2inOttawaLooking 38M/40F
52 posts
1/15/2006 4:22 pm

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Hey all:

It's been a while since we posted anything but we are still here.

Opinions on New movies, both coming out on DVD and in theaters recently. Does anyone have any opinions on what might be good to rent or go out to see?

Obviously everyone has different opinions on what is good and what is not, so try to include your reasons for why you liked it so much.

K and B

mailmantrouser2 55M
534 posts
1/15/2006 5:24 pm

Idon't know about movies, but I find your picture very apt as an illustration of 2 looking.

OttawaMan43sum 48M
2091 posts
1/16/2006 8:14 pm

At the theatre, I've heard that "Memoirs of a Geisha" is quite good. It's been many months since I've seen a flick so I'm also a bit out of touch.

As for DVDs, I've bought alot of different movies (comedy, sci fi, action, etc.) but haven't seen yet. What tastes do you have in:

- film genre?
- actors and actresses?

Tejinashi 46M

1/17/2006 12:32 am

Memoirs of a Geisha is a better book actually.

I would recommend Chronicles of Narnia over King Kong without a second thought as a better constructed and simply more 'fun' movie. Kong was over-hyped and I think P.J's career will pay for it (see reference to the Godzilla remake that basically killed Devlin's career).

Other movies to see would be Sin City (DVD), Lord of War (DVD - comedy/action), and a small indie thinker of a film I saw lately called "Primer". Sci-fi/modern day time travel peice. Wonderfully subtle and well shot for the budget and time scale they worked with.

I could recommend a title of two if you like animation as well.

Now, I wait quietly for "V for Vendetta".


2inOttawaLooking 38M/40F

1/17/2006 3:55 am

Yes we like animation as well. In addition comedy, action, drama, sci-fi, fantasy, and so on... if it has a good story then we would give it a chance at least.

Have seen King Kong... did like it but have not seen Narnia so can't really compare.

Have Sin City already, great movie. Will look into the others there.

Thanks for those... any other sugestions?

K and B

Tejinashi 46M

1/18/2006 10:52 pm

Actually just got to see Final Fantasy 7 : Advent Children tonight.

Stunning visuals, and interesting story many injokes from the game it is based off of though. Admittedly, not handled horribly like the VanDamme "StreetFighter" was mishandled.

For anime, it's simple. Remember the name Masumane Shirow and you can't really go wrong. He's the mind behind things like Ghost in the Shell (2 movies, and t.v. series), and Appleseed.

My current fixation sci-fi is Firefly (as well as Serenity: the movie). It's just such a wonderfully quirky wild-west in space setting with snappy quick dialogue.

Anyways, obviously I'm rambling again so I'll let other's have the soapbox for awhile. Wouldn't want to be impolite and take up too much time but I could go on and on about movies/tv. Just so much that's fun out there waiting for more people to find it after it was cancelled....stupid brains, only want formulae.


OttawaMan43sum 48M
2091 posts
1/19/2006 4:27 am

Thanks for the Narnia reminder - fantasy is one my favourite genres.

Animation is a category I enjoy as well. I haven't seen it but I like Wallace & Gromit - it's not laugh out loud material but I got some chuckles out of their previous shorts. There's also the Untold Story of Stewie Griffin (for the Family Guy fans).

I'm liking this discussion thread so I encourage ppl to keep it going - we could give movies a sort of pervy Ebert & Roeper feedback rating (one/two cocks up..."I had a blast watching this movie!"...etc). lol

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