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Old 01-26-2009   #31 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Manhunter

Caught a movie on Showtime Extreme the other night that I hadn't seen and really liked ~ MANHUNTER starring William Petersen (CSI), directed by Manfred Mann (Miami Vice) and produced by Dino De Laurentis. A GREAT creepy movie, that was later refilmed as "Red Dragon." Don't know just how I missed seeing this one, as I have seen Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal Rising.

It's widely available for viewing on DVD from Blockbuster, NetFlix and other rental companies.

Petersen was cast as an FBI crime scene investigator. Made me wonder if the decision to cast him in the leading role for the TV "CSI" series was due to his role in this film.

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Have recently seen Grand Turino, really enjoyed it and Clint. We then saw The Wrestler, I wasn't so fussy about this one. Have also seen Valkerie and really enjoyed even though I am not a Tom Cruise fan, he did an excellent job.
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Watched "Bangkok Dangerous" on DVD

This was the biggest turd I have seen in a long while, a real stinker. Must be an all time low for Nick Cage. The only reason I finished watching it was because I could not sleep.
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SlumDog was cool....really liked the kids in this movie and the cinematography is awesome.
I really do not know why the director totally cheeeesed out with the Bollywood ending??? Maybe a joke or tip of the hat but soooo not needed.
Do you mean the ending of the movie or the dance scene with the credits? I liked them both. I also thought those kid actors did an awesome job and I loved the music montages. Great flick.

I have to agree with everyone about Benjamin Button. Cool story idea, but I thought is was too long and slow in parts (especially the ones where I was waiting patiently for Brad to turn beautiful).

Still waiting for the Wrestler to come to the theater here.
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Mike and I both said that although the movie was different, it reminded us of Forest Gump somehow...

The one thing that bugged us was if Button was a little, baby-sized old man when he was born, why wasn't he a large, adult-sized baby when he died?
umm....what?! He dies?!
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umm....what?! He dies?!
Well .... DRAT! Sorry about that. Go see the movie anyway....it has lots and lots of twists and turns. Be ready to sit awhile, though...it's 3 hours long with no intermission.
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I watched JUMPER last night

That was a fairly decent movie.
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I loved Benjamin Button! It is funny because as I was watching it I thought about how the story was like Forrest Gump, lol. Even though it was long the time seemed to fly by, didn't check my watch one time. And yes--Brad Pitt is truly a good looking man! We were trying to figure out how they made him look so young--just like when he was in Thelma & Louise....I guess computer effects or something?
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Saw Seven Pounds yesterday. I can't believe it didn't get nominated for anything.
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I saw "Slumdog Millionaire" yesterday with Mme D. We both thought it was great. Then to see it win on the SAG Awards a few hours later was excellent. I hope it does as well at the Oscars
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SlumDog was cool....really liked the kids in this movie and the cinematography is awesome.
I really do not know why the director totally cheeeesed out with the Bollywood ending??? Maybe a joke or tip of the hat but soooo not needed.

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I must totally disagree. I thought it was fun. And it kept the audience in their seats through the credits. I assume you are referring to the dance scene in the train station. If not, we can discuss.
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Mike and I both said that although the movie was different, it reminded us of Forest Gump somehow...

The one thing that bugged us was if Button was a little, baby-sized old man when he was born, why wasn't he a large, adult-sized baby when he died?
I believe this movie was produced or written by the same folks who made "Gump"
As for the whys of the movie.....I guess beside the fact that the concept is a stretch as it is, can you imagine a woman having to give birth to a full size old man?
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can you imagine a woman having to give birth to a full size old man?
fair trade for not having to change diapers
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Saw Burn After Reading last night....the closet scene was a huge surprise!

Also watched Before the Devil Knows You're Dead...very good movie.

Sandy is on movie probation though...she selected two comedies....Walk Hard, The Dewey Cox Story and American Carol....we turned both off after 15 minutes!
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Went to see Gran Torino and Notorious this weekend (strange that we had only seen 2 movies in the theaters in the last 2 years and then knock out 2 in one weekend).

Gran Torino was excellent! Great acting, Clint and filmed in Detroit... pretty easy sale for me to go see, but it didn't disappoint.

Notorious was pretty solid as well, although the actor playing Puffy looked nothing like him. Lil' Kim and Biggie were well played. It's definitely worth going to if you can dig the music.
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