I have tried to come up with a concise paragraph that puts the issue in perspective.
I dont want to know about the private life of the person who checks me out at the supermarket,takes my deposits at the bank,helps me with cat food decisions,takes my blood pressure and the list goes on.
It has never been anyone's business,its not a subject civilized decent people talk about.
It requires a level of intimacy that is in appropriate in the daily discourse of everyone's life.
Thats my story and I am sticking to it
Walked in on DW watching 'The Story of Mankind' on the movie channel. Unbelievably cheesy mashup from old clips with (also unbelievably) an all star cast. Vincent Price as the devil, Ronald Coleman, Hedy Lamarr, Agnes Moorehead, Cedrick Hardwicke, Peter Lorre, and dozens more...and get this: Harpo Marx as Sir Isaac Newton. I never knew Sir Isaac played the harp!
Cheesy bad. Can you imagine Groucho Marx as Peter Minuet buying Manhattan from the natives for a bunch of beads? The premise is that the human race is on trial for its existence. The trouble is (besides the stock clips used as backgrounds and the cut-rate sets) was that the exhibits produced by the devil showing the bad side of humans are more interesting than those produced in its favor.
Was it made by the same company, Jen? I saw it, too, and thought it was really good. Loved the Easter Bunny. Jack Frost was great. They were all good, really. I'm always amazed at what they can do with CGI.
I did end up seeing Hotel Transylvania again. Was just as good the second time around.
Today I saw Breaking Dawn Part 2. Excellent!
Tomorrow I'm seeing Life Of Pi. I read the book and loved it. Can't wait to see the movie. Looks like it will be really good.
I chortled at Roger Ebert's comment on "Guardians". "There's an audience for this film. It's not me. " But he still gave it 3 out of 4 stars. I guess you gotta love a film where Hugh Jackman plays the Easter Bunny!
We have a granddaughter with us for the holiday. She wants to see "Life of Pi" today. I guess she wants to brush up on her trigonometry.
Guardians and Despicable Me weren't produced by the same studios, guess they are running out of original characters
We liked How to Train your Dragon(they had a live show, wanted to go see that but the kids didn't, weird)
Saw Hunger Games about a month ago. Did not expect to like it, given the premise of kids killing each other. Was surprised. Well-done. Still a sick idea, but at least they did not show excessive violence close up.
I loved the Hunger Games movie, and the book even more. I don't often find books that keep me riveted. I couldn't put that one down. Two other books that were like that for me were The Horse Whisperer and The Eyes Of The Dragon (Stephen King). Both I read in just 2 or 3 days. That's unheard of for me.
Just got back from seeing Life Of Pi. It's a must see movie. Amazing! That's all I'm going to say.
Don - I didn't find it so terribly depressing as it is a redemption story. The message was muddied, however as
I wasn't clear whether the crash was finally blamed on equipment failure or pilot error due to alcohol, in spite of the fact that the pilot was extraordinary.
My GF and I had a long talk afterwards about "functioning alcoholics" as we had both been married in the past to one of them. I never met hers, but she knew mine really well as they worked together. Denzel's character was one of those. The only thing I found unbelievable is that the character could love someone enough to actually take the blame himself for his actions. Guess those epiphanies do happen - but in real life - I think not so often. Or maybe that is my psyche wishing that had happened for me.
Wow! I didn't know there would be three. Sounds excessive for that one. Perfectly reasonable for the LOTR trilogy, as there were three books. Even then, with each movie being 3 hours long, approximately, they had to leave a lot out.
My nephew and I watched The Hunger Games yesterday. That was his first time seeing it, and he liked it. Also watched it again with my friend Gretchen, and she liked it, too. The movie based on the second book in the series, Catching Fire, is coming out next Nov.
Oh, I also watched Slumdog Millionaire with my nephew. He loved it. It's one of my all time favorites.
Lincoln is probably the best movie I've seen in a long time. Go see it if you haven't! I only felt I was watching a dramatized version of the book Team of Rivals in a few short segments. There must have been a lot of research in this film's preparation.
so did i - wife never did so i bought here all of them a few years back - re-read the hobbit last year in about 2 days - still wondering how this will be three movies, i understand they will also be using some other material that was not in the book.
saw killing them softly sunday - a good rental - good acting and filmwork - story was lacking any real meaning.
