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JennaDean
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quote:
Smells like cumin.
[Big Grin] Loooove it!

Did you notice the stalky picture of Penny? I don't think I noticed that until I had seen it about three times ... the only picture Horrible has of Penny looks like it was taken through the bushes. Perfect detail.

Edit: Oh - I just noticed you asked me about Castle. I'm really enjoying it. It has a sort of Moonlighting vibe about it, which was my favorite show years ago. I really like Castle's character, and the daughter and the mom. Jury's still out on the cop but I think she's growing on me. I love the dialogue. I just hope they don't cancel it - they do that so fast nowadays.

[ March 18, 2009, 08:46 AM: Message edited by: JennaDean ]

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Yes, I did notice it. There are so many things going on in the background. Like the soup kitchen guy that is missing the bowls with his soup.

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I don't go to the gym, I'm just naturally like this.


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JennaDean
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"soup kitchen guy" [ROFL] Gee, I wonder why he's missing the bowls?

I heard that Sarah Michelle Gellar was in that scene, as a favor to Whedon. She's supposedly heavily made up. I can't tell which one she is.

I love the beginning. It could not be more perfect. "Mwah-ha-ha! So ... that's coming along."

Okay, random quote, one of my favorites:
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It's curtains for you, Horrible. Lacy, gently wafting curtains.
Weird. [Big laugh]
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My favorite song lyrics:
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Stand back everyone, nothing here to see.
Just imminent danger and in the middle of it me.
Yes, Captain Hammer's here, hair blowing in the breeze.
The day needs my saving expertise.
Man's got to do what a man's got to do.
Seems destiny ends with me saving you.
The only doom that's looming is in loving me to death.
I'll give you a second to catch your breath.

Buffy? Maybe Not:(deleted link. Too many spoilers.)
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Whedon confirmed that the blond extra in act III of "Dr. Horrible" was not, in fact, Sarah Michelle Gellar. "It was Nicholas Brendon," Whedon joked. "The man is a chameleon."


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Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Count me in as a Dr. Horrible fan. (Or just as a general Joss Whedon geek. I own Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity and Dr. Horrible, and now I'm working on getting the soundtracks.)

I bought the Dr. Horrible episodes off of iTunes, but I may have to purchase the DVD just because I've heard of all the great extra features.

Quotage that's already entered our family consciousness:
"Evil league of evil"
"What a crazy random happenstance"
"Oh my goodness, look at my wrist! I gotta go!"

ETA: It's not just me. Not only does mammamammoth own a D&D shirt, she also sports a Captain Hammer T-shirt on occasion. [Smile]

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Welcome to the par-tay! I knew there must be more of us out there.

I'm still working my way through Firefly. I have to fit it in between the other programs we make time to watch and I have to wait on hubby to be available because he wants to watch it with me, so it's taking a while. I don't want to see Serenity until I've finished Firefly.

I use this one too:
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"Oh my goodness, look at my wrist! I gotta go!"
And my favorite lyric:
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She may cry, but her tears'll dry when I hand her the keys to a shiny new Australia.
Hmm ... I didn't think about it before, but seeing it in writing makes me wonder if that was a deliberate referential use of "shiny". I think I'll just choose to believe it was. [Smile]
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Had a cheesefest this week-end. Watched "Xanadu" and the end of "The Work and the Story" (I think that's the name of it). My kids offered to let me keep "The Work and the Story" to catch the beginning but I told them since I knew the ending it just wouldn't be the same.
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JennaDean
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Ha! Xanadu. I was a child when it came out, and my parents got me the album, so I have all the songs memorized; but I never saw the movie. So this week when it came on we recorded it. So far I've only seen the first five minutes, but man, is it weird....
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So far I've only seen the first five minutes, but man, is it weird....
How can you say that about my favorite movie in the history of man? They take "kissed by a muse" and turn it into an art form! I think it is a clever engaging musical. Remember that a musical does not have to be brain food, just fun--and that it is!
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...and, it has Gene Kelly. 'nuff said.
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It was a pretty fluffy movie, but I did like the part where the modern heavy metal band merged with the 1930s swing band.
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My sister and I did a routine for the ward talent show from the soundtrack. We tried doing the swing/metal one, but ended up using the first song from the film. Good times.
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I just spent an afternoon at the movies and saw Taken.

Very good 'shoot 'em up, turn your mind off and see if the guy will save his daughter' kind of movie.

It was mildly distracting to watch Liam Neeson, knowing the tragedy he has suffered recently, but it was a well made movie for the genre.

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Just saw Monsters Vs. Aliens... didn't get to see it in 3D, but I bet it would be really great. The story is pretty much fluffy and nonexistent, but in terms of entertainment it's a great show!

--Ray

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Valjean
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Just finishing watching Forbidden Planet with Gavroche. A bit cheesy, a bit sexist, but still remarkably good science fiction for its time. Of course, it helps when you steal the plot for your movie from William Shakespeare. [Wink]
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Watched Lars and the Real Girl last night, and really enjoyed it. Charming and tender, the kind of movie that makes you want to be a better person.

Highly recommended.

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I'm watching Bedknobs & Broomsticks right now. The choreography in the "Portabello Road" scene is probably the best of any Disney film I've seen.

(Edited to fix a glaring misspelling.)

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Yay for Bedknobs! It's one of my all time favorites!
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Sister Jacaré and I saw Taken recently. Very good action flick, even if it was totally preposterous (there's a reason things like that don't happen in real life). Considering the subject matter, the producers showed rare restraint in creating a movie that could easily have earned an R rating with just a little bit of blood, sex, or nudity.

