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Film, DVD, and TV Discuss the latest movies at the theatre and on DVD, as well as what is on TV. ACG film reviews will also be found here.

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Elf - it is our Christmas traditional movie while we put up our tree. For the past 10 years the traditional movie for this was Nat. Lampoons Christmas Vacation, but with a 2 year-old we had to change things up a bit.

Next most recent films;

The Producers (Mel Brooks) - Decent comedy
The Call of Cthulhu - Great adaption of Lovecraft
Cars - Great movie
Xmen 3 - OK
Resident Evil Extinction: Enjoyed it, though it was completely unoriginal
Superbad - Not as funny as I'd hoped
Step Brothers (saw it at the show) - Funny in a raw immature fashion.
The Dark Night (also at the show) - Awesome.

Next up on Netflix: Evan Almighty

Also, I'm hooked on a series called Jeremiah right now. Post-apocalyptic adventure series.
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Charlie Wilson's War- I realy liked this movie. Hanks and Hoffman are great. Some really funny scenes in the middle of a covert war. And for history buffs its a true story. Why can't more politicians be like Wilson......who's cares if they like their women young and busty (as long as they're smart too) and have a fondness for strong amber liquid on the rocks if they also have personal integrity and compasion for the downtrodden. As good a Hanks is, Hoffman steals every scene he's in.

The Bourne Ultimatum- basically one long chase scene, but very well done
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Quantum of Solace.

I actually like the more raw Bond. Apparently he's closer to the book version (never read any of the books).
Also just saw this. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it! Not too deep of a plot (was there one?) but fun all the same.
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Last five films:

The labyrinth of Pan: Almost perfect balance between dream/reality, I'll gladly finance any Del Toro "Hellboy" series for him to make the movies he wants.

Joyeux NoŽl: A bit too "neat and clean" for my tastes, but a good WWI film.

Planet Terror: Just for fun, nothing more.

Children of men: Good idea ... poorly crafted

Amen: Mr Costa Gavras can still make good movies.

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Madagascar 2 at the theatre last Sunday - first time I'd been there for over 2 years.
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Transsiberian with Woody Harrelson and Ben Kingsley.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800241/

All in all, was a lot better than I expected.
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I saw The Day the Earth Stood Still yesterday. It begins with a close-up of a luminous alien ball in the mountains of India and then pans to a beautiful female American scientist (not of colour) and her sassy son - a boy of colour. Her husband presumably of colour had sadly died a year earlier. He was an engineer in the military because he wanted to build things not destroy them! After that the movie becomes less than believeable.

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