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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #120 on: July 02, 2010, 04:24:30 PM »
Centurion (2010)

I watched Centurion at the cinema today. It tells the story of a Legion of Roman Soldiers (they mention that that's about 3000) pushing north in England and being decimated by a group of Picts (early Scots...?). A small group of survivors (7) will have to find a way back south before the scouts of the Picts find and kill them. Before that, however, they want to go rescue their captured general.

Based on a true legend (my words, not theirs) the film is much slower than I had expected from a Neil Marshall film. There is a couple of scenes where he used buckets of blood and gore, some of it is concealed with fast cutting though. Somehow the film failed to properly get me emotionally close to the main character(s), which made the final "battle" less involving than it should have been. A story worth telling for sure, not sure if it will grant repeated viewings though.


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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #121 on: July 02, 2010, 09:20:04 PM »
# done - 2012
A done - Alice in Wonderland, 25 to go

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #122 on: July 03, 2010, 12:21:06 AM »
Ratatouille

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #123 on: July 03, 2010, 12:48:28 AM »
Ratatouille

While certainly not a bad movie by itself, it's the one where I finally got tired of the Pixar stuff. And it's a shame that it won the Oscar over Persepolis. Have you seen that yet? I remember you mentioned it in your library queue.
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« Reply #124 on: July 03, 2010, 02:04:57 AM »
Ratatouille

While certainly not a bad movie by itself, it's the one where I finally got tired of the Pixar stuff. And it's a shame that it won the Oscar over Persepolis. Have you seen that yet? I remember you mentioned it in your library queue.

I had it in my hand one day, but I had so many lined up, I put it back.

I just put it on the queue.

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #125 on: July 03, 2010, 02:05:10 AM »
 :fingerchew:

Day three and I still haven't posted a review. And I have archery for most of today and then I am spending the next two days at a coastal town with my friend. Eep, I think next year I might take Rick's lead and use only vowels or something.

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #126 on: July 03, 2010, 02:42:24 AM »
Firewall watched and reviewed early this afternoon.  Just got around to posting it.

4 down, 23 to go!
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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #127 on: July 03, 2010, 02:44:34 AM »
In Cold Blood

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #128 on: July 03, 2010, 02:51:20 AM »
8 1/2 watched and reviewed.

5 down, 22 to go.


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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #129 on: July 03, 2010, 03:59:53 AM »
Watched Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter yesterday = Meh!

Just finished Up =

3 watched - 24 to go
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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #130 on: July 03, 2010, 05:36:55 AM »
Advise and Consent

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« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2010, 06:29:01 AM »
Finished Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li =

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #132 on: July 03, 2010, 08:30:57 AM »
I watched Die Another Day for my D title..I posted about it here.

I watched Superman/Batman: Public Enemies for my E title.  I'm still working on a review for that one to post on Epinions and I'll post about it here after I get that done.

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #133 on: July 03, 2010, 11:27:41 AM »
Second day and already my first letters collide...

  Title  Director  Rating 
G  Elizabeth: The Golden Age (UK 2007)  Shekhar Kapur  Mini Review
K  The Secret of Kells (IRL 2009)  Tomm Moore,
Nora Twomey
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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #134 on: July 03, 2010, 06:46:14 PM »
half way through day 3... and I watched 7 movies so far. Not too bad I guess. But you know for some reason I am really enjoying this  challenge this time around.  :)
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