RA Movie Thread (Read 5474 times)


I look my best blurry!

    Just watched The Soloist on demand with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.  WOW!  Deep, inspirational, depressing, funny.  I loved this movie.  I need to go for a run to shake it off.


    Imminent Catastrophe

      "...People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come..."



      Greatness.

      I stumbled across this tonight. This is one of a handful of movies that, once I've started watching, I just can't stop. 

      "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!

        Despicable Me...awesome if you have kids--or even if you don't.  Funny, cute, great voice talents.  Dane was happy to hear Miranda Cosgrove's (iCarly) voice.  He has a total crush on her.

        Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

        '14 Goals:

        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


        Needs more cowbell!

          Inception...holy crap that was cool!  I think it may be one of those movies that will only be awesome the first time, though.  I can't imagine it having the same impact on subsequent viewings.

          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

            Inception...holy crap that was cool!  I think it may be one of those movies that will only be awesome the first time, though.  I can't imagine it having the same impact on subsequent viewings.

             I don't know...I saw it last night and I am ready to go back.  I loved it.  I mean, I love C. Nolan as a writer and a filmmaker soooooooooooo very much.  There is no one like him.  Some of the stuff I saw in the film last night that I thought was special effects was actually all just shot w/a camera...incredible.  Now I kinda want to watch it again!

             

            It was like when I learned the he actually flipped a semi in Dark Knight versus CGI...doesn't happen much these days.  I rewind and watch that truck flip over again and again.  I love Christopher Nolan.  It is so rare for a filmmaker to take the time that he does to get it right. 


            A Dance with Monkeys

              Pan's Labyrinth...wow. I feel emotionally drained. What an amazing film. You know it's a good foreign flick when you forget you are reading sub-titles and listening to people speak a language you don't understand! Smile k

               


              FINALLY on iTunes.  Just downloaded it.  Next in the queue...




              Needs more cowbell!

                 


                FINALLY on iTunes.  Just downloaded it.  Next in the queue...



                 

                Have you seen it, before?  So amazing.  I kind of want to see it again, but I am certain it wouldn't have the impact the second time.

                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                A Dance with Monkeys


                Needs more cowbell!

                  Enjoy.  Definitely a well-told story.  I wonder if The Hobbit will ever actually be made...

                  Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    Also downloading Kick Ass.


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Also downloading Kick Ass.

                       

                      Ooh, I want to see that!  I thought that was still in theaters...has it really been out long enough to be on download?  *remembers when it took at least a year from theater to video* /old woman

                      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                      A Dance with Monkeys

                        These days iTunes and others have some movies available within a week or two of them hitting the big screens.


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          Finally got around to seeing The Crazies...wow, I just love anything George Romero touches (apparently it's a remake).  Zombie-esque nail-biter...with government conspiracies and pandemic viral themes.  A bit X-Filesish and very much right up my alley.  VERY well done for a 95 minute, relatively low-budget film.  No big Hollywood actors, but some very nice performances.  RottenTomatoes.com scored it with 71%, which is pretty good.

                          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          Imminent Catastrophe

                            The Cove

                             

                            Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary.

                            Wow. 

                            "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

                            xor


                              I thought I was tuning into Gattaca, which I've not seen before.

                               

                              About 10 minutes in, I realized it was another movie I've also not seen before... but which is nothing like Gattaca.

                               

                               

                              Friends, if you think you are sitting down to cool sci-fi Gattaca, don't confuse it with Gothika.