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post #2301 of 3893

So after all the brouahaha over the lack of an IMAX release for the blu-ray of Ghost Protocol... Netflix has the film showing cropped to 16:9.  Sucks for the 2.35:1 sequences that are used for most of the film, but it does end up having slightly more picture for the IMAX sequences!!!  (I totally compared screenshots)

 

HAHAHAHAHAH.  DAMMIT BRAD BIRD.

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I'm just happy I saw Terminator 2 available.
After watching it after a long time, it only confirmed how much more I love the original film.


I love T2, particularly Robert Patrick, but humans against an unstoppable killing machine in Terminator is a lot more interesting than T2's (slightly less powerful) killing machine versus another killing machine.

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It really is a film built around the Dubai building sequence (which is flawless). Everything else ranges from decent (the parking garage sequence) to unmemorable (the villain).

Oh shit...I might actually check that out just for that scene because I was literally gripping the seats during that whole scene. Learning that Tom Cruise actually climbed that building made me adore/fear him.

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Oh shit...I might actually check that out just for that scene because I was literally gripping the seats during that whole scene. Learning that Tom Cruise actually climbed that building made me adore/fear him.


Dude may be crazy, but he always gives 110%

post #2305 of 3893

Ghost Protocol was so much fun in IMAX I don't want to watch it again, as I assume it does not hold up to that first viewing. I was getting vertigo. My TV is all right, but it's not going to give me vertigo.

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I thought Ghost Protocol held up just fine, although that Dubai sequence does lose some of its intensity on the small screen.  Its still the best of the bunch and its only real flaw in my eyes is not giving Josh Holloway enough to do.

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The fact that Ghost Protocol works as well as it does in spite of the lack of a compelling villain is part of what I find so interesting and watchable about it.  It fascinates me that I can watch it, but I shouldn't be able to tolerate it in any way.  Odd duck.

post #2308 of 3893

Its a shame Hoffman was so wasted in III.  If you were to somehow get his villain into Ghost Protocol, we'd have quite the movie.  

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I know that I saw Ghost Protocol, because I remember the Dubai sequence vividly. Apparently, other stuff happened?

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Am I the only one who remembers the Kremlin getting blown up?  That was also awesome at the IMAX.  Granted, it was very quick, but still cool.

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I know that I saw Ghost Protocol, because I remember the Dubai sequence vividly. Apparently, other stuff happened?

 

I just watched the movie last week, and that's all I can fuckin' remember.

post #2312 of 3893

Ethan Hunt fixes everyone in the movie.  You can't forget how awesome he is as a therapist. 

 

Though he's really more of an analyst/therapist I suppose.  If only there was some title that combined the two.

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Though he's really more of an analyst/therapist I suppose.  If only there was some title that combined the two.

 

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I started my morning with The Adventures of Mark Twain!  It's up!

 

 

 

I love that ultra trippy sequence with the "Mysterious Stranger", aka, the Devil.

 

 

 

Also, The Usual Suspects is up.

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Primer is up, if you want to be confused. 

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Primer is up, if you want to be confused. 

 

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Haha, so true.  I enjoyed the hell out of it............................I'm not sure why.

post #2317 of 3893

Primer is up, if you want to be confused.

post #2318 of 3893

Oh no!  It's happening.  Where are you holding the machine, Schwartz?!

post #2319 of 3893

Primer is up, if you want to be confused. 

 

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Haha, so true.  I enjoyed the hell out of it............................I'm not sure why.

 

(I found it)

post #2320 of 3893

So, you guys should all watch Singham.  It's like a Bollywood Michael Bay flick.  Terrible comedy, boring drama, some kinda rad action.  The fight scenes are awesome in their dumbness and Singham's intro theme song is a thing a of beauty.  There's a thing with an SUV about 20 minutes from the end that is the stuff dreams are made of.

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I started my morning with The Adventures of Mark Twain!  It's up!

 

 

I love that ultra trippy sequence with the "Mysterious Stranger", aka, the Devil.

 

 

 

 

WTF?!?

 

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So, you guys should all watch Singham.  It's like a Bollywood Michael Bay flick.  Terrible comedy, boring drama, some kinda rad action.  The fight scenes are awesome in their dumbness and Singham's intro theme song is a thing a of beauty.  There's a thing with an SUV about 20 minutes from the end that is the stuff dreams are made of.

 

You don't have to tell me twice!  Consider it queued.

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One of the best and unknown SNL movies is up, Stewart Saves His Family.

Its one of those movies that at first come across very silly and then ends with you suddenly realizing that you really care for these characters. Not unlike a Christopher Guest mocumentary, only presented as a traditional narrative.

Shame that the only version they put up is the pan and scan.
post #2323 of 3893

The Frighteners is up. 

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So, you guys should all watch Singham.  It's like a Bollywood Michael Bay flick.  Terrible comedy, boring drama, some kinda rad action.  The fight scenes are awesome in their dumbness and Singham's intro theme song is a thing a of beauty.  There's a thing with an SUV about 20 minutes from the end that is the stuff dreams are made of.

This was actually a pretty entertaining movie. If they'd shave an hour off that 140 minutes it would be an easy movie to recommend.
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This was actually a pretty entertaining movie. If they'd shave an hour off that 140 minutes it would be an easy movie to recommend.

Just like Bad Boys 2.  Bad Boys 2 is an awesome hour and a half long action movie that is 2 and a half hours long.  Get rid of the shitty humor and lame drama, you'd have a great movie.  

 

How fucking insane is that theme song?  And that SUV thing?  How fucking manly as shit is Singham?  I want to see that dude start popping up as the ethnic baddie in American movies!

