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Movies I've watched in the last couple weeks...

Food Inc.
I Want To Look Like That Guy
The Princess Bride
Spaceballs
Saw I
Saw IV
Saw VI
Sleepaway Camp 2
Evil Dead 2
 

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I've been getting into Akira Kurosawa's films. I watched Yojimbo the other night and it is a really great movie. I might watch Seven Samurai later tonight.
 

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Rafa999 said:
Watch "Quo Vadis", that's an awesome movie. The scene where Nero burns Rome is very well done, Peter Ustinov very good actor.
Quo Vadis is a fantastic movie. Ustinov's performance is amazing. The story is similar to Cecil B. DeMille's film The Sign of the Cross which also involves a love story between a Christian girl and a Roman soldier and it is also set in the backdrop of the burning of Rome by Nero. That is also a really good movie.
 

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I saw Star Trek for the second time and Up for the first. The former was a great as an action movie but a bit subpar as a Trek movie. The latter was a general work of all-around fantasticness.
 

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Rewatched Alien last night.  It's been a long time and it's still a classic!

Also, I finally got to watch Clint Eastwood in Gran Turino.  Now that was a superb film!
 

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Jesus of Nazareth for about the 2000th time. I watched the first disc last night and will watch the second tonight its a long film. then I intend on watching Peter and Paul.
 

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Jesus of Nazareth for about the 2000th time. I watched the first disc last night and will watch the second tonight its a long film. then I intend on watching Peter and Paul.
Jesus of Nazareth is amazing film (more correctly, mini-series). Have you AD? It is a sequel of sorts to Jesus of Nazareth that covers events after the Resurrection up to 70 AD. It is amazing! It shows the early ministry of Sts. Peter and Paul plus it also shows the political strife that was happening in Judea. It is one of my favorite films that was also an epic mini-series.
 

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Jesus of Nazareth for about the 2000th time. I watched the first disc last night and will watch the second tonight its a long film. then I intend on watching Peter and Paul.
Jesus of Nazareth is amazing film (more correctly, mini-series). Have you AD? It is a sequel of sorts to Jesus of Nazareth that covers events after the Resurrection up to 70 AD. It is amazing! It shows the early ministry of Sts. Peter and Paul plus it also shows the political strife that was happening in Judea. It is one of my favorite films that was also an epic mini-series.
I sure do. A.D. is fantastic I love how it goes back and forth between the turmoil of the early Christian Church and the decadance of the Roman Court.
 

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Andrew21091 said:
Rafa999 said:
Watch "Quo Vadis", that's an awesome movie. The scene where Nero burns Rome is very well done, Peter Ustinov very good actor.
Quo Vadis is a fantastic movie. Ustinov's performance is amazing. The story is similar to Cecil B. DeMille's film The Sign of the Cross which also involves a love story between a Christian girl and a Roman soldier and it is also set in the backdrop of the burning of Rome by Nero. That is also a really good movie.
Book good too. Another Epic you might enjoy is "El Cid" with Sophia Lauren and Heston.
 
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I just watched Super Size Me last night for the first time.  It was fascinating to see and a real eye opener, even in this day and age.  
I saw that movie. 

Keep in mind that if you abuse pretty much anything the results are going to be devastating to your health.  Having a burger and fries once in a blue moon will hardly hurt you, but eating home cooked rabbit 2 times a day for a month may give you protein poisoning. 

Thus I think the premise of that movie is flawed.
*raised eyebrow*

There are plenty of other things that one could consume in the same quantity and be in perfect health.

The point of the movie is that fast food is generally highly unhealthy, and that eating it as a staple of your diet will destroy your body. That's a decent premise.
Again, if you eat a burger once in a while, it will hardly hurt you.  I enjoy them tremendously.  Especially the new Angus burgers. :)

Second thing I am getting after Holy Pascha.  First being Salo!

:)


 

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Rafa999 said:
Andrew21091 said:
Rafa999 said:
Watch "Quo Vadis", that's an awesome movie. The scene where Nero burns Rome is very well done, Peter Ustinov very good actor.
Quo Vadis is a fantastic movie. Ustinov's performance is amazing. The story is similar to Cecil B. DeMille's film The Sign of the Cross which also involves a love story between a Christian girl and a Roman soldier and it is also set in the backdrop of the burning of Rome by Nero. That is also a really good movie.
Book good too. Another Epic you might enjoy is "El Cid" with Sophia Lauren and Heston.
I've seen El Cid and really enjoyed it. I'm really into epic films so I've seen a lot of them.
 

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I finally bought the 3D version of Night of the Living Dead 3D and watched it. I think I prefer the 2D version.
 

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In the two weeks since my March 13th post, besides re-watching ones I already had, I also bought and watched quite a few used DVD's through Amazon.com and at CD Warehouse. Here's the ones I've watched in the past couple weeks:

Planet of the Apes (the original one, not the remake)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Saving Private Ryan
Some Kind of Monster
Pumping Iron
Evil Dead
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Revenge of the Nerds
Goonies
Princess Bride
Spaceballs
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The 300 Spartans (the original one, not the recent remake)
Gladiator
Goldeneye
Redneck Zombies
Return of the Living Dead
Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever 2
Sleepaway Camp 2
Evil Dead 2
Night of the Living Dead 3D
Army of Darkness
Beetlejuice
Dodgeball
Kung Pow

The sad thing is, even with all those, that I have like 3 dozen DVD's that I still have to watch since I rebought them. Some of them I've never even seen before, like 300 and Drag Me To Hell. That's besides the Seasons 1-4 of News Radio that I bought, and the half dozen DVD's still on there way.  It feels good to go on a spending spree sometimes! ;D Though I got most of those because I traded in a bunch of CD's and Games and an old console.
 

