So what are you watching tonight?

Posted by: CV

So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 10:54 PM

Sorry if there's an old thread of this. I couldn't find one after searching for 5 seconds, so have this one.

I watched both volumes of Kill Bill today on Blu-ray. They both looked very stunning, with the second having a slight edge, although the audio of both really stole the show. Tarantino really knows how to create a lively, varied soundtrack. Besides the music, the sound effects are a lot of fun, with different scenes giving focus to what's happening onscreen in different ways.

It had been a while since I'd seen either, and I'm glad. Seeing them both in the same day on Blu-ray, in my home theater, really made me appreciate them as well as my system. I would certainly use them to show off what I have. I look forward to the impending release of Death Proof and the inevitable release of Pulp Fiction.

Now I need to work on the final disc of Cowboy Bebop, and later I'll watch Michael Phelps host Saturday Night Live.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:04 PM

I'm watching the smoker holding steady at 240 degrees with a couple of Boston butts, the back ribs will go in late morning.

Typically neither my wife or I can't stand to watch a movie with Adam Sandler in it but we just finished watching Reign Over Me and I must say we really did like the movie.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:16 PM


That's good movie, I really enjoyed it. I watched Forest Gump a little earlier.

Nothing wrong with watching a couple of nice butts \:\)
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:21 PM

Yea butt ... it's better slow smokin' a couple of nice butts.

\:\)
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:26 PM


No smoking this weekend, way to much rain.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:30 PM

Yea, and y'all fix'n to get more in the next few days from the looks of things ... welcome to sunny south Florida during the summer months. ;\)
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:32 PM

\:\( \:\(
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:36 PM

So you are *really* watching 'Rain On Me'?


\:\)
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:42 PM

No but I was standing in the rain at the concert while Heart sang the song last night.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:46 PM

I read that reply, Dude it sounds like you guys really had a great time regardless of the rain, good deal!


Did you stay for the whole concert?
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/08 11:49 PM


Most of it. Left not long after Journey started, maybe after 3 or 4 songs.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/14/08 12:01 AM

New Mexico State @ Nebraska. The Huskers actually looked good tonight for the first time in awhile... I get 3 weeks to enjoy them until they play Mizzou and my hopes will be crushed for another season. \:\)

Jason
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/14/08 12:37 AM

Watched Oklahoma-Washington and Ohio State-USC. About the only sort of TV that I watch, since football is a major enthusiasm, having been a volunteer coach for five years for inner-city high schools.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/14/08 12:51 AM

The few details you let out about yourself are always interesting, John.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/14/08 08:54 AM

Yes it is, and speaking of that John, we're waiting for your glamour shot to show up in the separate thread here in the watercooler. hint hint.... ;\)

Jason
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/14/08 10:42 AM

Wouldn't count on that.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/15/08 12:55 AM

I watched the Peter Chan film, Perhaps Love today. It didn't win me over and make me love modern musicals any more than I already didn't, but I don't regret watching it. My sister loves one of the main stars, Takeshi Kaneshiro, who was in House of Flying Daggers.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/15/08 12:17 PM

JohnK, on behalf of Washingtonians everywhere, I'd like to apologize for the UW Huskies.

We are watching:
Mad Men
Psych
Burn Notice
Season 6, part 2 of The Sopranos

I endured the Seahawks-49ers game. The video fidelity was superb.
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/15/08 08:50 PM

I've been sick since Friday...so I've watched the entire first season of Dexter. LOVE it.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/15/08 09:11 PM

Dexter is one of my favorites. Quality stuff. Awesome.

BTW, its third season begins within the week, IIRC.

Tonight I'll be watching my other favorite Showtime series, Weeds. Season finale!
Posted by: thefwam

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/15/08 11:35 PM

We watched fight club the other night. I haven't watched that movie in probably 7 years. Good flick.
We've been making our way through Arrested Development again as well. That is an excellent show.

I downloaded the first episode of season 3 of dexter, and I am excited for it to really get going.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/15/08 11:57 PM

I just watched all of Arrested Development a few months ago, but I'd watch them all again right now. It really is a great show.

Also, I was just thinking yesterday that they need to put Fight Club on Blu-ray already.

I will have to watch Dexter sometime.
Posted by: thefwam

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/16/08 12:00 AM

Agreed on fight club for blu ray. Even with my steady diet of netflix'd blu rays Fight club stood up well as a disc. Something I can surprisingly not say about Star Wars Episode 1, which I watched a bit of tonight. Correction, soundwise I'm still very impressed. But the visuals were pretty soft and washed-out-looking. Arrested is like many of the great comedies, infinitely rewatchable, and when you go back to the beginning you realize that they had a lot of the material planned out from the beginning, making it even more genius!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/16/08 02:29 AM

Tonight I watched the "Ballad of Fallen Angels" episode of Cowboy Bebop again. I finished the series, but I had to watch that episode again for the music, and I'll watch "Mushroom Samba" again for how funny and well-designed the events and action are.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/16/08 09:14 PM

Good choices. I get a kick out of any of the episodes that focus more on Fred like Mushroom Samba.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/17/08 03:39 AM

Got to see Cowboy Bebop: The Movie tonight. I enjoyed it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/17/08 10:18 PM

I saw the movie first and also liked it which got me to watch the series which I liked even more. I think the main reason I prefer most series vs. movies is that I watch the series like it’s one long movie. So when I watched things like “Cowboy Bebop” “Ghost in the Shell” “Rome” I try to watch them straight through at one time or over one weekend if they’re to long. You can really get immersed something that way.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/18/08 01:55 AM

Definitely agree on the immersion factor, and I've been very impressed with the story arcs in a lot of anime. It's always much cooler to get to the end of a season or series where they obviously had a big plan from the start, rather than just an idea for a formula that could be serialized.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/20/08 11:38 PM

Tonight it was All the President's Men. It was my first time watching it. I'm thinking I should make it a double-feature and watch Dick again.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/23/08 03:54 AM

One Piece: Season One. First Voyage. I didn't know if I was going to like it when I started watching it, but it's growing on me. There's some funny stuff, and I keep wanting to watch the next episode, which I suppose is good.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/08 03:50 AM

Started watching the Masterpiece Theater version of Jane Eyre. My sister said she liked it more than the book. So far I'm not sure what I think of it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 06:17 AM

All right, so I liked Jane Eyre. Oh, and sorry for Americanising Masterpiece Theatre in my last post.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 06:27 AM

We need to rename this thread: What is CV watching tonight?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 06:59 AM

Yeah, you're all making me feel like a loser.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 10:12 AM

Let's see... last night it was Mythbusters: Water Stun Gun.

There you go, Charles.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 07:05 PM

X-Men: The Last Stand [Blu-ray]

You know, as much as I want to hate this movie because of Brett Ratner's involvement, as well as prevailing opinion, I still actually enjoy it. There are certainly some elements of crappiness, but overall, I still enjoy watching it, and it gives my EP600 a workout like no other movie I own.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 08:57 PM

Chocolate

I finally got around to seeing this Thai martial arts film. First off, the subtitles are a joke. They're almost total nonsense. Still, it's easy to gather that the movie falls into the typical bad martial arts film category. It's certainly what I was expecting. Of course, the reason I wanted to see it was for the action. While she doesn't have the onscreen authority of her fellow Thai contemporary, Tony Jaa, she has her share of insanity. It's amazing what these people can do. As in Jackie Chan movies, they show a reel of mishaps during the closing credits, and it really makes you wonder how they can will themselves through the shooting of ONE movie, let alone try to make a career of it. That's a lot of very real pain to go through for a little bit of cinema. Ouch!
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 09:53 PM

Just finished Alvin and the chipmunks with the family, next up is The Game Plan
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 09:55 PM

That episode was weak until Jamie entered the Tesla coil.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 10:35 PM

Oh, I thought it was pretty decent. I get kinda tired of the usual explosionfest. Not to say there weren't explosions...
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 11:48 PM

Real Time with Bill Maher (x2, last week's and this week's), the ND-Purdue game, and TiVoing the new HBO Chris Rock special.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/08 11:52 PM

Monk
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 12:00 AM

Tivo'ed all HD versions of Dirty Harry on AMC HD. Granted they're still grainy but heck, it's Clint.

Finishing up this week's House. Chris Rock is about to record and can't wait to see Tina Fey do Palin on SNL tonight.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 12:00 AM

Man, that sounds awful racy for network television.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 12:39 AM

Yeah, it'd be like ... twins!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 01:46 AM

Don't get too excited there, Jabba.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 08:42 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
X-Men: The Last Stand [Blu-ray]
...it gives my EP600 a workout like no other movie I own.


Ooh - I didn't realize this had come out on BR yet - birthday is just around the corner and my wife was looking for ideas... I'll have to drop this suggestion to her today. I have enjoyed all of the X-Men movies and if on top of the movie itself, it is a good sound demo disc, one more reason to own it.

Thanks for the suggestion, again (I'm going to have consider putting - "as recommended by CV" on several of my CDs/movies as the list is growing quickly)

Jason
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 02:51 PM

I swear I'm only trying to bankrupt myself!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 07:57 PM


Drag racing.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 10:18 PM

Pride & Prejudice (2005) on HD DVD

It's my third or fourth time watching it, and I still really like it. It's a very well-shot movie (despite the grain in the picture), and it sounds very good, too. As far as Jane Austen screen adaptations go, I still have a soft spot for the Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility, but this movie does a lot of things really well, and I wouldn't really be able to put it in a lower tier. I know this puts my testosterone levels in doubt, but what can I say, I'm a sucker for a good love story.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 10:45 PM

OK, so maybe I wasn't too far off in thinking you were watching Chocolat the other night, not Chocolate. Love that movie. Always makes me hungry though. Can't figure out why...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/08 10:57 PM

I still haven't seen Chocolat. One of these days I'll have to remember to.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/08 12:00 AM

It really is excellent. Even if you don't like Johnny Depp.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/08 12:11 AM

I'M TRUSTING YOU ON THIS.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/08 12:31 AM

Ehhxcellent. *taps fingertips together*
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/08 01:24 AM

I watched "Croupier." Clive Owen before he was famous. Good movie.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/08 01:47 AM

Sounds interesting.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/08 01:56 AM

Netflix has been very good to me.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/08 12:16 AM

Watched Iron Man on Blu-ray tonight, first time seeing it and I totally enjoyed it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/08 12:18 AM

Tell Sean to buy it, then.

I have that to watch, too, but I'll wait until the weekend, when I can have some people over. We'll see if anyone actually comes over. Tonight I'll watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which I'd better go start now.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/08 12:29 AM

 Originally Posted By: HomeDad
Watched Iron Man on Blu-ray tonight, first time seeing it and I totally enjoyed it.


Duly noted. If I don't like it, you owe me twenty five dollars. ;\)
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/08 12:45 AM

Received my blu-ray copy today via UPS but the girls wanted to watch "Pushing Daisies" (my daughter was totally ecstatic that I'd programmed the dvr to catch the season premiere), drat, and double drat, I'm definitely not a fan of that show (my wife says it's in fairy tale narrative format or something, the style does not work for me, listening to that guy drone on in that droll monologue), will have to wait until the weekend.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/08 08:38 AM

I saw Iron Man in the theater and thought it had amazing sound even there. I'm really looking forward to testing it out at home soon.

Jason
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/03/08 01:58 AM

Bend It Like Beckham

I hadn't seen it before. I actually liked it quite a bit.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/03/08 09:01 AM

Yeah, it was a cute little movie.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/03/08 10:47 PM

Iron Man. It made my windows rattle.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/03/08 10:47 PM

We just got done watching Star Wars the Clone Wars on the Cartoon Network in HD, I was amazed at how well it was done, in fact it was identical to what me and the kids paid to see at the theatre.

I would bet if they had this on a major network during prime time it would have done really well, my kids loved it and I don't think it will be getting deleted of our DVR for a long time. If you or your kids are star Wars fans, it's well worth the time watching.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/04/08 12:41 AM

I was bach'ing it tonight, so I put in Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I.

"Alms for Oedipus, alms for Oedipus... hey, Josephus!"
'Hey mother*******'

Brilliant.

Bren R.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/04/08 11:16 AM

We watched POTC: Dead Man's Chest in HD.
The part where Sparrow 'paprika-ed' himself was quite humorous. Very neat sword play scenes on the rolling wheel.
Not fond of the cutting throat parts though. I think they could have left that out.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/04/08 04:21 PM

A bunch of buddies are getting togethor to watch Saturday night fights. Hopefully Shamrock will make Kimbo tap out. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/04/08 10:53 PM

Leatherheads

It was okay.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/04/08 11:43 PM

Did it make you take down all your George Clooney posters?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/04/08 11:44 PM

Nah, it just made me tape up the holes I put in them.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/05/08 04:03 AM

Saturday Night Live with Anne Hathaway and The Killers

I liked the SNL Digital Short and Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals, among others. And Peter, The Killers were pretty cool.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/05/08 04:35 AM

Chocolat

Ken, I watched it, and I liked it.

Also watched some Azumanga Daioh earlier.

I know. I need a life.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/05/08 11:02 PM

Went to Texas Stadium and watched the Cowboys beat the Bengals in typically humorous haphazard fly by the seat of the pants fashion. Bonded with coworkers at the same time (annual outing) and my daughter (and almost everyone else) experienced their first tail gate party.

I thought it was going to boring and cursed myself when the alarm rang at 8:30 am on a Sunday but it was awesome! I love when good things happen out of the blue.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/08/08 02:38 AM

The Sixth Sense on Blu-ray

Looks and sounds very good. It had been a long time since I'd seen the movie. It holds up. I still like it a lot. You have to wonder if M. Night Shyamalan will ever be able to top it, though.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/08/08 11:37 PM

How about the new M Night? The Happening? Saw it at the checkout counter tonight and could not remember the reviews. He blew my mind with the Village or the Clearing or whatever it was called, it was such a metaphor for boundaries between states of consciousness.

Watched half of Bluray Hellboy (Wow!) with wife and daughter, how come they love that movie so much? Could he remind them of you know who? Oh dear me!!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/08/08 11:54 PM

I'm getting this strange feeling that a) your brain is not fully connected to your fingers, or b) the connection is perfect and scary.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/08/08 11:55 PM

Peter, that just means he's gonna fit right in here.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/08/08 11:58 PM

 Originally Posted By: SatKartr
How about the new M Night? The Happening?


I haven't seen it yet. I'll watch it at some point. I've actually enjoyed something in each of his movies, but I can see why people get sick of him. \:\)
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 12:26 AM

Strangely I wasn't a fan until The Village when I recognized his genius, however one could not argue that he is not patchy as a creator/director, I agree.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 12:43 AM


Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 12:57 AM

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Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 01:00 AM

You talking to me? Or was that a PM?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 01:04 AM

umm. ?
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 01:11 AM

Sat, some of your posts display a disturbing aura of anger, which has no place on an audio discussion board. The latest example is your post directed at Peter, which you just edited out.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 01:19 AM

That post still exists. I removed my response to the post that JohnK just quoted, in an attempt to mend fences.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 01:26 AM

?
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 02:25 PM

This post needs some serious derailing.

Thus I present to you this important news.

Have You Heard????
.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? Star Wars! - 10/09/08 11:43 PM

I think I want to give you the double-word.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/08 09:22 AM

My wife and I watched August Rush last night and absolutely loved it. I just gave it 5 stars in Netflix, which I hardly ever do.

Definitely check it out. CAVEAT: There are no explosions.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/08 12:02 PM

That movie had some nice audio, but the story made me want to vomit. At least it gets strong reactions, right?
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/08 12:31 PM

I really enjoyed the movie, I would give it more of a warm fuzzy feeling rather than an urge to vomit, I loved the music.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/08 12:52 PM

One of my online friends recommended it, no doubt partially because of Kaki King's involvement. She liked it a lot, one of my coworkers liked it a lot, and my parents liked it a lot. My opinion is overruled. Man, I really hated it, though. Ha ha.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/08 04:21 PM

It does require a rather large suspension of disbelief early on, but I was in the right mood, so it was easy for me. Also, I'm a parent. Might help. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 02:18 AM

Sleeping Beauty [Blu-ray]

It's been a long time since I've watched one of the classic animated Disney movies. It's nice to see it looking so pretty on the new format. The detail in the backgrounds is quite nice. While the story doesn't affect me like I'm sure it did when I was young, I still get a sense of its place in cinema, and it was good to be reminded.

As far as Disney on Blu-ray, I think the one I'd really like is The Lion King. I imagine the audio for that one would be a lot of fun. I guess I still don't really think of them as Disney, but Pixar should hurry up with The Incredibles. It's been a nice demo DVD, so let's get the Blu-ray already.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 03:15 AM

Yes, I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the Pixar films on Blu-ray.


Is "Sleeping Beauty" the only classic Disney film on Blu-ray yet? I guess I could look it up. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 03:18 AM

Yeah, I think it's the first. I guess some people were disappointed that this was their choice for the first one.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 03:21 AM

Yeah, it should've been "Snow White" seeing as how that was their first feature length animated film. I'd buy it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 03:23 AM

Yeah, in the brief reading I did in a forum, one person thought Snow White made sense, and someone else was making a case for Beauty and the Beast, since I guess copies of that go for a lot on eBay.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 03:25 AM

I wish they would get rid of the retarded "vault" thingy. I mean, come on, just release the darn movies so we can get them whenever we want. Stop creating a false demand!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 03:26 AM

Yeah, it's a bunch of BS. Pixar's conditions for a merger should have stipulated vaultlessness.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 03:29 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Yeah, it's a bunch of BS. Pixar's conditions for a merger should have stipulated vaultlessness.


To steal a line from Peter:

"Nods head in agreement."
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 10:54 PM

I started watching Arrested Development again today, and you just KNOW I'll have to watch through all three seasons.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/12/08 11:00 PM

Just finished watching Jumper

Not the best movie, but Not nearly as bad as the ratings say.

I thought it was worth the rent through Netlfix for sure.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 12:33 AM

Double header for me tonight. I started with Stargate Atlantis, really bad space cowboys (or space pirates as my son pointed out. The had a sub.)

Then Memoirs of a Geisha. Wow, thats quite a movie!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 09:10 AM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
Memoirs of a Geisha. Wow, thats quite a movie!


In what respect? My wife saw it, loved it, and has been trying to get me to see it. She's even reading the book now...
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 10:09 AM

The Golden Compass

Now i know why it got horrible reviews.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 10:13 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
 Originally Posted By: fredk
Memoirs of a Geisha. Wow, thats quite a movie!


In what respect? My wife saw it, loved it, and has been trying to get me to see it. She's even reading the book now...


My wife read the book, then got the movie for us on Netflix... she really disliked the movie (so did I)... her opinion was that there was far too much cut out of the movie to make the plot completely understandable.

I will admit I wasn't really tuned in for the whole movie as I had low expectations going in... maybe if I would have paid attention I would have liked it more.

Jason
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 10:14 AM

 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
Just finished watching Jumper

Not the best movie, but Not nearly as bad as the ratings say.

I thought it was worth the rent through Netlfix for sure.


I agree. This was another one where my expectations were pretty low given the reviews I'd seen. I was pleasantly surprised. Good action and a decent plot to boot. Worth the rent.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 01:03 PM

At the recommendation from someone many posts earlier, I picked up the X-Men 3 BluRay for my birthday and am now watching the first few chapters...

The bass is incredible, and I'm watching at very medium volumes to avoid waking the baby. I can't wait to try it maxed out.

Jason
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 01:19 PM

Very medium volumes?

That reminds me of the guy who says his shirt size is "extra medium" \:\)
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 01:35 PM

That is a funny way to say it. I think originally I was going to say 'very mediocre' and shifted it to very medium. \:\)

Jason
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 07:57 PM

I just got Sleeping Beauty in Blu-ray from Amazon today, so tonight will be family movie night. Wednesday I'll be getting the new Indiana Jones movie in Blu-ray, I saw it at our crappy theatre so I'm looking forward to see how it looks and sounds at home.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 08:38 PM

anyone see the new South Park?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 08:50 PM

I heard all about it from a guy at work. . .
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 10:06 PM

Actually yesterday and part of today I watched all 7 disks of “My-Hime.” The first half is an excellent magic girl high school anime with lots of hints of more sinister things to come. The second half completely changes direction becoming thoughtful and dark. Almost like watching two different series. Good but not great background music (lots of acoustic guitar) which I like. Worth checking out if you like anime and series like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 11:53 PM

Hmm... The cinematography is great, its a very compelling story and its an interesting look into a unique bit of Japanese culture.

I also found it very well written. The story with all its detail and the cinematography just pulls you in.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/13/08 11:56 PM

Jason, I am glad I did not read the book. It is very, very hard to capture a compelling book on screen.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/14/08 07:54 PM

We watched Sleeping Beauty last night on Blu-ray, I was very impressed on how well they restored this film, the colors and images to say the least are dazzling. This has now got to be one of my favorite Blu-ray films in terms of picture quality.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/14/08 10:28 PM

It really does look nice. High-definition gives you that much more appreciation for the artistry involved.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/14/08 10:56 PM

Unless the artistry is that of the evening news team's makeup artist.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/14/08 11:23 PM

I just watched the first episode of Fullmetal Alchemist, and I'm going to watch more. The first episode was promising. My sister is jealous that I'm watching them for the first time.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/14/08 11:31 PM

Couldn't get into that one TV. I should give it another shot. After all, I couldn't stand "Cowboy Bebop" at first, and now I love it.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/15/08 12:51 PM

I thought last night's episode of Boston Legal was exceptional.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/15/08 09:00 PM

Phillies baby! One more win and it's on to the World Series!!!
Posted by: duckman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/16/08 09:25 PM

Started on the second season of Adam-12 last night. A few of the episodes have commentary tracks by a couple LAPD veterans, one of which joined the force in '68- the year of the first season. I'm gonna go watch some more now.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/17/08 02:34 AM

Re: Fullmetal Alchemist

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Couldn't get into that one TV. I should give it another shot. After all, I couldn't stand "Cowboy Bebop" at first, and now I love it.


Yeah, you may want to try it on disc. I don't know how you watched it on TV (if you saw episodes in order, starting at the beginning or not), but I'm liking the way the story is developing. It keeps me wanting to watch the next one. One thing you may try is watching it in Japanese with subtitles, if the English voice work leaves something to be desired. I'm watching more anime this way now, though I used to think it was pointless. I figured that since it was animated, the dubbing doesn't throw you off like when live action is dubbed. Plus, I simply hadn't developed a taste for Japanese voice acting. After a lot more exposure, I'm enjoying the original Japanese a lot more. While maybe it's that the original performances are very cool, I bet a lot of the time it is the fact that it's not a language I understand, so I don't know when the performances are bad. Still, it works. I've rewatched several anime shows and movies in Japanese after having seen them in English, and I find a new appreciation for them.

But yeah, I think there's a lot to enjoy in Fullmetal Alchemist. I'm just hoping that the story keeps expanding in a fulfilling way. My sister says I need to read the manga, too. Apparently, the anime got ahead of the manga at some point, so they kind of went their own way. I suppose it would be interesting to see how they diverge.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/17/08 02:56 AM

I'll add it to my Netflix queue.

You know, one of the things I liked about Cowboy Bebop was the English voice work. It's weird because I only watch foreign movies in their original language because the emotion of the actors comes through regardless of my comprehension of the actual words.

I don't know, with animation, I find it such a visually rich experience I don't want my eyes drawn down to the subtitles. I should work on that some more.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/17/08 03:12 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
You know, one of the things I liked about Cowboy Bebop was the English voice work.


I have to admit I've only watched it in Japanese so far, but my sister says it has one of the best English dubs she's heard in anime.

I first got into anime with Ranma 1/2, which has a great cast for the English dub. However, once they changed the voice of male Ranma, I found it very hard to watch the series. Actually, impossible. Switching to the Japanese definitely helped me out on that one.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/17/08 03:30 AM

Letterman was pretty entertaining tonight.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/17/08 07:52 AM

 Originally Posted By: duckman
Started on the second season of Adam-12 last night.


One Adam 12, One Adam 12.... See the man.... corner of Lexington and Valley..... Man reports lost puppy....

REED: Can I drive this time, Malloy?




I used to like Adam 12, but I LOVED Emergency!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/18/08 01:53 AM

"Sword of Doom" by Kihachi Okamoto. A rather intense dark and brooding samurai film from the 1960s. Brutal and poetic.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/18/08 02:28 AM

Sounds like a cool movie.

I watched South Park, The Sarah Silverman Program, and more Fullmetal Alchemist. As for the last, I'm only getting to the last episodes of the first box set, with three to go. It's kind of annoying that the seasons are split into two box sets apiece, but there seems to be plenty of episodes.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/18/08 02:45 AM

Okay, I just added "Fullmetal Alchemist" to my Netlfix queue. Hmm, I just noticed I have a boatload of movies to watch.

Without a proper segue, I'll just jump right in:

Cartoon Network is evil. Take, for example, "Cowboy Bebop"--hated it at first, then grew to love it. "Home Movies"--didn't pay much attention to it, but then grew to really like it. "Venture Bros."--thought it was silly at first, but then grew to appreciate its sense of humor.

I want to go on record now and state, "I refuse to like Aqua Teen Hunger Force. It's stupid and inane, and I pray I don't start liking it."

"Dr. Katz" is another show I didn't care for much, but then it clicked for me one day.

I don't understand this phenomenon of where I go from hate to like.

Smashing Pumpkins--couldn't stand "Siamese Dream." My sister had it and played it incessantly. Now? It's one of my all-time favorite albums.


I better watch out if I ever meet a girl I absolutely hate at first. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/18/08 03:19 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
"Venture Bros."--thought it was silly at first, but then grew to appreciate its sense of humor.


Yeah, I can still sort of take it or leave it, but I enjoyed it enough after watching enough episodes.

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I want to go on record now and state, "I refuse to like Aqua Teen Hunger Force. It's stupid and inane, and I pray I don't start liking it."


It's definitely stupid and inane, but I've liked it from the beginning. Join us.

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I better watch out if I ever meet a girl I absolutely hate at first. . .


