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We watched “Argo” for the third time this weekend while visiting in Burbank. I still think it was the best movie of 2012. It started out as an action movie with the embassy takeover, then was a comedy as the scam was put together, and last a full-on thriller as they tried to get out of Iran. Also loved (in no particular order): ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ ‘Les Miz’ and ‘Django Unchained’. Going to see ‘Impossible’ today.
I really liked Skyfall. I thought it re set the James Bond brand for a whole new set of movies. Craig makes a great Bond, probably the best since Connery, in my opinion.
I Liked, Lincoln, I’m kind of a history buff, but a lot of others, Expendables 2, Skyfall, Taken 1 & 2, almost anything with Liam Neeson, the latest Batman dark night Rises, Ted,, LOL< yes, Ted, Ive got to check out Argo now, with your advice Groucho
Haven’t seen Lincoln. I wanted too. I don’t get to the movies as often as I should. I saw Flight with Denzel Washington. That was a REALLY good one. Mach-I liked the ending of Dark Knight Rises. From pooling other’s, I think I may be in the minority on that. I’m anxiously awaiting May for the new Star Trek movie and counting down to 2015 for the new Star Wars. I’m a total nerd when it comes to movies.
One of my all time favorite movies is Secondhand Lions. Great actors and family movie.
Skyfall is on our list to see. Loved Flight and Dark Knight. Mission Impossible 3 was good as was the Bourne squeal. We just saw The Impossible this PM, very, very good.
One of the Bourne movies just about made me hurl partially digested popcorn chunks all over the front row. The second one, I think. There was so much use of the “shakey cam”during the chase scenes, it made me ill. But one of the best scenes of all time, in my opinion, is from the third Bourne movie, when Jason calls Pam, and as they scramble to trace his call, he asks to meet his former control agent. Pam says that it would be hard to find her. Jason replies, no, she’s standing right next to you! They suddenly realize that Bourne is looking right at them. Love that scene.
H8-I loved the Bourne films, but made a conscious effort not to see the last (4th) one. I just think trying to make the movie about anyone other than Jason Bourne proves that they are more interested in money than continuity. You’re just rehashing the old story line with a new character.
In exciting movie news: JJ Abrams has been confirmed as the director of Star Wars Episode 7. Just a few months after telling fans that the project was too big for him, he inks the contract. I like the direction Disney is taking this. Abrams rescued Star Trek out of motion picture purgatory and gave it new life. He did it by telling a story about CHARACTERS, rather than just fancy special effects. He knows how to infuse humor into drama and to focus on character relationships. That’s what made the original Star Wars superior to the prequels; focusing on the human element. It also proves that Disney is committed to spare no expense. This should be a good sign for fans. Now, the only question is what does that mean for the fate of a third Star Trek?
You should check out #4 think, it is pretty good and goes in a completely different direction. Like they said in the trailer, “There never was just one.”
I probably will, eventually. I’ve noticed it at a few Redboxes. Redbox is typically where I go for the ‘looks interesting, but not enough to spend 7 bucks on’ movies.
The movies that I own that I tend to watch over and over and over are Pearl Harbor, Avatar, and a lesser known Tom Cruise one called Valkyrie.
Not trying to dodge the question, just a toughie to answer. I dislike movies that overdo computer graphic disasters and explosions, and remakes. Sequels usually progressivly degenerate.
I haven’t been watching movies of late so, I’ve got some catching up to do.
Even though I can pick them apart for taking license, “Gettysburg” is an excellent intro to the battle and so is “Tora, Tora, Tora.” Both express the general ideas. An oldie but goodie I like is “Man for All Seasons.”
I have a weakness for the Lord of Rings trilogy; “The Hobbit” is definitly on my bucket list; “Star Trek” and of course “Star Wars;” nor can I ignore the attraction of the Disney pirate movies. Gotta see what Capt. Jack Sparrow is up to.
“Pork Chop Hill” is very good for accuracy. Need to see “The Hobbit”.
Anyone seen Valkyrie? Mach, you’d like that one being a history fan. I especially enjoy WWII era history.
Saw it and was impressed. Still kicking myself for not getting the DVD when it was on the shelf at WalMart.
CAt-it inspired me enough to read up on Hitler’s Germany and the different attempts on his life from the outside and inside. He also had a fascinating cast of characters in his inner circle. Some of the credit for The Third Reich’s demise can be pinned on the pride and incompetence of that inner circle.
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