Don't know if it counts as a movie, but just wasted 2 hours watching 24 Redemption.
Really reminds me why the series went stale after season 2.
Just watched Capricorn One. Loved it.
Here's my full review:
I have heard a lot of things about this movie when I was a kid. But only now did I get a chance to watch it.
I have to say I was impressed. I rarely see a movie that combines drama and humor so well. And frankly, I didn't expect a movie from the 1970's to be so well paced. I saw the back of the DVD, it said 123 minutes, frankly I was expecting it to drag on. But to my pleasure, the movie was incredibly well paced and equally entertaining all the way through.
The premise of the movie is that three astronauts who were supposed to be the first men on Mars, are instead taken to a studio and forced to film a fake landing, while NASA sends out an empty rocket ship. But when the ship crashes on its way down, fearing that the government will want to hill the astronauts in order to keep the secret and cover up the affair, the three escape the facility and separate to ensure the chances that one of them will escape. Meanwhile, a nosy reporter is following some leads to uncover the secret from the outside.
The movie is brilliantly written, and like I said, sometimes it was so suspenseful, I was sitting on the edge of my seat and biting my knuckles. Sometimes it was so hilarious, I was in stitches. Sometimes, both. The dialogue is written very well apart from the odd... What I can only perceive as censorship issues where I'm assuming they had to change a few swear words, and instead of rewriting the lines, they simply replaced the words, and made it sound really forced, like, "Go jump yourself." But apart from things like that, the dialogue itself is written very well.
As I've said before, the pacing was very well done. The wind up wasn't too long, and there were a lot of things that had to be covered in the movie, which means they didn't have time to drag out any scene.
The characters are all very well written, have very colorful personalities, and were expressed very well.
All in all, I was very entertained by this movie, that kept me very entertained. And if you feel like watching a movie about a government conspiracy that doesn't involve espionage and secret agents, or if you just feel like watching a very entertaining classic, check out Capricorn One.
I thought Iron Man was pretty average. At best, it was above average. Nothing that made me clap at the end.
I loved Iron Man was one of the best Super Hero movies I've ever seen. If not THE best. Or at least the one I enjoyed the most.
Oh yeah, by far the best superhero movie, but not the best regular movie ever.
Well, it had great action, great acting, great laughs, what's not to like? Robert Downey Jr. is always a pleasure to watch.
Right now I'm watching Legend, which happens to be showing on BBC Two right now. Never seen it before, but it's directed by Ridley Scott and features Tim Curry. I cannot fathom fantasy films though.
Spencer, who's the dude in your avatar?
She was alright in The Dark Knight...
Wasn't Kirsten Dunst in The Dark Knight? The Spiderman chick?
well i just watched through Indianna Jones and the Raiders of the lost ark again.
and i gotta say i love that movie, i was watching through special features as well and how they made Major Tohts face melt, very interesting stuff.
I had one "issue" with Iron Man, and that was the soundtrack, which mostly consisted of the same guitar wanking put on repeat through out the entire movie. But besides that, it was pretty sweet.
And no, Kirsten Dunst was not in The Dark Knight.
Rachel was played by Maggie Gyllenhaal (And Katie Holmes in Batman Begins).
Spider-Man 1-2 were okay, but 3 is just a big mess.
And oh, The Dude, I watched Redemption the other day too. I thought it was okay, but still uncertain about whether or not I'll watch season 7. Season 6 was pretty awesome at times, though. (After a few seasons of being not-so-great).
Haven't decided what to watch tonight, though. Been kinda catching up on some series (Dexter s03e10 coming up right now)
I don't watch much TV at all besides the Simpsons
Damn, Maggie Gyllenhaal looks a lot like Kirsten Dunst.
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