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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyK View Post
    Well, tonight I attempted to check out something that interested me, for entertainment purposes, but I was disappointed.

    I always wondered what a live action Family Guy movie would be like. So I searched to see if there was anything I didn't know of. Unfortunately all I came across online was a 90 minute adult movie. But I checked it out.

    While I think the actors portrayed their characters well, it was obviously not for me. But really. The character imitation wasn't that bad. The costumes were spot on.

    The first couple minutes had enjoyable and somewhat humorous dialogue but it all went downhill from there. The plot consists of the four guys (Cleveland too, even though he left in the actual series) wanting to get their way with their wives. And they do. But fast forwarding showed me that that took up the majority of the 90 minutes. I noticed that the beginning of each scene had a couple minutes of dialogue as well. I could have used a lot more chit chat and humor and less of the other stuff. But what more can I expect from a triple X film.

    Bleh. What am I doing.

    Yeah I won't get into much more detail. People should know what I'm talking about.


    But, if these guys ever plan to get together for an actual Family Guy live action movie, it might not be that bad.

    But they're strictly adult film actors, so I doubt it. and I know I won't be planning on watching anything like this for entertainment again. that's for sure.
    For some reason this reminded me of that old Kevin Nealon skit where he was a porn movie reviewer. "Then I got interested. Very interested. Very, very interested .... Then I wasn't interested." :-)
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    Me trying to watch that Family Guy thing for kicks was one of the dumbest things I've done in a while. It's really not something that can be reviewed, or watched, even, unless the viewer was in the, you know, "mood".

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    We took the kiddies to see Frozen this weekend. The movie was very good and I'm sure will be the next movie adapted for the live stage (music was fantastic). For me, the best part was that Disney appears to be moving into the 21st century, where no woman needs a man to save her. The relationship between the sisters was really the central focus, and I thought it was great.

    I also saw the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones this weekend. I have been reading the books (just finished the 3rd one). Honestly, until the end, I thought the movie was pretty good. I do think they dropped the ball with how they handled the villian, who was much more charismatic in the books. In the movie, he was just a beast. I understand they have optioned the second book to a movie too, so I will be interested to see how they handle it going forward.

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    TCM has been running some great Fred Astaire musicals this week. I watch Royal Wedding for the umpteenth time and loved it as much as ever. What I did not know, or perhaps forgot over the years, was that the actress who played Astaire's romantic interest and the British dancer he partnered was Sarah Churchill, daughter of Winston.
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    I watched A Place In The Sun on one of those old movie channels.
    I saw it many years ago, I believe in a High School or College Film Appreciation class. I remembered liking it.
    Now as a long time adult, it hasn't lost any of it's luster. Wonderful acting by Elizabeth Taylor/Montgomery Clift/Shelly Winters. Elizabeth Taylor really was downright stunning back then. Great story & gut wrenching end.
    It was on again, so I watched it twice. It's that good.
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    I watched My Favorite Wife with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne (1940). Boy, the plot was pretty simple but Cary Grant is divine, no matter what the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoastmom View Post
    I watched My Favorite Wife with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne (1940). Boy, the plot was pretty simple but Cary Grant is divine, no matter what the movie.
    I agree completely with your assessment of Cary Grant. Never saw him in a picture I didn't like. He made the films his was in better and was still divine when he was 80.
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    I watched "Elysium," and halfway through I started getting annoyed. By the end I was just pissed. They had this amazing science fiction premise -- a colony of the rich living just outside the earth. And what does the movie focus on? I won't give away the plot, but let's just say it was pretty much all fighting. All the time. No characters, except for a cliché subplot; no science fiction exploration; just idiotic and very loud battles. This is why I don't go to action movies. Rod Serling is weeping.
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    I watched The Lucky One (netflix). It was terrible. Zack Ephron and lead had zero chemistry. He was particularly bad; very shallow performance. And it was a hopelessly stupid plot. The premise was good but the execution was hollow.

    On TV, I watched P. S. I Love You. I really liked it. I was surprised to see what a good actor Harry Connick Jr is. I know I have seen him in other things but did not register on his acting skill. I loved his guest judge spots on AI and look forward to his edges and honest critiques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoepie View Post
    I watched The Lucky One (netflix). It was terrible. Zack Ephron and lead had zero chemistry. He was particularly bad; very shallow performance. And it was a hopelessly stupid plot. The premise was good but the execution was hollow.

    On TV, I watched P. S. I Love You. I really liked it. I was surprised to see what a good actor Harry Connick Jr is. I know I have seen him in other things but did not register on his acting skill. I loved his guest judge spots on AI and look forward to his edges and honest critiques.
    Like you, Shoepie, I remember being so surprised to find out what a good actor Harry Connick, Jr., is. I had always thought of him as a singer I liked very much. The first time he caught my eye as an actor was in Independence Day and I've looked for him in roles ever since. Although I was quite disappointed in the tv movie version of South Pacific, it was great to see him in a role that combined his singing and acting talent. He was a perfect choice to play Lt. Cable; I just wish the movie had been better.
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