You'd better not hate my mother. That's all I've gotta say.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/18/08 03:31 AM

No, I will resist "Aqua Teen"!! No swaying to be had here.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/19/08 12:10 AM

Tonight I watched the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert from New York on the Drum Channel (Internet). Neil Peart headlined the show. They did a smokin big band version of YYZ (Rush). Fabulous selection of guest drummers: Chad Smith, Terry Bozzio, Tommy Igoe, John Blackwell & Nick Rich (Buddy's grandson). Can't wait for the DVD!
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/19/08 02:32 AM

Gengis Kahn, to the ends of earth and Asia. Who knew the mongols talked so much. Cool movie, but very Japanese.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/19/08 03:00 AM

I'd watch it.
Posted by: Shane White

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/19/08 10:00 PM

My son has a boxed Cowboy Bebop set and I've watched a few. I agree that the English voice work is good, and I enjoyed the look and feel of it. A lot of people compare it to Firefly, which definitely got me interested. We're big Firefly fans here - we even play the game.

Shane
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/19/08 10:41 PM

 Originally Posted By: Shane White
My son has a boxed Cowboy Bebop set and I've watched a few. I agree that the English voice work is good, and I enjoyed the look and feel of it. A lot of people compare it to Firefly, which definitely got me interested. We're big Firefly fans here - we even play the game.

Shane


Yeah, "Firefly" is a show I wish lasted longer than one season.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 01:39 AM

Well, heck, if it's like Firefly, I may have to check it out.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 01:56 AM

Tonight I watched "The Virgin Suicides" by Sofia Coppola. There is a general sense of unease and creepiness permeating through this movie. Doesn't hit you over the head, but it sneaks up on you well after you're done watching it.

Like "Lost in Translation" her movies seem to communicate on an overt level. I really enjoy movies like this--they don't hit you over the head with a message or moral, but rely on what's not said to tell the underlying story.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 01:56 AM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Well, heck, if it's like Firefly, I may have to check it out.


Do you have Netlix, Ken? It'd be a good way to check the series out.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 02:41 AM

I like Sofia Coppola's stuff, too. I have The Virgin Suicides, but it's been a long time since I've watched it. I should put it in again, even though it'll just depress me.

In the meantime, I'm really enjoying Fullmetal Alchemist. It's very cool how deep the story goes. I'd say it's one of the most involving series I've ever watched. It's maintaining its tension, and I'm on the second disc of the second season, so I'm optimistic about it resolving well.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 09:19 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Like "Lost in Translation" her movies seem to communicate on an overt level.


So much for proofreading. I meant the exact opposite.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 10:42 AM

a covert level?
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 12:38 PM

No, be INcommunicative on an overt level.

Bren R.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 07:45 PM

I watched the Happening last night, for me there is nothing positive I can say about this film, as one critic said, "You feel like you're not watching the end of the world but the end of a career."
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 10:10 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
a covert level?


Apparently my brain has given up on trying to make sense of my post. \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/20/08 11:48 PM

Oh, I finally watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull yesterday. I guess ruining Star Wars wasn't enough for George Lucas? I mean, it wasn't just his project, but I'm sure he was the weakest link among those with creative input. It's just hard to believe that after all of the false starts that that was the screenplay everyone decided they were happy with.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 12:05 AM

 Originally Posted By: HomeDad
I watched the Happening last night, for me there is nothing positive I can say about this film, as one critic said, "You feel like you're not watching the end of the world but the end of a career."


Oh my gosh, I was JUST going to mention this movie as well! It was so bad, it was hard to take seriously. I couldn't decide if it was *meant* to be funny (in the stupid sense) or if they actually wanted to scare us. Either way, it failed. But afterwards, my friend & I entertained ourselves by making fun of all the bad parts which resulted in hysterical laughter. I guess for that reason alone, it was worth suffering through.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 12:21 AM

Uh oh. I did want to see "The Happening," but now I think I'll skip over it. I really enjoyed "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable," and "Signs," but I haven't seen his last three movies.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 12:23 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Oh, I finally watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull yesterday. I guess ruining Star Wars wasn't enough for George Lucas? I mean, it wasn't just his project, but I'm sure he was the weakest link among those with creative input. It's just hard to believe that after all of the false starts that that was the screenplay everyone decided they were happy with.


I still have mixed emotions about this movie. I want to see it just because it's Indiana Jones, but then I don't because I really don't want to be disappointed.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 01:16 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Oh, I finally watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull yesterday. I guess ruining Star Wars wasn't enough for George Lucas? I mean, it wasn't just his project, but I'm sure he was the weakest link among those with creative input. It's just hard to believe that after all of the false starts that that was the screenplay everyone decided they were happy with.


 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I still have mixed emotions about this movie. I want to see it just because it's Indiana Jones, but then I don't because I really don't want to be disappointed.

I left the theater underwhelmed at what I had seen. I really wanted to love Indy 4 but couldn't. Perhaps I was distracted by all the popcorn/candy crunching, soda slurping, cellphone ringing, kids groaning type of stuff...which made it harder to concentrate instead of just having a good time and losing myself in the movie. Maybe a second viewing(dvd) in a quiet home will change my perspective. Or, maybe not... ;\)
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 07:27 AM

The Happening was a great idea for a story that 'might', I say again, "MIGHT" have impressed us had it come out 25 years ago. Back then it took a lot less to shock us at the theaters. By todays standards, it was a total yawn fest. Although it had a lot of other problems dragging it down as well.

I see this as the problem with a lot of action or intense drama movies these days. To be fresh or even have a chance of holding our interest, everything has to be super over the top and it's just really getting tough to get there. Some who strive for it, end up creating something very cheesy because they spent to much time on being bigger and more spectacular, that they paid no attention to the screenplay itself. Case in point, Indiana Jones or just about anything new by George Lucas.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 09:18 AM

I had doubts about "The Happening" when its tag line was M. Night's first "R" rated movie. I mean, really, is that the only selling point?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 10:51 AM

The Happening was not happening for me. I gave it a grade of Zzzzzz.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 01:01 PM

But it's got Mark Wahlberg!
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 01:34 PM

 Quote:
The Happening was not happening for me. I gave it a grade of Zzzzzz.


jajaja , you sounded like 'Aunt Linda' (K.Wigg) from SNL doing a movie review. -- Whaaaat?! "Come on," "Aw, geez!"
I love Kristen Wigg! :-)

And yeah, I saw The Happening last week, "Oh, brother!"
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/21/08 02:07 PM

 Originally Posted By: JaimeG
I love Kristen Wigg! :-)


Yeah, I like Kristen Wiig.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/22/08 04:29 AM

So yeah, Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the best shows I've seen. A lot of imagination, and written very well. Now I just need to watch the movie and start in on the manga.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/08 02:19 AM

Okay, so I watched Baraka tonight. It really is an incredible collection of sights and sounds. It seems like it would work as a video postcard we would beam out into space. You have to wonder how much footage they shot to be able to distill it into that.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/08 11:38 AM

In Blu-ray the movie was visually stunning, I just wish they would have identified the locations filmed, I recognized many, but many locations I had no idea where they were filmed.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/08 11:42 AM

Yeah, I was curious about where they were, too. I guess Wikipedia has a list of the locations, but it doesn't tell you which is which, and I'm too lazy to keep looking for another site that specifies. Ha ha.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/08 11:43 AM

Ahh, a sequel to Baraka is planned for release next year, according to Wikipedia. Cool.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/08 12:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: HomeDad
I watched the Happening last night, for me there is nothing positive I can say about this film, as one critic said, "You feel like you're not watching the end of the world but the end of a career."

Wow, I didn't catch your comment until just now.

That critic got it just right.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/08 12:49 PM

You know, I actually didn't hate The Happening like I thought I would, given the nearly unanimous blasting. It just seemed like another M. Night Shyamalan movie to me. Not the strongest story, kind of preachy, but with some entertaining dialogue. I wouldn't rank it below Lady in the Water. I'd say they're his two weakest movies, but I liked The Happening more than the much-less-maligned I Am Legend.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/08 01:09 PM

You are insane.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/08 03:24 PM

I would agree with that medical assessment \:\)
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 12:32 PM

Saw 'August Rush' last night. I think it is more a fable a la Pan’s Labyrinth minus the cool SpEf; if you watch it from that perspective it is quite good.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 12:37 PM

I think I may be the most disagreed-with person on the board.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 12:46 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I think I may be the most disagreed-with person on the board.


Charles, I disagree.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 12:49 PM

\:D
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 02:35 PM

Last night I was browsing in the video rental store when I found Baraka in the... drama section?? After watching it I really don't know how you would categorize this movie. Perhaps the 'recommended' section?

Anyway, WOW! I was a little worried at first that I would be dissapointed after the rave reviews here, but it is one impressive movie.

I thought the audio track was every bit as good as the imagery. In some ways this soundtrack would be a good showcase for the M80s in that they use a lot of different instruments.

My favourite scene was the time-lapse of the traffic set to percussion.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 02:36 PM

Yeah, the time-lapse stuff was pretty cool. The camera does some pretty smooth panning considering how much time is going by.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 09:58 PM

My local Blockbuster now carries BluRay. Woo hoo! Fortunately, my neighbors don't have a lot of blu ray players...yet. Wait until Black Friday.

Watched Superbad. Eh, wasn't as funny as the hype.

Iron Man was incredible. I've been getting into my graphic novels recently and Tony Stark is bada... Downey was great casting. And the walk in at the end for the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D was even better casting. I can't imagine a better fit for theat new character. The sound was great, my VTF2 was shaking the house that my wife kept coming back to yell at me... Granted I have to put it loud to mask the PS3 fan. ;\)

Can't wait to go back and get Hulk and Indiana Jones.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 10:05 PM

 Originally Posted By: JaimeG
Saw 'August Rush' last night. I think it is more a fable a la Pan’s Labyrinth minus the cool SpEf; if you watch it from that perspective it is quite good.


I was pleasantly surprised with that movie too Jamie. If I remember right, the soundtrack was very good as well.

Jason
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 10:08 PM

Oh, and by the way, I watched XXX on DVD tonight (Vin Diesel - not Peter North) ;\) . I've always really enjoyed that movie and rewatching it today I confirmed my recollection.

It's a pure action flick with all of the associated pluses and minuses, but on the whole, I like Vin Diesel's character and find the action scenes and soundtrack to be very well done. A good 'show off the subs' movie.

Jason
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 10:09 PM

 Quote:
And the walk in at the end for the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D was even better casting. I can't imagine a better fit for theat new character.


I'm totally drawing a blank on who that was?


Oh, and I agree. Robert Downey Jr did a great job. Seemed a weird choice at first, but he really enhanced the movie with his performance.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 10:12 PM

Woo hoo! NetFlix Watch Instantly now works on (intel) Macs. \:\)
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 10:34 PM

Yeah, great Netflix news last week. However, I did read that in order for you to have HD downloads on Xbox, you need 8 Mbps. So much for that, I'm on DSL...
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/02/08 10:35 PM

Think Pulp Fiction...
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 03:32 PM

I enjoyed Vin Diesal's XXX as well. A lot of over the top entertaining action for when you are in the mood for that sort of thing. I especially enjoyed digging out the CD again after getting the new speakers. Love the underground club scene with the music cranked.

I watch little TV aside from movies but I tried a few of this falls new shows/seasons based on recommendations from work folks. Here are a few comments.

Fringe - Interesting concept. The new X-Files but I'm still undecided. It interested me enough to add it to the PVR list.

New season of Heroes - I keep watching this one, but I'm really not sure why. Every week I say 'OK that's enough' but the PVR keeps recording it and I keep on watching it.

Dexter - I like this one. Got hooked on it last year. A serial killer who works for the police dept. as a blood splatter expert. A refreshing twist on the norm. My wife really enjoys reading criminal psychology books so, as they are lying around everywhere, I have read a few too and I find that this has given me more of an interest in watching how he displays all the classic symptoms. Such as being totally apathetic to anything outside of his 'hobby'. For instance his having a mental discussion with himself on learning how to mimic movie actors in order to convince his girlfriend he actually has an emotion or two for his unborn child .

True Blood - Can't go wrong with vampires right? WRONG! IMHO, this new show sucks more than vampires suck blood. Anna Paquin, who plays the lead, (Rogue of X-Men fame) looks damn cute in those tight white t-shirts that she always wears but I have to resort to that low level of comment just to say anything kind about the show at all.

Waiting eagerly for Battlestar Galactica to start up again in January. Yes, being a nerd, is one of my many many hobbies. Lucklily I have some very anti-nerd hobbies to balance it out.

------
OK I have posted way too much today. A sure sign that I have had tooo many freaking conference calls that are wasting my time as much as I am.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 03:55 PM

Pity True Blood stinks--the books are actually pretty good.

Wait, there's a new X-Files show?
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 05:02 PM

Fringe, is being compared to X-Files, very similar in its ideas of humans being able to do things beyond the normal scope of science, but FRINGE Science is where it has its basis.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 05:13 PM

Agree w/ Murph's assessments.

Heroes: Seems to be on the outs. The writing isn't clear from week to week, too many twists and turns to see where they are trying to go. It's starting to lose me.

True Blood: My wife reads the books and I tried to watch it. Forgive me, but vampire love story? Uh uh, doesn't work for me. I gave up after 2 shows.

Also waiting for BSG. I think it's the best written show (at least sci fi related). I think 30 Rock takes it for comedy.

Dexter: I like the show but I wonder how much I'm missing watching CBS vs Showtime. Granted, it's probably better that way, sometimes it gets a little too disturbing for me.

For nerds, I still like Chuck. Babes and gadgets, it's like Maxim on TV.

I also like Reaper but I don't know if it's coming back.

Crusoe has peaked my interest for now. Curious to see how he does McGyver in the 18th century (or is it 19th?) Though I'd like the creators explain to me how he can make a tree house floor w/ perfect floorboards considering he doesn't have a band saw... Yeah, maybe it's from the ship...
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 05:32 PM

+1 on Chuck and Reaper. \:\)
Posted by: thefwam

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 05:45 PM

I just learned this week that one of the main writers on Heroes Season 1 left to do Pushing Daisies. It explains why the show has never been that good since then and why Pushing Daisies has come apparently from nowhere. I enjoy it.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 06:13 PM

I also read today that 2 more Heroes writers left. Sad sad... OR, my open space on the Tivo. Half full, half empty.
Posted by: thefwam

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 06:30 PM

Yeah i had read that just a bit ago as well. I don't think it's going to last.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 07:01 PM

Perhaps it's time I switched shows, then... <grumble>. And just when that one evil guy was getting less evil.
Posted by: thefwam

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 07:28 PM

I'm glad I haven't watched that happen! I heard Sylar was going soft. He was so cool!
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 09:13 PM

I'm still watching Heroes, although the plot line is really getting convoluted. I'm still a fan of The Office, although my TV viewing has gone down, I really haven't found anything I'm that crazy about.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 09:42 PM

I'm just waiting for Battlestar Galactica to start up again in January. After that's over in March, there will be nothing left for me.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 09:48 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
After that's over in March, there will be nothing left for me.


You can always TiVo "The View."


Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 09:51 PM

I'm watching these empty Tootsie Roll wrappers pile up in front of me at the moment ... thank God Halloween only comes around once a year. \:\)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 09:55 PM

Rick, I'm sure the Tootsie Rolls are glad, too.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 09:59 PM


Dr. G the medical examiner.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/03/08 10:35 PM

 Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder

True Blood: My wife reads the books and I tried to watch it.


I wish my wife read vampire novels.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/08 06:27 PM

The boys and I are watching the newest HULK movie on DVD and the PorterPlex 130+" 2.35 screen......
Posted by: merchman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/08 06:37 PM

Randy, turn it up a bit so I can hear it here in Cheeseland. Enjoy your time with the boys.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/08 08:51 PM

Wow, that was pretty intense.... \:\)
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/08 08:40 PM

Ok, I'm sure some of you know this already. Don't ever watch/rent Journey to the Center of the Earth, oh my, this has got to be the worst movie I've ever watched, even worse than Cabin Boy.

Got through about 10 minutes and had to turn it off....
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/08 10:59 PM

Thanks for the heads up Randy, but please tell me you are talking about the newest one. Cause even though it’s campy I like the 1959 one with James Mason and Pat Boone
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/08 11:40 PM

yup, the latest one I picked up at redbox. It was so lame in the first 10 minutes we took it out and put in "The Invincible Iron Man" cartoon DVD which was not great, but much better.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/08 11:43 PM

That Iron Man cartoon was pretty lame, but on Blu-ray, it has a tremendous soundtrack. I still wished I hadn't picked it up thinking it was the other movie! \:\( But the 7.1 is dazzling at times.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/08 11:44 PM

300. Wow, that's violent. Not sure if I like the dark, artistic coloring...
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/08 11:48 PM

I thought 300 was great, despite bordering on gay porno.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/08 12:08 AM

 Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
300. Wow, that's violent. Not sure if I like the dark, artistic coloring...


I agree I didn’t like the cinematography either. Also after awhile the fight scenes just sorted of reminded me of “cut scenes” from a computer game just way to stylized for me. By the end I just thought it was more boring than anything else.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/08 01:49 AM

Just got done watching Futurama: Bender's Game on Blu-ray. Pretty funny, but like the other Futurama movies, they can't quite pull off feature-length. Here's hoping the new season measures up to the past seasons.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/08 02:29 AM

They're bringing it back again?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/08 02:34 AM

Yeah, though I'm not sure exactly when it starts airing. Here's a lengthy Wired article about its resurrection:

Futurama Is Back! Grab a Can of Slurm and Settle In
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/08 02:39 AM

It seems like Fox doesn't understand the concept of adult oriented cartoons what with Futurama and Family Guy being cancelled then picked up again.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/08 10:34 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I thought 300 was great, despite bordering on gay porno.


HA! That's actually kinda true.

Good call, it does seem like a bunch of video game cut scenes strung together.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/09/08 10:46 PM

Tonight, "First Knight." One of my favorite movies. I want it to come out on Blu-Ray.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 01:00 AM

I watched "Hotel Rwanda." A very sobering movie.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 01:03 AM

Saw Dexter, haven't seen that show since the first episode or so when it seemed over the top gory, this was more interesting, reminded me why I like cable over network tv, more intriguing characterizations even if still within a relatively narrow genre, dvr is now set to record.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 02:48 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I watched "Hotel Rwanda." A very sobering movie.

I've been waiting to be in the right mood for that one.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 11:33 AM

I saw that a while ago and was moved by it. I wasn't drunk when I started it, so I can't say it was sobering.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 03:20 PM

Time is the best sobering agent, AFAIK.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 06:24 PM

Looks like it's going to be 'Little Chenier a Cajun Story' for us tonight, looked like interesting movie so I rented it on Blu-Ray.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 06:28 PM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I watched "Hotel Rwanda." A very sobering movie.

I've been waiting to be in the right mood for that one.


Great movie, as is "Blood Diamond" and another one of my favorites is "Amistad" ... all of these are movies I can watch repeatedly and never tire of them.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:07 PM

What about The Last King of Scotland? It's right along these lines and I thought it was pretty well done.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:19 PM

Ooh, I forgot about that one. I'll add it to my Netflix queue.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:20 PM

Curious. How long is your Netflix queue? Mine's at 52 now.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:22 PM

 Originally Posted By: RickF

Great movie, as is "Blood Diamond" and another one of my favorites is "Amistad" ... all of these are movies I can watch repeatedly and never tire of them.


I forgot about Amistad: great movie. I'll have to watch that one again.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:26 PM

Yep, "The Last King of Scotland" is another excellent movie worthy of viewing, I thought Forest Whitaker played an exceptional role portraying Idi Amin. We have all four of these movies in our DVD collection.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:29 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Curious. How long is your Netflix queue? Mine's at 52 now.


*ahem* About this big. *holds out hands*



Uh oh, I'm at 161. I've got some serious movie watching to get to.


Make that 162. I just added "Last King of Scotland."
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:31 PM

Mine's probably at least that big, but we do netflix all wrong.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:45 PM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Mine's probably at least that big, but we do netflix all wrong.


Ken, 'splain?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 10:50 PM

You want him to explain how big it is?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 11:02 PM

Um. . . .uh. . .he he. . .err. . .boy, it's getting hot in here. . .
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/10/08 11:30 PM

On a lighter note, we watched Kung Fu Panda on Blu-ray tonight, great sound and picture, another enjoyable movie from DreamWorks.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/11/08 12:09 AM

I kind of want to watch Kung Fu Panda after seeing the good reviews popping up. I'm always hesitant to watch Dreamworks Animation movies because of an article I read at one point where they said they knew they couldn't compete with Pixar on a quality level, so they make up for it in quantity. Shrek pretty much put me off their movies, but I'll have to give Kung Fu Panda a chance.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/11/08 12:11 AM

Is that like Avis--"We Try Harder."?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/12/08 02:06 AM

Tonight I'm just killing time watching Arrested Development, but tomorrow I should have Band of Brothers on Blu-ray to watch. I'm looking forward to it, not having seen it yet.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/12/08 02:09 AM

Ooh. That's on my Christmas List. I've watched my SD version numerous times. One of my all time favorites. I hope you enjoy it.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/12/08 06:13 AM

When I started that thread to let others know it was on the History Channel over that weekend, I was pretty excited.

Unfortunately, it was not Hi-Def do I deleted them all... but not before watching 15 minutes of the first episode to ensure that I'd like it on BD some day! \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 01:05 AM

I started the first part of Band of Brothers, but after 46 minutes my sister called to remind me about Law & Order, so I'm watching that now.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 01:17 AM

*shakes head unapprovingly*
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 01:28 AM

I just watched 3 minutes of Das Boot, just to test the Netflix streaming player. It's not bad, not great. I need a faster connection. Boo, AT&T!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 09:13 AM

No, Ken, "Das Boot" is great great. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better submarine movie. Give it some time. It's not just a great submarine movie, it's a great war movie, or miniseries, I should say.

I read the book too!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 10:15 AM

Oh, no, I simply meant the Netflix player, not the movie. I plan to watch the movie, don't worry...
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 11:06 AM

I liked Das Boot, but I liked Das Booty better.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 11:17 AM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
I liked Das Boot, but I liked Das Booty better.


Warning, Spoiler:
Tag line: "What's long, hard, and full of sea men?

Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 11:26 AM

What's long, brown, and sticky? That's right. A stick.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 11:42 AM

\:D
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 11:46 AM

I like Peter's joke better.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 11:48 AM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I like Peter's joke better.


Is that what you're calling it?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 11:49 AM

So I had a subscription to Highlights as a child. Wanna make something of it?
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 12:01 PM

What? Did you live in a dentists office. \:\)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 12:15 PM

\:D
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 12:25 PM

Whenever we get a Highlights in the office, we make sure to photocopy the picture-finder page (whatever it's called) so that when someone inevitably ruins the magazine, we have fresh photocopies to pass around.

Plus, we get a chance to see who can do it the fastest amongst the staff.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 02:11 PM

How do you have time for that in between dinners with Drug Reps?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/08 03:31 PM

not to mention this forum.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 03:57 PM

I am enjoying the Band of Brothers Blu-rays. The audio is very nice. It feels like the tanks are driving through my living room. I'm just finishing up Part 4.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 04:41 PM

Any masculine tears yet?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 05:47 PM

No, not yet. I feel strangely unmoved so far. Just not to that extreme, I mean, which is odd for me, since I usually get really involved in stuff I watch. Maybe it has to be cornier.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 08:42 PM

If I remember right, the tears come in a big way when it comes to a close. (a few parts along the way as well, but the end is quite moving)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 08:52 PM

I look forward to dousing the blanket I'll have held up to my face.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 10:10 PM


Just got done watching Hellboy 2. I liked it.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 10:15 PM

Looking forward to that one, Rick. I really enjoyed the first one. Can't wait to check out the sequel.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 10:23 PM


If you liked the first one you will really enjoy this one Sean.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 10:37 PM

I had it in my hand at the store today, but didn't want to spend thirty bucks. I'll try to catch a sale on it.

Thanks!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 10:55 PM

I'd like to watch it even though I didn't get too into the first one. I found the pacing for a lot of it to be too slow, and I kept wishing the dialogue was better. Still, I liked some of the ideas in it, and parts of it were fun to see and to hear. Another reason to get Netflix, I suppose.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/08 11:08 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I found the pacing for a lot of it to be too slow, and I kept wishing the dialogue was better. Still, I liked some of the ideas in it, and parts of it were fun to see and to hear.

It was the same for me with both I and II, I fell asleep after short periods in both episodes. Wife and daughter loved both though so to this day I feel as if I missed something, perhaps the joke was on me. ;\)
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:43 AM

Jim Jones retrospectives are everywhere, is it the anniversary of Jonestown? My wife loves these gnarly shows, hello! Give me L@O anyday--at least it's only "ripped" from the headlines. ;\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:44 AM

Nooooooo! I was just about to insert the fifth disc of Band of Brothers, to watch the final two episodes, and it turns out I have two of Disc Six and no Disc Five. Now I have to wait for a replacement disc before I can finish watching. Grrrr.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:47 AM

Have you actually viewed content to make sure one of the two was not mislabeled?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:50 AM

I didn't actually play the discs, but when inserted into the PS3, they both came up as "Band of Brothers Disc 6."
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 01:34 AM

1st episode of The Office, Series 1 (British). Hasn't grabbed me yet; a tad too painful for my tastes.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 01:35 AM

I had to watch several episodes in a row before I really got into it.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 05:50 AM

Transformers, with my son, first time with the PB13 and the M22 v1's, way too much fun. It does seem to loose a little, ooomph, with the M22s instead of the M80s, but not too much.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 09:30 AM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
1st episode of The Office, Series 1 (British). Hasn't grabbed me yet; a tad too painful for my tastes.


I gave up on that one after 1.5 episodes... just couldn't get into it.

If you're looking for an instantly hilarious British comedy, try Coupling. Great laughs every episode.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 09:32 AM

 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Transformers, with my son, first time with the PB13 and the M22 v1's, way too much fun. It does seem to loose a little, ooomph, with the M22s instead of the M80s, but not too much.

