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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:17 am

I just got back from Apocalypto.

Man, that movie was over the top. In a kind of dumb way. It just got waaay too ridiculous towards the end. It was cool though - spoken in Ancient Mayan? Can it get cooler? Not much. And it was beautiful too, and the filming was great, as was the acting. The story was just a little unoriginal when it wasn't lacking. So I wouldn't pay $10 to go see it, but I'd go if it were free, in the cheap theaters, or on video,

Oh, also, it's really gory. Just FYI.
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Post by yeshead 777 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:27 pm

I saw "The Nativity Story" with my 12 & 14 yr. old daughters on opening day. I was VERY impressed, and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The acting,cinematography, and storyline are all excellent-very well-paced. A perfect length at 1hr.40min.. Very little extra-biblical stuff here-stays very much to the scriptures(IMO),except for maybe the low key comic banter between the wise men-which just makes them more human in my eyes. Herod is played as very deliberate and calculated, instead of maniacal, which was fine with me. The actor playing him, and the actress playing Mary give phenomenal performances. This is a very intimate and powerully moving motion picture, no matter how many times you've heard the story or seen the re-enactment. GO SEE IT!
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Post by Bnielsen » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:25 pm

Hey??!!?!?! Who replaced my myrrh with dried cow patties?!
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Post by bb » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:44 pm

Saw Stranger Than Fiction last weekend. We're big fans of Emma Thompson, and she is great. The news (for me anyway) is that Will Farrell can act. A very enjoyable movie, and recommended.

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Post by FredProgGH » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:12 pm

bb wrote:Saw Stranger Than Fiction last weekend. We're big fans of Emma Thompson, and she is great. The news (for me anyway) is that Will Farrell can act. A very enjoyable movie, and recommended.
Cool- I was hoping to hear a good review of that one. I may go see it.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:32 pm

I heard it was awesome too - that's what all my friends said. I, on the other hand, got turned away from the free screening here at U of C's movie theater because too many people showed up. So I'm planning to go see it when I get home.
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Post by yeshead 777 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:50 am

Elric and I both saw this ysterday on opening day and loved it! Then-I get on line, and read in the paper that EVERYONE is ripping it apart! Whatever!-Another perfect example of not paying attenton to critics or the average joe moviegoer.
Yes, alot of it is familiar territory and somewhat pedictable-but who cares when the story is very engaging and gives Jeremy Irons one of his best performances ever! He is perfectly cast, and steals every scene he's in. Malcovich isn't in this one much, but apparantely will be in the next one more. I liked it so much I immediately went and bought the book! I say keep em coming in between and the Narnia flicks every two years, and we'll have a great fantasy flick every December! One side note-IMO it should be PG-13-much closer to the intensity of the "Return of the King" than "TLTWATW"-could be too frightening for most young kids.
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Post by Bnielsen » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:12 am

Apocalypto was pretty good- very violent and theres a bit much nudity and blood.... but fascinating characters, dialouge, and amazingly rich detail!
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:32 am

Saw Apocalypto last night and thought it grand and gory. Also saw the trailer for The 300. This looks like a fantasy based on the Battle of Thermopylae (which in part inspired Lex Rex). This looks like a really cool movie! Check out the trailer....

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/300/tr ... edium.html
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Post by Rumpska » Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:37 pm

Yea, I've been eyeing 300 for quite some time. It still amazes me how big manly Spartans have clean shiny hairless chests.


But it seriously does look like a very, very sweet movie.

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Post by Bnielsen » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:11 pm

Very stylized, but uber-cool looking
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Post by theHermit » Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:36 pm

Thanks for the pointer to the 300 Steve. I also enjoyed Apocalypto. At the heart of the film is a very compelling story. Sure it is violent, but the violence was kept to the context of the film's subject. I didn't feel any scene in the film was obviously gratuitous. There is at least one Peter Jackson pre-LoTR film that is worse!
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Post by Bnielsen » Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:57 pm

Just saw The Pursuit of Happyness

Incredible. Must-see family film.

The on screen chemistry between Will Smith and his real-life son was amazing.
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Post by Thimon » Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:54 am

Ah 300 looks like a great movie indeed..
It has a "epic painting comes to life" feeling all over it.


This one seems interesting to..
http://www.apple.com/trailers/newline/t ... 3/trailer/
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