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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #225 on: January 15, 2012, 12:34:54 AM »
Does that mean it is ALL I can watch? :P
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #226 on: January 20, 2012, 12:48:12 AM »
     Sunshine (2007/United States)

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Director:Danny Boyle
Writing:Alex Garland (Writer)
Length:107 min.
Rating:Rated R : Violent Content and Language
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Cliff Curtis as Searle
Chipo Chung as Voice of Icarus
Cillian Murphy as Capa
Michelle Yeoh as Corazon
Hiroyuki Sanada as Kaneda
Rose Byrne as Cassie

Plot:
You've NEVER SEEN anything like SUNSHINE, the stunningly ORIGINAL SCI-FI ACTION-ADVENTURE from groundbreaking DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE (28 Days Later).

It is the year 2057, the sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope rests with a courageous crew of eight men and women on a mission to ignite the fading star with a massive nuclear weapon. Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission begins to unravel and they find themselves fighting not only for their lives, but for the future of us all. With twists and turns you won't see coming, this pulse-pounding journey to the sun is a nonstop thrill ride.

Extras:
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  • Production Notes
  • Closed Captioned
  • Two Short films


My Thoughts:
I normally love a good natural disaster type movie. But this one not so much. Don't get me wrong... it isn't a bad movie. But it is my least favorite to memory at this time. I just found I didn't care much for any of the characters. I also felt that the story... especially in the beginning... moved a bit on the slow side. And it probably didn't help much that I wasn't really familiar with any of the cast other then Chris Evans. Though I do admit... I probably should give this one another chance as I didn't give it all the attention it deserved. It wasn't long into it before I found myself playing solitaire on the computer while watching it. But at the very least I got the main jist of the movie.


My Rating:
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #227 on: January 20, 2012, 03:34:28 AM »
     Little Black Book (2004/United States)

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Director:Nick Hurran
Writing:Melissa Carter (Original Material By), Elisa Bell (Screenwriter)
Length:107 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Sexual Content/Humor and Language
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1, Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.0, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, French

Stars:
Brittany Murphy as Stacy
Holly Hunter as Barb
Kathy Bates (1948) as Kippie Kann
Ron Livingston as Derek
Julianne Nicholson as Joyce
Stephen Tobolowsky as Carl

Plot:
Brittany Murphy will capture your heart in this wickedly funny film about a really nice girl who's a disaster waiting to happen. Hired to work on a tabloid TV show, Stacy Holt's life gets turned upside down when she is persuaded to explore one of the show's themes, and snoops through her boyfriend's Palm Handheld. But she's forgetting one thing: in the world of daytime TV, there's always a shocking surprise in store—and she's about to get a big one!

Extras:
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  • Featurettes
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My Thoughts:
I just finished watching this one. And I enjoyed it quite a bit. It is a romantic comedy so I went into it figuring how it would end... just had to watch the journey. But no... not this time. It actually throws a bit of a curve ball and goes with the unexpected. This movie stars Brittany Murphy... I have now seen a few of her movies and I must say.... I am starting to become a fan. It is a shame she passed away at such a young age. This one has an entertaining storyline. It seemed to go by rather quickly... always a good sign when watching a movie. I liked Kathy Bates as the Talk Show host. Holly Hunter was good too... though the voice she was using for this role was a little on the weird side. Definitely worth watching... glad I have it in my collection... thanks to a generous friend that gave it to me!


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #228 on: January 20, 2012, 04:49:26 AM »
I saw Little Black Book several years ago and I didn't care for it.  I just didn't think it was funny and I didn't like the characters.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #229 on: January 20, 2012, 05:28:58 AM »
It wasn't long into it before I found myself playing solitaire on the computer while watching it.
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You know when a movie ist not interesting you when you start pulling up other stuff to do on the side. I occasionally find myself doing stuff on my iPad when the things on screen are not captivating me enough...

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #230 on: January 20, 2012, 12:47:18 PM »
I saw Little Black Book several years ago and I didn't care for it.  I just didn't think it was funny and I didn't like the characters.