They changed a few things in the movies, and left a few things out, due to time constraints, I'm sure, but they follow the book very well. I've read them all, and loved them, and I was not disappointed with the movies. In fact they really brought the story to life.
Will be interesting to see how they make the Hobbit into three movies.
I saw The Hobbit. EXCELLENT!!!!!! Now I can see how it can be made into 3 movies. They did the most awesome job, really payed attention to detail. Yes, Bill, the added stuff that wasn't in the book to make it into more of a story than it was to begin with. They did such a good job with it. I will be taking my nephew to see it soon.
My nephew and I have been watching Game Of Thrones together. He loves it, as do I. I knew he would. He hadn't seen it before, though I had.
We have also been watching the first season of American Horror Story: Murder House on Netflix. What a weird, creepy show. We're both really into it.
To me the (almost) 3 hours went by pretty quick. Well, I guess you could say it was 3 hours after the 15 minutes of previews at the beginning. The actual movie was 2 hours and 40 minutes. Lots of movies coming out that I want to see.
I saw the 2D version, but would like to check it out in 48 frame 3D. Have no idea how it compares to 24 frame 3D. I took one of my special needs clients to see it, so we had to see the 2D one, as the 3D wasn't starting at a time she could go. Maybe I'll take my nephew to see it this weekend.
We saw a 3-D version at AMC theaters and pretty soon forgot all about it and the time went quickly as we were involved in the story. This movie seemed to pay more attention to the relationships than the earlier Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings. Even my DH who is not a Tolkien fan enjoyed it.
I loved the new Batman. I have not seen the new Spiderman. I loved the original with Toby McGuire.
Is anyone here a Star Wars fan? I love it, but I love the older ones the best. I don't know if it's because they remind me of my younger days or what. There's just something about them that the newer ones could not even come close to.
I took my nephew to see the Hobbit this past weekend. He loved it. This was my second time seeing it. First time was in 2D. This time I saw it in that high def 3D. Awesome! The clarity of the picture was amazing! A friend came with us, and she said that high def 3D really bothered her. She's been having trouble with vertigo since seeing it, especially when waking up and getting out of bed. I have heard other people have had that experience as well.
Bill, I've been wanting to see Ted. I will still see it and draw my own conclusions.
Saw a movie on TV the yesterday with my nephew, an older one called Friday with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. It had some very funny moments, but as stories go, it wasn't the greatest. For a really funny black comedy, check out Norbit with Eddie Murphy. I laughed so hard!
Oh, I saw The Guilt Trip with Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand. It was cute, but not great. Would not buy it.
I remember the event and the home movies people were taking.It was genuinely a catastrophe.
I dont go to theaters anymore but watched IronMan.Loved the transformer stuff and pure inventiveness of the whole film.
Its amazing what Robert Downey can do when not on drugs.
I also watched Sherlock Holmes over the holidays.
News people commented on the fact she came out ages ago.I think the stress of the night clouds minds.
I heard her retract the "end of acting" remark.
I want to know what was on Tommy Lee Jones's mind.He looked so dour all evening,it made a You-tube video.
I cant stay awake for the Downton Abby show but have ordered the 3rd season on disc.
I have the first 2 seasons and DD and I spent a snowy weekend watching all of it.
Such a breath of fresh air and civility after potty mouth half hour comedies and cops and torturer shows.
I am by no means a prude and have lived more than a quarterinch off the ground but I am glad I dont have HBO.Waaaayyyyy too many bouncing boobs and bottoms.
I watched Beasts of the Southern Wild.The little girl deserves all the awards she was nominated for
I found the movie poorly edited and choppy as to storyline.
I realize it was a new movie maker so I cant use the same judgment as I would if it was Scorsese.
I would give it 3 stars on Netflix
There was actually a hot debate in Hollywood about inclusions of Twin Tower scenes;
I seem to recall a "Home Alone" version that edited out the painful images...fortunately, I can't remember the discussion, not something I want to-revisit (call me a wimp, it just hurts too much, still...)