Jay, Transformers is such a great bass movie (and sound in general). I bet the PB13 shines. Had to be fun with your son. I'm hoping my daughter develops an appreciation for good sound as well (hopefully by the time she's two). Now, are there any little girl movies with good sound? \:o

Jason
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 11:44 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Nooooooo! I was just about to insert the fifth disc of Band of Brothers, to watch the final two episodes, and it turns out I have two of Disc Six and no Disc Five. Now I have to wait for a replacement disc before I can finish watching. Grrrr.


OK, guys.... We can't let our buddy Charles down.

Tomorrow morning, we re-enact the final two discs of episodes and put it on You Tube for him!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 11:46 AM

I smell an Emmy!!!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:11 PM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I smell an Emmy!!!


Is that short for emesis?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:17 PM

Funny, Charles, very funny. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:21 PM

A gackolade from your peers is the highest compliment, right?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:28 PM

Depends on what we've had to eat that night.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:28 PM

Don't worry Charles, I'll probably be the one ending with the package with two disk 5! So we can swap then! ;\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:36 PM

\:D I already arranged a replacement. It's being shipped out via One-Day tomorrow, and I have a return label to ship this one back. Not too bad, but still kind of annoying.
Posted by: alan

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:43 PM

Hi Ken and CV,

Yeah, "The Office" is definitely what they call "cringe humor" and it does take a few episodes to get into it. I never missed an episode once I got into it. The US version, which Ricky Gervais, the creator writer supervises, while not quite as good, is still addictive.

I just watched Ricky Gervais in his HBO special this weekend. It's very funny but even more awkward than the stuff on The Office.

Alan
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 12:50 PM

 Originally Posted By: alan
The US version, which Ricky Gervais, the creator writer supervises, while not quite as good, is still addictive.


All right, guys, you heard it from Alan. The US version is not quite as good! I told you!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 01:07 PM

Maybe it needs "Louisiana Hot Sauce" ?
Posted by: alan

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 01:25 PM

Ha, ha. Or maybe the US version has run too many seasons and the writers are having trouble coming up with ideas. It's been quite inconsistent this season. The Brit version ran only a couple of seasons.

Alan
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 06:39 PM

I just watched The Winslow Boy for either my third or fourth time. The picture quality of the DVD is abysmal and the audio is nothing to form a choir over, but I really like the movie.

I remember not liking Jeremy Northam at all after my first exposure to him in The Net. Thankfully, Emma came out, and I got to see how cool he can be. While not my favorite Jane Austen adaptation, my appreciation for him changed completely. I should go out of my way to see more of his stuff.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 07:29 PM

I also just wanted to reiterate how much I enjoyed the audio on Band of Brothers. The gunfire and explosions throughout are a ton of fun, and there's some really good use of the surround channels. The sounds of the vehicles are nice and overpowering, too. Very well-done, and I would certainly recommend it as a showcase.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/16/08 07:54 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I also just wanted to reiterate how much I enjoyed the audio on Band of Brothers. The gunfire and explosions throughout are a ton of fun, and there's some really good use of the surround channels. The sounds of the vehicles are nice and overpowering, too. Very well-done, and I would certainly recommend it as a showcase.

Can't wait to get mine! It's in the mail according to Amazon! It would have been great to have this weekend as the neighbors are not there (I'm almost musiked-out... almost!).
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/19/08 01:00 AM

Well, I can confirm that WALL•E really does look as amazing as it was definitely going to. I just watched the shorts and the very beginning of the movie, but now I have to switch to Band of Brothers.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/19/08 01:06 AM

Cool, we have a copy but may have to save it for Xmas, since my daughter is already way too spoiled, just like me (no Christmas presents for me).
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/19/08 04:59 AM

You are just getting yours very early this year.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 02:15 AM

I finally finished Band of Brothers today. I'm glad I got it. It's a cool miniseries.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 06:10 AM

The review was supposed to include info on Man-Tears.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 08:30 AM

No Man-Tears. Maybe some Little Boy-Heart Splutter, though that seems to refer to the actions in the Pacific Theater. I did get a little choked up, but not as much as I usually get. Either I'm turning into a robot, or... I don't know, what else would I be?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 08:49 AM

No, I'm pretty sure it's the robot thing.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 09:07 AM

Good thing I just got my robot insurance. I'm protected.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 09:23 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
No Man-Tears. Maybe some Little Boy-Heart Splutter, though that seems to refer to the actions in the Pacific Theater. I did get a little choked up, but not as much as I usually get. Either I'm turning into a robot, or... I don't know, what else would I be?

I dunno. When the real Dick Winters, at the end of the series, tells about answering his grandson's question "Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?" by saying "No... but I served in a company of heroes" I tend to break down a little (OK! OK! I turn into a blubbering mess ). Of course, I'm a student of World War II (and a Vietnam vet) so I think I understand, a bit better than the average joe, the incredible sacrifice those men made. I am awed by what they endured and by what they accomplished.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 11:30 AM

Here's to old people!
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 12:19 PM

Resistance is futile!
Posted by: merchman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 10:13 PM

Watching my home town high school team win the state championship. \:\)
Posted by: Shane White

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 10:43 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV

I dunno. When the real Dick Winters, at the end of the series, tells about answering his grandson's question "Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?" by saying "No... but I served in a company of heroes" I tend to break down a little (OK! OK! I turn into a blubbering mess ). Of course, I'm a student of World War II (and a Vietnam vet) so I think I understand, a bit better than the average joe, the incredible sacrifice those men made. I am awed by what they endured and by what they accomplished.


Even Aussies like us are big fans of that series. My Dad was in the RAF flying Lancasters during the last stages of the WWII in Europe. He then emmigrated to Australia became an instructor at the RAAF parchute school in the 1950s. He was in Vietnam in 67 (in a desk job), and was "volunteered" by his CO to do a training jump with the US 101st Airborne. He was a bit rusty, and the US equipment was different, but he survived \:\)

We're also fans of Damien Lewis, the British actor who played Winters. He is currently playing an American cop in a series called "Life". I can recommend it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/20/08 11:18 PM

 Originally Posted By: Shane White
We're also fans of Damien Lewis, the British actor who played Winters. He is currently playing an American cop in a series called "Life". I can recommend it.


My sister's watching that show because of Damien Lewis's Band of Brothers role. I have to admit he was pretty badass. I may have to check Life out, but after it's on disc so I can watch from the beginning.
Posted by: Shane White

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 12:13 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
SuperGrand UltraDeluxe (Plus Extra More)


CV, I gather from your blog that you are participating in the (Inter)national Novel Writing Month - so is my son. He's writing a draft of his second fantasy novel.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 12:16 AM

My hat is off to him. I actually gave up really early. I wonder how far Sean got.

I have ideas for a fantasy (or fairy tale) novel, but I can't seem to write anything good when I sit down to write it. How'd your son's first novel go? I admire anyone who can force themselves to write a novel.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 12:30 AM

Hey, that's cool, Shane. How is your son doing on the novel?

CV, I gave up shortly after you. Work has been killing me and I've had no energy to plug away at the writing. Very sad.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 02:35 AM

I'm still going to write a novel, I swear! Ha ha.

I just got done watching Tropic Thunder. I enjoyed it a lot.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 11:00 AM

Watching Baraka this morning... just started. Pretty pictures. \:\)
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 01:55 PM

Definitely want to know what you think of it!!
Posted by: TwistedAmbience

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 09:05 PM

going to check out twilight
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 09:43 PM

Babel
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 10:41 PM

38 Special in concert on an old 27" tv \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/08 10:48 PM

I liked Babel. I should watch it again sometime.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 12:26 AM

I only tuned in for the second half, but now I must see the entire film. I missed it first time around being a dad. I was impressed with the themes although they are gutwrenching at times and really liked the soundtrack, they bring the background music into the foreground, which is so reflective/introspective and reminded me once again why I love the Axiom equipment. Beautiful acoustic guitar music!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 01:47 AM

Yeah, the soundtrack was really good.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 01:48 AM

Oh, I just finished watching Kung Fu Panda, and I did enjoy it a lot. I'm sure I'll continue to be skeptical of Dreamworks Animation motion pictures, but they got this one right. Ha ha.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 02:03 AM

Dang it, you guys are making me want to watch this movie now. . .
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 02:03 AM

Hmmm, sounds like a winner, Christmas list for my daughter!
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 10:31 AM

We watched Wall-E on Blu-ray last night, I enjoyed it better the second time around at home, great picture and sound.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 11:23 AM

Baraka was fun. Can't say it's the best I've ever seen, but it was very interesting to watch. Perfect to have on in the background while doing something else. I think I would've been a little bored just watching it for the whole time (but I have a short attention span) ;\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 11:29 AM

I've watched it twice, and I'm in no rush to watch it again. I think it's one of those films that's cool to have seen, but its entertainment value is hard to recycle.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 02:13 PM

I finally got around to watching all of WALL•E on Blu-ray, along with the documentary, "The Pixar Story" by Leslie Iwerks. Their finished productions make it look easy, but seeing how the company has struggled in the past and how it has to push itself with each new release really makes you see why they're at the top of their field.

Like Michael, I enjoyed WALL•E more the second time, but that's not to say I didn't like it the first time. I think I appreciated the story a little more and some of the finer touches, and of course the audio is more impressive on my home system than at the local theater. Very fun.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 06:54 PM

Cloverfield on Blu-ray. I hadn't seen it before, and I wasn't expecting much, going by the less-than-stellar word-of-mouth I'd encountered, but I thought it was decent for what it was, and the sound was a lot of fun.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/08 08:08 PM

The little feature on sound design in the WALL•E special features is really cool, too. Ben Burtt is insane.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 06:29 AM

Watched WALL-E Friday night (first time). Enjoyed it very much but it didn't knock me out. I'm encouraged to read that a couple of you enjoyed it more the second time. Come to think of it, I enjoyed Ratatouille more the second time. Maybe with first-time-viewing we are struggling with unrealistically high expectations.

Haven't gotten into the second disc of special features yet, but I did watch the extras on the first disc. Absolutely LOVED the Presto cartoon. It was reminiscent of the WB cartoons I grew up with. Just LOVED it. \:\)
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 07:22 AM

I watched the Blu-Ray version of Patton last night, great warrior, excellent movie. I hope the other great war movies start coming out in BR, it sure does make for a much improved viewing difference.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 11:03 AM

Rick, have you also watched an upscaled SD version of Patton to compare it with? I don’t have BR yet and am still on the fence but if any hot deals come along the season I might take the plunge. I’ve compared “The Great Escape” updcaled SD and a HD version on HDNET. About the only real improvement I noticed was I liked the way the HD version was scaled to fit the 16x9 screen but then I can do that locally but not quite as well. Any improvements in the audio?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 11:19 AM

I can't recall the exact details, but my grandfather (mom's dad) served under Patton for a short while. I think in the capacity of an aide. Shoot, now I'm gonna have to call my mom and ask her if she remembers more.

Unfortunately, my grandfather died when I was really young and I never got a chance to ask him about his experiences.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 11:52 AM

That’s cool. I have an uncle in law who was in the 3rd Army at the end of the war but AFAIK he never actually saw Patton though he really admires him.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 01:20 PM

Watched Jeff Dunham - A Very Special Christmas last night. <Achmed> Merry Christmas, I'll Kill You!</Ahcmed>
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 03:22 PM

My mom's dad had ammonia poured down his nostrils by Nazis to try to get him to give up information about the whereabouts of a group of Polish resistance fighters they knew he was a part of. He didn't break, so they put him on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Fortunately for my existence, he escaped before the train reached its destination.

He died before I was born, thanks in no small part to his damaged respiratory system. \:\(
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 03:38 PM

Watching "A Beautiful Mind" today... good movie.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 03:49 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My mom's dad had ammonia poured down his nostrils by Nazis to try to get him to give up information about the whereabouts of a group of Polish resistance fighters they knew he was a part of. He didn't break, so they put him on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Fortunately for my existence, he escaped before the train reached its destination.

He died before I was born, thanks in no small part to his damaged respiratory system. \:\(


Stories like that, albeit horrible, are a fascinating glimpse into the past. I wish I had a chance to ask about my grandfather's stories.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 04:06 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My mom's dad had ammonia poured down his nostrils by Nazis to try to get him to give up information about the whereabouts of a group of Polish resistance fighters they knew he was a part of. He didn't break, so they put him on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Fortunately for my existence, he escaped before the train reached its destination.

He died before I was born, thanks in no small part to his damaged respiratory system. \:\(

Incredible story, Peter! Bless him for his strength and courage. He was a better man than I.
Posted by: SRoode

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 04:18 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My mom's dad had ammonia poured down his nostrils by Nazis to try to get him to give up information about the whereabouts of a group of Polish resistance fighters they knew he was a part of. He didn't break, so they put him on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Fortunately for my existence, he escaped before the train reached its destination.

He died before I was born, thanks in no small part to his damaged respiratory system. \:\(


OMG, how horrible! What a brave man to not break under that type of torture. Bless his soul.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 04:30 PM

Yeah. He's at #1 on the list of people (dead or alive) that I'd most like to meet. Sometimes I wish I believed more strongly in the whole life after death thing....
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 06:19 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Oh, I just finished watching Kung Fu Panda, and I did enjoy it a lot. I'm sure I'll continue to be skeptical of Dreamworks Animation motion pictures, but they got this one right. Ha ha.


We took the kids to see that a few months ago. The wife and I were pleasantly surprised. Jack Black was pretty funny.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 08:42 PM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
Rick, have you also watched an upscaled SD version of Patton to compare it with? I don’t have BR yet and am still on the fence but if any hot deals come along the season I might take the plunge. I’ve compared “The Great Escape” upscaled SD and a HD version on HDNET. About the only real improvement I noticed was I liked the way the HD version was scaled to fit the 16x9 screen but then I can do that locally but not quite as well. Any improvements in the audio?


I haven't watched an upscaled version of Patton, this was the first time I've seen the movie in what seems like ages although I will say that I was extremely pleased with the 'natural' look, if you will, of the BR Patton. Seems to me like most of the modern movies do a lot of digital artistic imaging touch up that I am not too terribly fond of, whereas this movie had a crisp, detailed and realistic picture ... I'd love to see more of the war movies in high def, Tora, Tora, Tora would be amazing I bet.
The audio on the BR Patton is DTS and is pretty darn good although a lot of it seemed to come from the front soundstage ... without nary the first complaint from me.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 08:47 PM

Does anybody have any recommendations for Gods and Generals? I don't know why I haven't seen this movie yet, looks like a good Civil War movie.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 09:02 PM

 Originally Posted By: RickF
Does anybody have any recommendations for Gods and Generals? I don't know why I haven't seen this movie yet, looks like a good Civil War movie.


Here’s what Rotten Tomatoes has to say.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gods_and_generals/

 Quote:

Consensus: Filled with two-dimensional characters and pompous self-righteousness, Gods and Generals is a long, tedious sit. Some may also take offense at the pro-Confederate slant.


I bought it as part of a package deal and mentioned it to a friend who said that he liked it which usually means I won’t so I haven’t got around to watching it. If you do watch it please post your thoughts as I like Civil War movies.

@ Rick - thanks for the feedback. I agree with you about many of the new movies. Call me sick but some of my favorite looking movies are the old Technicolor ones. They also looked overproduced but I just loved the vivid colours.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/08 09:10 PM

Whoa, 3 hours 39 minutes?? I don't think I'll be watching this one anytime soon Grunt, especially after reading most of the viewer's comments. I saw it on BR whenever I rented Patton and thought it looked interesting, maybe not.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/25/08 12:14 AM

24 Redemption, that was cool, can't wait to see it in 5.1
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/26/08 09:20 PM

Watched The Mentalist on the DVR tonight. This show has very well-mixed sound (and it's also one of the better new shows in awhile).
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/26/08 09:29 PM

I received today the "buffy" 40-disk series at 69$ that I was going to give as a gift. I watched the first FOUR episode this PM and... well... I'll watch a few more, but I might just keep it! It is not as bad I as I remember it.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/08 11:49 PM

Batman Begins, to refresh the 'new' Batman image and getting ready for The Dark Knight release.
Posted by: merchman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/01/08 08:51 PM

How the Grinch stole Christmas. A classic. \:\)
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/01/08 08:53 PM

yeah, just saw that it was on TV here too.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/01/08 09:03 PM

Damn. Missed it. I just put Rudolph in the TiVo for Wednesday night though. Along with the Victoria's Secret special....
Posted by: merchman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/01/08 09:05 PM

\:D Good call
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/02/08 01:18 AM

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

I'm on the second disc, and it's getting interesting. I think it's a pretty safe bet I'll like the whole series.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/02/08 01:44 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

I'm on the second disc, and it's getting interesting. I think it's a pretty safe bet I'll like the whole series.


If you like SAC then I hope you also got SAC 2ndgig because you will want to see that too.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/02/08 01:45 AM

Yes, I did. I decided I should get it while it was also discounted.
Posted by: merchman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/08 08:06 PM

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Another classic. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/08 02:00 AM

Oh, man, tonight's Law & Order was pretty entertaining.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/05/08 03:02 AM

Just finished up Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Pretty awesome. Now to start 2nd Gig....
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/07/08 03:51 AM

Before SNL I was watching more 2nd Gig. So far it hasn't stood up to the first season, but I'm hoping the bigger storyline develops nicely. I'm enjoying the audio a lot.

The Dark Knight will be nice to watch again this week. EP800s, where are you?
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/07/08 04:05 AM

Jason says they may begin shipping week after next, or longer if you ordered a custom finish.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/07/08 04:42 AM

Hmm, that's pretty sick.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/07/08 08:17 PM

I really liked the "Affection" episode of 2nd Gig, though I feel stupid when I get weepy over stuff like that.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/07/08 08:20 PM

Did you get the deluxe girly edition that came with the flowery tissue box?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/07/08 08:24 PM

Yeah, but it didn't do any good. The outpouring was in my pants.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/07/08 09:10 PM

Yucky.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/07/08 09:18 PM

A Charlie Brown Christmas & It's Christmas time again Charlie Brown.

2 favorites for this time of year.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/09/08 09:52 PM

Two movies tonight... (1.1 really)

1) Tropic Thunder - watched it for 10 minutes and turned it off. HOLY STUPID HUMOR BATMAN! Ugh... just not my style.

2) The Matrix on Blu-Ray - much better! I really enjoyed watching the movie again in HD. It's definitely worth adding to your Netflix queue.

Jason
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/12/08 11:56 AM

ZZ Top BluRay, Live from Texas.

This disc has proved for me that just because it's on BluRay doesn't make you like the music any more than you did before. I rented it from Netflix just to give it a try. There are 1-2 decent songs, but otherwise, I didn't like it much (the ideal Netflix rental I suppose)

Jason
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/13/08 03:30 AM

Jeff Altman is never funny on Letterman, but Letterman always ends up cracking up. It freaks me out.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 12:47 AM

Tonight I went to see the Mid-Columbia Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, as a friend's daughter was in it and they were generous enough to invite me along AND buy me a ticket. I'll have to buy them dinner sometime. I was impressed with the quality of the sets and the costumes. I figured I wasn't cultured enough to really appreciate what was going on, but my friend's wife was commenting that she liked the choreography of last year's a lot better, that this year's was a bit boring. I hadn't seen The Nutrcracker before, so it was nice to have the experience. I'm sure it would have been even cooler with an orchestra playing instead of just having it played over the sound system.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 01:11 AM

Did you see any nuts crack?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 01:27 AM

Nah, just bulge.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 02:53 AM

Ahh, I love Maya Rudolph.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 03:48 PM

Oh, yeah, I did watch my copy of The Dark Knight yesterday, and yes, it looks great. The IMAX footage looked very clear indeed. The audio is a great showcase, too. I'm supposed to have people over next weekend to watch it, and maybe another group during the week, even. *prays for EP800s*
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 03:57 PM

Probably watch Zeitgeist or Zeitgeist Addendum on my computer. Strongly recommended if you haven't seen them. Oh yeah, they're free to download also.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 04:18 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I'm supposed to have people over next weekend to watch it, and maybe another group during the week, even. *prays for EP800s*


Charles, if the subs don't make it, I can always come the following week instead...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 04:22 PM

\:\) You're always welcome. Or almost never not, anyway.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 06:38 PM

I finished watching Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig. The show did get more awesome. I still prefer the first season, but this one did impress me. I'm glad to have both.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 09:53 PM

Bourne Ultimatum on HBO HD (Tivo). Pretty good, I really like the cinematography. Makes you stay on the edge of your seat.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 10:10 PM

Just watched the Skeleton Key on HD DVD. Pretty good movie I thought... Metacritic only gave it a 47 though. I find that I must have completely different taste than most movie reviewers... either that or they are all idiots.

Anyway, Kate Hudson actually was pretty good looking in the movie too...
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 10:13 PM

I like all of the Bourne movies a lot. I like their style of filming the martial arts action (and how they make Bourne into an ueber bad-a$$)
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 10:26 PM

yah.. very good series of movies.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 10:35 PM

Yeah, I was dumb and gave my Bourne HD DVDs to my sister. Now I have to wait until the Blu-rays come out to watch them again.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/14/08 11:34 PM

Last night it was Kung Fu Panda on Blu-ray. Visually stunning - could definitely be a demo disc. Good workout for the sub, too, with all the impacts. I was more pleased with this than I expected. A nice surprise.

Tonight it was the season finale of Dexter on Showtime HD. I love that show.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 12:02 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I finished watching Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig. The show did get more awesome. I still prefer the first season, but this one did impress me. I'm glad to have both.


Overall I also preferred the 1st season but would have been let down if I hadn’t seen the second.

I can’t remember if you said whether you’ve seen “Death Note.” According to Netflix disk 8 is due out on 30 December.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 12:06 AM

I haven't seen it. Another one to check out? I think I'll go ahead and join Netflix soon. \:D
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 12:29 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I haven't seen it. Another one to check out? I think I'll go ahead and join Netflix soon. \:D


I thinks it’s one of the most intelligent and suspenseful series I’ve seen anime or otherwise. I think it’s suppose to be a total to 10 disks with the last two coming out by Spring. Like many series I think it is starting to lose a step toward the end but so far it’s been stellar.

This is not your typical action or fanservice anime it’s both cerebral and suspenseful with much of what’s happening being narrated by the internal dialogue of the main characters and their interaction. Didn’t really sound appealing to me but when I was in Guam last year the first disk was one of the only interesting series I could find. It started off a little slow building the story but I was intrigued enough to order the rest when I got back. I don’t remember at what point it happened but suddenly I realized it’s 3:00 am and I’m popping in the next disk because I’ve got to know what happens next.

WARNING: If you plan to watch it whatever you do don’t read any spoilers.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 12:54 AM

Thanks. I'll be careful not to read too much about it. It sounds like one I'll enjoy.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 01:00 AM

Yeah, I watched kung fu panda last week and thought it was pretty good.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 07:55 AM

Ditto on the Panda. Better than expected movie and MUCH better than expected sound.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 09:43 AM

Howsabout Happy Feet?

I've heard nothing but good regarding the story and animation, but haven't heard much regarding whether or not it's a great Blu-Ray...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 09:47 AM

I had the HD DVD and liked it okay. Not enough to keep it. I gave it to my nephew. The picture and sound were very nice.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 04:29 PM

 Originally Posted By: myrison
I like all of the Bourne movies a lot. I like their style of filming the martial arts action (and how they make Bourne into an ueber bad-a$$)


Agreed. I liked the fighting scene in Morocco. Makes me want to learn krav maga.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 05:26 PM

 Quote:
Makes me want to learn krav maga
...and go looking for trouble... \:\)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 05:30 PM

I'd flying solo until I get back to California Thursday, so I may watch Return to Oz tonight. Netflix sent it. It's probably too scary for my kids, anyway, with those Wheelers and the head-changing witch.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 07:02 PM

I have enjoyed the first couple episodes of the new TNT Series Leverage. It's kind of like Ocean's Eleven. Good production values, interesting characters, decent writing.

I've noticed that many, modern HD TV series (including this one) have quite good sound now.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/15/08 07:23 PM

My in laws suggested Leverage. I may have to take a look.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/16/08 08:12 AM

Went to See Quantum of Solace last night. Was anyone else disappointed in this new Bond movie or was it just me?

Maybe it was because I waited too long and they had moved it into one of the smaller cinema sections where they have not yet upgraded the sound system. Maybe I'm spoiled from my HT at home but I was let down right from the start because the initial car chase scene sounded like I was watching from TV speakers. No noticeable surround and no LFE at all.

In general though, the movie just didn't do it for me.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/16/08 10:07 AM

Yeah, QoS was only fair, as Bond movies go.

I saw it the week it came out, i.e. in one of the nice screens at the local multiplex, and the audio was only so-so.

I'll bet the Blu-ray would be much better, sound-wise.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/16/08 10:21 AM

Of course, the best scene in Quantum of Solace is the one where the FBI is keeping an eye on Mr. Bond:



Then, 007, using his mad skillz, knows that something is afoot:


Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/20/08 11:47 PM

I had a coworker and her family over to watch The Dark Knight tonight. Her son is a big Batman fan, so he was excited to see it on my system. He of course had seen it in the theater. He was telling his girlfriend how it's always fun to watch movies on my system. My coworker's husband was pretty impressed. It had been a while since they had been over for a movie. I didn't have my QS8s or EP600 back then, I don't think, and they had never seen a high-definition movie on my system, so they weren't really aware of its full potential. My coworker said they would definitely have to come back again for another movie. Now what can I make them watch?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/20/08 11:57 PM

Oh, yeah, and we ordered Chinese food. The fortunes were all lame. Mine said, "The future will bring romance." Stupid fortune cookies always mock me.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/21/08 12:42 AM

That's because Nelson Muntz wrote them. He just didn't print the "HA ha!"

