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Re: Movie

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:09 pm

Quantum of Solace had a real Timothy Dalton - Piers Brosnan era feel to it, and that's not a compliment. Not terrible, but the big fireball shenanigans at the end were not good.

Skyfall was excellent, and I really enjoyed Casino Royale. My favorite non-Connery Bond film was On Her Majesty's Secret Service with George Lazenby. Perhaps it was because I had low expectations, but it was pretty good.

Last December Netflix had all of the Bond films streaming (except the last 3 or so), so I got caught up. Shame they couldn't keep them streaming longer.

Also, I finished 12 O'Clock High (also streaming on Netflix). Excellent movie, written by a former 8th Air Force Bomber pilot (Beirne Lay, Jr.). Also on Netflix streaming.
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Re: Movie

Postby meecrofilm on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:25 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I have the entire Bond Blu-Ray Collection, and it's safe to say I am an obsessive fan of the series and books.

On Skyfall:

Spoiler:
The foreboding and anticipation that was built from the time M and 007 leave London and drive into the Scottish highlands was absolutely incredible. Honestly one of the greatest locations/environments for a final showdown in film history, and I'm not exaggerating.


For sure. If you want to say Skyfall was a better movie than Casino Royale, I could still get behind that. But, take this how you will, to me Casino Royale is the better Bond movie.
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:30 pm

In terms of being quintessentially Bond, I see what you are saying.
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:57 pm

Shaf, as a fan of the Bond books who would you say is the best screen 007? I'm personally a huge fan of Daniel Craig in the role. All the preceding Bonds have been far too.... smooth..... posh........ soft, in a way. Craig is the only one to really capture blunt instrument, rough-around-the-edges aspect that makes Bond kind of a hard character to like.
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:14 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Shaf, as a fan of the Bond books who would you say is the best screen 007? I'm personally a huge fan of Daniel Craig in the role. All the preceding Bonds have been far too.... smooth..... posh........ soft, in a way. Craig is the only one to really capture blunt instrument, rough-around-the-edges aspect that makes Bond kind of a hard character to like.

Man Brosnan should have been the best but Hollywood had to go the CGI crazy route instead of the focus being on Bond finding uses for his gadgets it became about Bond using the gadgets. Oh well.
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Re: Movie

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:38 pm

Brosnan sucked. Bond needs to be more than handsome and suave and debonair. As a super awesome spy, I shouldn't feel confident about my chances in a fight against James Bond. I could break Pierce Brosnan in half.
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:45 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:Brosnan sucked. Bond needs to be more than handsome and suave and debonair. As a super awesome spy, I shouldn't feel confident about my chances in a fight against James Bond. I could break Pierce Brosnan in half.

Describes Bond perfectly, still not happy.
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:49 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Shaf, as a fan of the Bond books who would you say is the best screen 007? I'm personally a huge fan of Daniel Craig in the role. All the preceding Bonds have been far too.... smooth..... posh........ soft, in a way. Craig is the only one to really capture blunt instrument, rough-around-the-edges aspect that makes Bond kind of a hard character to like.


To be honest tif, I think Timothy Dalton comes the closest to matching Fleming's Bond. I am not saying he's the best Bond, or that his movies were the best, but I think he really captures the character you describe above. IMO, Craig is much more likable than Dalton was, who came off as a prick a lot of the time (a prick that cared, but a prick nevertheless).

I enjoyed Living Daylights, Licence to Kill not so much. I think Dalton came in at the wrong time in the franchise, TBH. And I also think that to satisfy a wide viewing audience, Bond has to at least be a little likable. Dalton didn't have that. Craig is my favorite thus far.
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:44 pm

See that's just it; James Bond is not suave or debonair. He's a bit of a dope, actually, and Fleming named him "James Bond" because it sounded dull and he wanted to play up the notion that Bond was kind of a boring person that had interesting things happen to him.

This is the guy Fleming based his appearance on, a composer named Hoagy Carmichael:
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:05 am

So more of a get smart? Still isn't it possible for a character to evolve and become something different... Nay... Better than the original conception?
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Re: Movie

Postby KG on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:33 am

Just saw Flight with Denzel for the first time. Good movie. Brief role played by John Goodman was excellent!
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Re: Movie

Postby npv708 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:36 pm

KG wrote:Just saw Flight with Denzel for the first time. Good movie. Brief role played by John Goodman was excellent!


We watched Flight, then the next day we saw Argo. Just about died when he called Goodman's character in Argo, because he was still in our minds as his flight character.
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:56 pm

Sad that it took me this long to watch it, but finally watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly today. What an incredible film. Eli Wallach steals the show, IMO. Great soundtrack too.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:09 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Sad that it took me this long to watch it, but finally watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly today. What an incredible film. Eli Wallach steals the show, IMO. Great soundtrack too.


Bandwagoner. :pop:

GBU and Godfather are 1/2 or 2/1 for me. Incredible is right.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:10 am

Sinister. Awesome. Real chiller.

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Though I did keep wondering why they never turned the freaking lights on. ;)
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:17 am

I can't help but think of this everytime I hear about this movie. I still get goosebumps when its played. The GBU that is.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:16 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Sad that it took me this long to watch it, but finally watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly today. What an incredible film. Eli Wallach steals the show, IMO. Great soundtrack too.

If you thought that was incredible (which it is) go watch once upon a time in the west, it doesn't get any better than that, it's Sergios masterpiece
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Re: Movie

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:25 am

Silver Linings Playbook was good. In any other year, Bradley Cooper would be a shoo-in for an Oscar. There might be other winners tonight from the film, but he was excellent.
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:17 am

Last night's Oscars broadcast was plain bad. I flipped it on after the hockey game and watched until the end.

Movie making and the business of Hollywood is really interesting to me. But watching these awkward jokes and millionaires on an ego trip is just bad. I think if they did more to celebrate the reasons why we love movies instead of pumping themselves up that the ratings would be higher.

I think the thing that is most bizarre is when the presenters and award winners try to assign the character traits of the movie characters to the nominees themselves. Bravery, courageousness, honesty, etc.
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:23 am

So you missed the Seth MacFarlane song "We Saw Your Boobs"?
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:25 am

tifosi77 wrote:So you missed the Seth MacFarlane song "We Saw Your Boobs"?


This alone justifies my decision to not watch. Thank you.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:29 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:So you missed the Seth MacFarlane song "We Saw Your Boobs"?


This alone justifies my decision to not watch. Thank you.


That makes me kinda wish I did
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:32 am

It was hysterical. Basically a song naming all the A-list women who have shown their ta-tas in movies, and a listing of same. The Kate Winslet section was rather lengthy.
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:39 am

i dont understand why they do the performances, skits, song and dance rountines, etc.

why do the producers think actors need to entertain, or try to entertain, their "friends" in the audience? if they musical numbers do the songs nominated for best song.
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Re: Movie

Postby shmenguin on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:40 am

it's not the most graceful comedy you'll ever see, but charlize theron and naomi watts' reactions are just about the greatest things ever put on TV.

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