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    I watched The Little Prince with my kids over the weekend. The one that comes out in two months. My wife found it on her favorite Russian movie store and downloaded it. An interesting way to capture the magic of the book. The mom was a little over the top to drive the point home, but I thought over all it was well done with nice animation that capture's de Saint Exupery's original sketches. I proposed to my wife with a special 50th Anniversary copy of the book that I had bought ten years earlier, so I was pleased that the movie didn't detract from the book nearly as much as it could have. I'm curious to see how it will play out in America. (It's been making the rounds through other countries for about a year now, thus the available download and the Spanish title that we watched. If you have smaller kids or just a history with the story, I definitely recommend it, eventually, when it comes out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    I watched The Little Prince with my kids over the weekend. The one that comes out in two months. My wife found it on her favorite Russian movie store and downloaded it. An interesting way to capture the magic of the book. The mom was a little over the top to drive the point home, but I thought over all it was well done with nice animation that capture's de Saint Exupery's original sketches. I proposed to my wife with a special 50th Anniversary copy of the book that I had bought ten years earlier, so I was pleased that the movie didn't detract from the book nearly as much as it could have. I'm curious to see how it will play out in America. (It's been making the rounds through other countries for about a year now, thus the available download and the Spanish title that we watched. If you have smaller kids or just a history with the story, I definitely recommend it, eventually, when it comes out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Does your wife wear an eye patch and have a parrot?
    Only when I've got the kids put to bed nice and early.
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    We saw "Room" tonight. The lead actress, 26 year-old Brie Larson, has been nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. Go see it, and reserve judgment for the first 30 minutes. It's a very fine film.

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    Might get my vote for most gorgeous film ever made. Every single frame of that movie is just awe-inspiring.
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    I saw it on Friday. I thought it was great, but then again I've never seen Black Hawk Down.

    John Krazinski was surprisingly good.
    I enjoyed it but not as much as Black Hawk Down.
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    Watched Spotlight last week. I was looking forward to Keaton's acting, but for whatever reason I didn't think he was that great in it. I also thought Ruffalo's acting was somewhat over the top. It wasn't easy to watch with a general feeling of disgust. But I did think it was a solid movie. Good but not great. I'd give it a B.

    One interesting aspect of it was how 9/11 played in it. During the first part of the movie we were trying to remember the time when it was happening. It was weird because we knew there was a lot of coverage of it when we were living there. We guessed no later than early 1990's. We were very surprised when 9/11 happened in the movie. I mean, we were there in the thick of it all, both the church scandal and 9/11. But we had a hard time remembering when the scandal took place. Just like in the movie, all of the attention turned to 9/11.

    I aslo gained a new found respect for journalism. There was a time when I was an ardent supporter of Instapundit and his vision of citizen journalism. While I still maintain a healthy skepticism of media journalism in general, there is no way a story like the church scandal gets told without the resources of 'old-school' journalism. For opinion, I will judge between a nobody with an internet connection and a news celebrity based on their arguments. But for news reporting, journalism has not died yet.

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    The Revenant - I'm not sure I've ever felt so uncomfortable in a movie theater before. All the blood and gore was a bit much...but I can't imagine the film without it. Leo was great, as was the rest of the cast. The visuals were about as good as I've ever seen. This movie definitely deserves a number of awards just for the visuals, costumes and maybe some acting. The actual plot wasn't really that inspiring, but it was entertaining.

    The Bourne Trilogy - I rewatched this just for fun. It's still a great trilogy and has so far stood the test of time. The first one is by far the best but I still really like the third one.

    The Bourne Legacy - I fell asleep. The first 30-45 minutes are good. The rest sucks. Glad I got in a decent nap.

    Spectre - Watched it again. Definitely one of the weaker Bond films in recent memory. I think now I'd put it below QoS in my list of Daniel Craig Bond movies...but of course I liked QoS. Skyfall is still my favorite, followed very closely by Casino Royale...then a number of pegs down is Qos followed by Spectre.
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    Meet the Patels - Fun documentary in which Ravi Patel tries traditional and more modern ways to find an Indian wife. Not amazing, but a likable movie. His parents are entertaining.

    The Final Girls
    - A girl grieving for her deceased mother gets pulled into a B-movie slasher flick in which her mother starred in the 80s. Thomas Middleditch and Adam Devine had some funny scenes, but as a whole it's pretty mediocre.

