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Old 03-11-2007, 05:00 PM   #101
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This weekend we saw "Rocky Balboa" and "Apocalypto".

Rocky was much much better than I was expecting, the spirit was pretty much back to the level of the first Rocky, digging the heart and soul of the hero much deeper, beyond the boxing ring. Actually the first time I found the main character charming.

Apocalypto... I give Mel Gibson a credit for tackling unique, different subjects not exactly on a par with the commercialism of Hollywood. There were too many scenes I had to take my eyes away from the screen, but I guess it was somewhat justified, considering it was dealing with the savage, ruthless Mayan world. There were some over-the-top incredulity factor though, as the hero gets speared through, he gets up and nimbly sprints across the jungle for hours on end, clambering up a tree, almost outrunning a jaguar, leaping over an enormous waterfall as nothing has happened to him. Or was it a part of the "Mayan magic"?
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:49 PM   #102
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It was okay, not one of Christopher Guest's best movies. I liked Best in Show much better.
totally agree, corazon. this latest was not even fifth in show.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:10 PM   #103
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For your Consideration.
It was okay, not one of Christopher Guest's best movies. I liked Best in Show much better.
Best in Show is one of my favorite movies, I've seen all of Christopher Guest's movies and I am starting to think Best in Show will not be topped. Still, I appreciate his humor and I love the ensemble cast.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:41 PM   #104
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Saw Zodiac last weekend. Pretty good movie, although I already knew most of the story from Lifetime or A&E specials so there wasn't anything new to learn. I enjoyed the acting, and although the movie was long, it kept my interest.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:23 PM   #105
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Saw Zodiac last weekend. Pretty good movie, although I already knew most of the story from Lifetime or A&E specials so there wasn't anything new to learn. I enjoyed the acting, and although the movie was long, it kept my interest.
Ditto... I saw it as well and it was better than The Zodiac, movie released a few years earlier that I complained about in this thread, and it was long at 2 hours and 40 minutes.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:44 PM   #106
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In the theater, the first "Scary Movie"

At home, my wife and I watched "Outbreak" last night on TNT

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Old 03-12-2007, 05:34 AM   #107
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Second time around watching Borat last night, so painfully funny!
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I was not at all sure about Borat, which came out this past weekend in Italy. I didn't really like the idea of Hollywood making fun of Kazakh guy or its culture, but then I just realized that the protagonist was played by Ali G, I quite liked his wry humour when I was in England, and reading the review, it may not be so tasteless. I might give it a try when I get a chance.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:39 PM   #109
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Walk the Line, the story based on Johhny and June Carter Cash's lives-----Joaquin Pacquin and Reese Witherspoon were wonderful in their respective roles and from what I understand sang their own parts. If the story is true then the death of his brother and coldness of his father were deep sorrows indeed.
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Ah, I love Johnny Cash.

We watched Flushed Away. Very clever and funny movie. I love British comedy.

We have The Departed coming from Netflix today. We will watch that tomorrow night.
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