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    Frankenweenie - good stuff, on a par with Burton's Corpse Bride for me (3.9/5)

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    SheCan

      Watched Skyfall last night.  Javier Bardem's character, Silva made the movie.  He might have been the bad guy, but he was big, over-the-top and out shined everyone including Daniel Craig.

       

      On my birthday a couple of weeks ago, we went to see A Good Day to Die Hard.  Bruce Willis is still able to pull it off.  I love that he's not a flawless hero.  He makes mistakes, and bumbles and still manages to save the day.   Jai Courtney played his son well.  Had a lot of Bruce's charm and humor (just a little less of it), but was still a good addition to the movie.

       

      Also, recently seen Bourne Legacy.  I was super disappointed that they'd picked Jeremy Renner as the main character.  To me, he just doesn't have Matt Damon's charisma or sex appeal.  He played the roll well enough, just wish he'd had more umph and appeal.  Did any of you like this movie as well as the Matt Damon versions?

      Cherie

              Don’t work harder than you can breathe,
      and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen

        Watched Skyfall last night.  Javier Bardem's character, Silva made the movie.  He might have been the bad guy, but he was big, over-the-top and out shined everyone including Daniel Craig.

         

         

        Oh totally. We just watched that last weekend. Have you seen No Country for Old Men? He is even creepier in that one, if you can imagine. With even goofier hair.

        Dave

        mab411


        Proboscis Colossus

          Weird, I finally got around to Skyfall last night, too!  Totally agree on Bardem. Could have used a bit more of him in the movie.

           

          Dame Dench was also awesome, but that was expected.  Looking forward to more Ralph Fiennes in future installments, along with the thrill I get from pronouncing his name correctly.

           

          Did not expect the setting or the outcome of the final act! Pretty cool.

          "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


          Doc, my tooth hurts

            Frankenweenie - good stuff, on a par with Burton's Corpse Bride for me (3.9/5)

             

            I watched this about two weeks ago and loved it. Definitely check it out for anyone who is a Burton fan.

             

            The wife and I watched Skyfall yesterday. All we had been hearing how "it's the best Bond movie in the series" and whatnot. I have to say we were both very underwhelmed by it. It was good and we enjoyed it, but nowhere lived up to it's billing and critical acclaim in our opinions. I almost feel like because the last one left a little bit of a sour taste in everyone's mouth, that this one was given some slack because everyone was hoping it was good.  Still a good movie overall, but I guess for the Daniel Craig Bond we still prefer Casino Royale.


            Needs more cowbell!

               

              I watched this about two weeks ago and loved it. Definitely check it out for anyone who is a Burton fan.

               

              The wife and I watched Skyfall yesterday. All we had been hearing how "it's the best Bond movie in the series" and whatnot. I have to say we were both very underwhelmed by it. It was good and we enjoyed it, but nowhere lived up to it's billing and critical acclaim in our opinions. I almost feel like because the last one left a little bit of a sour taste in everyone's mouth, that this one was given some slack because everyone was hoping it was good.  Still a good movie overall, but I guess for the Daniel Craig Bond we still prefer Casino Royale.

               

              I'm with you.  I would give CR at least a 9/10 of the Bond canon.  Skyfall was great, but I'd give it an 8.  I still think those 2 films are the best Bond films and DC is, by far, my favorite Bond.  He has made Bond such a 3D character.

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              SheCan

                Weird, I finally got around to Skyfall last night, too!  Totally agree on Bardem. Could have used a bit more of him in the movie.

                 

                Dame Dench was also awesome, but that was expected.  Looking forward to more Ralph Fiennes in future installments, along with the thrill I get from pronouncing his name correctly.

                 

                Did not expect the setting or the outcome of the final act! Pretty cool.

                 

                I could't agree more, there couldn't have been too much of him!

                *spoiler alert*  I must say watching that beautiful old house go down the way it did, pained me!

                I certainly can't say it's been my favorite DC Bond movie-- they've been too far apart for me to judge accurately, but Silva was my favorite bad guy in them.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Oh totally. We just watched that last weekend. Have you seen No Country for Old Men? He is even creepier in that one, if you can imagine. With even goofier hair.

                 

                Omgosh, yes, I loved that movie too!   I didn't recognize him at first, but once again a wonderfully unforgettable character.

                Cherie

                        Don’t work harder than you can breathe,
                and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen

                mab411


                Proboscis Colossus

                  *minor spoiler alert*

                   

                   

                  I've only read Casino Royale, and don't recall if it was mentioned in that one...was Bond from Scotland in the books?  I thought I remembered hearing that one of the controversial things about choosing Connery to play him was the Scottish accent, which was inaccurate for the character.  That's one reason I was surprised at the setting for the climax.

                  "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                  SheCan

                    *minor spoiler alert*

                     

                     

                    I've only read Casino Royale, and don't recall if it was mentioned in that one...was Bond from Scotland in the books?  I thought I remembered hearing that one of the controversial things about choosing Connery to play him was the Scottish accent, which was inaccurate for the character.  That's one reason I was surprised at the setting for the climax.

                     

                    Interesting... it's funny you should say that, that controversy has came up several times to my knowledge.   I'm certainly no expert on it, but I do remember when Pierce Brosnan was selected people fussed because he was Irish.  Apparently the Bond actors have been from a variety of countries even Australia-- George Lazenby.

                    According to Wikipedia:

                    "The novel reveals Bond is the son of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond, of Glencoe, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, of the Canton de Vaud.[35] The young James Bond spends much of his early life abroad, becoming multilingual in German and French because of his father's work as aVickers armaments company representative. Bond is orphaned at the age of 11 when his parents are killed in a mountain climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges near Chamonix.[36]"

                    Cherie

                            Don’t work harder than you can breathe,
                    and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen

                    mab411


                    Proboscis Colossus

                      Ah, well, there it is, then.  Mab's memory, ladies and gentlemen!

                      "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

                      mab411


                      Proboscis Colossus

                        Found a couple of good movie-related articles on cracked.com (warning: NSFW language, depending on your environment and who's looking):

                         

                        The 5 Stupidest Decisions You Didn't Notice In Famous Movies

                         

                        7 Amazing Movie Special Effects You Won't Believe Aren't CGI

                         

                        There are a few other movie-related ones I might post later, but for now I gots to go.

                        "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

                          I liked this line from the 2nd link, about the use of CGI in Skyfall: "The filmmakers try to limit the computer effects to things that don't exist in the real world, like the invisible car or Denise Richards."

                          Dave

                          zonykel


                            There are tons of holes and bad decisions in movies.

                             

                            one that repeats over and over is the bad guy talking to the good guy before killing him. Well, what do you know? That was just enough time for the bad guy to get killed (By someone else or maybe even the good guy).

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            The 5 Stupidest Decisions You Didn't Notice In Famous Movies

                             


                            Imminent Catastrophe

                              There are tons of holes and bad decisions in movies.

                               

                              one that repeats over and over is the bad guy talking to the good guy before killing him. Well, what do you know? That was just enough time for the bad guy to get killed (By someone else or maybe even the good guy).

                               

                               

                               

                              James Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"

                              Goldfinger: "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"

                               

                              That might just be my favorite movie quote of all time.

                              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

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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.

                               

                              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

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                                 James Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"

                                Goldfinger: "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"

                                 

                                That might just be my favorite movie quote of all time.

                                 

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