We watched a Bug's Life on DVD, played in the HD-DVD player, and then after Nolan went to bed, watched Hancock on Blu-ray. NoChinese food, but now you've given me a hankerin'...
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/21/08 01:47 PM

Watched Horton Hears a Who on BR yesterday. The opening scenes in the water were fantastic. I have admit that the first part of the movie was pretty funny, I was laughing pretty loud w/ the kids. Worth a Netflix rental.
Posted by: DistortedLullaby

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/22/08 03:47 PM

i will have to see if any friends are getting me the dark knight in blu ray, that will definitely be worth a watch, if not then I hope to watch Iron Man on blu ray tonight
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/23/08 10:59 AM

Watched Black Book (or Zwartboek in it's native Dutch) last night. Pretty good WWII flick, but with English subtitles as most of the dialog is in Dutch. Visually attractive, decent sound, and some excellent performances. Rated R for some strong violence, graphic nudity (full frontal male, surprisingly), sexuality and language.

Interestingly, the star, Carice van Houten (who I thought was terrific), and a supporting actress Halina Reijn (equally good) are both in Tom Cruise's latest, Valkyrie.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/23/08 11:01 AM

Jack, I'll have to add that to my Netflix queue. My stupid work internet is blocking the IMDB link. Grr.

Speaking of work, I should probably get back to it. . .
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/23/08 11:06 AM

See if Yahoo Movies is blocked. As always, beware of spoilers.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/23/08 11:16 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Jack, I'll have to add that to my Netflix queue.


For the "full frontal male nudity"?? \:D \:D \:D

Sorry, couldn't resist \:\) . Oh yeah, you might also like Any Given Sunday \:D \:D \:D

Sorry, couldn't resist \:\)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/23/08 11:34 AM

 Originally Posted By: Ajax
See if Yahoo Movies is blocked. As always, beware of spoilers.


Yeah, that link worked. I remember watching a program on TV about that story. Definitely have to check out the movie. Thanks!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/23/08 11:35 AM

 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Jack, I'll have to add that to my Netflix queue.


For the "full frontal male nudity"?? \:D \:D \:D

Sorry, couldn't resist \:\) . Oh yeah, you might also like Any Given Sunday \:D \:D \:D

Sorry, couldn't resist \:\)



Kinda stepped right into that one, didn't I. Good job, Cam, I woulda done the same to someone else. \:D
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/23/08 11:46 AM

Every time I hear the term "frontal nudity," I think of Kevin Bacon in an interview talking about the "backal nudity" he did in Wild Things.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/24/08 03:35 AM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
I can’t remember if you said whether you’ve seen “Death Note.”


I watched the first disc of this tonight. I'm definitely hooked. Very cool idea and main characters. Thanks for the suggestion. My sister has read the manga and likes it a lot, I found out.
Posted by: Graeme L

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/24/08 04:59 AM

I watched Earth 2007 on BR and I must say it is by far the Best documentary I have seen.
The Photography is absolutely stunning, the music is superb and the narration is excellent.

If you haven't seen it yet grab it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/25/08 11:41 PM

“Galaxy Fraulein Yuna.” Picture “Sailor Moon” meets “The Power Puff Girls” with a touch of mobile suit tossed in. Somewhat hyper and very kawaii.

“The Twelve Kingdoms” Well the first 18 (4 disks) of 45 (10 disks) episodes. This thing is epic, very Tolkienesque (complete with it’s own vocabulary) in it’s scope but not it’s plot so far as there’s no one “Big Bad” to take on.

There is so much depth that about 1/3 of the story so far is partly narrated flashbacks of historical events. This is needed as the story has you dumped with the main character into a parallel world as part of an existing story.

While at first you might thing this is going to be just another girl-get-sent-to-fix-a-magical-world anime you wouldn’t even be close.

Great music if you like classical Japanese music played on modern instruments. Good animation especially considering the scope of the world created.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/25/08 11:45 PM

Just finished Ironman, amazing LFE.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/26/08 02:30 AM

What do I know, waiting for my sub ;\)
Posted by: Klugger

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/26/08 11:35 AM

Santa brought Blue Man group on blu-ray,very good sound.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/26/08 11:09 PM

I just watched Burn After Reading. There were some entertaining moments, but I was hoping for more from it.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/26/08 11:21 PM

I still add that to my Netflix queue.

Right now, I'm waiting to see "Michael Clayton." As soon as my PS3 upgrade is done. Zzzzz.. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/26/08 11:24 PM

George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, and someone else from Michael Clayton were in Burn After Reading. I liked Michael Clayton. I can see why some people would think it was slow and boring, but I liked it.

I'm about to start watching The Wire on my sister's recommendation.
Posted by: duckman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/27/08 01:04 AM

Watched "legends of country music" and "American Expierience: the Carter Family" with the parents tonite. The SQ was as good as could be expected from 40-plus year old material.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/27/08 01:53 AM

Wow, I really enjoyed "Michael Clayton." I thought the writing and acting was top notch. Definitely a film that seems nuanced at first, but there are quite big things happening if you pay attention. It's a rewarding film if you allow it to be.

But, yes, I can see how some might see it as boring. Far from it for me, though.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/29/08 02:10 AM


Started watching “Space Above and Beyond.” I had never seen the whole thing nor the pilot which gave me some flashbacks. So far I like it though there seem to be a lot of story arcs right from the start. To bad this one was killed by FOX just like they killed “Firefly”.

Well here’s hoping that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles survives another season though I doubt it. I’ve put off watching season 2 so I can see the whole thing at once on DVD the same way I watched the first season. Gotta have my Summer Glau fix.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/30/08 03:18 AM

Before the Rains. A very Somerset Maugham-ish story about the ways a man might fall at the end of an empire. I strongly suspect it is based on one of his plays or books. Maugham had a way of painfully grinding a story toward an inevitable tragic conclusion.

Unfortunately it has a holywood gloss to it that takes away from the utterly depressing nature of some of Maughams tragedies that punctuated the futility of some parts of English society at the end of colonialism.

Very good, almost great.

The soundtrack is very well done. The background noises make exellent but sublte use of the surrounds and there is lots of percussion in the musical scores along with some deep rumbling bass to punctuate some dramatic moments. The soundtrack made good use of indian instruments and voice that I really liked.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/01/09 09:41 PM

Last night I watched the live-action Death Note movie. It doesn't hold a candle to the anime, unfortunately. The story in the anime is very well-written, developing at the perfect pace, milking the introduction of each new detail for maximum effect. The movie fumbles every opportunity. It was hard to watch. Uninspired direction, poor acting, and sub-par special effects didn't help.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/04/09 07:21 PM

More of The Wire. I'm liking the show a lot more as I watch it. The attention to detail makes it feel very real. I can see why my sister recommended it.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/04/09 08:24 PM

"The L Word" Have watched about half of the pilot now. Interesting...

Jason
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/04/09 09:05 PM

Whole lotta nuthin. W/ the holiday break, I was able to clear out my HD Tivo of this season's CSI's and a few other shows backed up.

Now I can't wait for the next 2 weeks with 24, Damages and the final season of BSG. Plus my local comcast just turned on FX HD so I can watch Damages in HD. Hopefully Rescue Me returns soon as well.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/04/09 09:07 PM

 Quote:
More of The Wire. I'm liking the show a lot more as I watch it.

I'm going to start that series soon. I heard an interview with a cop who commented that this series was much closer to reality than anything else ever produced: many shades of grey.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/06/09 11:40 PM

Just got done watching August Rush on bluray. My Girlfriend picked it out... I thought it was going to be awful (typically don't like her selection of movies), but it turned out to be a really good movie. The Dolby TrueHD Soundtrack was nothing short of amazing.

Metacritic gave it horrible reviews, but I suspect that is because the critics have no imagination. So what if the movie's plot is completely implausible? It is a MOVIE- not a true story- GEEZE!

I highly reccomend it to anyone who needs a break from action flicks and could use something with a meaningful plot (even if it is a little fairy-tale-ish). Also, it has a great musical soundtrack and killer natural surround effects at times (wind, cars, ect.) Good movie for kids and chicks too.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/06/09 11:41 PM

My wife and I enjoyed the movie, as well. It was easy for me to turn off my eye-rolling reflex and just enjoy the experience.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/06/09 11:43 PM

The vomit's coming back!
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/06/09 11:50 PM

Quick, swallow before anyone notices!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/07/09 12:27 AM

 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
Quick, swallow before anyone notices!


This wins the gold for our ever present "out of context" game!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/07/09 01:50 AM

Ghost Town

Not great, but decent. It's the first disc from Netflix I've watched. Now to watch an episode of One Piece before Letterman...
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/07/09 02:44 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV

I watched the first disc of this tonight. I'm definitely hooked. Very cool idea and main characters. Thanks for the suggestion. My sister has read the manga and likes it a lot, I found out.

Missed this post earlier. Glad you liked it. I keep telling myself I should start reading the manga of these but I already have such a huge backlog to watch I may not catch up until I’m retired.

 Originally Posted By: CV

Last night I watched the live-action Death Note movie. It doesn't hold a candle to the anime, unfortunately. The story in the anime is very well-written, developing at the perfect pace, milking the introduction of each new detail for maximum effect. The movie fumbles every opportunity. It was hard to watch. Uninspired direction, poor acting, and sub-par special effects didn't help.

Thanks for the heads up on the live-action movie. I’ve been meaning to order it but already have 100 things queued up that I want right now so I don’t think I’ll be bumping anything for it.

I agree with you that the anime is very well written and planned out. Not your typical anime and like you I found it easy to get hooked on. I’m glad I revisited anime, cause I never liked it as a kid but now much of it is better than the garbage coming out of Hollywood or what’s on TV.

I got disk 8 delivered on Saturday but haven’t had time to watch it yet. I may hold off until they complete the series so I can watch the rest back-to-back for better continuity and involvement.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/07/09 03:03 AM

Finished watching the “Scrapped Princes.” This is an excellent fantasy anime. 6 disks so not to long but enough to lay out the world and tell the whole story w/o rushing. Nice animation, great characters and English voice acting. Enough plot twists to keep you guessing and wanting to know what’s going to happen next.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/07/09 03:06 AM

I know I tried watching that once a long time ago, but I couldn't get into it then. It's one of my best friend's favorites, though, so I'll have to give it another shot.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/07/09 03:58 AM

It does take a few episodes to get the story flowing but I wouldn’t say that the overall tempo or character interaction to change so if you didn’t like the beginning don’t expect it to change to much. Many people I’ve seen rate it usually rate the first couple disks a star lower than #3 on.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/08/09 12:56 AM

The Band's Visit.

Its a quirky Israeli film about, well, quirkyness. The story line is of a fading Egiptian band ending up in the wrong place, in the middle of nowhere in Israel.

I guess its a short study of various aspects of human nature.

Some parts are really really funny without much of anything 'happening'. Call it an understated comedy.

Great Movie!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/08/09 01:28 AM

Sounds interesting. I'll have to see about that one.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/08/09 11:53 AM

Watched The Illusionist the other night and it was fantastic; highly recommended.
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/10/09 02:47 AM

wow...just got back from the theater. I REALLY wanted to see Gran Torino and I went in with very high expectations. I was totally surprised by the film, and it still exceeded my expectations. Simply outstanding. Clint is simply a master filmmaker.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/10/09 02:48 AM

I'm looking forward to that one too. I've really enjoyed his films.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/10/09 03:16 AM

Man, I want to see that. I hope my sister can visit before it's out of theaters so I can watch it with her.
Posted by: myrison

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/11/09 12:19 AM

 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
I thought it was going to be awful (typically don't like her selection of movies), but it turned out to be a really good movie. The Dolby TrueHD Soundtrack was nothing short of amazing.


I had the same exact experience. Far better than expected.

Jason
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/11/09 03:18 AM

Ghost In The Shell - Solid State Society

It wasn't as good as either of the Stand Alone Complex series, but it had a lot less time to tell its story, and there was still some fun stuff. As always, there was some nice audio.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/11/09 10:25 PM

I went to see Gran Torino. Yeah, Clint Eastwood rocks. I'm going to be very, very sad when he stops making movies. At least I have a support group here. Now let's all get ponchos and watch more Clint Eastwood movies.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/11/09 10:41 PM

watched tropic thunder last night. I thought it was a pretty funny movie.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/11/09 11:32 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I went to see Gran Torino. Yeah, Clint Eastwood rocks. I'm going to be very, very sad when he stops making movies. At least I have a support group here. Now let's all get ponchos and watch more Clint Eastwood movies.


Everything was cool until I got to the price. I guess I will have to remain a lot unlike Clint Eastwood for the time being. \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/11/09 11:35 PM

Ha ha, yeah, it makes me sad. I won't actually be buying one. I bet the sheet of metal he was wearing would be cheaper to replicate, so maybe I'll just get one of those.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/11/09 11:47 PM

I guess I'll have to cancel my order for the orangutan, as well.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/11/09 11:49 PM

Trying to be like Clint Eastwood will make you broke in every which way but loose change.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/12/09 12:08 AM

Yeah, right now I'll just stick to squinting. That doesn't cost anything. . . except a headache.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/15/09 02:02 AM

Law & Order was entertaining tonight.

Last night I watched The Duchess. It wasn't really my kind of story, and it didn't do anything to win me over.

The other night I watched Kitaro. It was pretty crappy.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/15/09 03:23 AM

Clint Eastwood on Letterman. I love when old guys get together.
Posted by: Screefer

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/15/09 11:59 AM

Last Night I watched "The Blue Man Group - How to be a Mega Star"in blu-ray. My plasma did a fantastic job displaying the colors in their hi-tech light show and my EP-350 got to stretch its legs. Its a great family show, very different, with the unique variety of instruments and a fantastic light show. Well worth adding to the collection.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 04:54 PM

I watched Wall E last night and it is the worst Pixar movie I have ever seen. Great visuals and sound, but a horrible movie IMO.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 05:09 PM

I'm sorry. I can't abide people who hate that cute widdow wobot.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 05:45 PM

Oh, man, I loved Wall-E.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 06:02 PM

My first viewing of Wall-E left me unimpressed, but I think that that was due largely to the fact that it was in a movie theater instead of my Axiom HT.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 06:04 PM

Oh yeah, and the fact that it was Nolan's first movie theater experience, meaning he fussed and needed constant attention, may have had something to do with it.

Repeated viewings will tell the true tale.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 06:11 PM

 Quote:
... the worst Pixar movie I have ever seen.

Pixar's film catalog is stellar, though I do agree w/ you that Wall-e 's screenplay was the weakest of all of them, IMHO. I can't really tell why; I found it cheeze, predictable and somewhat preachy.
Was it a horrible movie? ... no way! Howard the Duck is the worst movie ever ('Disaster Movie' is close behind) \:D
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 06:13 PM

WALL E wasn't my favorite either, Cam. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but it just wasn't doing much for me...
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 06:30 PM

 Quote:
I found it cheeze, predictable and somewhat preachy.

I would say that is a good assesment.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/16/09 11:01 PM

I liked it more on the second viewing. It's not my favorite Pixar movie, but I'd say it's on par with Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. I'm still waiting for the Pixar movie that I love without reservation, though.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 01:01 AM

You're making that Up.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 08:05 AM

CV, the Incredibles is the one you can love unconditionally. Also, Toy Story and Toy Story 2. And Cars.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 10:39 AM

Wife and I couldn't get into Wall-E either, although it was a little better the second time around.

I watched a couple of segments from Band of Brothers last night again, that is such a good series. I couldn't help but to think of some of you fellas and the frigid cold weather you're having while watching Easy Co. in their foxholes in Bastogne and the interview with the one vet during the opening, 'I've gone to bed some nights and said man it's cold, but it ain't nothing like Bastogne though' even after 60 years. Wow.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 10:41 AM

I liked WallE, but then again I also like Jennifer Aniston chick flicks. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 11:50 AM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
CV, the Incredibles is the one you can love unconditionally.


That one came closest. \:D
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 12:42 PM

We watched The Fall last night. We had seen the trailer somewhere and decided to rent it while browsing for a movie.

The movie was excellent. Basically, it's about a little girl in a hospital who befriends an injured actor, and as they become friends he proceeds to tell her a story. The movie is both the 'real life' of being in the hospital, and of 'the story' that he tells her.

The visuals of 'the story' are mind-blowing. Absolutely stunning. I don't have enough adjectives to describe it. It won several awards for cinematography, and I can totally see why. There are many parts where you could advance frame-by-frame and each frame would work as a photograph hanging in an art gallery. Seriously, it's that good.

I'm very tempted to buy the BluRay of it just for the demo material. Anyone with a HDTV ought to at least rent it, just to really show off what kind of colors & texture your HDTV is capable of.

Watch the trailer on the movie's website, it provides a good glimpse of what you will see...

The Fall

It's most definitely going on my highly recommended list.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 12:53 PM

I have it on my Netflix queue, but not at the top. I may have to bump it up.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 01:13 PM

Just added it. I've come across it before, but never paid much attention to it. Thanks for the recommendation and brief description, Peter.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 01:23 PM

The Fall is dazzling in Blu-ray, The story is pretty wild and definitely different than most mainstream Hollywood flicks.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 01:55 PM

The Fall most definitely looks like a movie the little missus and myself can get into watching, thanks for the heads up Peter and Michael!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 03:20 PM

Sounds like an interesting movie. Nice to see some people trying to think outside the box in the movie industry now and then.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 04:49 PM

Battlestar Galactica is back on. \:D Watching last night's episode now.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 05:01 PM

Hellz yeah!!!!!!
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 06:48 PM

I watched The Fall a few weeks ago and I agree, its a good movie. The girl who played the leading role was very captivating.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 06:49 PM

I am eagerly anticipating the realease of season 4 of Battle star Galactica, but I probably still have quite a wait.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 08:26 PM


Barrett car auction.
Posted by: FireGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 09:28 PM

Just finished another round of Sharon Den Adel of Within Temptation and their new DVD "Black Symphony". First saw these guys on Head Bangers Ball and have listened to them since. Love this show with all its different components (orchestra, professional choir and oh... the band. Terrific audio with exceptional LFE. If you like Gothic WT is great. Also check out Nightwish.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 09:45 PM

 Originally Posted By: AdamP88
Battlestar Galactica is back on. \:D Watching last night's episode now.


Heh. No kidding. We love Battlestar Galactica, but geez, that episode... Battlestar Depressica.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/17/09 10:02 PM

watched the sex and the city movie last night with the GF... and by watch it I mean that I watched about 30 minutes of it and then went back into our bedroom and hooked up my original xbox to our tv and stereo by our bed.
Posted by: BoB/335

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/18/09 12:38 AM

Watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail late this afternoon and watched I Am Legend this evening. Can't wait to get my speakers. No, they're still not here.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/18/09 12:56 AM

I watched Get Smart. It was all right. I like the cast. A lot of the jokes and pieces of the story were too easy, but I still enjoyed it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 03:19 AM

Volume 6 of Death Note

Hopefully Netflix sends me 7 right away. They've been at the top of my queue since joining, but they keep sending other stuff first.

Also watched Invincible earlier. My dad had me get it through Netflix. It was decent.
Posted by: StuntGibbon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 04:02 AM

Watched both Burn After Reading and Eagle Eye. The first was better than the second, but good fun. Also been pecking away at season one of Mad Men, watched about the first 5 episodes. Really liking that so far.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 04:06 AM

Volume 8 is also out and Volume 9 showed up recently as a “save” option at Netflix. AFAIK there are to be 10 volumes so I’m holding off on watching 8 (ripped) until 9 and 10 are available. I don’t want to have to wait after each disk for the next to get published.

I’ve noticed that the sooner you put a “save” disk into your queue the less time you have to wait when it releases to get it.

 Originally Posted By: CV

Hopefully Netflix sends me 7 right away.


You need to upgrade to 8 at a time unlimited. ;\) I usually can get through between16 to 24 disks a week depending on the mail.

 Originally Posted By: CV

They've been at the top of my queue since joining, but they keep sending other stuff first.


I’ve noticed the same thing recently. Before, as long as a disk was listed as “available” they shipped in the order in the queue. Recently they’ve been skipping over as many as 5 series to Inu-Yasha at number 25.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 11:28 AM

Finally got around to watching The Hulk.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 12:19 PM

We watched Ghost Town last night and really enjoyed it, It's like a comedy version of Sixth Sense.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 12:51 PM

 Originally Posted By: StuntGibbon
Also been pecking away at season one of Mad Men, watched about the first 5 episodes. Really liking that so far.


I watched the first season, too. It's well-done, and a little different storyline, but I don't think it's really my kind of show. Certain parts did make me smile, though. How about that Christina Hendricks, though?
Posted by: StuntGibbon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 01:32 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
How about that Christina Hendricks, though?


Yeah! She's got HUUUUUUUUUGE tracts of land!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 02:25 PM

Hey, Full Monty Python. Wow, it's like I'm 18 again.

I thought you were joking, then I went to Chickipedia and saw this: Assets: Amazing natural breasts, perfect curves, beautiful red hair
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 03:17 PM

Chicki---pedia. Um kay...
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 03:23 PM

Curious George
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 03:58 PM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
then I went to Chickipedia and saw this: Assets: Amazing natural breasts, perfect curves, beautiful red hair


Say what?

I've just learned about a new website.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 05:29 PM

An intro "ad" for Chickipedia, in a style that some of you may find familiar. Safe for work, just slightly suggestive.

Wiki, are you hitting on me?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/19/09 11:31 PM

Justin Long could have been the spokesperson just fine.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/20/09 02:27 AM

deleted wrong thread
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 01:30 AM

I'm half-way through Louis C.K.: Chewed Up. Is there anyone funnier? I sure hope not, because I'm on the verge of harps.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 01:42 AM

I'm a big fan of Louis C.K. He makes me cringe and laugh all at once.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 02:04 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I'm half-way through Louis C.K.: Chewed Up. Is there anyone funnier? I sure hope not, because I'm on the verge of harps.


Yes. Jim Gaffigan, Mitch Fatel Doug Stanhope, Dave Attell and Mike Birbiglia. And my all time fav, Brian Regan, who happens to be one of the cleanest comics around. They're all on youtube. YMMV.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 02:09 AM

I like them. My mileage did vary, though.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 09:59 AM

Verge of harps?


Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 10:06 AM

You know, because they're playing harps in Heaven.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 10:14 AM

I thought that might have been it.

So you're saying that Louis C.K. KEEEEEELs you.

I get that from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog when he takes on the nerds.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 12:14 PM

Which of these buttons calls your parents to pick you up?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 01:09 PM

That is the last time he will ever see female genitalia.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 01:22 PM

Your assuming he's seen them before \:\)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/21/09 04:36 PM

unless he was born via Cesarean... he has.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/22/09 04:06 AM

The Wire

Again. I'm on season 3. I need to hurry up, but I keep getting distracted by Netflixed stuff.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/22/09 11:49 AM

Hope to be watching The Last Samurai if it comes in the mail from Zip today.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/22/09 01:33 PM

Watched Lost last night. I'm still confused...
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/22/09 01:38 PM

 Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
Watched Lost last night. I'm still confused...


I've tried watching this show, never really watched it before, but heard other people rave about it. Maybe it's like '24', if you don't watch from the start, you're a little...umm....'Lost'?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/23/09 03:17 AM

Vol. 7 of Death Note. This show keeps pushing the envelope. I have Vol. 8 from Netflix to go through, too, but after that I'll probably have to read the manga box set that my mom and sister bought me so I don't have to wait for further volumes of the anime to know how it all wraps up.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/23/09 03:58 AM

I’ve been sitting on volume 8 for a few weeks already and don’t plan to watch it until the last two volumes are out. Luckily I’ve got such a huge backlog of other shows to watch but I do want to see how they wrap it all up.

I was going to post a link for people who might be curious about “Death Note” as with “Cowboy Bebop” however, most of the articles have spoilers so a plot synopsis will have to do.

 Quote:

Plot Summary: Yagami Light is an ace student with great prospects, who's bored out of his mind. One day he finds the "Death Note": a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires. With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. However, when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorites send the legendary detective L to track down the killer, and a battle of wits, deception and logic ensues...



Also found this:

What Death Note Character Are You?

I’m Light Yagami
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 02:23 AM

Crap. I'm Light, too. It's getting bright in here.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 02:25 AM

Raise the Red Lantern

It's a well-done movie, but like most movies with endings that don't seem to fully resolve, I have trouble knowing what to take away from it. Gong Li has a cool face, so I'll take that away from it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 02:35 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Crap. I'm Light, too. It's getting bright in here.



In a dark maniacal way. ;\)

Made me curious if it always answers that way so I did it with different selections and got a different result.
Posted by: BoB/335

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 06:17 AM

Toy Story with my nieces. Digitally remasterd audio and video. Great picture. Wish I had mt speakers. (Well, it's 6:15AM on Sunday and I rushed to the door when I awoke and still no speakers)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 03:09 PM

I guess I'll have to watch this when it comes out. It's about Bruce Lee's sifu, starring Donnie Yen.

Ip Man trailer (YouTube)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 03:18 PM

I watched The Host, one of the movies that CV graciously mailed to me. It's a Korean-made film about a mutant water creature. The blu-ray case has all kinds of glowing comments about how great a monster movie it is, like Jaws.

I fell asleep after 30 or 40 minutes. My wife kind of watched it in between surfing the web on her MacBook.

CV, I can't imagine you didn't want to keep that cinematic treasure...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 03:19 PM

I actually did like parts of it, but yeah, it seemed like it should belong to you.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 04:05 PM

I think we should pass it around the Axiom boards like a Hot Potato. If anyone wants it next (who wouldn't after our glowing reviews?!), then send me a PM. If not, maybe I'll just have to send it to one of you guys. I think I have about 7 or 8 mailing addresses from when I sent out those mix CDs.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 04:11 PM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
If anyone wants it next


Maybe you should send it to my neighbour, he has bad insomnia and if you say it put you to sleep....
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 04:39 PM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
I think I have about 7 or 8 mailing addresses from when I sent out those mix CDs.


Oh, yeah, I was going to get back to you on that.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 06:42 PM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
from when I sent out those mix CDs.


::runs away snickering::
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 07:51 PM

It's Sean's favorite tonight.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 6
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 07:57 PM

I have to admit, some of the scariest/oddest horror movies are Korean ones that I caught on IFC. I don't recall the names but they were some of the few movies that I 'let' myself watch in SD. \:\)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 11:32 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
It's Sean's favorite tonight.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 6



AAAAAAAH! I had a mini-rant about ATHF a while back.

