RA Movie Thread (Read 5462 times)


Rider on the storm

    "Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas.  Has it been five years?  Six? It seems like a lifetime, the kind of peak that never comes again.  San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time in the world. Whatever that meant. 

     

    There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.   And that, I think, was the handle- that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not any mean or

    military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.

    So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vagas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the 

    high-water mark- that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back. "

     

    The best part of the whole book/movie.. i can't wait for the Rum Diary to come out. heard about it?


    HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

       

       

      If you did not like it, then it is not excellent.

      I thought Deerhunter (Francotirador) was excellent, but I'm not sure I liked it, and I wouldn't want to see it again.

      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

         

        The best part of the whole book/movie.. i can't wait for the Rum Diary to come out. heard about it?

         

         

        Hmmm....  Interesting. 

        - Anya


        Marathon Maniac #957

           

           

           M Night Shamalam.  Well, the few of his that don't suck. 

           

          I revisited Signs recently and was surprised at how much I liked it.  Again.

          Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."

            Last night, I saw the movie UNSTOPPABLE with Denzel Washington.  It was an edge of your seat thriller. Loved it and definitely recommend!

            Those who try, fail! Those who do what it takes to succeed, succeed!!


            Race Less Train More

              DW and I went to see For Colored girls. We missed the play a several  months ago. Make it a point to go. You will be glad you did.Yes, it is a chick flick! You can always have her go see "Red" for an action movie. Red gets 4.5 /5 *****

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                Remaking True Grit?

                 

                The Cohen Brothers?

                 

                Come on.

                 

                It intrigues me, but I don't want to think about it as anyone other than John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and "the kid who grew up and became the mom in Better Off Dead".

                 


                I look my best blurry!

                  Went to see Love and Other Drugs last night.  It was the first of 2 movies that have been recently released that were filming in Pittsburgh(where I live).  It is a chick flick for sure.  It is a bit of a hodge podge and I can see why the reviews were mixed.  It is a combination of a good bit of sex/nudity(Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are both eye candy), loser turned ambitious drug rep(viagra salesman), funny fat dude(Who isn't that funny especially because no way in Hell Jake would have a brother like that!), love story and degenerative disease tear jerker.  There you have it.  I would still recommend it, with tissues in hand, when it comes out on video.  

                   

                  Looking forward to seeing The Next Three Days the new Russell Crowe film.  I hear that it has lots of 'Burgh scenery.  Unfortunately, not the beautiful parts.  Pittsburgh really is a gem.  

                   

                  Has anyone seen Megamind?  


                  Race Less Train More

                    Remaking True Grit?

                     

                    The Cohen Brothers?

                     

                    Come on.

                     

                    It intrigues me, but I don't want to think about it as anyone other than John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and "the kid who grew up and became the mom in Better Off Dead".

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                    A Dance with Monkeys

                      Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?

                      Captain Oveur: I can't tell.

                      Rumack: You can tell me. I'm a doctor.

                      Captain Oveur: No. I mean I'm just not sure.

                      Rumack: Well, can't you take a guess?

                      Captain Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.

                      Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?

                       

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                      Menace to Sobriety

                         

                        It intrigues me, but I don't want to think about it as anyone other than John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and "the kid who grew up and became the mom in Better Off Dead".

                         Kim Darby.

                         

                        Agreed, its a big risk to remake such a classic. The trailers look good, but that's not always a good measure.

                        Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.


                        Imminent Catastrophe

                          Bad guy: Who are you and how did you get in here?

                          Lt. Drebin (undercover in a locksmith shop): I'm a locksmith and...I'm a locksmith.

                           

                           

                          Lt. Drebin (to Jane, up a ladder): Nice beaver!

                          Jane: Thank you, I just had it stuffed.

                          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

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

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                            Finally saw How to Train Your Dragon.  Awesome...just flat-out fun and sweet.  

                             

                            I rarely look forward to any movie, but for some reason this one I just had to see!  I watched it for the first time on Thanksgiving.  I loved it!  Definitely a favorite!   

                            Michelle


                            Marathon Maniac #957

                              I just brought home Naked Gun and Naked Gun 2 1/2 for my 13yo DS.  I need to see if the library has Airplane.  I felt the need to introduce him to the classics.

                               

                              Big grin

                              Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."


                              Imminent Catastrophe

                                I just brought home Naked Gun and Naked Gun 2 1/2 for my 13yo DS.  I need to see if the library has Airplane.  I felt the need to introduce him to the classics.

                                 

                                Big grin

                                Those would be classics but for O.J. Simpson. That kind of spoils it for me.

                                "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