Liam Neeson's wife died shortly after we saw it, which in my mind made it all the more tragic, as if the wife of a dear friend had passed away.

We also saw Race to Witch Mountain. Like Taken, not great art, but an engaging and entertaining, family-friendly movie.

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Rough Riders, which was about Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. This movie had some nudity I had to zip through (which I didn't know about in advance), and portrayed TR (sorry, I can't remember the actor's name) as a caricature in the early part of the movie. Once past that though, the fighting/action scenes were very well done and I really liked the movie overall. I should've got me one of those Clear Play units. [Smile]
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A while ago we watched The Wind and the Lion with Sean Connery and Candace Bergen. The movie was considered (at the time it came out) to have very accurately portrayed what Teddy Roosevelt was like. If he really was like they showed, I could have seen myself liking him as a person quite a bit.

Recently we watched Victoria and Albert made by A&E. It was actually quite nice. They were portrayed as people who really were trying to do what was right in their rule and developing a very sweet, loving relationship. I was interested enough in their story to read a book about them afterwards.

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I watched that Victoria & Albert series, too, and enjoyed it.

ETA: I also watched Galaxy Quest over the weekend. The perfect satire film, and one that seems to be a crowd-pleaser of any age.

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Ahh... Sigourney Weaver...

A couple of years ago, our family made a quest to Goblin Valley in central Utah where the scene on the mining planet was made. Just to be able to walk on the same ground she walked on...

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I also watched Galaxy Quest over the weekend. The perfect satire film, and one that seems to be a crowd-pleaser of any age.

"Oh ... darn ..."

Yup, and reasonably family-safe, in a way that actually enhances the comedy.

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(music swells )

"I walked today where Sigourney walked..."

Okay, I finally finished Xanadu. The whole thing was just as weird as I thought from the first five minutes. (Sorry, Jana.) Made no sense. The best bit was Gene Kelly's flashback scene with Olivia Newton-John - and then they just dropped that whole part of the story. Never explained it or did anything else with it. And there were so many other parts that did not makes sense - not the least of which being why this muse, who presumably has been inspiring men for centuries (and presumably most of them have fallen in love with her while she's never gotten emotionally involved with any one of them), would fall in love with this guy. Why him? He was not particularly special, or particularly charming. The best way I could describe him was, "he was not unattractive".

The whole thing just left me sort of shaking my head, going, "Wha-???" So, then I found out that this movie helped inspire the creation of the Razzie awards: "(dis)Honoring the worst in film since 1980!" Wow.

But anyway, who knew Gene Kelly could dance on roller-skates? That guy's awesome.

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Gene Kelly is FANTASTIC! I absolutely love him in anything he's done.

Xandadu is a cheesy, dumb film. I watch it for Gene Kelly and the music--some great 70 songs on there.

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quote:
"he was not unattractive"
Pretty much the best I could settle for in my dating days.
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[Big Grin] I can relate.

But if you were a muse, would you "settle" for "not unattractive" and no other charms?

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STOP with all the Gene Kelly talk...I do not have time to watch Singin' In the Rain today!

I don't.

Really.

Well, if I did laundry WHILE I watched it...

I gotta go.

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But if you were a muse, would you "settle" for "not unattractive" and no other charms?
Ordinary has an attraction of its own for some people.
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I saw Knowing at the weekend with my lovely wife, and there were some intriguing elements in what is an otherwise rather disappointing film. Without wishing to spoil anyone's enjoyment of the film, there are a few things that could be seen as having a basis in LDS imagery, not the least of which is a large white tree at the end of the film. Does anyone know if there is an LDS element to the film, or was my mind desperately seizing on anything to redeem the film? [Dont Know]
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Aww now Come On, Jenna, you saying you couldn't get into the 70's hunkdom that was Michael Beck?! A whole generation of pre-teen males *worshipped* that guy (of course, the fact that we were all obsessed with "The Warriors" and his role of "Swan" may have had something to do with it... I guess you had to be a 12 year old male in 1979 to appreciate it [Big laugh] ).
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I was thinking about that movie just the other day. And I was 19 year old male. [Wink]
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I kinda doubt you were worshipping Michael Beck though....

I could be wrong. But I don't see what people see in him. OTOH, I'm not a 12-year-old boy.

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Got Bolt on Blu-Ray (yes, that's me painted blue)... it's soooo great. I love the moral about learning to accept who you are... and the Hamster is probably one of the best Disney characters in a long long time... He's so funny. [Smile]

--Ray

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Ray-- I have watched Bolt so many times this week I have lost count. It has supplanted Cars in my 3 year olds preference for what to spend the day begging to watch.

I found I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would...and it has held up to repeated watchings for me, as well.

I love her manager. I am just walking around waiting for the chance to tell one of my kids that we can, "boop! put a pin in it!"

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Sister Jacaré and I saw Knowing last night. She didn't like it. I did, with reservations. Definitely not for the kidlens.

I checked the reviews today. Most of the critics were pretty brutal, although Roger Ebert liked it.

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Get Smart. But I wouldn't recommend it. I thought it had too much risque stuff and profanity in it. I've decided I will no longer watch a comedy that is PG-13. It wasn't all the funny either.
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Cosette insisted on watching Knowing for her birthday. From all reports, I'd say the critics were right to give it a thumbs-down.
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Okay, how about one worth seeing?

I Am David.

A beautiful, quiet film. Not what I expected.

See it.

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