"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-05-2014, 08:27 PM   #5931
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,897
Went to the movies with friends today and saw "Twelve Years a Slave". It certainly will get some Oscars. I'm done with movies about slavery however, I just can't handle the sickening brutality anymore. At least it had a good ending, and the acting was phenomenal!

I love going to the movies, and always have.
__________________

__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 09:25 PM   #5932
Executive Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 4,170
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie H View Post
Generally speaking, we don't go to the theatre to see movies either, except...if the film is of the type that has some sort of huge eye-appeal. That is, grand scenery or some sort of action that would be enhanced by seeing it on a big screen. Or...a movie like Hugo, which was in 3D, and was fabulous. The effects seen on a non-3D screen would have been soooooo missed. It was one of the best movies I've seen in many, many years and not for the 3D feature, but because it had a lovely story and was very well done.

At the rate we're going we'll never get to the bottom of our Netflix queue.
We have a small, independent (ie privately owned) cinema in the village which is quite a rare occurrence these days. The manger stands by the door to welcome customers. There's a chocolate stand in the foyer as there always has been throughout my life and probably before that (presumably for gentlemen to buy a treat for their young ladies - yes, it's that sort of old fashioned establishment). There is no pressure to buy popcorn or Coca Cola and there's a girl comes round in the viewing area selling ice cream from a tray slung round her neck in the interval. It's like stepping back in time going to see a film there. BUT it gets all the latest films at the same time as the big multiplexes in Manchester. Most nights there is a queue down the street and if the film is going well and the manager is having to turn people away he'll keep the film for another week or two.

I'm looking forward to "The Monuments Men" as a friend of my parents was involved in it in real life. The film is wrongly named, off course, as the unit had women members too - I wonder how many "token" women with nothing to do but look decorative there will be in the film - I doubt that the makers of the film will have bothered too much about historical accuracy if they can't get the name of the film right!
__________________

__________________
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 09:40 PM   #5933
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,308
I don't think Cate Blanchett will be playing a "token woman" part in the movie.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 09:42 PM   #5934
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie H View Post
Generally speaking, we don't go to the theatre to see movies either, except...if the film is of the type that has some sort of huge eye-appeal. That is, grand scenery or some sort of action that would be enhanced by seeing it on a big screen. Or...a movie like Hugo, which was in 3D, and was fabulous. The effects seen on a non-3D screen would have been soooooo missed. It was one of the best movies I've seen in many, many years and not for the 3D feature, but because it had a lovely story and was very well done.

At the rate we're going we'll never get to the bottom of our Netflix queue.
I couldn't agree more! Steve and I both loved Hugo at the theater Katie! It would not be nearly as good at home.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
We have a small, independent (ie privately owned) cinema in the village which is quite a rare occurrence these days. There's a chocolate stand in the foyer as there always has been throughout my life and probably before that (presumably for gentlemen to buy a treat for their young ladies - yes, it's that sort of old fashioned establishment). There is no pressure to buy popcorn and there's a girl comes round the viewing area selling ice cream from a tray slung round her neck in the interval. It's like stepping back in time going to see a film there. BUT it gets all the latest films at the same time as the big multiplexes in Manchester get them. Most nights there is a queue down the street and if the film is going well and the manager is having to turn people away he'll keep the film for another week or two.

I'm looking forward to "The Monuments Men".
I also enjoy our little movie house although it's not as charming as yours, it still has that "home town feel", and on Wed. afternoon there's a special for seniors at 3.00 a ticket. The audience is a sea of "silver hair".
That's where we went today.
I also am looking forward to "The Monuments Men"....!
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 10:00 AM   #5935
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
Little big Man. Start to finish without interruptions.
I used to think that was a funny movie. Now I think it's a sad movie.
I can understand why it can be considered sad. But the funniest line in quite a while (and I still use it when appropriate, or not) is:

"[Grandfather, who has laid himself down to die, wakes up]
Old Lodge Skins: Am I still in this world?
Jack Crabb: Yes, Grandfather.
Old Lodge Skins: [groans] I was afraid of that. Well, sometimes the magic works. Sometimes, it doesn't."


I think it's time for me to watch it again. Thanks for the reminder.
__________________
cave76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 10:14 AM   #5936
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by cave76 View Post
I can understand why it can be considered sad. But the funniest line in quite a while (and I still use it when appropriate, or not) is:

"[Grandfather, who has laid himself down to die, wakes up]
Old Lodge Skins: Am I still in this world?
Jack Crabb: Yes, Grandfather.
Old Lodge Skins: [groans] I was afraid of that. Well, sometimes the magic works. Sometimes, it doesn't."


I think it's time for me to watch it again. Thanks for the reminder.
Maybe if it hadn't started raining the magic would have worked
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 10:29 AM   #5937
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,170
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
Little big Man. Start to finish without interruptions.
I used to think that was a funny movie. Now I think it's a sad movie.

One of my favorite movies.

Amazing range of time and the aging of "Little Big Man" was so skillfully done. At the time, it was deemed to be the longest age span of a character. Maybe still is.

I've seen it numerous times and still get almost uncontrollably angry when Sunshine is murdered.

I also loved Old Lodge Skins. He was a dear, sweet, wise old man.

Amazing film. Showed Hoffman's talents very early on.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 10:38 AM   #5938
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
The aging thing is pretty cool.
This time what stood out was how boyish they made him look when he was a young brave. Not just the camera angles making him look short(er), but his face looked like he really was 12 or so.

Which reminds me, I wanted to look up and see if the reporter was also the old man (wife's father) in that Billy Crystal movie Forget Paris. The one that kept singing the Toyota commercial.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 10:41 AM   #5939
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Yup. William Hickey.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 02:16 PM   #5940
Head Chef
 
phinz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Surface of the Sun
Posts: 1,801
Finally got to the theatre and saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Still not all that impressed, but was happy to see Tauriel. Purrrrrrrrr...
__________________

__________________
It's good for the soul when there's not a soul in sight.

Trader Scott's Tiki Bar & Lounge
phinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.