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    - Follows the life of a British soldier from serving in the Boer War to becoming a general during WWI and obsolete by WWII. Great movie. Criterion put out a remastered version that looks fantastic. Roger Livesey is great in the lead and Deborah Kerr is great as three different women he meets over the course of the film. Got this one after seeing it mentioned as the greatest British movie ever made. Highly recommended. It's apparently inspired by old war-time cartoons of a blowhard Colonel Blimp, which I had never heard of. A sample:
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    Hail, Caesar! is a mildly entertaining movie but it wouldn't crack the top ten of all Coen Brothers films. Lots of amusing bits (e.g., Channing Tatum in a Gene Kelly role, singing and dancing with a bunch of other sailors; ScarJo as an Esther Williams-type mermaid in a huge production number; George Clooney as a dimwitted blockbuster star a la Charlton Heston; along with Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton and other notables). But the story overall--an early 1950's studio exec (Josh Brolin) trying to hold things together--didn't really grab me. Not bad, but I'd wait for the video.

    Room, which LAU loved, is quite another kind of film. Truly great performances by Allison Brie and child actor Jacob Tremblay. You're better off not knowing the story going in (although I suspect by now any would-be viewer knows what happens). I respected and admired the movie more than I enjoyed it, as it's awful to imagine what the characters had to endure.

    With the missus away, I'll be attending Deadpool tomorrow.

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    Deadpool -- I came in with low but hopeful expectations and I think they totally knocked it out of the park. In the top tier of Marvel movies for me. The previews didn't do much for me but the movie was pitch perfect. Not for everybody, admittedly, but not as over the top as I was led to believe it would be, either. Yes, there are boobs and lots of shooting and lots of swearing, but really fairly reserved and nothing too disturbing. This movie should make a lot of money-- great, because I can't wait for a fully-budgeted sequel.
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    What gives Deadpool its R rating? I'm thinking of taking Jr and Captain.
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    Kids in mind says 8/10 in sex/nudity, 10/10 in language, and 8/10 in gore/violence.
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    First of 4 pages on the sex/nudity summary:

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    What gives Deadpool its R rating? I'm thinking of taking Jr and Captain.
    Wife hated it. I would give it a five. Plenty of people watching really enjoyed it.

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    That rundown forgot the naked women in the strip club.

    I enjoyed it but it was crass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    That rundown forgot the naked women in the strip club.

    I enjoyed it but it was crass.
    That was only page 1 of 4.
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    Murder on a Sunday Morning. Academy Award winner for best documentary in 2002. About a young kid in Jacksonville accused of murdering a white woman in a hold-up. Most of the movie is the jury trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    That rundown forgot the naked women in the strip club.

    I enjoyed it but it was crass.
    My wife just asked me this morning, "what is this new movie, 'deadpool' about?" I answered, "it is a new super hero movie with Ryan Reynolds." She responded with, "Oh, I like him." She then watches greenband trailer and says, "That looks funny, we should go see it."

    Trying to decide if i should break the news up front or waste $20 bucks just to see how long it takes her to walk out of the theatre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    My wife just asked me this morning, "what is this new movie, 'deadpool' about?" I answered, "it is a new super hero movie with Ryan Reynolds." She responded with, "Oh, I like him." She then watches greenband trailer and says, "That looks funny, we should go see it."

    Trying to decide if i should break the news up front or waste $20 bucks just to see how long it takes her to walk out of the theatre.
    Go ahead and show her the redband trailer. She can walk out of that one a little cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    My wife just asked me this morning, "what is this new movie, 'deadpool' about?" I answered, "it is a new super hero movie with Ryan Reynolds." She responded with, "Oh, I like him." She then watches greenband trailer and says, "That looks funny, we should go see it."

    Trying to decide if i should break the news up front or waste $20 bucks just to see how long it takes her to walk out of the theatre.
    Tell her you'll meet her there after work. That way you can take separate cars and she can leave whenever she wants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Tell her you'll meet her there after work. That way you can take separate cars and she can leave whenever she wants.
    ANd then he can drive to his motel for the night whenever he wants.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    My wife just asked me this morning, "what is this new movie, 'deadpool' about?" I answered, "it is a new super hero movie with Ryan Reynolds." She responded with, "Oh, I like him." She then watches greenband trailer and says, "That looks funny, we should go see it."

