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Imminent Catastrophe

    Dark Knight. It would have been great at 2 hours. But by then (plus the half hour of commercials and previews) I started wondering if it would ever end. Very few directors could make a movie that long, like David Lean, Stanley Kubrick or Ridley Scott. And never, ever should a movie based on a comic book character exceed 2 hours.

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    "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

     

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      I've yet to see that movie.

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        The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Great title, in a "Snakes on a Plane" kind of way. However... oh Sweet Teenage Jesus, this is the slowest movie I've seen in AGES. I don't like all the quick cuts in today's movies, but paint moves towards its dry conclusion faster than this movie. The odd thing is that the movie clocks in slightly longer than 2 1/2 hours. The original cut was 4 hours. I can NOT comprehend watching something with this pacing for 4 hours. Sweet, merciful bearded Jesus.

         


        A Saucy Wench

          Dark Knight. It would have been great at 2 hours. But by then (plus the half hour of commercials and previews) I started wondering if it would ever end. Very few directors could make a movie that long, like David Lean, Stanley Kubrick or Ridley Scott. And never, ever should a movie based on a comic book character exceed 2 hours.
          agree. There was a clear break in the plot to wrap it up and save the rest for another movie. Pacing was slow and then they did too many ...post plots? Finish the story with the Joker and let it go.

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          I've got a fever...

            DW and I recently watched Pride and Prejudice, the recent version with Keira Knightley. It was outstanding -- a wonderfully made movie. Great job by the leads, and excellent supporting cast, especially the always-excellent Donald Sutherland. After a while, I just thought to myself, "screw losing my Man-Card, I really like this."

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            Imminent Catastrophe

              Today we saw "Changeling". Wow, much better than I expected. Intense and disturbing, especially considering it's a true story. Clint Eastwood rocks.

              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

               "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

              "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

               

              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

              Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

              Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


              Needs more cowbell!

                Today we saw "Changeling". Wow, much better than I expected. Intense and disturbing, especially considering it's a true story. Clint Eastwood rocks.
                I thought it looked good...better than the reviews would suggest. Has anyone else seen "Zack & Miri Make a Porno"? did and I saw it last weekend...awesome and very VERY funny! Great cast, great story, Kevin Smith makes a good movie.

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                  Just saw "The Professional". Saw it twice. Sad sad movie.
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                    I'm working on a Mozart horn concerto right now so I figured, what the heck, why not watch Amadeus? Holy long, Batman. I haven't made it through yet. It's like watching a Wagner opera.
                    "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time." -- Leonard Bernstein
                      The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Great title, in a "Snakes on a Plane" kind of way. However... oh Sweet Teenage Jesus, this is the slowest movie I've seen in AGES. I don't like all the quick cuts in today's movies, but paint moves towards its dry conclusion faster than this movie. The odd thing is that the movie clocks in slightly longer than 2 1/2 hours. The original cut was 4 hours. I can NOT comprehend watching something with this pacing for 4 hours. Sweet, merciful bearded Jesus.
                      This movie was even slower than "Punch Drunk Love" which I didn't think was possible. I thought I might have been the only person who actually sat all the way through it.
                        Today we saw "Changeling". Wow, much better than I expected. Intense and disturbing, especially considering it's a true story. Clint Eastwood rocks.
                        We saw that too. Very disturbing, but well done. People weren't even talking on their way out of the theater.

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                          Thanks to all the snow, I was forced into watching the Sex and the City movie today. 2 1/2 hours I can't get back. I'm 10 IQ points down now. AND I don't like women as much as I did before. And, just to get it straight. When the big joke in your movie is a woman taking a dump in her pants, you can't really find that much fault in the poop jokes found in 'guy' movies. GAH. And BY THE WAY. I don't normally pick on folks for their looks, but Sarah Jessica Parker made a career over the last 15 years for being, in part, "hot". Holy Crap. In my opinion, she's now officially scary looking. Like a full sized shrunken head. Which is a weird potentially impossible image, but there you go.

                           

                            In my opinion, she's now officially scary looking. Like a full sized shrunken head. Which is a weird potentially impossible image, but there you go.
                            she's still a skinny-minx for me. her MILF quotient can only but improve thru time ;-) i loved the fast-paced farce that was Burn After Reading - Malkovic was well Malkovic :-) *spoiler* even tho he was good, noticed i was the only one who laffed when a certain someone got shot in the face (maybe it was nerves on my part?) *spoiler*. the CIA fellah's rants were well funny! Changeling was really good but a tad slow (much more my problem than the film's). Jolie was highly convincing as the distressed and bemused Ma. Serial killer gave the best performance, off-his-tits-unhinged he was. one highlight that i didn't expect was My Best Friends Girl. what followed after 'When a man comes around' kicked-in was tremendous, and well, we've all done similar things, so it's easy to relate to, too. hey, i'm no Jonathan Ross, know that much.


                            Imminent Catastrophe

                              Thanks to all the snow, I was forced into watching the Sex and the City movie today... 2 1/2 hours I can't get back...
                              I just have to ask, what were you expecting from that movie? Roll eyes So far as SJP goes, I can't comment because I DID NOT watch that movie. But, yeah, she's probably passed her "best by..." date. Hey, I can say that because she's a celeb and when you're a celeb you're a legitimate target for snarky comments. I'm still hoping to see "Slumdog Millionaire" but it's not showing ANYWHERE. Has anyone seen it?

                              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                               "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                              "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                               

                              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                              Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                              Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

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                                I was expecting it to be lame, but not that lame. Anyway, like in The Outer Limits, I was not in control of my television set at the time. And once it started snowing again, I couldn't go anywhere else. Even when I went into the other room, movietone sound (that is, my DVD player cranked up to 11... because, well, how else do you watch Sex and the City, sigh) brought it to me. Although from the other room, I at least didn't have to experience the life-size shrunken head.