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Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2012 - 01:44am PT
how was hunger games? my daughter wants to see it.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 23, 2012 - 01:48am PT
Mad Men #8
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Mar 23, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
how was hunger games? my daughter wants to see it.

We took our 14 year-old daughter and 5 of her friends... to the midnight show. Great times.

We listened to the series on CD during a trip to the Valley and points West a couple of years back. The movie does a really good job of conveying the feeling of the first book... but the devil of the thing is in the details of the book.

I think you would get 16 thumbs up from our group as of 2:30 am last night.

For those unfamiliar with the story... it is about the U.S. after 74 years of Tea Party rule...


just kidding

ohhhhh.... and Mad Men is up Sunday.... this is a great media weekend

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2012 - 11:50pm PT
"the way" with Martin Sheen


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 30, 2012 - 01:09am PT
Just saw 'Scortched' John Cleese, Woody Harrelson Not a classic, but a fine amusing evening's entertainment...

Mar 30, 2012 - 01:10am PT
Alone in the Wilderness, the film made by Richard Pronneke on his building of a cabin in AK and subsequent stay....
Nothing short of amazing.

the last bivy
Apr 5, 2012 - 01:32am PT
tonight watched "Travelers and Magicians" directed by Kyentse Norbu about a restless man who leaves his village for American cash, but along the way meets a monk who tells him a teaching tale.

excellent story for a Wednesday evening.

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Apr 10, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
Coming up on TCM @ 7pm is Eyes Without A Face, extra creepy French film from 1960. Highly recommend, dvr set, as that's my weird bedtime now...I love Alone in the Wilderness, Wildone.

Apr 11, 2012 - 02:41am PT
"how was hunger games? my daughter wants to see it."

Just saw it about an hour ago. I'd give it maybe a 7.5/10....my wife felt stronger about it. Personally, I found it somewhat formulaic...a combination of several familiar movie themes...but still entertaining and reasonably suspenseful (even if I could guess the outcome).

Movies of particular note and impact seem to generate some level of buzz here on ST...it's noteworthy that this flick didn't seem to garner much interest here. (There are some reasonably good judges of movies in these parts.)

Example: Someone here recommended 'In a Better World'...that generated a lot more thought...
Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Apr 11, 2012 - 02:55am PT
Hunger Games was good. Mind blowing, no. It's a teen film, fer chrissakes, but the book and movie(s) are a very focused, powerful seed for fantasy-based thought. I bet it's better once you get a few beers deep and explore your limbic system. I got there at the Draft House.

Social climber
Ely, Nv
Apr 11, 2012 - 08:26am PT
John Carter
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Apr 11, 2012 - 11:35am PT
Human Centipede II.

Ice climber
Chula Vista, CA
Apr 11, 2012 - 02:16pm PT

Sunshine Daydream Grateful Dead's 1972 Old Renaissance Faire Grounds Veneta, Oregon Concert


Trad climber
Placerville, California
Apr 11, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
everlasting moments.

a foreign flick with subtitles.

i gave myself to this 2 hours
for earning my grave.

plus my chick who i odore
and whom pays my bliss bills
made me do it.

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Apr 12, 2012 - 02:05am PT
Moneyball. Interesting flick, a little on the slow side though. Most impressive to me was Brad Pitt's acting, once again he played a role with no type casting, to me he was Billy Beane.

also, saw The Hunger Games, pretty good over-all.

Lastly, I now own the Werner Herzog movie, "Stroszek". Here is what it is about....
Bruno Stroszek (Bruno S.) is a Berlin street performer. Released from prison and warned to stop drinking, he immediately goes to a familiar bar where he comforts Eva (Eva Mattes), a prostitute down on her luck, and lets her stay with him at the apartment his landlord kept for him. They are then harried and beaten by Eva's former pimps, who insult Bruno, pull his accordion apart and humiliate him by making him kneel on his grand piano with bells balanced on his back. Faced with the prospect of further harassment, Bruno and Eva decide to leave Germany and accompany Bruno's eccentric elderly neighbour Scheitz (Clemens Scheitz), who was planning to move to Wisconsin to live with his American nephew Clayton.

After sightseeing in New York City they buy a used car and arrive in a winter-bound, barren prairie near the fictional town of 'Railroad Flats'. There Bruno works as a mechanic with Clayton and his Native American helper, Eva as a waitress at a truck stop and Scheitz pursues his interest in animal magnetism. The pair buy a trailer which is sited on Clayton's land, but as bills mount, the bank threatens to repossess it. Eva falls back into prostitution to supplement her wages, but it is not enough to meet the payments. She tires of Bruno's drunken ramblings and deserts him by leaving with a couple of truck drivers bound for Vancouver.

A man from the bank visits Bruno, who is now drinking steadily, and has him sign off on the repossession. The home is auctioned, and he and Scheitz, who is convinced that the world is conspiring against him, set off to confront the "conspiracy." Finding the bank closed, they hold up a barber shop beneath it, make off with 32 dollars and then go shopping in a small store across the street. The police arrive and arrest Scheitz for armed robbery without noticing Bruno.

Holding a large frozen turkey from the store and the shotgun, Bruno returns to the garage where he works, loads the tow truck with beer, and drives along a highway into the mountains.

Upon entering a small town, the truck breaking down, Bruno pulls over to a restaurant, where he tells his story to a German-speaking businessman. He then starts the truck, leaves it circling in the parking lot with a fire taking hold in the engine compartment and goes into a tourist trap across the street, where he starts a ski-lift and rides it with his frozen turkey. After Bruno disappears from view a single shot rings out. The police arrive at the scene to find the truck is now fully ablaze. The film ends with a sequence showing a chicken dancing, a chicken playing a piano and a rabbit riding a toy fire truck, in coin operated attractions that Bruno activated on his way to the ski-lift.

Everyone I have shown this movie says it is so depression....yeah, so what?
The actors, or I should say, non-actors are brilliant, it is indeed a quirky movie the lead played by Bruno S., he is quite a character.

Ice climber
Chula Vista, CA
Apr 12, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
The Reivers, 1969


Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Apr 12, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
I think Norge liked it, if only for the company.
I think.

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Apr 13, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
Tremors. Sandworms invade Lone Pine. Cool.

Edit below,
That's a great movie Reilly, subtle. Worth a second view.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 13, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
I'm about to see something I don't want to watch. I'd rather I was about
to see Monsieur Ibrahim again. Saw it two weeks ago. A really fine movie
with a fine performance by Omar Sharif and a young french kid.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Apr 13, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
o brother where art thou
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