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« Reply #270 on: July 12, 2010, 12:05:48 AM »
Ikiru and Juno watched and reviewed.

13 down, 14 to go.

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« Reply #271 on: July 12, 2010, 12:50:30 AM »
The Yakuza reviewed, but dropping behind now. Seen two more since that one...  :training:

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #272 on: July 12, 2010, 03:42:51 AM »
Getting a late start... but I'm in!  :yahoo:
Welcome :)

Saw your list. I think you should at least add one entry for "M", having watched a big chunk of The Mask series...


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« Reply #273 on: July 12, 2010, 03:48:04 AM »
Getting a late start... but I'm in!  :yahoo:

Welcome aboard! Hope you have as much fun doing it as we do!

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« Reply #274 on: July 12, 2010, 03:50:26 AM »
 Title  Director  Rating  
A  The American Astronaut (2001)  Cory McAbee  Earlier Review
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« Reply #275 on: July 12, 2010, 04:44:24 AM »


20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)  B&W
Special Effects: Ray Harryhausen
Director: Nathan Juran
Cast: William Hopper, Joan Taylor

A spaceship returns from a trip to Venus and lands in the sea just off the coast of Sicily.  Only one lone U.S. astronaut (William Hopper) survives.  A young Italian boy discovers a container that contains a lifeform the ship has brought from Venus, setting in motion events that will result in the ever-growing Venusian beast going on a rampage in Rome.

I think this movie proves that kids in monster movies are evil...evil!  He finds the container and what does the dope do right away?  You betcha, he opens it!  Luckily, unlike many monster movies, the kid isn't there till the end...once they leave Sicily for Rome, we don't see him again.  This is a first-rate sci-fi flick from the 1950s, aided by first rate special effects by the king of stop-motion effects, Ray Harryhausen.  I got this in a set of 5 of his films...it's since been released in a 50th Anniverary Editiion...that includes a colorized version of that film.  We certainly don't need that.  This just has the original black & white version and the print looks great.  If you like good science fiction films from this era, you know you want this one.   :thumbup:

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #276 on: July 12, 2010, 04:13:46 PM »
Since Predators I have watched:

The Adventures of Robin Hood - great fun classic, basically the template for most other Robin Hood films to come after it. Swashbuckling galore with some romance thrown in for good measure. drags a little in the middle, as they all do, but otherwise a great way to spend 100min, especially in a afternoon.

Assault on Precinct 13 - reviewed here

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Hot Fuzz - getting better on repeated viewing. Looks gorgeous on Blu-ray.

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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #277 on: July 12, 2010, 07:38:10 PM »
#, A to G done.
H done - The House Bunny, and
I done - Inkheart, 17 to go.
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Re: DCO fourth Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread
« Reply #278 on: July 12, 2010, 09:31:12 PM »
Watched another one last night..up to 14 I think.  I have got to catch up on the reviews though.

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« Reply #279 on: July 12, 2010, 10:47:04 PM »
You got 2 out of 5, so I thought it's confirmed you're doing vowels. Is "Y" a vowel now...? :stars:
Yes. FWIW I'm also doing a number.  ;D

My next review is in. 3 down 4 to go.

Edge of Darkness

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« Reply #280 on: July 12, 2010, 11:11:13 PM »
 :training:

Still one or two reviews behind. This latest one really caught me out, so it's a bit long. Sorry. Full-on waffle mode, but bloody hell it deserves every bit of attention it can get.  :thumbup:

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« Reply #281 on: July 13, 2010, 01:12:58 AM »
Kandahar and The Lake House watched and reviewed.

15 down, 12 to go.

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« Reply #282 on: July 13, 2010, 01:15:07 AM »
Only 6 down for me. I need to get a move on.

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« Reply #283 on: July 13, 2010, 05:39:45 AM »
  Title  Director  Rating 
O  Oscar and Lucinda (AU 1997)  Gillian Armstrong 
D  Dom za vesanje (YU 1988, AKA Time of the Gypsies)  Emir Kusturica  Earlier Review
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« Reply #284 on: July 13, 2010, 02:41:01 PM »
I was planning to watch Yojimbo today. At the first scene it already felt way too familiar and a quick check then revealed that I had just watched during the last marathon in November. :slaphead:

So, I quickly switched over to The Warrior King.