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Just watched Todd Solondz's Dark Horse, which just popped up a couple of weeks ago. Not as perverse as something like Happiness, but it still has that patented Solondz dark streak. The film is about a 35-year old guy named Abe (Jordan Gebler, in a great performance) who falls for Selma Blair's pill-popping space case. It's bleak, but I think it might be Solondz's best film.

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Just like Bad Boys 2.  Bad Boys 2 is an awesome hour and a half long action movie that is 2 and a half hours long.  Get rid of the shitty humor and lame drama, you'd have a great movie.  

 

How fucking insane is that theme song?  And that SUV thing?  How fucking manly as shit is Singham?  I want to see that dude start popping up as the ethnic baddie in American movies!

That always fucking blows my mind: How the fuck is Bad Boys 2--BAD BOYS FUCKING 2--two and a half hours?

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The Frighteners is up. 


I want to like that movie so much, but it's way too slap-sticky and silly in its humor.

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I want to like that movie so much, but it's way too slap-sticky and silly in its humor.

The quirkiness was difficult to take after the first viewing, but after repeated viewings, it won me over.  I like it now.

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Just like Bad Boys 2.  Bad Boys 2 is an awesome hour and a half long action movie that is 2 and a half hours long.  Get rid of the shitty humor and lame drama, you'd have a great movie. 

 

HUSH!

 

It is perfect as is!

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When I briefly wrote daily news articles for CHUD, my favorite headline I ever came up with was when they first started discussing a sequel to Bad Boys--"Bad Boys 2, Audience 0".

post #2332 of 3893
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HUSH!

 

It is perfect as is!

The hour and 20 minute cut in my head where there isn't any rat fucking or talking to each other in the high def thing at a big box retailer where it's like they have the but secks with each other or where he's high on E talking to Joey Pants for what feels like 3 days is perfect, you're right.

post #2333 of 3893

Here's a really unique doc by an actually funny ventriloquist named Nina Conti. Funny and sort of heartbreaking. Maybe you guys will dig it: 

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70244465?strkid=27889972_1_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70244465

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How fucking insane is that theme song?  And that SUV thing?  How fucking manly as shit is Singham?  I want to see that dude start popping up as the ethnic baddie in American movies!

Now when something significant (or not) happens in my day I hear a chorus proclaim "Singham!".
post #2335 of 3893

OK, I've run into a problem. I'm restarting Breaking Bad, sharing it with my girlfriend, and we're watching on Netflix. Having watched the pilot episode, I noticed it's missing two scenes: the annoying kid from Walt's class laughing at him washing his car (which I miss, but whatever), and Skyler's sad birthday handjob (which I can't abide not being in there). So, it was edited. Does anyone know if this is just for the pilot maybe, like it was a longer episode for some reason, or is it going to be annoying cuts throughout, necessitating me buying the BluRays like some kind of anal retentive asshole?

post #2336 of 3893

Arjen, a quick search on Google points me to this:

 

http://www.screened.com/profile/charlesalanratliff/netflix-replaced-extended-pilot-with-edited-version/118-5740/ 

 

It looks like Netflix edited the pilot, but not the rest.

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When I briefly wrote daily news articles for CHUD, my favorite headline I ever came up with was when they first started discussing a sequel to Bad Boys--"Bad Boys 2, Audience 0".

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_3-D#Production

post #2338 of 3893

Oh, uhm, thanks for that. I suppose I could have googled it.

 

Regardless, saves me a hundred something bucks!

post #2339 of 3893

A CHUD legend has a new column!

 

Phil's Big Streaming Pile

 

http://badassdigest.com/2013/01/22/phils-big-streaming-pile/

post #2340 of 3893

The Last of The Mohicans is up. Couldn't find it before.

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Is anyone else having problems streaming on a Droid device?  For some reason, mine stopped working and I cannot figure out why.  I can load the app.  I can view my queue.  I can add or remove to my queue.  However, trying to watch anything just loads infinitely.  Not sure if this was more appropriate for a tech thread, but I took a chance here...

post #2342 of 3893

I just checked my Droid phone, and video loaded right up.

post #2343 of 3893

Thanks Mangy. *throws phone against wall*


Edited by wd40 - 1/23/13 at 2:27pm
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BTW, the CHUD app didn't work for me on my iPhone 4.  I had to dump it. 

 

I had to chuckle when I saw that Chariots Of The Gods is up.  Love that Netflix has it listed as a "documentary".  

post #2345 of 3893

The Kevin Spacey/David Fincher series House of Cards debuts today. They say it's pretty good.

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Originally Posted by smugbug View Post



I started my morning with The Adventures of Mark Twain!  It's up!

 

 

I love that ultra trippy sequence with the "Mysterious Stranger", aka, the Devil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTF?!?

 

 

Exactly what my boyfriend kept repeating during this sequence.  ;)  You really have to watch it.  There's a nice write up about it here:  "Official Traumatizer: Satan in The Adventures of Mark Twain"

post #2347 of 3893
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The Kevin Spacey/David Fincher series House of Cards debuts today. They say it's pretty good.

I hope to watch it in the coming week. I assume we should discuss it in the TV thread?

post #2348 of 3893
THE ASPHYX, a criminally underseen Amicus-esque Victorian/gothic horror gem from the early 70s, went up today.
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The Kevin Spacey/David Fincher series House of Cards debuts today. They say it's pretty good.

 

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I wish they named it something different.  Just looking at the title quickly, it reminds me of the God awful "House of Lies" on Showtime.  I shouldn't get confused between something that is probably good versus utter trash.

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There's a shitload of Jesus Franco up, if you're into that.

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