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The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
 

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The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
 

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Papist said:
PeterTheAleut said:
The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
Excellent reading for Lent, IMO.  I've even constructed my own LOTR "lectionary" (for lack of a better term) of no more than one chapter a day (two on Saturdays) so that it takes me all of Lent and Holy Week (and then some) to read the whole trilogy.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
Excellent reading for Lent, IMO.  I've even constructed my own LOTR "lectionary" (for lack of a better term) of no more than one chapter a day (two on Saturdays) so that it takes me all of Lent and Holy Week (and then some) to read the whole trilogy.
I like that alot. My friend Br. Gabriel says that LOTR is a great Catechism.  :)
 

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Last week and two weeks ago, my wife and I saw two films by Louis Malle, a French and American director (worked in France most of his life, but in 1981 married Candice Bergen and settled in Hollywood). They were, in the order we saw them, "Pretty Baby" (1978, made in the USA, in English), and "Le souffle au coeur" ("Murmur of the Heart," 1971, made in France, in French). I can't say that I liked them. "Pretty Baby" is about a child prostitute, a "nymphette" (woman in a child's body), played by Brooke Shields when Shields was just 13 years old. All my liberal taste nonwithstanding, I was not quite conmfortable watching her play this role, and, besides, the story is pretty trivial - Nabokov's "Lolita" is light years more original and talented. "Murmur of the Heart," again, involves teens and is about incest (a 14-y.o. schoolboy "explores" his sexuality and sleeps with his mom. I was disappoted with the "lightness" Malle treats this subject...
 

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I did a Band of Brothers marathon yesterday. Looking forward to when "The Pacific" is out on DVD.
 

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Papist said:
PeterTheAleut said:
Papist said:
PeterTheAleut said:
The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
Excellent reading for Lent, IMO.  I've even constructed my own LOTR "lectionary" (for lack of a better term) of no more than one chapter a day (two on Saturdays) so that it takes me all of Lent and Holy Week (and then some) to read the whole trilogy.
I like that alot. My friend Br. Gabriel says that LOTR is a great Catechism.  :)
Since my "lectionary" has me reading Book V (the first half of "Return of the King"), Chapter 8: "The Houses of Healing", on Palm Sunday, I've been able to see the very strong connection between Aragorn's return to Minas Tirith and Christ's raising of Lazarus and triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday.  It's readily apparent to me that Tolkien very likely had the Palm Sunday Gospel narrative in mind when he wrote "The Houses of Healing".
 

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Yesterday I watched Shawshank Redemption for the first time in years. Good stuff.

"What say there, fuzzy britches?"  :D
 

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Well, I've been on a Kurosawa kick lately. I've become a huge fan of his work. I watch Ran last night and really liked it. Its an amazing film really as with all of the Kurosawa films I've seen recently. I think a lot of the scenes are done brilliantly and beautifully and the story was really capturing yet very tragic. Ran has a lot of scenes that will stick in my head. I've loved all of the Kurosawa films I've seen so far but I have to say my favorite so far is Yojimbo in which Toshirô Mifune is amazing. I'm planning on watching Kagemusha, Throne of Blood, Hidden Fortress, and Red Beard later in the week. Kurosawa was a genius and has become one of my favorite directors. I'm just captured by his films.
 

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Super Size Me

I like to go to McDonalds and get some grub, come home, and pop this DVD in. Da-da-da-da-da, I'm lovin' it!  ;D
 

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Just watched "Z" for the first time.  Interesting flick though I had hoped it would have been in Greek!
 

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Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
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Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.
I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
 

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Iconodule said:
PeterTheAleut said:
PeterTheAleut said:
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.
I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Which Baker, Tom or Colin?
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Iconodule said:
PeterTheAleut said:
PeterTheAleut said:
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.
I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Which Baker, Tom or Colin?
Colin Baker gave me nightmares as a child... dunno if it was that first episode where he tried to strangle Peri or the technicolor dreamcoat...
 

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DeaconBorislav said:
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I just watched Super Size Me last night for the first time.  It was fascinating to see and a real eye opener, even in this day and age.  
I saw that movie. 

Keep in mind that if you abuse pretty much anything the results are going to be devastating to your health.  Having a burger and fries once in a blue moon will hardly hurt you, but eating home cooked rabbit 2 times a day for a month may give you protein poisoning. 

Thus I think the premise of that movie is flawed.
*raised eyebrow*

There are plenty of other things that one could consume in the same quantity and be in perfect health.

The point of the movie is that fast food is generally highly unhealthy, and that eating it as a staple of your diet will destroy your body. That's a decent premise.
Again, if you eat a burger once in a while, it will hardly hurt you.  I enjoy them tremendously.  Especially the new Angus burgers. :)

Second thing I am getting after Holy Pascha.  First being Salo!

:)
It also depends on where you get them from. With a lot of the food that is out there these days, the most unhealthy aspects about them are not so much which particular food you are eating, but where you are getting it from, i.e. how it was processed.
 

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FormerReformer said:
PeterTheAleut said:
Iconodule said:
PeterTheAleut said:
PeterTheAleut said:
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.
I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Which Baker, Tom or Colin?
Colin Baker gave me nightmares as a child... dunno if it was that first episode where he tried to strangle Peri or the technicolor dreamcoat...
Yeah, the Sixth Doctor was the cockiest of them all.  What little I did see of him, I'm actually somewhat happy I didn't see more.  What a bombastic ass!  (As good fortune would have it, I moved out from Illinois to Oregon right before the local PBS station was to air "Caves of Androzani", Peter Davison's last regular episode.  I wasn't able to watch Doctor Who much at all following the move, so I never did see Colin Baker in the role of the Doctor until I saw "Twin Dilemma", his first episode, the one where he tries to throttle Peri, on youtube last year.)
 
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