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Movies for Home Viewing
« on: January 17, 2008, 09:41:56 PM »

Tonight I watched The Warriors.

Honestly, I watched it because I meant to rent The Outsiders and managed to get the two confused.

It was still pretty good.  But I can reasonably assume The Outsiders is better.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 09:57:10 PM »

I have Annie Hall sitting around somewhere.  Last thing I watched was Sideways, which was good but not phenomenal.

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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 10:16:39 PM »

I got turned onto the Up Series by a film buff friend. Basically, it started as an interview with a group of seven year olds back in the sixties as a glimpse of the leaders of England in the year 2000. Seven Up (the first movie) is hilarious. Some of the kids are super posh, some are orphans, and they all discuss money, race, school, free time, girlfriends/boyfriends, etc. Then things get more interesting because they decided to do follow-ups ever seven years, the  most recent being 49 Up in 2005. They haven't kept track of all the kids, but I'm impressed they managed to get the few they did to come back. I'm on 21 Up right now. The first one you can stream, but for some reason even though it's on the same disk they don't stream 7 Plus Seven.

I would link to the wikipedia article, but it has massive spoilers, especially for the most adorable boy from Seven Up, so don't even looking, heh. The best thing I found out there is that apparently many copy-cat series have been started, most notably for me, JAPANESE. What I wouldn't give to see a bunch of Japanese kids rambling on about whatever the hell.   
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 11:18:18 PM »

The five disc set was intimidating at a glance, until I saw the run times for each were under an hour, confirm / deny?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY0MEc4bi48

Lessons of Darkness.

Filmed sixteen years ago, yet still appears as if recorded yesterday.

orz to Herzog. Complete and total orz.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008, 11:33:14 PM »

I've also been working my way through Freaks and Geeks.

Today I saw one that had both Trace Beaulieu AND Joel Hodgson.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 11:36:42 PM »

Tonight I watched The Warriors.

Honestly, I watched it because I meant to rent The Outsiders and managed to get the two confused.

It was still pretty good.  But I can reasonably assume The Outsiders is better.

Actually, The Outsiders is far inferior to the book, and even more so when compared to The Warriors.

"Warriors, come out and play-ay...."
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 12:11:51 AM »

Actually, The Outsiders is far inferior to the book

I tend to naturally assume that.

Course, OTOH, the last book-to-Coppola-adaptation-starring-a-Sheen I saw was Apocalypse Now.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 12:14:26 AM »

Actually, The Outsiders is far inferior to the book

I tend to naturally assume that.

Course, OTOH, the last book-to-Coppola-adaptation-starring-a-Sheen I saw was Apocalypse Now.

I had no idea Apocalypse Now was based on a book....

Really, the only reason to see The Outsider's movie is to see the genesis of the careers of a few of the guys in it. Today, its a veritable dream-team of badasses. 
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 12:21:13 AM »

The five disc set was intimidating at a glance, until I saw the run times for each were under an hour, confirm / deny?

If you mean the Up Series, then at least the ones I have seen are pretty short, yeah. Seven Up is exactly a half hour. 7 Plus Seven overlaps a lot with the first one, too, so that might be obnoxious if you're trying to have a marathon.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 12:29:54 AM »

I had no idea Apocalypse Now was based on a book....

Heart of Darkness.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 12:33:04 AM »

I had no idea Apocalypse Now was based on a book....

Heart of Darkness.

I'll have to check that out. I dig the movie.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 12:41:07 AM »

The setting is significantly different -- Heart of Darkness was written at the turn of the twentieth century and is set in Africa, and the main characters are members of a trading company, not soldiers.

The themes, however, are universal; hence Apocalypse Now being the best retelling of it despite being so significantly different, and shifting the focus to the atrocities of war.

My overall point, of course, is that Apocalypse Now is a big, big exception, and that in the majority of all cases the book IS better than the movie, and so I assume that to be the case by default.

Still, Outsiders is supposed to be pretty good.  The book's on my to-read list too, but reading takes longer than viewing.

Plus I tend to like movies better BEFORE I read their source material...
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 12:50:01 AM »

That's cool.

On a less serious (and intelligent) note;

I've got this piece of monkey poo sitting on my coffee table right now.



I'm scared....
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2008, 01:32:34 AM »

Ha.

I should probably start a new MST3K/Film Crew/RiffTrax/Cinematic Titanic thread.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2008, 01:57:54 PM »

I wanted to see that Ryan Gosling movie where he makes it with a Real Doll. Then a friend told me that movie made him cry, so now I'm unsure.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2008, 03:23:21 PM »

I love this topic, if it stays active it will be a reminder to actually send my Netflix back. Anyone else have that trouble?
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2008, 03:54:47 PM »

Ha! Yes--imagine how many movies I could be watching if I didn't let the same two sit in their envelopes ready to go RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOOR for the whole month. That's actually why I quit for a while. I'm trying to do better this time around. Got Scoop (guilty pleasure, I hope) and Space Amoeba today!
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2008, 03:57:05 PM »

Ha! Yes--imagine how many movies I could be watching if I didn't let the same two sit in their envelopes ready to go RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOOR for the whole month. That's actually why I quit for a while. I'm trying to do better this time around. Got Scoop (guilty pleasure, I hope) and Space Amoeba today!

I know what you mean. I've got about a hundred and twenty movies that I need to watch from my personal collection, and I've still co-opted my mother's Netflix account to get more.

I'm an addict. I need help.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2008, 10:22:36 PM »

For my first month of Netflix I was sending back both of my movies, watched, the day after I got them.

Devil's Rejects has been sitting here for almost a month.  I AM BEING HAD.
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Re: Movies for Home Viewing
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2008, 10:57:32 PM »

You guys all suck balls.  I've been busy watching classics like The Big Doll House and Desert Heat while you're off with your fancy DVDs and shit.  And also a lot of Quantum Leap.  Did you know that he lept into the body of a retard?  The lesson I learned is that as long as Scott Bakula is possessing a retard, they can do anything.
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