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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2013, 12:03:40 PM »
"The Pianist".  And all I could think about through the whole movie was the left wanting to ban guns.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2013, 12:58:09 PM »
Saw "Parental Guidance" with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2013, 08:24:37 PM »
I just finished "Iron Sky". Its about Nazis that settle on the dark side of the moon. It parodies the US a lot. Its an ok movie. I give it 3 out of 5. You can watch it on netflix.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2013, 09:37:09 PM »
I just finished "Iron Sky". Its about Nazis that settle on the dark side of the moon. It parodies the US a lot. Its an ok movie. I give it 3 out of 5. You can watch it on netflix.

Been wanting to watch "Iron Sky" for almost a year now, never thought it would get released. 

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2013, 10:41:36 PM »
Been wanting to watch "Iron Sky" for almost a year now, never thought it would get released. 

Thanks and H5!

I didn't like it.  I'll send you my blu-ray for $10 (about half what I paid for it with shipping).  PM me if interested.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2013, 11:37:33 PM »
Saw "Oh Dark Thirty" tonight with Mrs E.

Based on what I've read, it was pretty accurate. A couple of fine points in question - having read Matt Bissonette's book (the SEAL who was there - not some jackwagon who "talked" to those who said they were there), at least part of the team flew back not on the stealth chopper but rather on a CH-46 or similar chopper. After all, Chalk 1 crashed and was deliberately destroyed before the team left the UBL compound.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2013, 11:44:04 PM »
Cripes.
Two of my kids took me to one years ago.
Something about computer people chasing other computer people.
I think it was around 2000 or 01. Not sure.
It sucked.
Last time I actually paid to see a movie? Maybe 88 or 89.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2013, 12:13:13 AM »
Django Unchained - Was good but not one of Tarantino's better ones.

Gangster Squad - Ok
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2013, 12:53:02 AM »
Saw "Oh Dark Thirty" tonight with Mrs E.

Based on what I've read, it was pretty accurate. A couple of fine points in question - having read Matt Bissonette's book (the SEAL who was there - not some jackwagon who "talked" to those who said they were there), at least part of the team flew back not on the stealth chopper but rather on a CH-46 or similar chopper. After all, Chalk 1 crashed and was deliberately destroyed before the team left the UBL compound.

I have it on my other computer, and will check later, but I thought a CH-46 did come at the end because there wasn't room for all of them?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2013, 10:14:01 AM »
I have it on my other computer, and will check later, but I thought a CH-46 did come at the end because there wasn't room for all of them?

I'm going on memory from having read Bisonnette's book, but I believe the CH-46 was part of the overall plan from the get-go. They lost the stealth chopper, but it wasn't a big deal from a transportation standpoint. Redundancy in planning and all that.

All choppers had to refuel in Pakistan, but that wasn't shown in the movie. The issue of the Paki Air Force intercepting them was very much an issue, so it was balls-to-the-wall in getting back across the A-stan border.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2013, 10:36:22 AM »
This weekend, Bullet to the Head with Stallone.
Last weekend, The Last Stand with Arnold.
The weekend before last, Django Unchained.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2013, 11:35:08 AM »
Cripes.
Two of my kids took me to one years ago.
Something about computer people chasing other computer people.
I think it was around 2000 or 01. Not sure.
It sucked.
Last time I actually paid to see a movie? Maybe 88 or 89.

"The Net"????  That one came out in '05 with Sandra Bullock.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2013, 01:37:39 PM »
Been wanting to watch "Iron Sky" for almost a year now, never thought it would get released. 

Thanks and H5!

Ditto!

Watched 2001:A Space Odyssey last night. Haven't watched it in a while. Still have no idea what it is about.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2013, 01:40:05 PM »
"The Net"????  That one came out in '05 with Sandra Bullock.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2013, 01:47:42 PM »
Ditto!

Watched 2001:A Space Odyssey last night. Haven't watched it in a while. Still have no idea what it is about.

It's about space, mostly. Space and LSD.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2013, 02:16:19 PM »
It's about space, mostly. Space and LSD.

IT just has so many curious things. There are three space suits, red, yellow, and cyan,  but only two crew members awake and three in stasis. Then, suddenly, after Hal tries to kill him, David Bowman is wearing a green helmet that comes from nowhere.

Then, I forgot to notice if he is still wearing a green one when he is shutting down Hal.

Then, when he goes into the monolith there are those seven geometric shapes that are never explained.

And even though it seems like a giant pile of crap, I still like the movie.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2013, 03:16:12 PM »
I didn't like it.  I'll send you my blu-ray for $10 (about half what I paid for it with shipping).  PM me if interested.

The wife and I Netflixed it right after I posted the above - we didn't like it either.   :(

Thanks for the offer anyway.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2013, 10:39:57 PM »
Ditto!

