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    Any Good movies or Dvd's?

    We used to have a post along time ago for movies in the theater so i'd figure i'd start this up again and add dvd's to it. I know spiderman 3's coming this tuseday and that was actually the last movie I saw in a theater... I can't wait!

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    Spiderman 3 was okay, but I felt it was not as good as the other two. The venom storyline seemd to throw a wrench inot the whole thing. But still, I'd get as a DVD.

    I recently caught "The Kingdom", which I thought was pretty good. It was kind of neat watching Jennifer Garner fighting like crazy as the tend of the movie. That was a well done fight scene. Scary picture in many ways.

    Might try for "Michael Clayton" later. I just don't have the time it seems to get to movies like I used to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    I recently caught "The Kingdom", which I thought was pretty good. It was kind of neat watching Jennifer Garner fighting like crazy as the tend of the movie. That was a well done fight scene. Scary picture in many ways.
    The trailers made "The Kingdom" seem really jingoistic/"USA! USA!" Did it pander to American Islamophobia, or actually come off as balanced?
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    Friday night I watched my DVD of "Batman Begins" again. Good film; Christian Bale makes an excellent Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Michael Caine stands out as Alfred. I almost didn't recognize Rutger Hauer as the chairman of the board of directors for Wayne Enterprises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireand'chutes77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    I recently caught "The Kingdom", which I thought was pretty good. It was kind of neat watching Jennifer Garner fighting like crazy as the end of the movie. That was a well done fight scene. Scary picture in many ways.
    The trailers made "The Kingdom" seem really jingoistic/"USA! USA!" Did it pander to American Islamophobia, or actually come off as balanced?
    Actually, I think it was fairly well balanced. It might tend to show the Saudis in a slightly lesser light in the sense it was a "the Americans were on the scene and there to save the day", sort of theme, but overall, it was realistic, and really showed the conundrum we have in dealing with this nation and their culture. You especially see it in the last few minutes of the film. Their protrayal of the Saudi Colonel who worked with the group was very well done, and there were scenes of the family life that Saudis have that looked positive.
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    It's a decididly different culture and takes a great deal of getting used to. The I'nshallah bit can be especially trying, since it's the universal excuse for everything, from failing to do maintenance to missing a rendevous. A vast reservoir of patience is necessary to get anything done over there. Worst garrison duty on the planet, I'm in no real hurry to go back.
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    I thought The Kingdom was okay. Unfortunately, after the first quarter of the movie I had a headache because of the camera direction--jerky movements, extreme closeups, et cetera. Of course, I'm a person who won't play any 1st person shooter games because I get dizzy.
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    Just finished watching Spider-man 3. They always say that you pick things up that you missed the first time. I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    Spiderman 3 was okay, but I felt it was not as good as the other two.
    I liked the first one, but I though the second was rubbish. The special effects were just awful. The part where Octavius breaks into the bank vault, you can clearly see even BEFORE he rips the door off, that the door is CGI.

    I liked the third. Even if the club scene was a little..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Sebastian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    Spiderman 3 was okay, but I felt it was not as good as the other two.
    I liked the first one, but I though the second was rubbish. The special effects were just awful. The part where Octavius breaks into the bank vault, you can clearly see even BEFORE he rips the door off, that the door is CGI.

    I liked the third. Even if the club scene was a little..
    Yeah... the club scene was a little to much. I think they could of did the movie without that scene.

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