pretty cliche and there was a sub plot that I thought took the movie in a direction where it didn't need to go.

Vash01
10-09-2011, 05:51 PM
I have yet to see any of these new movies. I have 'Ides of march',. '50-50' and 'Contagion' on my list, but very little time. I did rent a DVD of a very old movie 'Starman' and liked it quite a lot. Jeff Bridges looked considerably younger (27 years do make a difference!:lol:), and he portrayed the Starman character really well. I don't know why Karen Allen looks the same no matter which character she is playing. She reminded me a lot of 'Raiders of the lost arc'. She acted well, but she still seemed more Karen Allen than Jenny Hayden to me. The movie was good though. I liked the idea, and the fact that the Starman never really became comfortable on earth. It was not clear to me why he was on earth for just 3 days. I will watch it again to get it answered.

PeterG
10-09-2011, 10:19 PM
Catching up on my Entertainment Weekly's and was :eek: about this upcoming movie:


...the 1983 sci-fi cult novel A Rebel In Time, about a racist who travels back in time to arm Confederate soldiers with machine guns.

Yuck. Sounds like a horrid project all around. :(

HeatherC
10-10-2011, 04:38 AM
Last Wednesday night, a friend and I went to see an advance screening of Real Steel, the movie with Hugh Jackman and the boxing robots, and I am stunned to report that it's a really great movie! Didn't think I would enjoy the boxing aspect of it but at its core the movie is really about a father and son connecting after years of being apart. The effects and boxing are awesome, we all really did cheer at different parts, but the father/son stuff and emotional aspects of the story are what make this movie so wonderful. Don't let the promos tell you otherwise...it's more than just a robot boxing movie! Definitely two thumbs up from me. I saw some preliminary numbers earlier tonight and apparently it did very well at the box office for it's opening weekend which makes me very happy! :cheer:

I also just saw Soul Surfer for the first time tonight (we showed it for my youth group) and it's such a wonderful movie. Great story and the fact that it's all about a real girl and her story makes it even better. Definitely recommend that one too. :)

Nell411
10-10-2011, 04:46 AM
Last Wednesday night, a friend and I went to see an advance screening of Real Steel, the movie with Hugh Jackman and the boxing robots, and I am stunned to report that it's a really great movie! Didn't think I would enjoy the boxing aspect of it but at its core the movie is really about a father and son connecting after years of being apart. The effects and boxing are awesome, we all really did cheer at different parts, but the father/son stuff and emotional aspects of the story are what make this movie so wonderful. Don't let the promos tell you otherwise...it's more than just a robot boxing movie! Definitely two thumbs up from me. I saw some preliminary numbers earlier tonight and apparently it did very well at the box office for it's opening weekend which makes me very happy! :cheer:



My problem is that everytime I see the trailer for Real Steel I keep called it Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots the movie and making Wolverine jokes. I think I may need to find other people to go to movies with:D.

HeatherC
10-10-2011, 05:25 AM
My problem is that everytime I see the trailer for Real Steel I keep called it Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots the movie and making Wolverine jokes. I think I may need to find other people to go to movies with:D.

My friend called it that too! One of the robots even looks like a Rock Em Sock Em one, LOL :lol: She also enjoyed it though so don't let the promos steer you away if you want to see it. He's not Wolverine at all so you should be able to get past that pretty quick! ;)

Holley Calmes
10-10-2011, 09:18 PM
Hope this isn't a duplication but I couldn't read through all 11 pages. I got through 4 and said "what the hell..."

I have been seeing previews on TV for yet another production of "The Three Musketeers." It looks beautiful-don't know how it will be or if they'll screw the story up, as usual, but visually, it looks wonderful. Good cast, too. Nice to see a d'Artagnan who actually looks 17, although Michael York was perfect in the old 1973 edition. The 1990's version was atrocious.

"Musketeers" is one of my favorite books of all time, and if this is a good version of the story and sticks even halfway to what Dumas wrote, I'll love it.

Edited...ok, I saw two messages mentioning this. At least somebody besides me wants to see it. I think Orlando Bloom will be perfect as the Duke of Buckingham....)

emason
10-11-2011, 12:09 AM
TCM alert for anyone who likes Ray Milland and ghost stories - The Uninvited is on tonight at 9:15 ET.

Nell411
10-11-2011, 12:44 AM
My friend called it that too! One of the robots even looks like a Rock Em Sock Em one, LOL :lol: She also enjoyed it though so don't let the promos steer you away if you want to see it. He's not Wolverine at all so you should be able to get past that pretty quick! ;)

It honestly has nothing to do with the character he's playing. My friends think it would look cooler if it was Wolverine beating up robots. I think they are just trying to find a way to burn the atrocity that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine out of their heads.

Rex
10-11-2011, 12:50 AM
Catching up on my Entertainment Weekly's and was :eek: about this upcoming movie:

Yuck. Sounds like a horrid project all around. :(
Who wrote this? The same guy who wrote The Turner Diaries?