Watched 2001:A Space Odyssey last night. Haven't watched it in a while. Still have no idea what it is about.



Alas...

OK, here goes. 

<Carl Sagan voice> 

Billyuns and billyuns of yeers ago, billyuns and billyuns of light yeers away,

</Carl Sagan voice>

a civilization developed FTL flight and communications and began to explore the galaxy.  Eventually they found Earth, which was inhabited by various species, including an upright bipedal social group with potential to develop intelligence and, eventually, their own space flight etc. 

This species, however, lacked three things, none of which were possible in the ordinary course of events without at least one of the others.  The proteins in meat necessary for brain development beyond their current level; the knowledge to use tools/weapons to obtain the meat; and the appetite to want to eat the meat.

The advanced civilization noted that one of at least two groups of this species had the best potential for taking advantage of any help given; this group had recently been chased away from "their" source of water by the other group, who (since they lacked weapons or the knowledge to use them)  used intimidation and numbers to accomplish the task.

The advanced civilization sent three devices into the Sol system.  One, placed near the cave that sheltered the "chosen tribe" of upright bipeds, which transmitted information to their brains (use tools to kill, eat the meat, it's yummy).  The second, buried Tycho crater on the Moon, when exposed to sunlight transmitted "they found me" toward Jupiter.  The third, in orbit around Jupiter, had two functions that we learn about in 2001 (two other functions are found in the sequel, 2010); Receive and relay "they found me" to the host civilization, and serve as a hyperspace portal to a location, possibly the host civilization's homeworld.

The bipeds learned to kill and eat meat, and simultaneously to use the weapons to retake "their" water hole.  The opposing group suffered one fatality, probably their leader, in this first of many human battles.  In an iconic sequence, the triumphant leader of the victorious group flings his bone-club into the air, and we jump-cut to Earth orbit in mid-1999 and see orbiting weapons platforms, a space station, and a commercial shuttle ("Pan Am").

The device in Tycho had been found and an excavation made around it.  Due to the length of lunar "night", the sun had not yet shone on it properly (apparently, directly overhead).  The head of the US space agency and others stations on the moon visited the device just at sunlight reached the proper point.  The device sends its signal; it was audible as a loud screech on the mens' spacesuit radios.  It was determined that the message was sent towards Jupiter.

Eighteen months later, in 2001, USS Discovery was en route to Jupiter to investigate.  Three scientists were put aboard in hibernation, while the pilot and copilot were conscious and kept unaware of the nature of the mission.  The on-board computer, which was either sentient or capable of simulating sentience (it could make autonomous decisions and operate the ship without human input) was aware of the true mission, but programmed not to reveal it to the conscious crew.  This created a logic fault in the computer, which attempted to kill the human crew; it succeeded in killing all but the pilot, who disconnected the higher logic functions and found the recorded mission briefing from the space agency head.

The pilot continued the mission, finding the third device in Jupiter orbit.  Its function as a hyperspace portal activated, and he was carried off to seemingly live the rest of his life in a bad copy of a luxury hotel suite.  He was apparently under observation, given the whispers and noises heard in this portion.  Eventually, seeing yet another of the rectangular devices at the foot of his "deathbed", he apparently dis-corporated and returned to Earth as a higher-order being (resembling an unborn baby), and as an observer.  There are mentions in the literature of his proceeding to detonate (harmlessly) the orbital weapons, but I don't see that in the film, nor is it mentioned in the sequel.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2013, 10:51:12 PM »
Then, suddenly, after Hal tries to kill him, David Bowman is wearing a green helmet that comes from nowhere.

The green helmet was in the airlock.  We don't see him put it on, and the interior of the airlock is padded.  I assume a compartment with a padded cover containing supplies for a hasty evacuation, including at least one complete space-suit and helmet.

He continued to wear the helmet throughout the dectivation of HAL, as otherwise HAL could simply open all hatches and kill Bowman that way.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2013, 12:49:24 AM »
Just watched Planet 51 tonight...cute movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2013, 09:05:52 AM »
Well tomorrow, I will be watching Nicholas and Alexandra, The lasr czar and czarina of Russia....
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2013, 10:02:26 AM »
"The Net"????  That one came out in '05 with Sandra Bullock.
Nah.
Finally remembered the name...Matrix.
It was a waste of time.
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« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2013, 12:55:29 PM »
Well tomorrow, I will be watching Nicholas and Alexandra, The lasr czar and czarina of Russia....
I know, I know, I am strange!!!! :whatever:

That's a pretty good one.  They got the (known) history (mostly) right.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2013, 05:00:46 PM »
"The Pianist".  And all I could think about through the whole movie was the left wanting to ban guns.




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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2013, 06:37:49 PM »
Does everybody know that For Greater Glory is on Netflix now?  I give it two big thumbs up. 

If you don't see another movie this year, you won't see For Greater Glory.
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