    Trying to decide if i should break the news up front or waste $20 bucks just to see how long it takes her to walk out of the theatre.
    I had no expectations and walked in cold. In that vein, I found it a guilty pleasure, of which your mother wouldn't approve, but your buddies would. The lines were tightly woven in the Kick Ass sort of way. Naturally, much of it was predictable, but it is after all made after a 1991 comic book. I didn't know that detail but looked it up afterward. It is crass in a 21st century sort of way. Not for everyone and certainly not for many wives, though I saw and hear many women laughing in the film. The nudity and sex made it deserving of a R, but it was not over-the-board in light of current releases. It was the absurd, blackened anti-hero which would drive filme noir fans wild.

    I suppose if you had any build up, you might not enjoy it as much, but for a quick twenty or in case of being in San Diego, a quick 30 bucks, it was worth it.
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    I’m surprised how much I enjoyed Where to Invade Next, Michael Moore’s latest. I didn’t like Fahrenheit 911 at all, and his utter lack of objectivity and derisive view of conservative viewpoints has been offputting to be sure. But this movie is much lighter, funnier and even enlightening. Many of his proposals are naïve, although when one devotes only five minutes or so to a given topic, one can’t expect much in the way of sophistication.

    Moore visits a variety of European countries and Tunisia, focusing on one or two social programs he finds admirable. We especially enjoyed seeing some cities and regions that have now been added to our travel bucket list (Slovenia, here we come!). His topics include prison reform, women’s rights, health care, workers pay issues (the interviews with management of a couple of Italian companies, including Ducati, are especially interesting), the death penalty, no-tuition college, etc. Perhaps the most interesting was the French elementary school lunch program. Each meal consists of at least three courses of fresh ingredients, and lunch is treated like a class in which the kids learn about nutrition, good and bad (water is the only beverage, and kids find soda unappealing).

    A few factual tidbits from the movie:

    --The maximum sentence for a capital crime in Norway is 23 years; the guy who murdered 60 or so school kids at that camp a few years ago received a total sentence of between ten and 23 years, and most Norwegians are apparently cool with that.

    --The only Icelandic bank that didn’t fail during the financial collapse of 2008 was/is run by women. Now, all public companies in Iceland must have at least 40% representation from each gender.

    -- Private schools are forbidden in Finland, forcing the wealthy to improve the public school system for their (and others’) children’s benefit. Finland was once tied with the U.S. at around 28th in the world in education; it's now first.

    --Drug use and crime dropped significantly in Portugal after its laws against drug use were repealed

    I suspect virtually no one here will see the movie (indeed, on a weeknight Mrs. PAC and I comprised 50% of the theater audience), but we both enjoyed it and it has provoked some lengthy discussions.


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    ha. i love the simple proposition that the u.s. should model social programs on those in norway, iceland and finland. no possible way that goes wrong. michael moore is a fat idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    ha. i love the simple proposition that the u.s. should model social programs on those in norway, iceland and finland. no possible way that goes wrong. michael moore is a fat idiot.
    I assumed with Bernie Sanders as your avatar you'd love the movie... Anyway, there's no question that he's fat (which is relevant, why?), but he's no idiot. And sure, it's foolish to expect a program that works for a homogeneous country the size of Vermont will necessarily work in a country as diverse and large as the U.S. Still, I wouldn't dismiss an idea solely for that reason. Interestingly, many of those he interviewed say they got their ideas from the U.S. and they couldn't understand why the U.S. moved away from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I assumed with Bernie Sanders as your avatar you'd love the movie... Anyway, there's no question that he's fat (which is relevant, why?), but he's no idiot. And sure, it's foolish to expect a program that works for a homogeneous country the size of Vermont will necessarily work in a country as diverse and large as the U.S. Still, I wouldn't dismiss an idea solely for that reason. Interestingly, many of those he interviewed say they got their ideas from the U.S. and they couldn't understand why the U.S. moved away from them.
    problem is, gotta go and factcheck the movie now. I remember the 9/11 movie he did was so full of blantent lies that it pushed me away from trusting anything he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    problem is, gotta go and factcheck the movie now. I remember the 9/11 movie he did was so full of blantent lies that it pushed me away from trusting anything he says.
    I'll be interested in your findings. As noted, I thought Fahrenheit 9/11 was awful; Where to Invade Next is at least more upbeat and even optimistic about America and its potential. Plus, one of the Icelandic executives, a blonde golfer, is very hot.

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