Sorry you didn't care for it. I enjoyed watching it so much that I popped in another Brittany Murphy movie in right after it. Watched about half of it last night. Finishing it off this morning.
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #231 on: January 20, 2012, 01:53:39 PM »
     Just Married (2003/United States)

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Director:Shawn Levy
Writing:Sam Harper (Writer)
Length:95 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Sexual Content, Some Crude Humor and a Brief Drug Reference
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Ashton Kutcher as Tom
Brittany Murphy as Sarah
Christian Kane as Peter Prentis
David Moscow as Kyle
Monét Mazur as Lauren
David Rasche as Mr. McNerney

Plot:
Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy take the cake in this outrageous hit comedy! Sarah (Murphy) is a happy-go-lucky rich girl whose meddling family is as snobbish as it is wealthy. Tom (Kutcher) is a hope-I-get-lucky party guy who prefers sports bars over fancy cars. But opposites attract sidesplitting fun when these two young newlyweds embark on their perfectly-planned European honeymoon with disastrous – and hilarious results!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
After watching Little Black Book I felt like another Romantic Comedy with Brittany Murphy. So I grabbed this one. Though I did go into it a little hesitantly as I never was much of a fan of Ashton Kutcher.  But over-all I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Some of the comedy I found to be laugh-out-loud funny... but at the same time some of it just didn't work for me. I particularly didn't like the childless and tasteless fart humor. But over-all the movie won me over. Though I personally didn't care for it quite as much as I did Little Black Book. But it is one I can easily see myself watching again.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #232 on: January 20, 2012, 04:24:22 PM »
     The Wedding Date: Widescreen (2005/United States)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Director:Clare Kilner
Writing:Elizabeth Young (Original Material By), Dana Fox (Screenwriter)
Length:89 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Sexual Content Including Dialogue
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Debra Messing as Kat Ellis
Dermot Mulroney as Nick Mercer
Amy Adams as Amy
Jack Davenport as Edward Fletcher-Wooten
Sarah Parish as TJ
Jeremy Sheffield as Jeffrey

Plot:
Debra Messing (TV's Will & Grace) shines in this hilarious romantic comedy about the surprising road to finding true love. Kat Ellis (Messing) is determined to attend her younger sister's wedding with a date. Rather than face the ridicule of her family and in order to show up her ex-fiancé, she resorts to the Yellow Pages to find a last-minute escort, Nick (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend's Wedding). His dashing good looks and quick-witted charm may win over her family. But will they win over Kat? Filled with unexpected twists and endless laughs, The Wedding Date is the one date that you'll want to keep!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes


My Thoughts:
After the last couple movies I found myself in a romantic comedy mood... so decided to check this one out. And I am glad I did... as I enjoyed every moment of it. Though going by reviews I read for this one online... I am once again one of the few that did. So you may want to take that into consideration. Debra Messing looked fantastic... though I have always had a thing for redheads anyway. Basically this film is the opposite of Pretty Woman where the woman hired a male escort and then fell in love. But the story kept my interest through-out... and went by very quickly for me. I can easily see myself enjoying this one again at some point in the not to distant future. This DVD... as well as the last two I reviewed was given to me from a very generous friend. So once again I can thank her for sending me a film I thoroughly enjoyed.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #233 on: January 20, 2012, 07:38:36 PM »
     Dead & Breakfast: Unrated & Outrageous (2004/United States)

Anchor Bay Entertainment
Director:Matthew Leutwyler
Writing:Billy Burke (Original Material By), Jun Tan (Original Material By), Matthew Leutwyler (Writer)
Length:88 min.
Rating:Unrated
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:None

Stars:
Miranda Bailey as Lisa Belmont
David Carradine as Mr. Wise
Jeremy Sisto as Christian
Erik Palladino as David
Bianca Lawson as Kate
Oz Perkins as Johnny

Plot:
Six friends on a road trip gone wrong. A sleepy, creepy Texas town. A sinister inn with murder on the menu. And an army of the undead who can only be stopped by decapitation or chainsaw. If you think you've seen it all before, you're DEAD wrong! Erik Palladino (ER, U-571), Ever Carradine (ONCE AND AGAIN), Jeremy Sisto (WRONG TURN, SIX FEET UNDER) and Gina Phillips (JEEPERS CREEPERS) star in the action-packed, blood-drenched horror/comedy that takes the genre to outrageous new extremes!

Diedrich Bader (THE DREW CAREY SHOW), Portia de Rossi (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and David Carradine (KILL BILL) co-star in this acclaimed independent hit that Fangoria Magazine calls "slapstick and horrifying...a mix of ghouls, giggles and gore!"

