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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2010, 04:05:20 PM »

I saw The Runaways over the weekend.  It's the story of the band of the same name that kicked off the music careers of female rockers Joan Jett and Lita Ford.    It seemed reasonably true to the actual story of the band and their maniacal manager/producer.  And the soundtrack sounded excellent.  It's not the highest profile movie in the theaters right now, but it's absolutely worth seeing if you're into 70's rock music.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2010, 12:52:46 PM »

I saw Matt Damon, Iraq War flick, Green Zone, last night....pretty decent action film, with some real world situation overtones, but I felt like some of the supporting characters weren't too well developed, which is fine, but they were really doing some important things, it would have been nice to know more of their background.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2010, 12:14:51 PM »

That sounds better than my recent trip to the movies with my two nephews.  They wanted to see The Tooth Fairy::)


But I did have a film palette cleansing later that night by going to see Crazy Heart.  Wow, what a great film!
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2010, 11:52:08 AM »

So has anyone seen The Wolfman yet?  I was so busy with Toy Fair this past weekend that I haven't had a chance to see it yet.

I want to but end up seeing Percy with Madison.  Will watch Wolfman this weekend :) 
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2010, 09:46:37 AM »

So has anyone seen The Wolfman yet?  I was so busy with Toy Fair this past weekend that I haven't had a chance to see it yet.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 10:37:34 AM »

Went to see The Book of Eli last night.  Definitely worth the price of admission.  Denzel Washington carried this movie VERY well.  And Gary Oldman?  He reminded me of all of those great villains he played before he got involved with either the Harry Potter or Batman series'.  Beyond that I'll try to keep it spoiler free.

But in the trailers....WHY?  WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?
Who in Hollywood thought that it was already necessary to remake a movie from 2007?  Generally speaking it wasn't a huge movie, and it was mostly geared towards a British audience.  But it was VERY funny.  Why would you already remake Death At A Funeral?
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2010, 09:17:37 PM »

I went to see Sherlock Holmes last night.  WOW!  Great performance by Robert Downey Jr.  And I'm surprised that this came from Guy Ritchie.  He's been something of a one trick pony as directors go, but this actually showed some versatility on his part.  And I think he really was able to capture Victorian era London well.

And it was totally set up for a sequel, too.

My wife and I saw this on New Years - we saw both Sherlock Holmes and Avatar on the same day.

I thought Sherlock Holmes was really well done. The performances of both Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law were fantastic. I'm glad they set up a sequel like they did. I totally agree with you Nick on your assessment of Guy Ritchie as a director - him being behind the wheel of this movie had me actually worried going into it - I was half convinced that he was going to screw it up.

Thankfully, it was much better than I expected it to be.

It's doing well enough for a sequel too - not as good as Avatar obviously, but still enough business for the studios to green-light a sequel.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2010, 04:26:04 PM »

I went to see Sherlock Holmes last night.  WOW!  Great performance by Robert Downey Jr.  And I'm surprised that this came from Guy Ritchie.  He's been something of a one trick pony as directors go, but this actually showed some versatility on his part.  And I think he really was able to capture Victorian era London well.

And it was totally set up for a sequel, too.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 06:42:21 AM »

Saw Trick r Treat at the Big Apple Con. Not bad, it's not a slasher flick and not torture porn like saw, it's more like Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, Creepshow. It's 5 stories that all intertwine.


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Just saw this.  Definately worth the rental.

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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 11:53:24 PM »

I went to see Pirate Radio the other day.  If you're a fan of rock music, you really should see this!  The music alone is just awesome.  And the story is genuinely funny.

The story is based on the situation with British radio in the mid 1960's.  The BBC was only broadcasting about 1 hour of rock music a day circa 1964-1967.  So a number of pirate radio stations started to pop up outside the British territorial waters.  One of the most significant ones was called Radio Caroline.  And at it's peak, pirate radio in England had a fanbase of 10 - 13 million people.  This is in a country of about 40 million people at the time. 

Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays a fictional dj called The Count who was based on the real pirate broadcaster Tom Lodge.  His booked "The Ship that Rocked the World" seems to be the inspiration for the movie.

There are some bands that are notably absent from the soundtrack.  Most obviously, The Beatles.  But that was probably due to music licensing costs.  But there's music from The Who, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Procol Harum, The Moody Blues, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, The Troggs, and just about any early rock band you can think of.  This should be a must see for any rock fan.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2009, 11:42:09 PM »

So I went to see Men Who Stare At Goats earlier this week.  It's got a pretty cool cast (George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey).  It's an interesting premise.  And they refer to the characters in the movie as "Jedi Warriors".

That's about where it ceased to be interesting.  Usually I try to keep an open mind about movies.  But it seems to me that something went horribly wrong with this movie.  And I left the theater very disappointed.  This is probably not even a good rental.  Wait for it on cable and THEN prepare to be disappointed.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 08:04:55 PM »

Here's something that I've been wondering about:  when in the world is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus coming out?  It's Terry Gilliam's new film, and it's got an amazing cast!  And it also happens to be the film with Heath Ledger's final performance.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009, 04:37:03 PM »

Saw Trick r Treat at the Big Apple Con. Not bad, it's not a slasher flick and not torture porn like saw, it's more like Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, Creepshow. It's 5 stories that all intertwine.


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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 06:40:36 AM »


I checked out Paranormal Activity.  It was good, not great.  They did do a good job of making you feel like you were a part of the movie.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 01:29:18 PM »

I saw Zombieland over the weekend.  Absolutely fantastic.  There is a HUGE cameo that I'm not going to spoil here.  Go in cold if you can, and you will be handsomely rewarded.

Seriously, though, the movie kicked @$$.  I'm not really into the whole zombie apocalypse genre of films all that much, but just like Shaun of the Dead (and I really hate drawing comparisons because they're both great films in their own right), you don't need to be a horror fan to love these films.  Go see this NOW!
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