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JAS_Photo
01-26-2011, 07:15 PM
Somewhat inspired by Michaelaw's post that went off topic a bit. What movies have you watched lately? Are you a cult fan or an aficionado of the arty movie? Horror? Syrupy romances? Did the Academy Award announcements make you apoplectic or did you nod knowingly in agreement?

Ok. Here is what I have recently watched and on Netflix.

Bubba Ho Tep 2002

This movie stars Bruce Campbell of cult movie fame (Army of Darkness and The Evil Dead) series. The premise of the movie is that having switched places with an impersonator some 20 plus years before Elvis is alive and living in an old folks home. It is played mostly straightish and sympathetically by Campbell who is known for his over the top performances in the Evil Dead movies. A rather well done B movie. It has as much to say about how the elderly are treated as the horror story that encompasses the plot.

I reccommend this movie for anyone with eclectic tastes, fans of Bruce Campbell and the "King" and anyone else looking for a different sort of movie experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8kEYnMheiI

Iguanasan
01-26-2011, 07:47 PM
Hmmm... movies... I'm a bit of a movie fan and I'm signed up for Netflix, Movie Network, and other numerous movie stations plus I have a fairly extensive DVD/Bluray collection.

I've seen Bubba Ho Tep and enjoyed it immensely so I'm not sure what that says about me :)

Other recent watches within the last week.

The Karate Kid (2010) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155076/)
Blade (1998) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120611/)
Enter the Dragon (1973) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070034/)

jude01
01-26-2011, 09:44 PM
I watched Shutter Island last night and thought it was pretty good.
I'm more of a T.V series fan myself. (cant wait for the next season of Dexter! )

Mad Aussie
01-27-2011, 01:19 AM
Watched 'Serving Sara' recently ... enjoyed that. But working so much lately it doesn't take much to amuse me .... although ... tried to watch 'Animal House' yesterday ... loved it when it came out ... got bored within 10 mins yesterday and turned it off! Man we accepted bad acting and crap story lines back then! Shoulda looked for 'Porkies' ... at least there's boob in Porkies! ;)

Iguanasan
01-27-2011, 12:28 PM
Watched 'Serving Sara' recently ... enjoyed that. But working so much lately it doesn't take much to amuse me .... although ... tried to watch 'Animal House' yesterday ... loved it when it came out ... got bored within 10 mins yesterday and turned it off! Man we accepted bad acting and crap story lines back then! Shoulda looked for 'Porkies' ... at least there's boob in Porkies! ;)

You think that one is bad you should try to go back to the old Kung Fu TV series or Starsky and Hutch. OMG they are absolutely horrible. Our expectations have certainly been raised quite a bit over the years.

Gremlich
02-03-2011, 10:11 PM
Firefly and Serenity, yet again.

Iguanasan
02-03-2011, 10:24 PM
Firefly and Serenity, yet again.

Awesome! In the middle of The 'burbs (1989) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096734/) on Netflix right now.

Bambi
02-04-2011, 07:56 AM
Firefly and Serenity, yet again.

yup. And Buffy when it was on. Still miss it! :(
Right now- Fringe and Bones has me intrigued. And for fun I love Big Bang Theory.

Marko
02-04-2011, 09:40 AM
Bubba Ho tep was fab!
lately wifey and I have been watching series(es).
Some of our best finds thus far are - Six feet under, Breaking bad, the riches, Huff, In treatment.
Sons of Anarchy is also supposed to be fab and that's the next one, and then everyone and their pets love dexter.

Kawarthabob
02-04-2011, 12:31 PM
Lately the idiot box has been very insulting. I kinda like the new series with William H Macey , I watch anything to do with government sponsored shows about nature and have been watching all the old 1930's& 40's movies looking at lighting techniques ( i'm waiting for a lighting kit shipping via UPS).

Gremlich
02-12-2011, 02:53 PM
Indeed, since Firefly was taken off, TV is just TV anymore and not worth getting emotionally involved with. Documentaries and old B&W movies are always a good bet and, frankly, a better choice.

JAS_Photo
02-12-2011, 04:27 PM
Have been watching the series "Merlin" on Netflix as well as the British comedy, "Chef" from the early nineties. Merlin is a great take on the Arthur legends with lush sets and great costuming. Chef is sarcastic, rude, condescending and egotistical. I love it!

Wicked Dark
02-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Lately I've been watching a bunch of Sherlock Holmes episodes with Jeremy Brett. Terrific stuff.

Bambi
02-12-2011, 08:04 PM
Lately I've been watching a bunch of Sherlock Holmes episodes with Jeremy Brett. Terrific stuff.

oh I forgot about those. he was an awesome Sherlock Holmes. Have you seen the more modern Sherlock Holmes series on BBC? it's pretty neat.

jude01
02-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Anyone else on the vampire bandwagon? love True Blood, and vamp diaries, yes its those bad boys that keep me watching.
Ive been waiting months for A Game Of Thrones ( George R.R Martin) to premiere on HBO, it starts April 17.
YouTube - Game Of Thrones "Throne" Tease (HBO) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ5p18wIQEI)

JAS_Photo
03-01-2011, 12:44 AM
A film by Banksy, the renowned British graffiti artist. A fascinating look at street art and some of its more well known practitioners but really the story of one Thierry Guetta who follows them around taking hours and hours of film footage of their exploits. Surprising turns of development and questions of the legitimacy of art itself arise. A well made compelling, humorous and entertaining film. Well worth a look.

http://www.banksyfilm.com/

http://www.fastcompany.com/1616365/banksy-movie-prankumentary

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

Wicked Dark
03-01-2011, 09:32 AM
weird. I just watched that movie Sunday on Netflix. It started out one way and ended up in a completely different place. Guetta is a piece of work.

Marko
03-01-2011, 09:37 AM
i dug that banksy fim as well!

On Disk I've been watching season 1 of boardwalk empire (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0979432/) w/steve buscemi - VERY GOOD

Realist
03-02-2011, 11:08 AM
Been watching Wonder Years years lately, I'm still amazed at how good of a show it still is.

Wicked Dark
03-02-2011, 12:21 PM
oh I forgot about those. he was an awesome Sherlock Holmes. Have you seen the more modern Sherlock Holmes series on BBC? it's pretty neat.

I haven't. we cut our cable down and I don't think we get BBC anymore. maybe Netflix will have it.