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    Lakeview Terrace: It was okay, but it seemed to drag and I don't know, but I like Sam Jackson better as a good guy!

    City of Ember: Very cute. Loved little Poppi! How adorable was she?!

    Bangkok Dangerous: Eh, it was a typical Nic Cage movie. But he looked a little worse for the wear.

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    I just finished watching The Jane Austen Book Club. I really enjoyed it. It definitely made me want to curl up with several Jane Austen books!

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    Swing Vote: I really liked this movie! It was wonderfully endearing and while I wished for a little bit more at the end. Specifically
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    . I was happy with it at the same time.

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    Saw V: Not bad. Loved the blood and I loved all the new ways they came up with to torture people. Cannot wait for the next one.
    Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    Last House On The Left (1972) Stupid stupid stupid! What a waste of 2 hours. This was by far the worst "horror" movie I've ever EVER seen in my entire life! And I'm not exaggerating! Everything about this movie was terrible. The acting, the cinematography, the plot. EVERYTHING. I only watched it because I know the remake is coming out soon so I wanted to get an idea of what it was about originally so I can prepare. I hope to God that the remake is NOTHING like the original (I know the plot is but everything else.) Because if it is as bad as the original, I will not hestitate to walk out on it (and I never do that).
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    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    Mr. Rattus and I had a sick day on the couch yesterday and watched:

    Living in Oblivion - not the greatest movie ever, but enjoyable enough and with some of my very favourite actors.

    The Last Supper - see opinion above.

    The Limey - terrific movie, simple plot but entirely engrossing. Has put it into my head to give Payback another viewing.

    Zack and Miri Make a Porno - very funny, surprisingly sweet. And once again I am appalled that the general populace (based on box office take and tv ad revenue) is horrified by sex while having no qualms about paying for and allowing their kids to watch extreme violence (Saw, CSI, Deathrace et al.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilesgirl;3339501;
    Last House On The Left (1972) Stupid stupid stupid! What a waste of 2 hours. This was by far the worst "horror" movie I've ever EVER seen in my entire life! And I'm not exaggerating! Everything about this movie was terrible. The acting, the cinematography, the plot. EVERYTHING. I only watched it because I know the remake is coming out soon so I wanted to get an idea of what it was about originally so I can prepare. I hope to God that the remake is NOTHING like the original (I know the plot is but everything else.) Because if it is as bad as the original, I will not hestitate to walk out on it (and I never do that).
    TOTALLY agree! I am a horror movie junkie and I watch almost all of them. I never really trust what other ppl tell me about the movies or recommend because it seems like I always disagree but I rented it about a year ago because I saw that it was near the top of the list on some 'best horror movies of all time' list. I was HIGHLY disappointed. Borefest. I didnt know they were making a newer one though. I will have to check that out.
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    CHOKE - Read the book and wanted to see this for a while now. Utter disappointment. Don't waste your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;3339976;
    Zack and Miri Make a Porno - very funny, surprisingly sweet. And once again I am appalled that the general populace (based on box office take and tv ad revenue) is horrified by sex while having no qualms about paying for and allowing their kids to watch extreme violence (Saw, CSI, Deathrace et al.)
    I have found as a parent of younger teen boys that I do tend to be more squeamish about letting them watch sex than I do letting them watch violence (I do pre-watch all R rated movies before I decide whether or not they can watch, and there are definitely movies from both categories that I will prevent them from watching). I actually found myself taking a closer look at why I feel this way after I watched the documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated. I think the distinction that I tend to make is that in violent movies the action is generally taking place on public street corners or in fantasy settings. Either way is is displaced from their experience - they know people aren't getting beaten down on the street corner and they know they don't live in the Sci-Fi world of a movie like DeathRace. My problem when it comes to sex is that they don't know what is typical and what is not because sexual relationships take place behind closed doors. If a movie dealt with sex in a responsible manner where the people engaging in the activity were actually committed to one another, then I don't think I would take issue with that. However, I find that the vast majority of movies do not handle it that way. For example I recently watched Burn After Reading in which Clonney's character was a philandering husband. Do I want my kids to watch it and have that kind of "model" for sexual behavior? Do I want them thinking that "machine" that he built was typical behavior? My answer is an emphatic NO. If they had left out the "machine" part I could see myself having a discussion with them about that character's behavior, but that scene put the big "inappropriate" stamp on that movie for me.

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    Wanted - About what I expected. Lot's of action. Okay movie. It did have some plot points that I didn't not expect, so that is always nice. I was definitely one of those "highly stylized" movies (which my DH typically dislikes), so if you are not a fan of those I would avoid this one.

    Changeling - This was really wonderfully done. I went in only knowing that it was about a woman whose son disappeared and the police give her back a child that is not hers, but there was SO much more to the story that I did not have a clue about. I am spoilering my next comment for those who do not want to know anything additional....
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    I thought the two actors that played the murderer Gordon Northcott and his young cousin Sanford Clark did a fantastic job. It left me wondering whether Gordon Northcott was seriously mentally disturbed. I also thought from the previews that the police Captain was helping her, but instead he was a complete a$$. When they finally got that little "replacement kid" to talk I just wanted to shake him - what a little snot!! The guy who played the detective was also wonderful. He was really the only likable cop in the bunch.
    Overall the acting from everyone in this movie was stellar!!!

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