Yup, still don't like it.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/25/09 11:46 PM

Wife and I watched 'Trans Siberian' this evening, it was *OK*, we did finally watch 'The Fall' last night and that is very good, I wish it would have been available in Blu-Ray but the rental place just didn't have it.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:02 AM

My wife and I watched The Fall tonight. We both enjoyed it and want to add our names to the pile of people recommending it highly.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:16 AM

Peter The Fall is most definitely on our Blu-Ray to get list, we both really enjoyed it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:29 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy

AAAAAAAH! I had a mini-rant about ATHF a while back.

Yup, still don't like it.


I watched a lot of the cartoon network when I was doing alerts because the hotels they put us up in didn’t have much of a channel selection but I could never cope with ATHF, the Anime series were all good to great but the rest of Adult Swim was so so. I actually got into some of their kids cartoons more.

I really got into Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (especially Goo and Cheese),
Scooby Doo, Teen Titains, Codename Kids Next Door and Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi. Ok and even “The Power Puff Girls.”

Has anyone been watching “Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Haven’t seen it yet and was wondering if it’s worth the time.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:36 AM

I've got the Clone Wars series on my Tivo. Watched a few and as big a Star Wars fan that I am, it's not that great. Those stupid droids are bumbling idiots and it annoys me. I also didn't like the animated Clone Wars movie.

However, I did watch the original animated Clone Wars which were made up of 5 minute shorts on Cartoon Network. Those are MUCH better than the current ones. The animation is more cell shaded than the CGI one now, I prefer the former.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:39 AM

Nothing wrong with the The Power Puff Girls.

As for Adult Swim, besides Aqua Teen Hunger Force, I've loved The Brak Show (with the first season being genius), Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, and Sealab 2021. I can see why people wouldn't get into them.

They were showing Lupin III, weren't they? I liked Lupin from way back. What I've seen of the show is pretty cool. I still feel the need to put in the movie, Castle of Cagliostro, every once in a while.

But yeah, I have a lot of anime to watch. I'm way behind.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:41 AM

Thanks for the info. I hadn’t prioritized them I have soooo many other things to watch and they hadn’t given me a good vibe. I liked the animated Star Trek series so I had hopes for this one but I’ll probably push it back.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:43 AM

I just have to say that I hate the Hannah Barbara animation style that most of these cartoons have. Drives me up the wall how bad the art is.

Another thing to endear myself to others of my age and younger: I don't like the anime style either. What, are they too cheap to use more than 10 frames per second with half of them being repeats of the previous ones?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:53 AM

Yes, they are. The reason they're animating so much in the first place is to save money over live action.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 01:43 AM


 Originally Posted By: CV

Yes, they are. The reason they're animating so much in the first place is to save money over live action.


Good point! IMO the bulk of the effort goes into the stories and characters (something Hollywood misses on a lot) rather than just visual production “value.“

I hated the Anime style so much that I refused to watch any for about 35 years until someone insisted that I watch “Cowboy Bebop.” That’s when I thought duh, it’s the story and the character interaction that matter. Funny because I’ve always loved radio dramas and audio books.

Some directors/producers have been trying to upgrade to CGI graphics but many anime fans don’t like it. So you end up with hybrids like Appleseed and Vandread where much of the backgrounds are CGI but the characters are still anime style. Also in more recently produced anime frame rates are better.

One of the best things I like about anime being made or updated (English tracks) today is that they often put a lot of effort into the 5.1 soundtracks with the resulting surround sound often better than most movies. Also, even though anime has it’s motifs for me they are a refreshing change from Hollywood.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 09:58 AM

Watched Burn After Reading last night. I'm not a huge Coen brothers fan but this one was not so far off the wall that I couldn't enjoy it. Absolutely FABULOUS performances by Clooney, Pitt, and McDormand. Malkovich was equally nutso but, with him, you can't tell if it's a performance or if he's just being himself.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 10:11 AM

Missed the season opener for Battlestar Galactica. Watched number two last night but still don't know who the 5th Cylon is cause they skipped around it in the 2nd.

Went to the official websight to watch the first episode but the 'not allowed to stream any content outside the US border' rule struck yet again.

I understand though, you don't us Canadian's copying any of that Cylon technology from the show or we might create an army of cyborg Celine Dions. Now that's a cold war weapon no one would dare invoke.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 10:30 AM

I guess I must have missed the ones with good characters. I keep seeing the ones with the stereotypes--the schoolgirls with extraordinarily short skirts and a severe lack of morals, the dirty old men which turn into chibi with disturbing regularity, and the fight scenes which consist entirely of colored backgrounds and people jumping past each other.

Yes, I saw Akira. But it was a very long time ago, with far too much Ranma 1/2 in the intervening years.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 10:46 AM

 Originally Posted By: RickF
Peter The Fall is most definitely on our Blu-Ray to get list, we both really enjoyed it.


I'm happy to hear at least a couple of my Axiomite friends enjoyed The Fall! \:\)

Now you see what I meant about the visuals. ;\)
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 10:48 AM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I guess I must have missed the ones with good characters. I keep seeing the ones with the stereotypes--the schoolgirls with extraordinarily short skirts and a severe lack of morals,

At first I was thinking, "What version of Battlestar Galactica" are you freaking watching?" Then I realized you were referring to an earlier post than mine.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 12:01 PM

Heh... yeah, you know the one where Starbuck's wearing the little blue skirt?

Just finished Season 2.5 Saturday night. Wow... they really stood things on their head with that one.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 02:01 PM

I watched the last 2 episodes of BSG last night. I'm still confused... But it's a GREAT show. One of the best written shows IMHO, but way too complicated for the normal viewer (including me). I can see why it's only a cult hit.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 02:18 PM

Spoiler alert. In case you can't get the final season opener:

Warning, Spoiler:
According to a memory that comes to him during an aborted suicide in the ocean, Saul discovers that his wife was a Cylon. But Starbuck discovers her own body in her crashed viper on Earth, so she's got to be one too....

Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 02:25 PM

Yes, I got both of those references. Hence my confusion... :0

Maybe I'm the last Cylon.

I remember watching the first season of 24. It started off great then started to falter. They got crazy w/ the writing, to the point where I thought I might be one of the bad guys.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/26/09 03:45 PM

Thanks. The spoiler is really all I needed. I can now resume watching the rest of the season without bitterness.

We all saw the second missing cylon coming but the first one??? Sort of a 'who cares' kind of surprise. Although maybe that was part of the lead in to the second.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/27/09 01:32 AM

I'm down to the last two episodes of season 3 of The Wire. Still very good.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/30/09 07:21 PM

Watching Eagle Eye, pretty dumb but fun tech thriller ripoff, still it fits my mood, very spooky sound/visuals, spent 4 hours in the doctor's office today where it was determined that I am coming down with pneumonia, lots of nasty treatments that hopefully will head that off at the pass, for one I never used Albuterol before and I must say I don't like it, as I always expected I never would if ever had to take it.

My EP800 arrived at the local FEDEX facility at 3:20 pm but it looks like it won't be delivered until Monday, I always have that sense of disbelief about those type of delivery schedules, given that I will be home all day tomorrow but not available to receive on Monday unless they come after 6 pm.

Still it feels good, the surround sound is sounding great right now, and it feels like the end of a saga . . .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/30/09 10:25 PM

I've been surprised before by FedEx Home Delivery delivering what I thought were FedEx Ground packages on Saturdays. I'm not trying to get your hopes up. I'm just saying... maybe watch the status to make sure it's not out for delivery tomorrow.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/31/09 05:07 AM

SatK, Be careful with Pneumonia, I had it about this time last year and never knew................I passed out at work and face planted into the concrete floor. I had been coughing severely for 6 weeks and only getting about 1 hour of sleep a night, it finally caught up to me. Luckily only 4 stitches and a concussion.
Warning, Spoiler:




Warning, Spoiler:



Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/31/09 05:29 AM

Watched the first season of “Vandread.”

http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/vandreadenemyengaged.php

This is a sci-fi, comedy, action anime that with the exception of one episode is fast paced. The animation is excellent blending CGI space battles with standard animation. The music and sound effects are also good even though it’s only 2.0. Each episode stands alone but there are several story arcs running through it to tie things together. Plenty of fanservice sexual innuendo but sorry no high-school girls in short blue skirts. ;\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 01/31/09 07:29 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I've been surprised before by FedEx Home Delivery delivering what I thought were FedEx Ground packages on Saturdays. I'm not trying to get your hopes up. I'm just saying... maybe watch the status to make sure it's not out for delivery tomorrow.


Yes, I believe "home" delivery can be Saturday....
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/01/09 01:18 AM

 Originally Posted By: jakewash
I passed out at work and face planted into the concrete floor.
Nasty stuff... glad you're okay.

Bren R.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/01/09 01:28 AM

Yeah, concrete is not a nice surface to meet with any significant velocity.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/01/09 02:16 AM

Unless you're meeting it with Kaboom on a ShamWow. Man, "Kaboom on a ShamWow" sounds like a (h)it song.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/01/09 02:58 AM

\:D

Thanks guys, I was still having headaches(very minor) and dizzy spells till about December. Funny thing was I couldn't figure out why I was getting dizzy when I went for a run or tried to work out through last summer, then I realized what it was after talking to a guy while looking for hockey eqipment for my son, the guy had been out of hockey for a couple of years waiting for symptoms to go away. I went for a cat scan and all was well, so far I have been symptom free for a couple of months.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/01/09 05:03 AM

Nasty fall indeed, hopefully the dizziness will stay gone. Good luck Jay. My wife started getting mean migraine headaches about two years and after several trips to the doctors, cat scans and medications we haven't been able to find the cause or cure yet.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/01/09 01:00 PM

Migraines are somewhat a normal occurance around these parts, the pressure changes associated with the chinooks as they blow in tends to set them off in a number of people.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/01/09 01:39 PM

Yikes. I had a bout of pnumonia a couple of years ago. It is only the second time in my life I have been sick for a week and the first time I spend a week where the only things I did were eat drink and sleep. A week of horse pills and what must have been 18 hours a day of sleep for 5 days strait did the trick.

Satkatr. Saturday delivery can be arranged with Fedex, but its a higher priced service. I don't know if the receiver can arrange it and pay the difference though.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/01/09 10:20 PM

Watching the Super Bowl. \:o

Yeah Pittsburg won! Now all those bird fans at work can eat………..crow?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/04/09 02:12 AM

My sister's here and leaving tomorrow, which is why I haven't been posting a ton. I had her watch Sunshine with me, since she hadn't seen it, likes some of the actors, and it's a good movie for the subwoofers. She doesn't like the volume very loud, though, so I didn't get to really shake the house. It was still apparent there was more to feel than before.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/06/09 03:00 AM

I just watched the final episode of The Wire. What a great series. I really need to learn to write.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/07/09 12:07 PM

I watched Afro Samurai: Resurrection last night. It's a pretty movie, and the audio is a lot of fun (plenty of material for the subs). It's too bad the writing is so bad. I forgot how annoying the guy is who follows Afro Samurai around everywhere. I think he's supposed to be funny, but they missed the mark by more than a johnson.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/07/09 12:21 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I think he's supposed to be funny, but they missed the mark by more than a johnson.


For some, that could be a wide margin, for others. . .meh.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/07/09 12:25 PM

The laughter increases as the margin shrinks.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/07/09 12:28 PM

Oh, what a cruel world!
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/08/09 11:39 PM

Princess Bride on YTV with my 8 yr. old son, they cut a bit out but still fun to watch.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 12:13 AM

City of Ember

Weak writing, poor production values, but at least there were some house-shaking moments.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 12:43 AM

I watched the latest episode of BSG last night. OMG. That was a shot from left field.

It's really too bad that show doesn't get the press it should. It's like the Arrested Development of sci fi, and drama for that matter.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 04:20 AM

Step Brothers

I liked it. Enough falls flat that it's not a gem, but enough succeeds that I found it worthwhile.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 08:32 AM

My wife choose "Death Race" from the list of PfV movies on the dish. She seemed convinced that her friends told her it was good. I started to explain to her what kind of movie it was but then thought it would be more fun to let her find out for herself.
Actually, it was entertaining enough for a snowy Sunday afternoon but I won't recommend it for anything but hangover days and snowed in viewing.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 09:01 AM

Cesar, I watched the latest BSG last night as well. The previous episode (that ended in a cliffhanger) was so intense that it got my adrenaline pumping and I was shaking a bit. This episode was no less intense.

I'd think Adama was a ruthless dictator if I didn't admire the character so much. (And, I think the writers are quite aware of that duality....)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 09:17 AM

I think I'm gonna have to finally start checking BSG out. I watched the pilot show, or whatever it was called, and liked it. . .but I never seem to make time for regularly scheduled TV shows. That's why Netflix is the greatest!
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 11:16 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Cesar, I watched the latest BSG last night as well. The previous episode (that ended in a cliffhanger) was so intense that it got my adrenaline pumping and I was shaking a bit. This episode was no less intense.

I'd think Adama was a ruthless dictator if I didn't admire the character so much. (And, I think the writers are quite aware of that duality....)


Yeah, I get anxious (in a good way) watching this season.

Gotta respect the Adama character despite the flaws. But I can't help thinking 2 things when I watch him:

1) It's Kimo, he's gotta whip out the Cal-coo-lus home work. (Stand and Deliver btw...)
2) HD is NOT good for Edward James Olmos... Even the crappy Sci Fi HD on Comcast. He's got the face for SD.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 12:22 PM

BSG=
Best Show Going
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/09/09 12:22 PM

I'm with you 100% on points 1 and 2.

Minus two plus two. Fill the hole…. Oralé
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/10/09 08:57 PM

I just watched this short movie (~15min) in YouTube called Validation.

It's kinda sickly sweet, but it cheered me up. \:\)
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/11/09 02:55 AM

 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Princess Bride on YTV with my 8 yr. old son, they cut a bit out but still fun to watch.


I’ve lost count how many times I’ve watched “Princess Bride.” I love that movie.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/12/09 03:20 AM

What in the heck was up with Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman tonight?

Weird star alert: Joaquin Phoenix mystifies David Letterman
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/12/09 08:52 AM

Wow, I hope he was staging that to promote himself in some weird kind of way, otherwise he needs to get to a meth clinic FAST.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/14/09 10:45 PM

Hellboy II: The Golden Army [Blu-ray]

I did like it more than the first, but it's not one I need to own. The soundtrack is very fun, though.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 12:23 AM

Hellboy is a fun flic. Not something I would watch a whole bunch of times though.

My son and I started LOTR again. Its been a while since I last watched this one.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 01:03 AM

Watched Read or Die (ROD) earlier. It’s sort of a cross between “Ghost in the Shell” and “The Librarian” Good characters, music, animation and interesting premise but way to rushed. This should have been at least a whole season of episodes and not just a 3 part OVA.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/read-or-die/dvd
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 01:15 AM

My Name Is Bruce

Not so great unless you're a fan of Bruce Campbell, but worth it if you are. He has some pretty good lines.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 07:58 PM

I finally got around to watching Zodiac. I liked it a lot. It was nice to see "Lyle the Intern" from Letterman in it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 08:47 PM

Been watching a mildly entertaining bitch-slapping contest between Craigsub and a couple former “friends” on the AVS channel. I hope AV123 pulls things together, however, I must admit to some schadenfreude over this when I notice the ever increasing silence of some of the worst of the fanboys.

Uncharacteristically the Mods haven’t stepped in and put the smack-down on anyone yet

P.S. Spoke to soon. The ref stopped the fight. AFAIK no blood was drawn but I think there were a few broken nails.

Well off to TCA for the locker room report.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 09:22 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I finally got around to watching Zodiac. I liked it a lot. It was nice to see "Lyle the Intern" from Letterman in it.


Wife and I watched that one a week or so ago, good movie.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 09:58 PM

Yeah, I thought it was a well-told story. I don't know how accurate all of the details are, but I'm impressed either way, I suppose.

I just watched the first episode of Important Things with Demetri Martin. It was as good as I thought it would be.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 10:05 PM

Charles if you research the Zodiac killer you'll find that the story is pretty darn accurate ... although very good indications points to Arthur Leigh Allen as being the prime suspect but there was no conclusive evidence to tie him to the killings as of yet. Wild.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/15/09 10:07 PM

I may have to read a book. It was certainly engaging in movie form.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/18/09 03:31 AM

Yes it's hard for me to accept after all this time and effort, (including the well produced Zodiac movie), that no one knows the truth of what transpired. Astrology now!

Watching the Changeling, 1st 15 minutes, so far I can't believe how well AJ recalls the era, for a million years her bee sting lip smirk (including Oscar award) renditions have left me worse than cold, hope the vibe continues. This recalls reality, once upon a time, or is it fantasy. Hallelujah!, as my daughter is wont to exclaim (sorry, small town utterance)!


Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/18/09 04:45 AM

Ratatouille

I had a former coworker and her friend (and now current coworker) over for ice cream and to watch a movie. They picked this one. I didn't tell them I'd just watched it within the last week or two, since I actually did feel like watching it again. I'm actually liking it more each time I watch it. It may actually be my favorite Pixar movie now, even over The Incredibles.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/20/09 02:49 AM

Important Things with Demetri Martin again. I wish I could just skip ahead and own the series in a nice box set. He makes me sick, though, being smarter and funnier than myself in every way.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/20/09 10:09 PM

Kung Pow Enter the Fist
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/21/09 01:24 PM

Well, last night was the last episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It's been nice seeing all of the looks back at the last 16 years. I'm sad I never got to go see a taping, but maybe I'll be able to catch him on The Tonight Show. Here's hoping the transition is a smooth one.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/21/09 04:42 PM

Watching the lake through the window across the street as I read an endless medieval fantasy novel. What else are weekends for?

Thanks Jason, the tutorial worked and I can post photos now. \:\)


Posted by: merchman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/21/09 05:48 PM

Absolutely beautiful view. You are very lucky and I am very jealous. Enjoy. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/21/09 07:58 PM

The Kingdom again. It's a little heavy-handed and manipulates your emotions, but it's still put together well and is engaging enough, and the firefights are fun. Also, it still cracks me up that Jeremy Piven is made to look like Tom Cruise from Collateral.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 12:41 AM

I admit it, I'm about to watch Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. I was thinking earlier that it would be funny if it was in DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, and much to my surprise, it actually is. So even if the actual movie isn't funny, I *still* got a laugh out of it.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 01:34 AM

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 disc 2, having only caught bits and pieces of this while broadcast, I am enjoying seeing it in its full form.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 01:48 AM

I forgot all about the latest episode. Why have I been wasting time on the internet instead of watching it? \:\(
Posted by: onn

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 09:53 AM

Watch Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Live at Radio City. Bought the Bluray yesterday but had previously watched this on HDNET. There's something special in listening to acoustic guitars on my Axioms \:\) \:\) \:\) \:\) \:\) \:\) \:\)
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 06:42 PM

BSG Season 1 disc 3 now.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 07:54 PM

Well not too hot, first try to photograph, but after all they do call it "Sunset Hill." \:\)


Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 07:55 PM

Nice view, and nice pic!
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 08:05 PM

That's my front door view but it's just a nature fantasy, a modicum of solace in an otherwise urban wasteland (we live in a small town which I love for my daughter but I'm not a happy camper as you well know, hey I'm a native Vermonter, not a Texan), I believe the air is cleaner, what with 2 miles of water across and 10 miles long, although EPA testing says it's just the same, my lungs know better, i.e., this is much better than Dallas air. \:\)
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 09:00 PM

 Quote:
There's something special in listening to acoustic guitars on my Axioms

I have to agree. I can easily pick out different makes/styles, even if I cannot name them by make.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 09:01 PM

Damn thats a nice picture SatKartr!
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 09:03 PM

 Originally Posted By: jakewash
BSG Season 1 disc 3 now.

I rented a disc last year when I was bored and got hooked. Went through the first 3 seasons in 3 weeks. Now I have to wait forever for them to release the final season to DVD. \:\(
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 09:08 PM

Scooby Doo the Boo Brothers, with the kids.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 09:12 PM

 Originally Posted By: sirquack
Scooby Doo the Boo Brothers, with the kids.


I can't use that excu reason any more. ;\)
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 10:32 PM

Academy Awards of course, now there's always at least one sure bet for me each year that I go in believing absolutely deserves the Oscar, of course this year it was Heath Ledger, genius performance . . .
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 11:06 PM

Yes, it would be easy to dismiss Heath Ledger's award as sympathy. But, I found his performance to be riveting and unlike anything I'd seen before. He scared the crap out of me and, IMHO, deserved the award.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 11:12 PM

Was I supposed to be watching something tonight?
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/22/09 11:15 PM

Dream on, dreamer . . . \:D
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/23/09 12:07 PM

Beautiful lakeside view!

Here is one facing down the river that joins into my bay when the entire sky was on fire like the world was coming to an end. I wished I would have had a fisheye lens or something that could better display that the entire sky from west to east was lit up in fiery orange.


Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/23/09 10:52 PM

Another beautiful picture!

I took my daughter to see Cats tonight (Christmas present to her). I am not a big fan of musicals, but this is a very impressive production!
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/24/09 10:44 PM

I used to go to PEI on vacation with my Dad back in the day, now that would be the place to live, IMHO, gotta love it! \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/25/09 03:07 AM

Office Space
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/25/09 04:32 AM

 Originally Posted By: Murph
When the entire sky was on fire like the world was coming to an end.


Beautiful phraseology/reality, I love it!
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/25/09 02:48 PM

Thanks. No skill involved. I just took a bunch of shots and pointed at different places on the horizon, holding the clicky half down before I returned to center, in order to get a bunch different effects from the automatic sensors.

Inject enough chaos and you can eventually find perfection.

Edit::
Oh wait, you were talking about my wording. Well, double thanks! That's definitely a first.

Told you I could really speak Mark!!! LOL!!!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/26/09 01:22 AM

Volume 9 of Death Note. I'm going to hate waiting for volume 10.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/26/09 01:41 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Volume 9 of Death Note. I'm going to hate waiting for volume 10.


That’s why I’m keeping 8 and 9 on ice. When 10 comes out I’ll watch all 3 back-to-back the way I watched 2 to 7.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/26/09 01:58 AM

Thanks again for turning me onto the show. It really is wonderful. More people need to watch it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/26/09 02:44 AM

Well, you don't have to wait for 10 to come out. I just finished watching volume 9, and it concludes the series.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/26/09 03:15 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV

Well, you don't have to wait for 10 to come out. I just finished watching volume 9, and it concludes the series.


Thanks for the update. I had read that there was a 10th dvd coming out but I know that there are only 37 episodes and netflix lists 33-37 being on disk 9. Now I know what’s on the top of my list for this weekend.

 Originally Posted By: CV

Thanks again for turning me onto the show. It really is wonderful. More people need to watch it.


Cool that you liked it and I agree about more people watching it but unfortunately too many people think all anime is for kids and/or pervs. I’m just glad I picked up volume #1 (the only one the store had) when I was in Guam last year. Talk about a long wait to get back Stateside and order the rest from netflix only to find out that those fargin bastages still had more to release.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/26/09 03:24 AM

Ha ha, yeah, I can only imagine. I'm glad I didn't start watching until it was almost all out.

I thought I would give in and read the graphic novel box set that my sister and mother bought me for my birthday, but I decided I would wait to watch the anime in its entirety before starting the graphic novels. Now I can read those and see how differently the story is told. It looks like the second box set of the anime hits in April. After that comes out, I'll have to start loaning them out to friends.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 02/28/09 12:54 AM

Samurai 7. I'm only a few episodes in. It's paced a little slow, but then, Seven Samurai put me to sleep, too, even though I liked it. This is an animated retelling of Akira Kurosawa's classic, only expanded and sci-fied up a bit.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/01/09 01:36 AM

Body of Lies on Directv HD PPV, this is the first movie as opposed to TV we have watched since installing the 3808, I continue to notice better video images than the 663, I like the sound quite a bit better having run Audyssey auto EQ with only 3 positions so far (there are 3 seats on the couch). Center channel sounds clearer due to EQ, surround is more enveloping and seamless (interesting to me, Audyssey decreased the left surround which is higher and farther away yet mounted on the wall, the right surround is closer and lower yet suspended from the ceiling with a lot of space behind, it all seems rather obvious in retrospect yet would not have been my first thought, so far I am sold on the auto eq, it seems to forgive all of the installation errors and room variance problems, as if the the old school equation that less is more has been due to the inability of human ears to provide sufficient analysis rather than the power of eq itself to provide correction), I wax philosophical and digress, anyhow I am a happy camper so far with the 3808 and suspect I will be able to "live with" (i.e., completely rock with) this processor for more than the foreseeable future.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/01/09 02:10 AM

The director's cut of Jet Li's Fearless on Blu-ray. I was surprised by just how different it was. I mean, basically it's the same, with a few differences in emphasis, but there was a lot of different footage involved, and I would say it was superior to the US theatrical release. I still wouldn't rank it among my favorite movies, but it was nice to see a nicer version of it.

Followed with some episodes of Futurama.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/01/09 08:26 AM

Got through the majority of Man on Fire and so far I really like it. It also has some good LFE.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/04/09 02:28 AM

I finally got around to Changeling. Man, what a movie. I can see why a couple of you were saying such good things about it.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/04/09 06:12 AM

Yes, I watched Changling a few weeks ago and thought it Clint's usual wonderful job. The guy can really play with your emotions. I spent the first half of the movie so outraged by her treatment that, a few times, I actually yelled at the screen stuff like " DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THAT CRAP!!!! " or "TELL HIM TO @#%& OFF!!!." Heck of a story and all the more remarkable because it actually happened.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/04/09 08:02 AM

Jack.... Jack?

It's 8 O'Clock and time for your blood pressure medication....
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/08/09 12:08 AM

Season 3 of Just Shoot Me on DVD. It only took them 5 years to follow up their release of seasons 1 & 2.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/13/09 08:48 AM

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

Futurama: What a great TV show, and what an okay series of full-length features.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/13/09 10:05 AM

Wait, there's more than just Bender's Big Score? Awesome!
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/14/09 02:33 PM

I watched the first 12 acts of 美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn or Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (PGSM). It’s the live action version of the Sailor Moon manga’s first story arc.

