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    I'm so glad to see other costume drama/Cillian Murphy admirers in here! (Yes, Geek, you will love to see him in his starched collars and tux'n'tails--it's worth it just to see him dance at a social ball--nice change of pace from fending off viral zombies or men in batsuits). Just a tip, if you are planning on renting The Way We Live Now, make sure you get both discs at the same time. It'll drive you batty waiting to see how the mini-series concludes if you don't.

    Well, I finally watched Wolf Creek last night, and I found it neither thrilling nor particularly scary. I heard quite a bit about how graphic and cruel it was and, being a long time horror fan, I was looking forward to being shocked and frightened. I was cuddled up on the couch with the lights off and under a blanket, even! But the movie was just not as good as I expected. I much prefer the similar High Tension, which has stronger performances, a true sense of dread and, yes, tension that they sustain throughout most of the film. Both films are flawed though: I love everthing about High Tension until the very end, and with Wolf Creek, the only thing I like is the very end. My favorite scene:
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    . Also, I must say I found the villain to be more laughable than frightening; he's Crocodile Dundee with a sadistic streak.

    AJane and Rattus also brought up good points about the whole "based on a true story thing." I think this term is tossed about far too liberally. I understand there is artistic license to be taken, but shouldn't there be some amount of actual truth required to be able to boast such a thing? Let's say, hey, at least 40%. You know, like how hot dogs are supposed to be at least some portion real meat and not just sawdust and cockroach legs.
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    Shaun of the Dead: I watched it this afternoon. Funny and not too gruesome, at least not until near the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix Gal View Post
    I belong to Netflix and I finally got around to watching "Ocean's Twelve" and it was awful! I didn't even finish watching it and that's pretty bad. The first one was so good, so I was disappointed. "Crash" is being sent next so I'll let you know what I think.
    I feel EXACTLY the same as you do about Ocean's 12. I gave up watching it too!
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    I saw Geisha and In her shoes and loved both. The scenery in Geisha is amazing, but I kept on trying to remember how the story went when I read it a few years back. I guess I have to re-read the book again. I really enjoyed In her shoes. Shirley McLaine really steals the show, as does the little old lady. They prove that you don't have to overact to get your point across.

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    Jarhead. I watched it with hubby who was Army and made derogetory comments during the whole movie. But I have to say, there was nothing remotely good about this movie. It had no real point, was just another military/war film and just plain weird.

    Think it was trying to go for Apocalypse NOw of the first Gulf War and was just blah.
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    DesertRose, I loved in Her Shoes. It was such a simple story but it was carried out beautifully.
    My last movie rented was The Cave. It was pretty decent. The story was a bit weak but the eye candy, action and monsters made up for it. All in all, it was worth watching once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog View Post
    Jarhead. I watched it with hubby who was Army and made derogetory comments during the whole movie. But I have to say, there was nothing remotely good about this movie. It had no real point, was just another military/war film and just plain weird.

    Think it was trying to go for Apocalypse NOw of the first Gulf War and was just blah.
    From talking to friends, a lot of guys did not like that movie. Didn't hear any comments from women. Guys usually really get into military movies, so I thought that was strange. My son said not to waste my money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    From talking to friends, a lot of guys did not like that movie. Didn't hear any comments from women. Guys usually really get into military movies, so I thought that was strange. My son said not to waste my money.
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    All I can say is OY. Very disturbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepysluggo View Post
    Shaun of the Dead: I watched it this afternoon. Funny and not too gruesome, at least not until near the end.
    I really liked Shaun of the Dead. Especially the backyard scene.

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