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Since we have categories for music and books, I thought we should start one for movies.

I just finished Hotel Rwanda starring Don Cheadle dealing with the Rwandan civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus which left 1,000,000 dead, often massacred and executed.  Don Cheadle gives a great performance as Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu who provided shelter at the hotel he managed to over 1000 Tutsis who would have been summarily massacred by the Hutu Interhamwe. It'd be fair to call him the Oscar Schindler of the Rwandan genocide.  Nick Nolte gives a surprisingly good performance as well.  It's a tragic and sad story and I'd encourage you to watch it.
 

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I recently rented The Last King of Scotland from Netflix and both the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I knew a little bit about Idi Amin before watching this and, IMHO, it really showed all sides of his terribly complex personality (or should I say personalitIES).  The acting was top-notch and the viewer can truly appreciate the effort it took to do things well.
 

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Now that I think about it, I probably haven't watched a movie for over a month now. I've mostly been watching sports, old episodes of Bones, and a few DVD's that came with music CD's I've received. I guess the last movie I watched was probably Evil Dead 2.
 

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My wife and I love movies, but we rarely watch stuff shown on TV or in movie theatres. Our main source of movies is Netflix. We receive about 4-5 films a month, on average. Our favorites are European classics: Antonioni, Fellini, Bergman, Buñuel, Godard, Tarkovsky.
 

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman.  I also broke out the Alien franchise earlier this week, but I've hesitated to watch past the second one... the sequels were just so awful.
 

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EofK said:
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman. 
I saw this a few years ago.  Definitely original but just too long and convoluted.
 

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Just finished up watching Return of the Living Dead, one of my favorite horror movies. Well, I was half watching it and half reading some books. I need to keep myself occupied for at least a few more hours before I go out, so I'm gonna put on This is Spinal Tap next, and then probably a music DVD like Megadeth's That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires.
 

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Nebelpfade said:
Asteriktos said:
old episodes of Bones
Good to see another fan of Bones!  Now if only this boring baseball would end and new episodes would air.  :p
It's a good show; there are others I would consider better on TV now, but it's still a very enjoyable show to watch, and I would consider it an improvement from most TV nowadays.
 

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We've been doing the Redbox rental thing, and enjoying it thoroughly.  A few days ago we got/watched (each for the first time) GI Joe (awesome) and Ice Age 3.

Also saw (first time) King Arthur on TV (Clive Owen as title character, Keira Knightley as Gueneviere) - not bad, not great.
 

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Fr. George said:
Also saw (first time) King Arthur on TV (Clive Owen as title character, Keira Knightley as Gueneviere) - not bad, not great.
I absolutely despise Keira Knightley as an actress (and on a side note, I don't find her attractive in the least).  She was horrible and it made this movie, which potentially could have been very, very good into a less than mediocre affair.  The other actors employed were pretty good--Clive Owen, stellan Skaarsgard, Titus Pullo from Rome, etc. 

Speaking of Stellan Skaarsgard, I'm watching Goya's Ghosts which also stars Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) and Natalie Portman.  the movie is set in Spain at the time of the French revolution and the taking over by Napoleon.  Excellent film and directed by Milos Forman (Amadeus).
 

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An absolute classic!
Yeah, I watched it again today, great movie. Though right now I'm watching Saw IV, which considerably less people would consider a good movie, lol. :)
 

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Schultz said:
I recently rented The Last King of Scotland from Netflix and both the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I knew a little bit about Idi Amin before watching this and, IMHO, it really showed all sides of his terribly complex personality (or should I say personalitIES).  The acting was top-notch and the viewer can truly appreciate the effort it took to do things well.
I totally agree; great movie.
 

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^Yes, you are now officially confirmed a dork and a whole host of other things that no sane human being would want to be.  ;D
 

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The couple of movies I recently saw were

The Bourne Identity  Great action movie.  I haven't seen the others yet...

Gran Turino.  Cannot recommend this one enough!  I can do the chick flick every now and then, but thank God for movies like this!  I mean Clint Eastwood; c'mon y'all!  :D
 

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GabrieltheCelt said:
scamandrius said:
I absolutely despise Keira Knightley as an actress (and on a side note, I don't find her attractive in the least). 
Dude, I'm gonna haveta take your man card away for awhile now.
Natalie Portman > Keira Knightley ;)
 

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GabrieltheCelt said:
Nebelpfade said:
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:
You feeling OK?  :)
There is just too much inner nerd to allow that most grievous of sins to be forgiven.  :p
 

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Does anyone know if Paranormal Activity is supposed to be good? Is it realistically done, or just a cheesy "gotcha!" flick?

I can't wait to see this one though: The Wolfman!
www.thewolfmanmovie.com


Selam
 

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Nebelpfade said:
GabrieltheCelt said:
Nebelpfade said:
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:
You feeling OK?  :)
There is just too much inner nerd to allow that most grievous of sins to be forgiven.  :p
Yeah but... Natalie Portman, dude.  She could give an 8 hour insurance seminar and I'd be in the front row.  ;)
 

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Papist said:
DORK ALERT:
I just purchased the Voltron Movie, Fleet of Doom
*sigh* Wish I had it.  I have 3 of the box sets of the show (Green, Blue, Yellow).
 

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GabrieltheCelt said:
The Bourne Identity  Great action movie.  I haven't seen the others yet...
Get on it, man.  Go for the others.

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Gran Turino.  Cannot recommend this one enough!  I can do the chick flick every now and then, but thank God for movies like this!  I mean Clint Eastwood; c'mon y'all!  :D
Great flick.  Took a young adult group to see it - very thought provoking for them.  Loved it.
 

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"God on Trial" which is youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHWNaN2NU8&feature=related
 

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When I went to bed last night I put on Redneck Zombies and put it on repeat. Does that count as watching it? I remember bits from here and there when I woke up throughout the night  ;D
 

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Tallitot said:
"God on Trial" which is youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHWNaN2NU8&feature=related
Thank you for the link, Tallitot. At the moment I'm waiting for the 4th video to load on youtube. It has been an interesting movie.
 

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They aren't movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.
 

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Vlad said:
There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.
I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. :)

I'm presently waiting for "Schultzie Gets the Blues" from Netflix, which I am eagerly waiting to watch.
 

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Nebelpfade said:
GabrieltheCelt said:
Nebelpfade said:
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:
You feeling OK?  :)
There is just too much inner nerd to allow that most grievous of sins to be forgiven.  :p

Agreed!

This video on youtube is proof enough: Bad Acting vs. Good Acting, a montage comparing Natalie Portman/Hayden Christensen and Olivia de Haviland/Clark Gable.
 

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Schultz said:
Vlad said:
There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.
I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. :)
Yep I have the set too. This is about my third time through them and they dont get old.
 

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Tallitot said:
"God on Trial" which is youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHWNaN2NU8&feature=related
Finished watching this movie now. Some might not like the ending, but I nonetheless highly recommend the movie. First time I've been choked up by the conclusion of a movie in years  :eek:
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
I can't wait to see this one though: The Wolfman!
www.thewolfmanmovie.com


Selam
I have been waiting for the Wolfman for like a year.

One of the last movies I saw was How to Rob a Bank with the very hot Erika Christensen in it.
 

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Just got done watching Revenge of the Nerds.
 
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