Several TV shows, and films too, had to wrestle with the issue.
NBC show "Will and Grace" did a deliberate (expensive) street scene to show normality/solidarity; the Hugh Grant/Sandra Bullock film "Two Weeks Notice" (sic) made a point of publicizing its "first on the block" willingness to film locally across NYC.
I rarely go to the movies.I rent from netflix and in some occasions buy a DVD.
I just aquired the 3rd season of Downton Abby ( no I am not a spoiler)
I am also reading Julian Fellows "Snobs" and "Lady Almina the Real Countess of Downton Abby"
Saw Quartet - Dustin Hoffman's first directorial effort - about romance and intrigue at a home for retired musicians. (or Love at Lento tempo). Maggie Smith as usual is terrific. Lots of good music, too.
Jumper,thanks.I also got "Past Imperfect" not great reviews but I'll wade thru it.
Fellows writes Downton Abby,his ancestral home.He also wrote Gosford Park. He is also a life time Peer of the relm so he knows his way around the linen and silver.
DH Mark and I liked the first episode. Kevin Spacey gives asides directly to the camera which is interesting. THe first few minutes blasted by as he quickly 'introduced' some major characters but bear with it.
Spacey is a long time COngressman who feels insulted at being denied a promised post by a new president. So he embarks on some highjinks and manipulations in order to get revenge. First episode sets that up and introduces several interesting major characters. (the ambitious in her own right wife, a young ambitious female newspaper reporter, screw up younger representative who will become Spacey's pawn )
Read an extensive story in our local paper about all the people who binge-viewed the whole series in a few days.
Talk about how far we have stooped as a society - I read that in a skit on SNL, Justin Bieber tweeted a photo of his genitals to Hillary Clinton. He is what, 18, and she about 65?? Scary that there are people who actually think this is funny.
THank heavens for all you fellow prudes!!
We watched 2 episodes of a recent series, just to see William Macy whose acting we admire. I won't even name the show because the first episode was non stop crude crap, pandering to a really sleazy 20something audience. I don't want any of you to risk remembering the name as something 'recommended.'
HBOs ROME series started rough too , we could not watch. Barely survived "Sopranos"
OH and "The Americans" too, threw in some stuff..just not worth it to endure! Geez. Maybe they just want people to see those things and tweet everybody "OMG did you see..."
I thought the same thing about, Big Bang Theory, Ronnie. I tried watching it several times because my kids were always talking and laughing about it. I stuck with it a while and when I got a bead on what the characters were all about, I really started to enjoy the show.
Sometimes it's kinda hard to watch Big Bang Theory cause everyone calls my son Sheldon, it hits too close to home
My sil said the 1 episode that was so much like my son when Sheldon complained that the others were having fun "wrong"
they made the functions like a windows app phone.. hard to find programs.. put the mouse in the corner and it switches to another program.. can't figure out how to close a program.. LOL.. can go.. on and on and on how much I hate it.. they have the option to have a what we are used to desktop... but it's not the same
Be patient with Windows 8 and you'll find ways to get around very quickly. Don't have it myself, but one of the neighbors that I help with her computer bought a new laptop. At first I was really lost, but now I've learned to put everything that I want, where I want it. If you hate it, you won't relax enough to get there. Please don't stress yourselves out about it ladies. It takes all the fun out of it and gets in the way of your learning to enjoy it.
David Pogue, the NY Times Tech columnist, found some very good and some very bad things about Windows 8. Here are links to two of his articles (you can probably find more if you search the NYTimes site). I have no opinion (I use a Mac).
DD has talked me out of the "pretty,new shinie black one with the 21 inch screen"
My needs arent much.I dont watch movies on mine so she says we should look at a rebuilt one with 6G memory and terabyt.I will be able to buy a new 21 inch monitor for it.She can remove my old hard drive and copy the files to the new computer.Staples was going to charge $100.00 to instal and do that.
When Windows 7 came out and I had to buy a new computer, all the peripheral devices that I had attached to my Windows XP computer wouldn't work. The various companies did not have the update drivers, so when I bought new equipment, I made sure I bought from the companies that were provided upgraded drivers.