So far I really like it. There’s more focus on character interactions and development than in something like Power Rangers so the fighting scenes don’t dominate the show. The transformation scenes are kept reasonably short and when several girls transform at the same time they use split screen so you don’t end up watching 4 in a row. Each episode is short, 30 minutes less beginning/ending credits, and so far they’ve kept the filler to a minimum.

The only drawback for me is the subtitles. There really aren’t that many but I’m a very slow reader and have had to use the pause to keep up. Fortunately the tone of voices and body language don’t need translation so the overall meaning of what’s being said carries through even when I get behind on the reading.

The subtitles for things like signs are done very well making them blend into what’s on screen so they look natural and not distracting. There are also occasional captions explaining relevant cultural references.

The special effects are campy as is to be expected with the genre but the picture quality is really vivid. I’ve noticed this with other live action anime, Cutie Honey was the same way. While it’s only standard definition it jumps out at you like high def rather than the “softened” TV and movie pictures I’m used to here.

Overall I’m quite impressed so far and hope they can keep things from bogging down into a monster-of-the-week format now that most of the main characters are introduced.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/15/09 10:03 PM

I finally got around to watching all of Bottle Rocket on Blu-ray. I've seen the movie plenty of times, but the higher-resolution let me see a lot of new stuff in the background. I was happy with the transfer. Also, the audio sounded very natural and clear, though I didn't pay as close of attention as I could have.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/16/09 12:53 PM

I watched The Changeling yesterday with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Towards the end of the movie when the lawyer told the nurse at the psycho ward to "step aside" - the boyfrined added "Yeah Troll!!". May be the only funny thing that I have heard him say.......
Posted by: onn

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/16/09 02:16 PM

Finished watching the last 5 parts of "Band of Brothers" over the weekend. Now it'll take me a couple of weeks to settle down from watching it. I know I shouldn't watch these types of movies because I get to emotionally envolved. It was a very tough weekend \:\(
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/16/09 03:05 PM

I watched Changeling this weekend with my wife, too. It's definitely an emotional ride, well-acted, well-filmed, and gripping.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/18/09 01:32 AM

I finally watched Kramer vs. Kramer. I liked it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/18/09 03:11 AM

Julia Roberts on Letterman is classic tonight. I'm not really a fan of Julia Roberts until she's on his show. Their interaction always cracks me up.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/18/09 07:22 AM

I watched the old miniseries "Into the West" this past week and weekend. I know that Spielberg left out a lot of "stuff" - but he also put in a lot of "stuff" that actually happened.....this will get your "blood up" in a similar manner as the Changeling. I need to ratchet it back a couple of notches this weekend - maybe the NCAA's?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/18/09 02:05 PM

The Julia Roberts appearance I was referring to:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

It's a lot to watch, but come on, do it.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/18/09 02:10 PM

I'll watch it later on my TiVo. But only to make you happy, Charles!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/18/09 03:20 PM

I've got an alto flute for Julia right here.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/19/09 02:18 AM

The Princess Bride [Blu-ray]

I just watched a few scenes tonight. The full viewing will come later, so these are my premature impressions.

The extra resolution is nice, though there can be an awful lot of grain to the picture, depending on the scene. It's at least an improvement over the DVD releases, though I have to admit I'm a little disappointed. The audio was clean and clear, though it's not a very demanding soundtrack.

The menu system is actually reminiscent of the menu I had in a version of the Princess Bride website I ran for a number of years. I say reminiscent, but I mean it's the exact same idea, only of higher quality and with actual animation. I'm going to just pretend that I'm the reason they used that idea.
Posted by: onn

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/19/09 07:55 AM

Watched / listened to The Cure Trilogy on Bluray in 2 channel Direct mode.
EP-800 died
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/19/09 10:33 AM

I watched Akira [Blu-ray] last night. I'm kind of disappointed. While the picture quality was amazing--to the absolute limit of the original animation cells. The image is under-scanned, so when viewed in 1:1 pixel mode, there is a black frame around the entire image, that's the top, bottom, along with the left and right.

Also the 192kHz/24-bit audio (the reason I bought this movie) is underwhelming. Sure, it is crisp and clear, but it is also totally free from dynamics. It is just loud all the time. I usually watch films with the volume set at -18 dB for ones with limited dynamic range so the dialog seems natural but there's still a little punch in the louder parts, movies with a wide dynamic range usually sound natural at -15 (and then really get to kick when something goes boom). This Akira disc sounded loud all the time at -21.

Disappointing. \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/19/09 10:38 AM

 Originally Posted By: onn
EP-800 died


Ouch. I'm very sorry to hear that. You were due for one of the revised amplifiers, anyway, right?
Posted by: onn

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/19/09 12:12 PM

Yes, but in talking to Brent there may be other issues that caused my sub to die and the new amp won't solve that issue. I'm going to have to wait for an entirely new sub. The wait begins again. \:\(
Posted by: Shane White

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/19/09 09:37 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
The Princess Bride [Blu-ray]

The extra resolution is nice, though there can be an awful lot of grain to the picture, depending on the scene.


I wonder if the exrtra res is bringing out the grain - like good speakers making a bad recording sound worse.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/19/09 09:59 PM

Am I the only one watchin the NCAA Tourney? What's his face - Oglesby - from Clemson got ejected for throwing an elbow.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/19/09 10:14 PM

I'm in on the March madness. Took off today and tomorrow and am not doing much other than watching games this weekend. Winning my pool so far \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 01:55 AM

I've been re-watching Cowboy Bebop, and here's the trailer for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film:

Inglourious Basterds trailer
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 02:33 AM

 Originally Posted By: Shane White
I wonder if the exrtra res is bringing out the grain - like good speakers making a bad recording sound worse.

It is indeed the resolution of the Blu-ray disc exceeding the master which allows one to see the grain. But I don't think of it as a bad thing, it is just proof that you are seeing every bit of detail that was originally recorded.

Perhaps it is because I'm a photographer and I've long since become used to seeing film grain that is doesn't bother me as much as it seems to other people. I say embrace the grain, it is an organic part of the picture.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 02:50 AM

Grain can work, but this grain was a bit much. It just makes me think it wasn't filmed as well as other movies.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 06:43 AM

 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
embrace the grain


What a great SIG line....
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 07:28 AM

Especially for a constipation cure product.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 11:34 AM

I've been enjoying the series "Life on Mars" and was disappointed last night to see the promo for the SERIES finale.

One and done. Too bad.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 11:59 AM

Joyce and I highlight a bunch of new shows every year and TiVo them. We then watch an episode or two of each to decide if we like it. If we do like it, we have a tendency to let them "bunch up" and watch them togeter...i.e., wait until there's 3 or 4 episodes so we can watch them all back to back.

In the meantime, though, we start keeping an eye on the websites that buzz with the demise of which shows aren't going to be renewed or even continue. When we come across one that got the axe, we just delete all of them rather than watch them. If a series is wrapped up nicely, fine... but often times they end without any real ending, or one hastily put-together episode. We've both been burned too many times for that...I'd rather delete them!

Tom, you need a TiVo with a big-azz external drive. We deleted 6-7 episodes of Life on Mars once we saw it was getting the axe a few weeks ago.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 12:28 PM

You destroyed all life on Mars!!!!!
Where was the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth shattering Kaboom?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 01:01 PM

Well done, Murph!



Mark, our DTV HD DVR (whew!) serves us well. I like your strategy. I disagree with it, but I like it
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/20/09 01:18 PM

I'll have what the squirrel's having.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/21/09 04:23 AM

Just watched Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Part 1. To paraphrase a reviewer it’s “Death Note” meets “Gundam.” However, it isn’t quite as dramatic as “Death Note” nor does it have as much action as “Gundam” so if your big fans of either don’t look for them to be recreated here. That said it is entertaining just not quite as good as I expected given the number of “top” lists it’s shown up on.

It’s in a 1.78:1 (16x9) format with quite vivid animation and the very good audio for stereo only. Part #1 (2 disks) was entertaining and flew by very quickly but nothing that will make it into a classic that I can see, but then I don’t get the super appeal of Neon Genesis Evangelion either.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/21/09 10:33 PM

It's over. \:\( \:\(

I just watched the 2-hr series finale of Battlestar Galactica. It was fantastic. But alas, there is no more.... **tears**
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/21/09 10:40 PM

I guess I should start watching that show at some point.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/21/09 10:53 PM

The show really is that good.

I'm now watching all the retrospective cast interviews on the show's website to prolong the moment.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/22/09 12:33 AM

Still waiting to pick up Season 2 on DVD. Caught a portion of one of the lead up shows to the finale yesterday and I was shocked at what I saw. Luckily I haven't been able to watch too many first aired and I haven't recorded any, so it will all be very new to me when I pick up the next set of discs.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/22/09 12:35 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
It's over. \:\( \:\(

I just watched the 2-hr series finale of Battlestar Galactica. It was fantastic. But alas, there is no more.... **tears**


Cool now that it’s over I can start ordering the rest of the DVDs and watch the whole thing. I lost track due to deployments and missing episodes so I figured I’d just wait for the DVDs and see the whole thing at once the way I did with Firefly and Farscape.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/22/09 08:43 AM

Last night I watched the Tarheels handle LSU - then watched DOOK struggle against Texas. After that, I watched part of disc 2 of Dexter. Never would have picked that one out had it not been for this thread. I would say that during the second episode on disc 1 which we watched Thursday and Friday, I started getting the subtle humor that is sprinkled throughout the scenes. By last night, I was laughing out loud at some of his "thoughts"
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/22/09 11:46 PM

Just watched Roger Rabbit. I'll probably try to get in some more of Sebring before I hit the sack, but it's going to be an early morning tomorrow...
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/23/09 01:22 AM

Megadeth - Blood In The Water on HDNet
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/23/09 07:52 AM

Watched Children of Huang Shi.
Very interesting story of a reporter trapped within Japan's occupation of parts of China in the late 30s. He ends up staying and taking over an all but abandoned orphanage and eventually leads the boys on a 2 month long trek to safety through the mountains. "Inspired" by a true story so you take the details with a grain of salt but they did interview some of the survivors at the end of the film.

Not a best movie ever but one I recommend watching some lazy Sunday afternoon.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/23/09 08:50 AM

I just remembered that I wanted to mention that I saw Taking Chance last week and really, really liked it. Very moving, in my opinion.

I honestly don't have many opportunities to watch movies so I don't "keep up with them". For all I know, this movie has already been mentioned. If so, just consider this another nod...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/25/09 02:32 AM

Role Models

It was entertaining enough... and wrong enough.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/25/09 07:03 PM

Hijacking the thread back on topic, We watched Bolt on BR last night, If you liked the Incredibles you'll like this movie, great sound and picture, overall a great family film.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/25/09 07:23 PM

I thought this was the only thread that WAS on topic.

Well, until this very post...
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/25/09 08:03 PM

Mark, you're right, I was confusing it with every other thread. \:\)
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/27/09 12:08 AM

Quantum of Solace, pleasantly surprised to say the least because the reviews I read were a bit shabby, we loved Daniel Craig's physicality and perceive it as more honest/authentic than the supposedly "high class" Bond characterizations (even if who could not love SC).

Total watershed moment, first blu ray we have watched since we received the replacement 800 and for the first time there were zero defects in the sound (not to impugn the first 800, I think it may have been the Yammie, ao remember the model #, 386?), no crackling, no popping, no sub rattling; the first 60 seconds I watched the 3808 manual and the blu ray cover vibrate off the sub, that thing puts out some bass!!

Still running the sub a bit hot obviously to see what it is capable of but man is it capable! Everything at reference volumes today or perhaps a few times even beyond and clarity beyond belief.

Well now I get to tweak/play at my leisure rather than troubleshoot, Hallelujah, have I reached the promised land, oh wait, there are no promises, that does not compute . . .
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/27/09 12:56 AM

I watched Quantum of Solace tonight on BR and also really enjoyed it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/27/09 01:22 AM

I was surprised to see Quantum of Solace get a 5.0 rating on Blu-ray.com after so many ho-hum reviews. And if you missed Maddox's review of the movie:

Quantum of Solace is a shiptile [sic]

I should note that he uses very colorful language.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/27/09 07:27 AM

I watched DOOK get knocked out of the tournament. \:D
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/27/09 09:26 AM

I was a big Duke fan in the mid-80s, in the very early part of Coach K's reign. Dawkins, Alarie, Bilas, Amaker, etc ...

I graduated high school in 1986 and got into Duke and Notre Dame, visited both places, and was put off by the Dookies and welcomed warmly by the Irish, so I'm a Notre Dame alum now.

They now have our previous Athletic Director, Kevin White, who signed Charlie Weis to that long-term contract with the horrific buy-out. Good riddance. He can do to Duke basketball what he did to ND football...
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/27/09 08:10 PM

Nova crushed them in the 2nd half...it was great to watch. Go Wildcats!
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/27/09 09:49 PM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
I graduated high school in 1986 and got into Duke and Notre Dame, visited both places, and was put off by the Dookies and welcomed warmly by the Irish, so I'm a Notre Dame alum now.


No surprise there......they put off everybody. Every Tarheel I know is especially fond of.....Henderson.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/28/09 12:10 AM

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

I like Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, and it's always nice to see Jay Baruchel get work, but the overall tone of the movie didn't really work for me. It's probably a sign that I'm getting old, since I wanted to tell the teenagers to stop acting like dweebs.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/28/09 07:37 AM

My wife and I finished the first season of Dexter last night....and then I watched the Heels take out the Zags.
Posted by: Kruncher

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/28/09 12:52 PM

My latest Amazon order arrived yesterday, and last night I watched Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at the El Mocambo and Heart - Alive in Seattle.

I could go on and on about the SRV show, but I'll just say that in one viewing it became one of the "desert island" must-haves. Perfect sound. No. Perfect video? Not really. Doesn't take anything away from a stunning performance.

Heart was really enjoyable too. I've always liked their stuff and I've seen them live a couple of times. I bought the DVD because I remembered being really impressed with them while watching the VH1 Honors program. Last summer? No matter.

Their performances of a couple of Zepplin tunes was really great. Good production with terrific video and very well done DTS sound.

Every Friday night should be so good. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/28/09 09:15 PM

Body of Lies

I liked it all right, despite the Russell Crowe/Ridley Scott combination. (What's up with the upcoming Robin Hood movie with Russell Crowe playing him? Shouldn't he be Friar Tuck?) Golshifteh Farahani is beautiful, so that was nice.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 05:53 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I just watched the 2-hr series finale of Battlestar Galactica. It was fantastic. But alas, there is no more.... **tears**


Well, I decided I'd better start watching the show. I actually ordered the first season on HD DVD, since it was only $12.99 on Amazon.com (with Amazon.com Prime 2-day shipping), and I didn't want to wait until they start surfacing on Blu-ray, and why watch it on DVD if the HD DVDs are so cheap. Of course, now you'll tell me that it doesn't really hit its stride until after the first season, and I'll cry not because it's over, but because it hasn't really begun.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 05:57 PM

I liked it from the very first episode, still waiting to buy season 2.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 05:59 PM

 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
Perhaps it is because I'm a photographer and I've long since become used to seeing film grain that is doesn't bother me as much as it seems to other people. I say embrace the grain, it is an organic part of the picture.


Blu-ray.com review of The Princess Bride

They gave the video 4/5, so perhaps my criticism is based in crazy.

 Originally Posted By: Blu-ray.com review
The Princess Bride debuts on Blu-ray with a fine 1080p transfer framed inside its native 1.85:1-window. This Blu-ray transfer offers a nice, noticeable improvement over the DVD. The image is consistently strong, sharp, and clear, with well-defined textures and many eye-catching details. The image remains stable in exhibiting fine clarity in both the foreground and background of most every frame. Particularly impressive are the richly-adorned fabrics worn by the players. Each reveals all of the stitches and adornments nicely, and the varied colors of each, from more earthy tones to vivid reds and purples, sparkle. Likewise, the lush green terrains seen throughout the movie offer a natural, pleasant appearance that both reveal fine amounts of detail -- often down to individual blades of grass -- and fantastic color. A layer of grain over the entirety of the image adds a good cinematic feel to the transfer. Although a few speckles and pops creep up from time to time over the print, this remains a strong, eye-catching and generally first-rate transfer sure to please longtime fans of the film. This is a fabulous transfer from MGM, a fine example of a catalogue title done right.

Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 06:00 PM

 Originally Posted By: jakewash
I liked it from the very first episode, still waiting to buy season 2.


That's good to know.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 08:39 PM

 Quote:
They gave the video 4/5, so perhaps my criticism is based in crazy.


Or, time to get glasses?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 08:47 PM

I do have to make an appointment with the eye doctor for a check-up. I'm down to my last pair of contact lenses next month.

But still, I think it just looks worse than it should. I've seen older movies look better.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 08:58 PM

I know what you mean. I've seen some movies from the 20s and 30s that look incredible compared to some modern films.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 09:08 PM

Just watched the Heels Hog Tie the Sooners...........
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 10:59 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I just watched the 2-hr series finale of Battlestar Galactica. It was fantastic. But alas, there is no more.... **tears**


Well, I decided I'd better start watching the show. I actually ordered the first season on HD DVD, since it was only $12.99 on Amazon.com (with Amazon.com Prime 2-day shipping), and I didn't want to wait until they start surfacing on Blu-ray, and why watch it on DVD if the HD DVDs are so cheap. Of course, now you'll tell me that it doesn't really hit its stride until after the first season, and I'll cry not because it's over, but because it hasn't really begun.


I looked for this on Amazon, but could only find a $99.99 version. \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/29/09 11:01 PM

Follow the Used and New link the item's product page. I bought from TRADERBORA with "Fulfillment by Amazon.com."
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/30/09 12:25 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Follow the Used and New link [on] the item's product page. I bought from TRADERBORA with "Fulfillment by Amazon.com."


I forgot a word.

Also, watched The Amazing Race. Some of the show can be entertaining. I like how all of the teams conveniently knew how to pronounce "Phuket, Thailand." They must have been told the pronunciation beforehand or given an additional take so as to be able to air it.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/30/09 12:49 AM

Oops, I forgot about the used portion on Amazon! Thanks, CV!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/30/09 12:55 AM

Sure thing!
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/30/09 04:22 AM

Finished watching “Best Student Council” which is mostly a comedy/slice of life anime parody of previous all girls school animes with just a little something dark lurking in background. In the show it’s actually called “The Maximum Authority Welding Best Student Council,“ and therefore they posses an “assault” squad, “covert” squad “vehicle” squad…you get the picture. They have a huge hidden cannon, the dorm matron is a 5th grader and it just get weirder from there.

It’s almost totally character driven the plot takes a back seat. This makes it very easy to watch over time because most episodes stand alone. Based on it’s mostly missing plot I should have hated it for lasting 26 episodes, but quite the opposite I think it was great and didn’t want to see it end, both because I wanted more of the characters and because the end was anti-climatic.

The main character, Rino, is very similar to Usagi in “Sailor Moon,” The puppet (don’t ask) should be a stupid character but he works great opposite the girls, adding an adult male counterbalance to the girls without being all pervy. No fanservice that I can remember but it does introduce an new word, payapaya to the English language.

Overall I’d rate this a B+ and will definitely watch it again, not for any deep meaning or to catch something I missed but just because it’s fun.

Cheers,
Dean
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/30/09 08:00 PM

Lookin' forward to watching "24" tonight with all the speakers set up. Here's to hoping Jack blows up a few baddies unnecessarily with some kind of McGiver device to check them out, Damn it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/31/09 01:46 AM

Trying to catch up on South Park.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/31/09 04:36 AM

So I finally watched the series finale of BSG. I found myself getting a bit emotional at quite a few moments.

Such an awesome show.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/31/09 07:57 AM

Agreed on BSG, I'm saddened it's over.

I didn't care for them adopting the spinning back and forth in time bit. It works for Lost because they did it from day one but adding it so heavily into the last season almost seemed like a desperate way to tie up all the details and mysteries in short order.

Still enjoyed it though.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 03/31/09 10:31 PM

Picked up "10,000BC" on BD today, gotta say I should have read some of the reviews for this movie before I bought it. It was OK, but kinda seems like it should have been called "Caveman meets Stargate with Narration by guy with similar voice in 'Mummy Movie'".
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/01/09 05:17 AM

And no Raquel....


Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/01/09 09:18 AM

I just watched Bolt with the kids last night. Great movie, great story, great picture, and great sound with plenty of deep impact bass. \:\)

I liked the characters more than I thought I would.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 01:36 AM

I still have to watch Bolt. I didn't watch it like you told me to, as I'm waiting to watch with some other people. I just got done watching Let the Right One In. It was a different kind of vampire movie, I'll give it that. Kind of slow-paced, but well-made.

I have too many things here I need to watch. I know what I'll be doing over the weekend, at least.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 04:24 AM

 Originally Posted By: Murph

Agreed on BSG, I'm saddened it's over.

I didn't care for them adopting the spinning back and forth in time bit. It works for Lost because they did it from day one but adding it so heavily into the last season almost seemed like a desperate way to tie up all the details and mysteries in short order.

Still enjoyed it though


Thanks for the warning about the jumping around in time. That bugs me too.

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko

It's over.

I just watched the 2-hr series finale of Battlestar Galactica. It was fantastic. But alas, there is no more.... **tears**


I spotted this on Netflix when I was ordering the Galactica disks. Looks like it premeries on DVD 21 April 2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caprica_(TV_series)

I figured I’d post it in case others here hadn’t seen it was coming out.


This one is also available to be saved in your Netflix queue if anyone is interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=20887118

Cheer,
Dean

P.S. just so I’m on topic…I’m watching words magically pop up on the TV screen when I hit the keys on the keyboard.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 04:31 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

And no Raquel....


That poster would go perfect in a man cave theater. Sort of nice when heroin chic wasn’t chic.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 07:44 AM

Thanks for the links, I wasn't aware of 'The Plan' film.
It will be interesting to see the Cylon perspective as for their reasons for wanting to wipe out humans was the one thing they never realy closed off in the final episodes. I guess now we know why. Of course we knew they originally rebelled against their masters but the series kept eluding to their religion which was not fully explained, just compounded by the final scene of the two immortal interveners. It was an obvious setup for something to come.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 08:52 AM

In my quest to watch every Kubrick film, up next for me is Barry Lyndon. I'll probably get to it this weekend.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 07:33 PM

Tonight will be Slumdog Millionaire in BR.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 09:20 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
In my quest to watch every Kubrick film, up next for me is Barry Lyndon. I'll probably get to it this weekend.


One time, I had a date and she was totally excited that I had "Full Metal Jacket."

So, we watched it.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 09:56 PM

Rats! Foiled again!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/02/09 11:00 PM

She joined the Army shortly after that.

Go fig.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/03/09 12:16 AM

We just got done watching Slumdog, although I haven't seen any of the other nominated films, this was one exceptional film, I don't think I have seen a movie in a long time that has had me as riveted to my seat as this one. Highly recommended.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/03/09 12:19 AM

I have that one to watch, but I was thinking I should wait to watch it with other people. I'm glad it's worth watching!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/03/09 02:37 AM

I started watching Battlestar Galactica. I liked the first part well enough.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/03/09 07:51 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy

One time, I had a date and she was totally excited that I had "Full Metal Jacket."

So, we watched it.


I used to try to avoid dates with girls who could out wrestle me, but hey, each to his own.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/03/09 08:10 AM

 Quote:
I used to try to avoid dates with girls who could out wrestle me, but hey, each to his own.


I like living dangerously?
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/03/09 01:13 PM

You were obviously an inspiration? \:D
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/03/09 01:26 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie as well. My wife and I don't go to movies very often with having a home theatre but that is one movie I am glad that I saw on the big screen!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/04/09 01:07 AM

More Battlestar Galactica. Man, I love the EP800s.
Posted by: onn

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/04/09 08:02 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Man, I love the EP800s.


CV I don't remember seeing PICS!!!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/04/09 01:00 PM

I guess I could borrow my mom's camera at some point (my own camera broke a while ago), but the pics would ONLY be of the EP800s, since the room looks kind of crappy with some of the construction that's gone on.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/04/09 01:01 PM

I started watching Bolt last night. Peter, I know what you mean about the bass. It starts hitting you right away. It was shaking my house as much as any movie I've watched.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/04/09 08:13 PM

La Femme Nikita

The original film by Luc Besson, not the TV series. I haven't really liked much of his work, with Leon: The Professional being the only one I liked enough to own. I figured I should at least watch La Femme Nikita, however, since it went on to inspire the American remake, Point of No Return and the Canadian TV series, La Femme Nikita, which in turn inspired Alias. The film definitely shows its age, with enough of it just seeming tacky now. I liked the film well enough overall, but yeah, it's another one I don't feel the need to own.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/04/09 09:57 PM

I just started watching Slumdog Millionaire, and holy cow, the plane flying overhead and then the helicopter are shaking my whole house. Between Battlestar Galactica, Bolt, and now this, I'm having a fun time with my subs lately.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/04/09 11:54 PM

I liked Slumdog Millionaire. I figured I would. I didn't know what to expect from the soundtrack, so yeah, I was surprised at how much low bass there was in a movie with a storyline that doesn't seem to call for it.
Posted by: ihifi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/05/09 12:00 AM

CV,
Do you have the Battlestar Galactica Season 4? Do you recommend it?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/05/09 12:03 AM

I don't have it. I actually just started watching season one, and I probably won't be watching any more until they're on Blu-ray, or if I have the patience to Netflix them.
Posted by: StuntGibbon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/05/09 07:16 PM

I'm watching Rambo in this thread too...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/05/09 11:00 PM

I went to the theater to watch I Love You, Man today with my coworker/best friend and her husband. We all liked the movie a lot. Those kinds of movies, with that kind of humor, are hit or miss for her, and she thought they pulled it off really well this time, which I agree with. I thought they balanced it very well.