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gallery
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • Closed Captioned
  • additional music


My Thoughts:
I felt like a bit of a change in pace now... so decided to go with some horror. This is a movie I never even heard of before a friend gave me the DVD. But of course I am always happy to try out some new horror. Unfortunately I didn't pick a very good one to start with. I realize this is listed as a comedy horror...but I would say I got maybe one half way decent chuckle out of the entire film. The comedy was more stupid then anything. As for the horror... there is plenty of blood and a bit of gore... but the gore is more comedic so less realistic. The storyline, while decent, was basically ruined with the way it went to comic book drawings of the movie between scenes and the awful music they insisted on playing through-out the movie. A music style that could only be described as a mixture of country and rap. With that said... there was a few good scenes mixed within all the non-sense that kept me somewhat interested. While I may give this one another chance at some point it isn't one I see myself watching very often at all. So no... it is not one I would recommend.


My Rating:
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #234 on: January 20, 2012, 09:34:18 PM »
     Bats: Human Harvest (2007/United States)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director:Jamie Dixon
Writing:Brett Merryman (Writer), Chris Denk (Writer)
Length:87 min.
Rating:Rated R : Violence and Disturbing Images
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai

Stars:
David Chokachi as Russo
Michael Jace as Martinez
Pollyanna McIntosh as Katya
Martin Papazian as Downey
Melissa De Sousa as O'Neal
Tomas Arana as Doctor

Plot:
Time: Present Day. The Place: Russia. The mission: To track down and capture fanatical weapons specialist Dr. Walsh hiding in a research facility deep in the notorious Belzan forest of Chechnya. Specially trained and armed, an elite unit of soldiers is combing through the endless forest looking to bring their target to justice. But what they're about to find is an enemy they're not prepared to fight - genetically altered vampire bats programmed to feast on human flesh and blood - in this horrifying action thriller.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
I enjoyed the first one... so thought I would give this sequel a chance. I picked up this DVD at Big Lots for $3.00 back in October of 2010 and am just now getting around to watching it. After watching the trailer my hopes wasn't up that high that it would be as good as the first one. And it wasn't as good as the first. But I was still able to enjoy it. It was definitely worth the money I paid.  Though still not what I would call a great horror movie. I don't really care for the direction it went using the military as a main storyline. It felt like they wanted to do something similar to Dog Soldiers... but they weren't able to pull it off.


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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #235 on: January 21, 2012, 04:35:02 PM »
     Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010/United States)

Warner Home Video
Director:Mac Carter
Writing:Mac Carter (Writer)
Length:90 min.
Rating:NR
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Ryan Reynolds as Narrator (Voice)
Neal Adams
Kyle Baker
Karen Berger
Mike Carlin
Dan Didio

Plot:
This original DC COMICS documentary is the first of its kind: a compelling look at the company that created the modern super hero, produced with unprecedented access to the archives of Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Both a celebration of the best writers and artists in comics and a thoughtful exploration of seventy-five years of DC Comics history, SECRET ORIGIN combines insights from respected historians; interviews with some of the most influential comic book creators in history; and experts from comics, films, and television shows to bring the story of DC Comics to life in vivid and unexpected ways.

Extras:
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My Thoughts:
This morning I felt like watching something to do with superheroes... but something I never seen before. So I pulled out this documentary. It concentrates mostly on the comics... but it also touches on both the movies and television series. I enjoyed this documentary quite a bit... as it touched on some things I never knew before. I never was much of a big reader of comic books... but I seen several I would like to check out in this documentary. At an hour and a half it is a pretty long documentary as well. I would recommend this one for any comic book fan.


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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #236 on: January 21, 2012, 07:23:43 PM »
     Tamara (2005)

Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Director:Jeremy Haft
Writing:Jeffrey Reddick (Writer)
Length:98 min.
Rating:Rated R : Sequences of Strong Bloody Violence, Language, Sexuality and Teen Drinking
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:Spanish

Stars:
Jenna Dewan as Tamara Riley
Katie Stuart as Chloe
Chad Faust as Jesse
Bryan Clark as Shawn
Melissa Elias as Kisha
Gil Hacohen as Patrick

Plot:
Tamara is not the most popular girl in school. Mousy and quiet, she is picked on constantly. When her classmates play a practical joke that goes awry and results in her death, the once-homely teenager comes back from the dead as a sexy seductress to exact revenge on her killers...one by torturous one.

