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Real Steel. I went into it with low expectations and cynicism. It was actually pretty entertaining. Well worth $1 to rent.
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Griffimo wrote:Real Steel. I went into it with low expectations and cynicism. It was actually pretty entertaining. Well worth $1 to rent.


Yea, it was surprisingly a pretty good "popcorn" movie. My 8yr old daughter enjoyed it as well.
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its robots fighting. if you can get by the cheesy storyline, its worth a watch.
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I have this one (the English version) and the Descendants lined up next.


I think you'll be disappointed by the Descendents...I thought it was going to be a squirelly "Men Who Stare At Goats" type deal, but it was more serious. It wasn't bad...it just wasn't what I expected.


So I watched The Descendants last night.

I loved it. I thought it was very well done, great writing and acting. And while the premise is a bit of a downer (Clooney is trying to find his coma wife's lover) I laughed out loud more than a few times.
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I also checked out "30 Minutes or Less" this weekend.

I was looking for a light hearted action comedy and that's exactly what I got. It was a lot better than I anticipated. I was happy to see that Danny McBride was a central figure to the film. I assumed his participation was minimal. Aziz Arnisi (sp?) was hilarious as usually and Micheal Pena is one of my favorite bit actors and he comes through yet again.

Definitely worth the rent.
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Anybody watch either of the newer St. Trinian's flicks?

I found both to be fun watches and I imagine they are safe as family flicks, plus you can't beat hot English chicks school uniforms.

The movie series goes back to the '50. The cartoon they are based on was created before WWII, then the author spent some gruling time in Japanese POW camps. His post war work became pretty dark and skewed, which gives the movies their shady edge.
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Did anyone see haywire? I was thinking about seeing that when it comes out on DVD.
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So this Hunger Game flick, is a blatent rip off of the Japanese 'Battle Royale' book and movie, or not? I liked Battle Royale.
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The BlueBeards wrote:So this Hunger Game flick, is a blatent rip off of the Japanese 'Battle Royale' book and movie, or not? I liked Battle Royale.

It has a lot of similarities, but the Hunger Games book (which is really a series of books) is a lot more than just a bunch of teens trying to kill each other. It goes into the broader political issues of Panem (the world it takes place in), differences between the districts, life outside of the "arena" and really evolves into a totally different type of story, especially in the third book. Also, it has a big love triangle that is much further developed in the books than in the movie. I think Hunger Games does a much better job of developing the characters than Battle Royale, especially with Katniss. Hunger Games definitely deserves a fair amount of criticism for not being all that original, but it is still a better story than BR, IMO. If you happen to read the books, expect the ending to the series to piss you off. It's like the author ran out of time and threw together this sloppy, terrible conclusion. She definitely gets far too much credit considering her writing is pretty poor. I think a more talented author could have taken this story and done amazing things with it.
For the record, the author of Hunger Games claims to have never heard of BR until after she had completed her book.
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Watching To Kill a Mockingbird tonight. Great movie, great cast.
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Griffimo wrote:Watching To Kill a Mockingbird tonight. Great movie, great cast.


The one with Gregory Peck?
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Griffimo wrote:Watching To Kill a Mockingbird tonight. Great movie, great cast.


The one with Gregory Peck?


Yep. Is there another one?
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The one with Gregory Peck?


Yep. Is there another one?


Probably, but it wouldn't be as good.
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Griffimo wrote:Watching To Kill a Mockingbird tonight. Great movie, great cast.


The one with Gregory Peck?


Yep. Is there another one?


Probably, but it wouldn't be as good.


I don't believe even Hollywood has been dumb enough to redo that one. And TBH, it's probably not enough action for today's film audiences anyway.
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