Then we went to dinner, and I asked her husband how he felt being a third wheel.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/05/09 11:18 PM

Instead of going to bed, I'm going to watch the rest of Barry Lyndon. I got about 30 minutes into it this afternoon, but the kids had other plans...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/06/09 04:23 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I went to the theater to watch I Love You, Man today with my coworker/best friend and her husband.


Oh, yeah, and JP, there's plenty of Rush in the movie, so be happy.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/06/09 09:32 AM

I saw an interview with Geddy Lee in Entertainment Weekly in which he said they played Limelight about ten times to get all the scenes right.

I'm happy!

\:\)

\:D
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/06/09 09:48 AM

Whoever said "Living on a lighted stage approaches the unreal" must have know something about stages.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/06/09 02:39 PM

 Quote:
I liked Slumdog Millionaire.

I watched Sulmdog Millionaire over the weekend and I found it somewhat underwhelming. Maybe I had my expectations too high since it won best picture. I did like the 'rhythm' of the film, not too fast or too slow , decent acting and music. On the other hand, I rarely complain about a film 'message' but the message on this one is far too foreign for me; to imply that everyone has a fixed written destiny is pretty silly... to me at least. I liked Changeling way more, and it wasn't even nominated for best picture.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/06/09 02:44 PM

You know, I didn't even really think about the message. It's not exactly an uncommon theme, though it doesn't have weight for me, either. But yeah, I'd say I liked the filmmaking more than the story. I wouldn't have nominated it for best picture, but then I wouldn't have nominated Changeling, either, though I liked both movies. I'm not really sure what I would have nominated.
Posted by: onn

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/06/09 03:30 PM

Watched Slumdog Millionaire last night. I found it a fascinating movie with some half decent sound. I think the message was - rising above your caste, which in India would still be quite uncommon . The lead character was a muslim in hindi India which probably was another strike against him. I was trying to think of a parallel situation of that in Canada / US but couldn't.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/06/09 03:45 PM

I watched it last night as well and, though I enjoyed it, I don't see it a "best picture."

I think a large number of North Americans might have trouble understanding the import of the "caste" thing which in India, I suspect, is a biggie.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/06/09 04:10 PM

 Quote:
I think the message was - rising above your caste, which in India would still be quite uncommon .


yeah, I know. What I can't get my head around is
Warning, Spoiler:

that he didn't rise above his caste or social status on his own merits; somehow it was 'written' for him to rise. Maybe is the karma thing, he was a nice guy and all
...I don't know. Maybe I'm too Hollywood indoctrinated :P
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/07/09 07:28 AM

UNC = University of National Champions.......
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/07/09 10:30 PM

Just finished watching Cash Back with my wife on Netflix Instant. She wanted to watch a chick flick and I actually thought it would fit the bill. It turned out not to be a chick flick at all, but she enjoyed it anyway.

If you like creative cinematography, a great story, good acting by unknown faces, quirky characters, British accents -- oh, and more bare breasts than you can shake a stick at -- then I highly recommend seeing this movie.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/07/09 11:18 PM

You have done us all a great service with this movie review!

Tonight I watched the Keanu Reeves remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. It looked pretty good on Blu-ray, and there were some good LFE moments that showed of the EP500 to our two guests. Keanu has found his niche - he was very convincing as a wooden alien. I'd give it a B overall, maybe a B-. Good message, even if it was a little ham-handed, and the military response was ever-so-stereotypical.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/07/09 11:24 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
If you like creative cinematography, a great story, good acting by unknown faces, quirky characters, British accents -- oh, and more bare breasts than you can shake a stick at -- then I highly recommend seeing this movie.


It sounds like one I'll have to check out, even if my stick-shaking is in vain.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/07/09 11:29 PM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
Tonight I watched the Keanu Reeves remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.


I still need to watch the original.

Every time I see Keanu's name I just want to cry now, in anticipation of his Cowboy Bebop movie.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/07/09 11:43 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
... more bare breasts than you can shake a stick at ...


It sounds like one I'll have to check out, even if my stick-shaking is in vain.

Who has the stick that gets Winona Ryder or Jennifer Love Hewitt into one of these kinds of movies? And why isn't he shaking it?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/08/09 01:35 AM

I finished watching the first season of Battlestar Galactica. I like it enough to keep watching, though I do hope it gets better.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/08/09 08:58 AM

There are a few -- maybe just a couple? -- dud episodes along the way, but it generally keeps improving.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/08/09 10:13 AM

Make sure you have an antidote on hand. I use old Simpsons episodes.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/08/09 02:11 PM

BSG ended well. I agree w/ Peter, some of the episodes start to draw out a bit but stick w/ it. IMHO, best written show on TV.

The end of Season 1 to the middle of Season 2 were a little show. But after that, it picked up FAST.
Posted by: SatKartr

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/08/09 06:02 PM

Tried to watch "The Rock" again on blu ray, my wife and I were both fans of the movie when it came out, something wrong with the sound track, had to discontinue after half an hour, seriously compressed, muffled, and lacking in dynamics, the video looked fine, my wife said, "It's like watching TV." What could the problem be, I'm pretty sure it has Dolby HD or DTS Master Audio as default, which I selected anyway in the setup to be sure, although the print is sort of tiny so I couldn't tell exactly what it said and didn't get off the couch to peer at the TV screen.

Some of the older blu rays seem a bit weak as far as audio goes . . .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/09/09 02:45 AM

Whisper of the Heart

It's a Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli movie. Very pretty, tender, and thoughtful.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/12/09 04:48 AM

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

I somehow thought it would be worse, despite the good things I'd heard, but I'm glad to say it's decent so far.

Oh, I've also been watching Newsradio. I wouldn't rank it among the classic sitcoms, but I always thought it was solid, and when you can get 5 seasons of a show you like for $35, it's hard not to bite. The packaging leaves a lot to be desired, and they obviously slapped the episodes on the disc without trying to improve the quality (at least in the first season--we'll see if it improves over the span of the series), but thankfully, since I don't consider it one of my favorite shows, I don't really care so much about the presentation.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 01:14 AM

Watched “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.” Here’s a pretty good review:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/the-girl-who-leapt-through-time

At first I didn’t think I was going to like this but quickly forgot about that and at the end wished it hadn’t. This seems like it should have been a series rather than a movie.

 Originally Posted By: CV

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

I somehow thought it would be worse, despite the good things I'd heard, but I'm glad to say it's decent so far.

Did you order the DVD or are you watching on TV? I saw it straight through on the DVDs (my preferred way of watching all series now) and liked it much more than I expected. Have to admit to seriously crushing on Summer Glau which may be a factor.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 01:35 AM

I'm still trying to figure out why people like Summer Glau. On the other hand, I do like Lena Headey's face. When she was on Letterman, she must have had some makeup, because she looked younger. She definitely looks older as Sarah Connor, but not in a bad way.

I'm watching the Blu-rays. I'm down to the last episode in the first season.

I watched a trailer for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time about a week ago, and I also got the impression I wouldn't like it, but the positive word-of-mouth I'd read made me think I'd have to give it a chance. With your thumbs-up thrown into the mix, I'll definitely have to watch it sometime.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 01:53 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV

I'm still trying to figure out why people like Summer Glau.

If you do let me know since I figured I was one of the few who did.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 02:04 AM

I'm not really aware of her actual approval rating. It just seemed like I read an inordinate amount of love for her because of Firefly, and I didn't really care for her character too much. I didn't really care for any of the characters in that series, though, which I know makes me weird, since I have to read so much about how great Joss Whedon is and how his characters are what make his shows.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 02:42 AM

I have to admit that the first time I saw an episode of “Firefly” I didn’t care for it. Then I watched “Serenity” and liked it and decided to get the whole “Firefly” series and found that with the exception of a couple episodes really liked it. Glau’s character was my favorite probably because I’ve always liked “not-quite-normal-human” trying to cope with humanity type characters (e.g. Spock, Worf, Seven of Nine, Rommie…) Other than that she reminds me of an ex-girlfriend I couldn't begin to explain why I think she’s attractive. Come to think of it not sure why the ex was attractive either.

As for Joss Whedon, I haven’t drank the cool-aid. I really liked “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” once it was in syndication and didn’t have to wait a week at a time for each episode. If you think about it “Buffy” is nothing more than a live action version of a magical girl anime. However, “Angel” barely tolerable. Never cared for the Angel character even in “Buffy.”

Similarly I didn’t care for “Farscape.“ At first I thought it was stupid but then SciFi did an marathon, showing all the episodes before “The Peacekeeper Wars” debuted and I found I also really liked it.

Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 03:11 AM

I have to admit I've never seen an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, only a couple random pieces out of all of the time it was on the air. I did watch the movie, though I don't think that really counts. Ha ha.

Someone I used to talk to more regularly online used to try to get me to watch Farscape, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 06:13 AM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
As for Joss Whedon, I haven’t drank the cool-aid.


I'm enjoying "Dollhouse" more than I thought I would....
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 12:47 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

I'm enjoying "Dollhouse" more than I thought I would....


Thanks for the heads up I haven’t been watching much TV and hadn’t heard about that one. I thought that Whedon swore he would never work with FOX again…?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 01:17 PM

I think Eliza Dushku had to convince him.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 01:42 PM

I find her very persuasive.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/13/09 01:47 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I'm enjoying dollhouses more than I thought I would....

*snicker*



Wait, that's not what he said?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/14/09 02:39 AM

Doubt on Blu-ray. I'd heard it looked good, but I was still surprised by how beautifully-shot it was. The audio was subtle and well-done, too. I can also see why the performances have received such praise. Viola Davis wasn't in it a lot, but wow. The story wasn't a home run for me, but I enjoyed it enough.
Posted by: StuntGibbon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/14/09 03:48 AM

Bolt! Great sound.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/14/09 09:08 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV


Oh, I've also been watching [i]Newsradio
. I wouldn't rank it among the classic sitcoms, but I always thought it was solid,


I used to like that one but it wasn't a regular watch. I agree it was 'solid.' What it sometimes lacked in writing was usually made up for by the talented cast. Matheww's (Andy Dick) scene where he sings a song about slaying some monster with a plus three magical sword is the biggest reason why I stopped telling people that I used to play Dungeons and Dragons.

As for Summer Glau, I liked her in Firefly but she is mostly eye candy as a terminator. Although, to give her credit, playing a machine that is supposedly totally devoid of emotion, would be a tough role to get any cred for.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/14/09 01:51 PM

 Quote:
Doubt ... I can also see why the performances have received such praise.


I watched Doubt a few days ago, wow, really liked it! Superb performance and script. I did find the very last scene a little too superfluous and 'forced' , other than that it is excellent. Still I can't see how SlumDogs would rank better than Doubt.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 12:59 AM

Super Speedway [Blu-ray]

I owned the original DVD release, but I think I gave it to my dad after watching it a couple of times. They eventually released a remastered version that seemed to be considered a reference disc by some. After it came out on Blu-ray and became available for a decent price, I decided I should revisit it. I don't find it the most compelling documentary ever, but I do enjoy the experience of speed and engines roaring. There's certainly some fun audio, and it's nice to have the impact of my current system versus the much more modest experience the last time I viewed it, when I was really only starting out in HT with hand-me-down pieces from my dad.
Posted by: StuntGibbon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 05:21 PM

Transporter 3 on the list for today.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 06:28 PM

I just started watching the BBC/A&E Pride and Prejudice on Blu-ray. I'm pretty happy with the restoration. It's a little weird if the UK release actually has a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track while the US release has LPCM 2.0. Anyway, the audio's fine.

I liked this version of Pride and Prejudice way back when I first watched it, and I'm sure I'll still enjoy this release of it, but right off it's pretty apparent how much more well-directed the newer Keira Knightley movie is. I think they really knocked the material out of the park with that one. As far as the Jane Austen screen adaptations I've seen, I'd say that version along with the Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility are in a league of their own. I can't wait to see those two released on Blu-ray, and I really hope they have the best possible transfer for S&S. I'm not so worried about P&P since the HD DVD was so strong.

One of my major problems with the BBC version of P&P is that I don't find the actress who plays Jane Bennett attractive, while I really like the face of the actress who plays Elizabeth. The Jane in the newer P&P worked a lot better for my shallow sensibilities.

Don't worry. I'll watch something with explosions afterward.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 08:31 PM

You'd better.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 10:48 PM

I can't believe someone else actually watched these \:\) My wife's been on a Jane Austin kick, so we've watched every version of Pride and Prejudice as well as Sense and Sensibility, in addition to a few other movies made from her novels.

Charles I have to agree with you wholeheartedly on the attractiveness of the women in the BBC version, the one who played Elizabeth was the only gal that IMO was attractive, I'm not sure what the English find attractive but they certainly have different taste than my wife and I.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 10:52 PM

Blood Diamond. Good movie. It gots splosions too!
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 10:54 PM

That's a great movie Fred, one of my favorites.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 10:57 PM


I liked it.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 10:58 PM

I avoided it originally because it sounded too holywood. I continue to be impressed by DiCaprio's acting.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/18/09 11:02 PM

His accent is cool, he did very good with that I thought.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/19/09 12:01 AM

Mariners Baseball in High Def. Life is good.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/19/09 01:26 AM

 Originally Posted By: HomeDad
I can't believe someone else actually watched these \:\)


\:\) Yeah, I'm surprised anyone responded. I've been a sucker for Jane Austen. She was pretty sharp, apparently. I still have to admit I haven't actually read the books. One of these days, I swear.
Posted by: duckman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/19/09 11:02 PM

I just finished watching the swingtown dvd set, highly reccomended. Not exactly family fare, but a very well done and intelligent show.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/23/09 02:08 AM

I was trying out scenes from a few Blu-rays, including Sin City, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, and The Blu-ray Experience: Opera & Ballet (Opus Arte).

The last is a 50-minute sampler, which is a pretty good way to get a taste of Opus Arte's catalog for only $6.95 (price grew to $7.99 on Amazon.com after I ordered it). If nothing else, at least now I know the name of a familiar piece of music: "Aria - Queen of the Night" from Mozart's "The Magic Flute". Those high notes sure are fun.

Now I'll watch another episode of NewsRadio before Letterman.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/24/09 02:05 AM

Ergo Proxy

Anime recommended to me by a friend. Dystopian/utopian themes with robots and what not in a mystery type of story. I fell asleep part-way through the second episode. It's only that I was really tired, though, not that I was bored. I'm actually interested in seeing how it turns out.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/24/09 06:31 AM

Just watched “Caprica” and I think it looks pretty good so far. It’s definitely it’s own show but the one thing it has in common with “Galactica” is and excellent soundtrack that complements the scenes. For the most part it’s pretty concise about it’s story telling with only a little filler and at least so far no annoying (I found them annoying) trips into anyone’s (read Baltar’s) head. I think “Caprica” may appeal more to the Cyberpunk than hardcore scifi fans but I think it’s going to be worth watching.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/25/09 03:13 AM

I love Late Show Fun Facts. Michael Keaton's looking old. Dave is Dave.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/27/09 02:59 AM

Ricky Gervais - Out of England: The Stand-Up Special

I'm still watching it, but I had to mention how playing Peggle earlier has messed with my brain. He has "RICKY" in lights behind him as he performs, and I keep thinking about the angle I would shoot the ball onto the letters to eliminate as much of them as possible.

Funny stuff in the special, too.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/29/09 03:31 AM

I watched the episode of NewsRadio where they're in outer space. Pretty good.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/30/09 03:23 AM

Letterman's got no voice tonight, but he's made up for it by having Jennifer Garner and Elon Musk (of Tesla Motors) on.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 04/30/09 03:40 AM

I actually liked Manchester Orchestra's performance on The Late Show a lot. I may have to give them a try.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/01/09 06:11 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Letterman's got no voice tonight, but he's made up for it by having Jennifer Garner and Elon Musk (of Tesla Motors) on.


It was really easy to crush on Jennifer Garner, wasn't it?

I really love Letterman. Unfortunately, I only watch one episode a week on average from all the episodes TiVo offers me.
No time...no time... \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/01/09 12:03 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
It was really easy to crush on Jennifer Garner, wasn't it?


Umm... YES. I was pretty indifferent to her when she was first becoming famous, but I have to say I've come to admire how earnestly she plays her roles, and then seeing her appearances on Letterman, yeah, very easy to crush.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/01/09 12:42 PM

I watched the Caprica pilot a couple nights ago. It pulled me right in and I will definitely be following the series when it airs next year. I'll try to drag my wife into it, too.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/05/09 01:28 AM

I'm making good progress on NewsRadio. I just watched the first episode of the fifth and final season. Phil Hartman passed away before the fifth season, so the first episode was a farewell to his character, and I admit I got a bit choked up. I miss that guy.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/05/09 06:12 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I admit I got a bit choked up. I miss that guy.


Choked up for Phil Hartman, yet no man-tears for Band of Brothers.

Harumph.

That's "HARUMPH" I SAY!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/05/09 12:24 PM

Harumph is a good character name. Thanks!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/05/09 12:59 PM

Harumph Grunting, at your service.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/05/09 01:13 PM

That's Harumph Cornelius Grunting the Third...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/07/09 02:59 AM

Hey, Peter, your turtle-on-shoe porn was featured in Andy Kindler's special report on global warming on The Late Show tonight.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/07/09 09:10 AM

If only it were my turtle.
If only it were my shoe.
I'd have some royalties.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/07/09 03:35 PM

And a shoe you wouldn't wear.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/08/09 03:13 AM

Norm Macdonald on The Late Show tonight. How great is that?
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/08/09 05:36 AM

Go to bed.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/08/09 07:45 AM

Oops. I fell asleep on my couch. NOW I'll go to bed.
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/08/09 07:47 AM

Wow.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/08/09 07:49 AM

Finally got around to watching Caprica. Not bad but I really though the concept of how artificial intelligence was perfected
Warning, Spoiler:
being unable to download a human consciousness, they instead recreated an exact conscious replica of a person's personality by downloading every piece of personal information about a persons life that exists out on the 'Internet'.
was very cool.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/09/09 06:17 AM

I also liked “Caprica” and was surprised how they developed the prototype Cylon. It’s going to be interesting to see how they develop the story since in the “Galactica” universe since we already know how it ends.

I just finished watching “Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040” which I think is better than “Bubblegum Crisis” in every way. “Tokyo 2040 is a remake so you don’t need to see the original first. The English dub is one of the best I’ve heard so far. The music is ok while the animation is above average and overall story is well done but not quite to the “Cowboy Bebop.” “Ghost in the Shell” level.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/10/09 03:36 AM

I finished NewsRadio, and I'm on to some Law & Order (fifth season).
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/11/09 03:51 AM

Disclaimer:

 Originally Posted By: AnimeNewsNetwork

Elfen Lied is definitely not for everyone. This isn't a series that children should be anywhere near, and it's not for the prudish, squeamish, or anyone else that doesn't have a very high tolerance for nudity, extreme graphic violence, or general cruelty. For those who can handle it, though, it is a horror series of exceptional merit...


I just watched all 13 episodes of “Elfen Lied.” WOW! Is the first thing that comes to mind describing it. Individually most of the story elements are nothing new but the way they are put together is captivating and the animation is superb.

The audio is one of the best I’ve heard in and anime and it also outdoes most movies. You’ll miss a lot if you don’t listen with 5.1, it’s some of the best surround sound I’ve heard. At one point I jumped when someone knocked on a door off screen thinking it was my front door it sounded so real. It’s not just the surround effects that shine but also the ambient sounds and music.

If I have one gripe about it is that they resort to just a little to many flashbacks to previous scenes in the last few episodes. However, despite that I’d still have to rate this in the top 10 and probably top 5 anime I’ve ever seen.

Again this isn’t for everyone. You’ll know after the first episode (probably the first 10 minutes) if you will love or hate this anime.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/11/09 03:53 AM

Sounds like one to watch. Thanks for the recommendation.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 02:53 AM

You all know you want to be watching this. The wait until September 8th could kill you.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 08:33 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
You all know you want to be watching this. The wait until September 8th could kill you.


*turns hat around*

I'm taking that day off. Definitely.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 10:25 AM

Suddenly I want to drive a big rig and arm wrestle.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 10:36 AM

And I want to take steroids and star in Italian porn films.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 11:40 AM

Make sure you have a "stand-in" for your doodad if you're gonna use the 'roids.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 11:42 AM

Hmmm, you have a point. Films first!
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 11:58 AM

Tonight I will be watching the Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees game as well the season finale of Hell's Kitchen.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 12:52 PM

The Jays are having a pretty amazing run this year. I wonder if it has anything to do with the coach?
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 03:56 PM

Sure. I give a lot of credit to Cito Gaston and his staff (Tenance, Arnsberg, Leyva, Murphy etc). I like Gaston managerial style which lets his players play. One of the main problems last year were hitting runners in from scoring position. Bringing back Gene Tenance was a brilliant move and it is evident in the turn around the Jays are in hitting which is some of the best in the league. Tenance is very good with the psychological aspects of hitting with his players as well as making quick adjustments when he notices mechanical problems with a batters swing/stance etc. Gaston/Tenance also let the batters be agressive (let the players play). If there is a good pitch early on in the count to hit, hit it! The last manager was much more conservative. The Jays pitching has been excellent in recent years and we still have a lot of good young arms and the best pitcher in the game in Halladay. We have had a lot of injuries so far in our starting pitching but the likes of Tallet, Richmond, Cecil have really stepped up and have been solid and have saved us from the early injury bug.

Go Jays! \:\)
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 06:07 PM

Letting the players "play" was how Cito and the Jays won back-to-back titles in the early 90's. Agressive hitting and baserunning combined with some decent pitching will keep the Jays in contention this year. I think Doc (Halladay) is also a great asset with the younger pitchers on the team, he leads by example and much like he elevated Ryan's game last year, I'm sure he'll help the youngsters on the pitching staff this year.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/14/09 06:31 PM

I agree Adrian. Halladay is a great mentor to all those young arms on the team and has been one of the keys to their success. Another thing I like about Gaston is that he does little to no tinkering (adjust to any injuries of course) with his lineup which shows a lot of confidence in his players even when they are slumping. I forgot to mention the Jays have been stellar defensively so far also .

Go Jays!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/15/09 12:37 PM

Halladay is underrated. I love anybody who beats the Yankees and/or the Red Sox.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/15/09 08:56 PM

2001 A Space Odyssey, all 130" diag. of it. \:\)
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/16/09 04:12 AM

 Originally Posted By: sirquack

2001 A Space Odyssey, all 130" diag. of it.

That’s gotta be impressive.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/16/09 04:13 AM

Just finished watching “Paprika”

Here’s the grade Anime News Network gives it:

 Quote:

Overall (sub) : A+
Story : A+
Animation : A+
Art : A+
Music : A+
+ Amazing animation and music. Mind-torching storytelling.
− Will absolutely be too weird for some people.


I’ve looked up over 100 anime there and don’t remember any other getting an A+ in every category. I’d have to agree with them. It’s sort of like “Dreamscape” meets “The Matrix.“ I quickly forgot I was watching animation because it just had such a movie like feel. The animation is great and while the surround effects aren’t pronounced the surround speakers do get quite a workout from the music and ambient sounds. This movie was quite a trip and would likely be mind-blowing if watched while tripping.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/16/09 05:13 AM

I liked Paprika all right. I did like the audio a lot. I'll have to watch it again sometime.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/17/09 11:46 PM

I went to see Star Trek with my coworker, her husband, and her daughter. It was entertaining enough, though I wouldn't say the reboot did anything to elevate itself above previous attempts. The over-the-top action and effects got a bit old. Still, for Star Trek, it's about as good a film as you can expect. It's not like George Lucas would be rolling over in his grave.

(Hopefully that joke made Gene Roddenberry roll over in his.)
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/18/09 12:18 AM

Thanks for the comment about it. I’m waiting for the DVD to come out, hopefully I’ll have a full “home theater” up and running by then instead of the temp setup I have now. I hope the haven’t made it just another pedestrian action film like I thought they did with “Casino Royale (2006).
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/18/09 02:02 AM

I thought it was really quite good. I've been meaning to start a spoiler filled thread about it, but I hadn't gotten around to it. (surprise!)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/18/09 11:15 AM

Star Trek is one of the few films that could tempt me to set foot in a theater again.

Haven't succumbed yet.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/18/09 11:28 AM

Dooooo eeeeet. Although the theatre I was in was poorly equalized and had a blown left front speaker. Sigh.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/18/09 02:24 PM

Ken, should have taken one of your Axioms...for a "small" fee of course!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/18/09 04:17 PM

Well, I was kind of on the other side of the country from my Axioms...
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/18/09 07:58 PM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Halladay is underrated. I love anybody who beats the Yankees and/or the Red Sox.


I agree that Halladay gets overshadowed in the league due to being in a small market and playing many seasons on not so great teams, but Toronto fans realize how good he actually is. IMO one of the best pitchers to ever play the game and one of the most consistent and dominating pitchers in recent years. He was actually awarded the player of the week. Pitched a superb complete game against the Yanks. Unfortunetly I don't think he will be playing during the Red Sox series which starts tommorow.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/18/09 09:38 PM

Alex Rodriguez just said that he considers him the best pitcher in the game.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/21/09 03:09 AM

Stephen Colbert had some great material on Letterman tonight.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/21/09 09:30 AM

Alpaca wool?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/22/09 03:10 AM

Amy Sedaris is funny, as always, on Letterman.

I also noticed some Au Revoir Simone music in a U.S. Cellular commercial.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/23/09 06:18 PM

Russell Brand In New York City

Funny, funny stuff. I wish I had his command of the language.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/23/09 07:46 PM

Victor Borge Classic Collection

It was an impulse buy at Costco.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/23/09 10:29 PM

Taken is about to be watched at The Plex, later. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/23/09 10:30 PM

I just watched it. I liked it all right.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/23/09 11:34 PM

I lichen it to a composite organism consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus with a photosynthetic partner, usually either a green alga or cyanobacterium.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 12:08 AM

Peter, I think you need to stop taking acid. CV, just finished the movie and did enjoy it.
Posted by: Jc

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 12:24 PM

Hi, I watched "Taken" twice (once Friday and once Saturday) . . . great movie especially the unrated version . . . the nails sequence . . . loved it.
Posted by: Jc

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 12:38 PM

I watched "Valkyrie" this morning . . . very good audio track (DTS-HD) with some spectacular dynamic scenes (gun shots & airplanes). Definitely worth watching & listening.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 12:48 PM

That's wild Jc, wife and I watched 'Taken' Friday night and we watched 'Valkrie' last night, both very good movies.