Extras:
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  • Audio Commentary
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
I just finished watching this title. I enjoyed it more then I thought I would considering it is in a set with 3 other movies... a set that I got so cheap. I enjoyed the storyline... liked the characters... and also liked the way they did the blood/gore. It was there without being over done. The way it ended was done well also. It left itself open for a sequel.... hopefully one will pop up as I would watch it. I am not sure I agree with this one being rated R... I seen similar movies (content wise) to this rated PG-13. I guess it just barely made an R rating. I can see myself watching this one again. I would recommend checking it out. I did have a little trouble deciding between a 3.5 and 4 rating.


My Rating:
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #237 on: January 21, 2012, 09:21:09 PM »
     Boy Eats Girl (2005/United States)

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Director:Stephen Bradley
Writing:Derek Landy (Writer)
Length:80 min.
Rating:Rated R : Horror Violence/Gore, Language and Some Sexual Content
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Samantha Mumba as Jessica
David Leon as Nathan
Tadhg Murphy as Diggs
Laurence Kinlan as Henry
Sarah James as Cheryl
Mark Huberman as Samson

Plot:
In Boy Eats Girls the horror of school takes on a whole new meaning. Forget about the threat of the classroom bully, the anxiety of the rugby field or even the dread of being spurned by the girl you fancy; when your schoolmates develop a taste for human flesh it pays to know who your friends are, and what they've been eating...

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
I decided to go ahead and watch this one next... since it was the last movie in the 4 movie set I had to watch to get it out of my unwatched pile. I ended up enjoying this one quite a bit. It turned out to be just an all-around fun movie. I liked the story... I like the characters... most of the special effects was good. Though some of it did look fake. This is a comedy horror... while some of the comedy was not the best... over all I enjoyed it. It is definitely worth checking out. It turns out the 2 movies I watched today from this set (Tamara and Boy Eats Girl) were my favorites out of this 4 movie set. I got this set at Walmart for only $5... that is $1.25 per film... definitely worth the price if you get the chance to pick it up.


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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #238 on: January 21, 2012, 09:48:07 PM »
Wow! I already watched 9 movies! I will be breaking double digits this time around! I can't remember the last time I did that!  :couch:
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #239 on: January 22, 2012, 04:30:46 PM »
     Fool's Gold: Widescreen (2008/United States)

Warner Home Video
Director:Andy Tennant
Writing:John Claflin (Original Material By), Daniel Zelman (Original Material By), John Claflin (Screenwriter), Daniel Zelman (Screenwriter), Andy Tennant (Screenwriter)
Length:112 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Action Violence, Some Sexuel Material, Brief Nudity and Language
Video:Widescreen :1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Matthew McConaughey as Finn
Kate Hudson as Tess
Donald Sutherland as Nigel Honeycutt
Alexis Dziena as Gemma Honeycutt
Ewen Bremner as Alfonz
Ray Winstone as Moe Fitch

Plot:
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson go for the gold (and the diamonds, emeralds and rubies) as a just-divorced couple who bicker and banter their way through an adventure- and laugh-packed undersea treasure hunt. McConaughey is Finn, in love with his ex (Hudson) and in deep with gangster Bigg Bunny. After eight years of searching, Finn gets a clue to the whereabouts of the Queen's Dowry, a fabulous fortune that mysteriously disappeared in the Caribbean in 1715. Now all he has to do is get the gold, get the girl and get going before Bigg Bunny gets him. Directed by Andy Tennant ('Hitch'), 'Fool's Gold' glitters with danger, action, romance, comedy, great one-liners and – a great time to be had by all!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes/Bloopers


My Thoughts:
I have been wanting to check this movie out since I first saw the theatrical trailer for it. I have always liked romantic comedies... and thought that the adventure/treasure hunting would really add to it. While I enjoyed the movie and think it is well worth watching... at the same time it didn't live up to the expectations I had for it. I feel it could have been better. To me at least... it felt like it was a bit drawn out. It should have been shortened a little. It just felt longer then it needed to be. But I enjoyed the storyline... liked all the characters and the ending... while expected... is good as well.


My Rating:
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