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."

Classic!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 12:53 PM

 Originally Posted By: RickF
Classic!


Maybe, but he gave away the whole movie! \:D
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 01:02 PM

Sounds a lot like Ransom, which I shall never watch again.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 01:06 PM

I liked Ransom. I liked the reference to The Time Machine. I thought it's certainly one of Ron Howard's better movies.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 01:08 PM

I wonder if we're talking about the same movie. I was thinking of the Mel Gibson vehicle with Gary Sinese as the villain.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 01:12 PM

Yes, the villain who references The Time Machine.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 08:45 PM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile

Sounds a lot like Ransom, which I shall never watch again.

Better than “Ransom” but that’s not saying much IMO. I thought “Taken” was ok if you take out the first 20 or so minutes which contained some pointless character building (for this type of movie anyway) and the setup for the main premise. Once the action starts it’s fun to watch but nothing more than another cut-and-paste contemporary Hollywood “secret agent” action movie. I’d much rather watch reruns of “I Spy,” “Man From U.N.C.L.E,” “Mission Impossible (TV)”…
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 09:01 PM

Friday I watched all of Kiddy Grade

I really enjoyed this. Unlike most reviewers I didn’t find the early episodes slow even though they were “assignment-of-the-week” fare. There are so many plot twists I could see how it might get confusing if it wasn’t watched in one sitting, but by watching it that way the plot twists kept it fresh. No an epic Sci-Fi anime but very good animation, voice acting and soundtrack.

Saturday I watched all of Full Metal Panic

I think I have to part with the masses on this one. It’s definitely worth watching but it just didn’t live up to the hype for me. The first story arc was fantastic and had it held up it would be on my top 10 list but as it progressed it became repetitive and predictable. Especially tedious was the relationship development between the main male and female characters. Also as the episodes progressed there seemed to be increasing use of filler. It was still a entertaining watch but just not good for watching all in one sitting.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 10:15 PM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
Friday I watched all of Kiddy Grade


I think my sister may have mentioned that one to me. I'll have to check it out sometime.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/24/09 10:21 PM

I just watched Quantum of Solace. I liked it enough for the one viewing. Like Casino Royale, I don't anticipate needing to watch it again anytime soon. I like the completely different feel the franchise reboot has going, though, and if nothing else, it's a gorgeous-looking movie.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/25/09 05:52 AM

I finished season 6 of Law & Order. A young Jennifer Garner was in the final episode, and her dimples were effective even back then.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/25/09 06:18 AM

Finally watched the last 2 disks of “Death Note.” Thankfully, the story got back on track with the same style as the early episodes. Unfortunately the ending was mundane and overly drawn out. I was hoping for a certain plot twist at the end that would have made this the greatest anime story I’ve seen but instead it just limps across the finish line. Still a great anime but have to give it only 4 1/2 out of 5 stars for what IMO was a lame ending that was out of character with the rest of the rollercoaster ride that was this series.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/25/09 08:31 AM

Dean, sounds like you're describing this season's "24", the end kind drew out alot then seemed anticlimatic...still a good season, but the final hour is more to "wrap it up" as the story wound down. Still, I'd give it a 4 out of 5 sta....err, bullets to the knee cap.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/25/09 01:03 PM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
I was hoping for a certain plot twist at the end that would have made this the greatest anime story I’ve seen but instead it just limps across the finish line.


I'd agree with that. There was still so much good stuff throughout the series, but you're right, the ending could have been a lot stronger. Not that I would have any idea how to end it better. Meanwhile, another series that I liked, Fruits Basket, didn't do a lot for me until the end. Then I liked it a lot. It has to be the hardest thing in the world to get it all right.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/25/09 02:00 PM

Battle Star Galactica, season 4. Been waiting a while.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/25/09 02:26 PM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian

Dean, sounds like you're describing this season's "24", the end kind drew out alot then seemed anticlimatic...still a good season, but the final hour is more to "wrap it up" as the story wound down. Still, I'd give it a 4 out of 5 sta....err, bullets to the knee cap.


I was sort of watching 24 for the first time this season. I switched to second shift a while ago and those guys have been watching it. Overall I thought it was ok but haven’t seen the last episode.

 Originally Posted By: CV

I'd agree with that. There was still so much good stuff throughout the series, but you're right, the ending could have been a lot stronger. Not that I would have any idea how to end it better. Meanwhile, another series that I liked, Fruits Basket, didn't do a lot for me until the end. Then I liked it a lot. It has to be the hardest thing in the world to get it all right.


Thanks for the info on “Fruits Basket,” it’s somewhere in my queue right now. I agree it’s got to be tough pulling off a whole series and my criticism of “Death Note’s” ending is only based on how outstanding most of the rest of it was.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/26/09 03:05 AM

Great Teacher Onizuka

One of my friends really liked this anime series, so I'm trying it out. There are some good moments, but overall, I wouldn't say it's a classic. Maybe I'll change my mind as it progresses.

There are too many series out there.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/26/09 02:41 PM

I need some suggestions on what should be my second Blu-ray purchase. The reason I'm saying "second" is because I just ordered Baraka.

I would say that it has to be an action movie, and definitely not a box set, because I don't have a lot of cash to fork out. I just want reference video and audio (something in 7.1?).

That said, I have checked out the top rated list at Blu-ray.com, and they have Sin City and The Dark Knight rated as #2 and #4 respectively. I really enjoyed The Dark Knight, but haven't seen or know anything about Sin City.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/26/09 02:44 PM

I wouldn't recommend a blind buy of Sin City. It's definitely not for everyone.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/26/09 03:08 PM

IN the Action Genre, either of the two newest Batman movies are a must have for my tastes and for showing off the system. Both are reference quality for my purposes.

Iron Man has some pretty spectacular sights and sounds. Lots of sub woofer exercises to keep it fit.

I know you are an anime buff so I figured 'good' remakes of comic heroes is not a stretch for you.

I have Transformers on HD-DVD, at least until my player dies and I can only assume that the BR version is as spectacular as the HD version.

All of these have everything you need to impress the hell out of your friends and are actually enjoyable movies to boot. Only problem is that everyone has seen already, but maybe not on your system.......

The ever quoted "Master and Commander" remains my favorite movie to show off my sound system. I have yet to hear any other movie with such a well done and detailed surround track. The LFE in the cannon fire and explosions fills the rib cage shaking bill too. it's also a great movie to watch and unlike the others, not everyone has seen it.

My vote for next purchase is the essential "Master and Commander". Because it's as spectacular as it gets for sound and you might hit a few of your friends who have not yet seen it so you'll have an exuse to watch it again.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/26/09 03:46 PM

Thanks Charles (I'll reserve Sin City for a rental) and Murph, I've seen all of the movies you mentioned, and my favorite by far was The Dark Knight, although I did very much enjoy Iron Man, but these were all on DVD obviously.

I have Master and Commander on DVD and although I didn't enjoy the movie like the others aforementioned, you are definitely right that it is as good as it gets for sound, and I have many friends that haven't seen it, because I've suggested that we watch it, and they declined.

With all due respect, right now, your first suggestion of the newest Batman is the best, just because I enjoyed it much more than Master and Commander.

Any more suggestions \:\) ?
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/26/09 04:05 PM

My picks for action flicks on Blu-ray would be The Dark Night and Black Hawk Down for sound quality. I recently watched Transformers and the sound quality of that movie was superb also.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/26/09 09:05 PM

The Dark Knight it is, just placed my order!!

Thanks for the input guys.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/26/09 10:01 PM

I haven't seen the BR version of Sin City, but Imo the SD version was visually stunning. I just put the BR version at the top of my Netflix cue. Oh, and I loved the movie.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/27/09 01:38 AM

I'm in the middle of Lock, Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels.

Goodness, that's not what I expected...

Also started Around the World in 80 Days, which I had mixed up with It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Somehow. Don't ask me how. About 45 minutes in, I realized why the movie is 3 hours long...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/27/09 01:46 AM

I just watched the video for the new Regina Spektor song, "Laughing With". I don't care what you all say. She's so pretty.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/27/09 02:05 AM

But I didn't say anything!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/29/09 04:42 AM

More GTO. It is getting better.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 04:16 AM

Just watched a couple episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series. It’s been so long since I’d seen it I only had the vaguest recollection of the shows. I liked the “life support belts” that the used in the show, because I always thought it was sort of silly that in the regular series and the movies they have warp drive and transporters but couldn’t come up with anything better than a big bulky pressure suit. I like this series as it seems to capture the flavour the original Star Trek. However, if memory serves they also did some borrowing from Larry Niven’s “Known Space” universe.

The disks are billed as 5.1 audio but there’s little to nothing coming from the surrounds.

In keeping with the retro theme I think I’ll watch Aeon Flux now.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 11:52 AM

 Quote:
I like this series as it seems to capture the flavour the original Star Trek.


Space cowboys? I remember how excited the whole family was when the first episodes came out because we were all avid scifi readers. Years later the series seems so cheesy. I guess maybe thats just a measure of how far the genre has come. If the original Star Trek is cheesy, Lost In Space (which I loved at the time) is just god awful.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 12:20 PM

FWIW, yesterday I discovered that we have a new channel on Comcast...or an old one that changed programming.

They were carrying Marcus Welby, Adam-12, Emergency!, Quincy, Rockford Files.... all kinds of shows that I hadn't seen in years!

I gave most of them "three thumbs up" on my TiVo so it'll record some episodes here and there, and a Season Pass to Quincy. I had been searching for that one periodically for the last ten years. I used to love that show! \:\)
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 12:20 PM

Heh... hope you have a big TiVo!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 12:23 PM

External Drive...

I must have 50-60 hours of HD stuff on there. I have not had one single show / movie bumped in the 6-8 months I've had that drive. I have movies from January that I haven't watched yet....

LOVE that drive! \:\)
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 12:46 PM

Oh yeah, you've got one of them fancy ones.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 12:48 PM

He's almost Titanius Anglesmith, Fancy Man of Cornwood. Concord's close, so close.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 01:42 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

FWIW, yesterday I discovered that we have a new channel on Comcast...or an old one that changed programming.

They were carrying Marcus Welby, Adam-12, Emergency!, Quincy, Rockford Files.... all kinds of shows that I hadn't seen in years!

That’s cool they’re running all those shows I use to watch all of them. It’s stuff that’s fun to see but I wouldn’t necsesaraly want to get the DVDs for all of them. There use to (maybe still is) a cable/sat channel I think called “TV Land” that showed that stuff. Can’t remember if it was them or Sci-fi who use to show “Land of the Giants” and “Wonder Woman” reruns in the morning.

 Originally Posted By: fredk

Space cowboys? I remember how excited the whole family was when the first episodes came out because we were all avid scifi readers. Years later the series seems so cheesy. I guess maybe thats just a measure of how far the genre has come. If the original Star Trek is cheesy, Lost In Space (which I loved at the time) is just god awful.

I’m still a big Sci-fi nut so even though many of those shows do seem cheesy I’ve still gotten a lot of them. I got smoking deals on “Lost in Space,” “Space 1999,” “UFO,” “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.” “Isis.“ I’ve got all the Tom Baker “Dr Who” but it’s on Beta and in serious need of an upgrade (at least it was from PBS so no commercials).

Lots more I want to collect still.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 02:40 PM

You've got aaaaalll the Tom Bakers?

Damn, you may have a better archive than the Beeb!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 03:28 PM

Oh yeah....
a couple of others on that channel were the original "Battlestar Gallactica" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"...

I gave them "three thumbs up" also... \:\)
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 03:57 PM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile

You've got aaaaalll the Tom Bakers?

Damn, you may have a better archive than the Beeb!


Let me rephrase that. AFAIK I have all the Tom Baker episodes as I haven’t done an official inventory. However, I have watched them from beginning to end and there are no breaks in the story between Bakers “regenerations.“ Also, AFAIK the BBC’s archive contains all the colour episodes from Jon Pertwee to the present. I had looked into it when I read somewhere that they were looking for some of the old stuff thinking I might be able to make a contribution. Some of the earlier stuff is still missing but I heard a lot was recovered some even from private recordings.

It’s was lucky how I got them too. I had been hit or miss in recording them but a friend was very passionate about it. However, he was prone to sudden changes of direction and completely lost interest when I happened to be home on leave. So he traded me all the Baker episodes one for one for blank tapes.

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

Oh yeah....
a couple of others on that channel were the original "Battlestar Gallactica" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"...

I gave them "three thumbs up" also...


I love almost everything Glenn A. Larson did. The original Galactica is something I’ve been wanting to get for awhile.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 04:10 PM

That's still pretty cool! I've wanted to watch some older Doctor Who, but the DVD releases seem pretty haphazard, and I'm kind of anal about watching stuff in order.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 04:48 PM

 Quote:
I’m still a big Sci-fi nut


Did you ever watch A Boy and his Dog?
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 06:07 PM

 Originally Posted By: fredk

Did you ever watch A Boy and his Dog?


Wow! I totally forgot about that one. I saw it when it came out in the theater. I’ve always hated Don Johnson since his role in “Miami Vice” but I loved that movie especially the ending. ;\) It definitely belongs on my “cult-classic” shelf, thanks for the reminder.

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile

That's still pretty cool! I've wanted to watch some older Doctor Who, but the DVD releases seem pretty haphazard, and I'm kind of anal about watching stuff in order.


I agree with you about watching things in order especially something like “Dr Who.” Even though most of the Baker episodes were trilogies they still lead into one another and the whole series is full of Story arcs in Doctor Who

They are also a bit pricy.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/30/09 08:17 PM

Oooh... I just spent a fair amount of time reading all of that stuff on Wikipedia. Anyone know where to get their hands on the specials from the new Doctor Who? Sci-fi has been a little haphazard in airing them--I've certainly never seen Time Crash!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 05/31/09 09:17 PM

Yesterday, we went to go see Pixar's newest film Up. I found it delightful and entertaining. I've always enjoyed Pixar's films and this one is no exception. There are some beautifully moving moments in this film that I found quite touching. There are also plenty of laughs and adventure.

Oh, we decided to see the 2D version rather than the 3D. I think I wanted to enjoy the movie for what it is the first time, without the distraction of 3D, as there is so much beautiful eye candy on the screen.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 02:59 AM

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

It's funny so far, which I guess I should have expected.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 03:07 AM

Oh, and Sean, I need to go see Up, too. Hopefully I can convince someone to go with me.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 08:21 AM

It'd be the perfect date movie!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 08:54 AM

I'm alone at home until the 9th. I'll probably see at least Star Trek, alone, and possibly Up.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 01:57 PM

Peter's home alone! Road Trip!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 02:46 PM

That is one long-ass drive.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 03:01 PM

Did I mention I have wine, beer, and access to a fine selection of more?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 03:17 PM

iz goonna beah dagneruz longazz ride hom.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/02/09 03:45 PM

Mark speaks LOLcat!

Awesome!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/05/09 04:36 AM

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete

I never played Final Fantasy VII, and it probably would have meant more to me if I had. Still, it's amazingly beautiful. Even if the people still don't look and move quite right, I have to say wow on the overall quality of the visuals. It really makes me wish they'd animate something with a little more substance to go with the flash. I know Square Pictures wanted to do a version of Seven Samurai, but that was before the disaster that was Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. I wonder if Square will ever try a proper film again, or whether this epic nod to fans is all we can hope for.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/06/09 02:05 AM

I finally got around to watching The Fall. I liked it all right. It's a pretty movie, though I found it hard to get too into the story.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/06/09 10:03 PM

Bedtime Stories

I liked it more than I thought I would. It had plenty of parts that could have used more thought and polish, but I still enjoyed it.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/06/09 11:37 PM

Defiance. I wanted to see Daniel Craig in a non Bond movie and it sounded like a decent plot.

Turned out to be excellent. Craig's manerisms are much like when he played bond, but he still does an exellent job and the movie is very well written.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/07/09 12:50 AM

Good Night, and Good Luck

I liked it. It made me wish I had balls and could articulate my thoughts. Well, not only articulate my thoughts, but have thoughts in the first place.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/07/09 01:27 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Bedtime Stories

I liked it more than I thought I would. It had plenty of parts that could have used more thought and polish, but I still enjoyed it.


Yeah, it was pretty rough in spots and thought it could have been a lot better with the material involved. Also, I'm not the biggest Adam Sandler fan.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/07/09 06:29 PM

I, Robot on Blu-ray. The movie itself is ok but the DTS HD Master soundtrack is outstanding.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/08/09 08:10 AM

If any of us articulate their thoughts well, it's you Charles. I wouldn't be too concerned. I look forward to your well articulated thoughts daily.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/08/09 08:58 AM

I finally saw The Dark Night the night. Very good movie. I liked it better than Star Trek.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/08/09 11:45 AM

Flipping through channels on Saturday, I came across a TV series I hadn't seen before, Whale Wars on Animal Planet.

It was, well, interesting. I didn't really like it, but I didn't really hate it. It was somewhat fascinating. In a nutshell, it's about a group of environmentalists who have a ship and are trying to stop the illegal (in their view) poaching of whales near Antarctica by Japanese whaling ships. A fine and noble cause, I suppose. But the things they do to the whalers, wow. I'm surprised that with the recent drama of Somali pirate attacks, that the show is still on the air. As it's the kind of show that over-politically-correct/nervous network execs might pull for fear of public outcry. What they do, IMHO, is pretty close to high-seas piracy. Seriously, if US-flagged vessels were being harassed by some group like this, I suspect there'd be widespread calls for the US Navy to intervene.

Anyway, it was fascinating enough that I watched a couple of hours worth of it. ;\)

Then I watched two movies this weekend:

Deception, staring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman. Somewhat 'blah'. Not bad, but not really great. Sort of boring, though the ending was a bit of a surprise. I did like the way these two worked together though - they make for an interesting pair. "C+".

Rigtheous Kill, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. I had wanted to see this movie for awhile now. I mean, DeNiro + Pacino. That has to be good, right? Nope! Probably the worst movie with either of those usually-great actors I've ever seen. I know these two can have good chemistry together. There wasn't any of it in this one. Really boring and *extremely* predictable. I'm not the smug type that boasts about figuring out 'who did it' early on in a movie, but this one was ridiculous. See it if you must, but be prepared for a let-down. "D"
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/08/09 12:42 PM

I really appreciate reviews like PeterC's.

Reading it made me wonder whether it is worthwhile for us to find some web mechanism to share our ratings. I would certainly like to have a centralized resource of what my Axiom friends have enjoyed (besides this thread, I mean). I know I am overly inclined to "build a database for it!" because of my work, but there ARE ways, aren't there? Facebook or Netflix or something?
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/08/09 12:53 PM

Well, if you write the db backend and a web interface, I'm sure Axiom would host it.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/08/09 02:03 PM

Um, no, thanks, Fred. That was the path I was trying to AVOID!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/08/09 03:20 PM

Facebook has a rating feature, and you can connect with friends on Netflix, too. I just tried inviting you to connect, but the feature is temporarily down.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/09/09 01:15 AM

Andy Richter Controls the Universe

I only watched a couple of episodes when it was on the air. I can see why it didn't last, but I'm still enjoying it.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/09/09 12:45 PM

Watching a episode of Robot Chicken on my Cowon D2+ \:D
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/09/09 04:29 PM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
Well, if you write the db backend and a web interface, I'm sure Axiom would host it.


I write DB backends for living, so that's not an issue. ;\) Not that great with web development, so someone else can do that.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/09/09 11:43 PM

 Originally Posted By: PeterChenoweth
Not that great with web development, so someone else can do that.


Where's Spider-Man when you need him?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/13/09 03:03 AM

I finished watching Andy Richter Controls the Universe and wished there were more episodes. Then I watched the first episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and I liked it enough. I'm interested to see where they take the show.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/13/09 07:16 PM

Some friends are coming over for Beer, Burgers, and watching Gran Torino. I've heard it is pretty good..
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/13/09 10:55 PM

Wathed The Incredible Hulk. Nothing really special as a movie but there were a few good audio moments. Overall it was worth watching but wouldn't buy it or go out of my way to watch it again.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/13/09 11:05 PM

I watched my copy of Gran Torino tonight, too. Every time I watch a movie now, though, I keep wanting a projector, and it's not like I have a tiny, crappy TV. I know I need to hold off, though, until there are reasonably priced and well-reviewed HT projectors based on either lasers or PhlatLight LED, just because I don't really want to replace bulbs, and I'm a sucker for newer, iffier technology that promises higher performance and greater convenience.

Now what to watch next? More Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the BBC miniseries, State of Play, Dirty Work, Last Chance Harvey, Frost/Nixon, or Breast Men?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/13/09 11:06 PM

Oh, and I guess I have Dark City to watch, too.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/14/09 12:47 AM

 Originally Posted By: sirquack
Some friends are coming over for Beer, Burgers, and watching Gran Torino. I've heard it is pretty good..

I just watched it on Thursday. Its a good movie. I thought they did a good job of the soundtrack. For a movie without lots of booms, they made good use of the surround channels.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/14/09 01:00 AM

The first episode of State of Play was all right. It's engaging enough that I want to see what happens.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/14/09 05:02 AM


Just finished the last half of the first season of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Animie News Network’s review gets it about right.

DVD 1-2

DVD Part 3

It’s an above average anime but I’m just not getting all the hype. Unfortunatly I didn’t realize that the first 6 disks were just season 1 so what I’m expecting to be the end was just a cliff hanger. Although it’s supposedly on Adult Swim, AFAIK the English DVDs for season 2 aren’t do out until next month. On a rent of buy scale I’d rate this one a rent. Overall it’s fine but just nothing here that I can see to elevate it to “classic” status.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/14/09 04:06 PM

For some reason I'd never watched any of Those Dancing Days' music videos. Besides having a great voice, that lead singer has a great face.

Those Dancing Days - "Hitten"

Those Dancing Days - "Run Run"

Those Dancing Days - "Those Dancing Days"
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/14/09 07:51 PM

Carlos Santana (2008) on HDNet. Un-freaking-believable.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/14/09 10:02 PM

State of Play was all right. There were good moments, but overall, I didn't really care.

I just got done watching Last Chance Harvey. The story itself was a bit bland. I love Emma Thompson, but she didn't really redeem the movie for me, either. I couldn't really connect with any of the characters.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/14/09 10:20 PM

I watched Reign Over Me . I thought it was excellent and found the character Sandler played quite intriguing. My only negatives is it kinda ended abruptly and Adam Sandler was rockin` what looked like Bose headphones throughout the entire movie .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:06 AM

I finally saw Dirty Work. I didn't know it had quite so much star power, and I'd forgotten that Bob Saget directed it. But yeah, I love Norm Macdonald's dirty, dirty acting.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:07 AM

 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
I watched Reign Over Me.


I'll have to try getting that movie again. I had it for a long time from Netflix but never got around to watching it before sending it back.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:16 AM

It is not meant for everyone. I bet it can be a bit too much for some people from an emotional standpoint.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:20 AM

And not enough Shadow of the Colossus for other people, am I right, Team Ico fans?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:42 AM

Two of my favorite games!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:43 AM

I have to admit I've never played either. What's my problem?!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:51 AM

Definitely commitment.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 01:01 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
And not enough Shadow of the Colossus for other people, am I right, Team Ico fans?


I liked them because they were different and tried something new. Gotta respect a product that goes against conventional wisdom and popular flavor. Yeah, the games aren't for everyone, but I found an emotional connection with them, or was drawn into them more so than other games.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:26 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
And not enough Shadow of the Colossus for other people, am I right, Team Ico fans?


ACK! I had both the PS2 version of Gods of War in one hand and Shadow of the Colossus in the other hand from a bargain bin Friday and I put Colussus back because I couldn't decide and Gods of War was much cheaper and I kinda wanted to finally say I took advantage of the PS2 playing ability of my PS3 finally.

Now you are making me wish I switched. I never even cracked the shrink wrap on the other one yet so I can't comment how I like it.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 12:38 PM

Oops I meant to say something I watched too. Went to see "Up" on the weekend. I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. I had no doubts it would be great, being a Pixar film, but it still was way more fun than I expected. Freakin sad at points though. Love/death/parental abandonment...... Kids really are not spared anything these days.

Kinda funny when I think of it. When I was a kid, we could do any stupid dangerous thing we wanted but nobody dared talked to us about adult issues. . Nowdays, kids are readily exposed to all sorts of emotional, adult issues every day without even a thought but we go out of our way to shelter then from every conceivable risk of a physical mishap.

Pretty big shift in priorities it seems. Not saying which is write or wrong, just that its an interesting change.

Damn it Pixar, see what you've done! In just a paragraph or two I've gone from exclaiming 3-D fun to a philosophical old man.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 02:48 PM

"Hey you kids! Stop floating above my lawn!"

The movie is about floating with balloons and stuff, right? So the joke worked??
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 02:52 PM

Ummmm Kinda sorta, ummmm No. It was the old guy who was himself floating in his house tied to balloons so I'm afraid I have to decree.....Fail.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 02:53 PM

Damn. Coulda been a little funny.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/15/09 02:57 PM

Don't worry, it will probably become funny the next time my buddy with a power para-sailer comes flying by, buzzing our lawn. Currently I just call him Duffman, but I'm going to wear my practice old man hat and scream your remark next time he flies by.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/17/09 01:48 AM

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has moved up my list into classic status. There have been some pretty great episodes.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/19/09 11:57 PM

Still working on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I'm on the last disc, though. The characters just get more and more horrible, which is great.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/20/09 06:44 PM

Burn Notice

I just watched the first episode, and it was pretty good. It's nice to see Bruce Campbell in a good show, even if he's in a supporting role. I thought I would have a problem with the star after seeing his performance in Changeling, but I'm glad to say I don't hate him. I look forward to watching the rest of the season.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/20/09 10:12 PM

Serenity

great cult classic (well now anyway)

Also have this John Cleese 'documentary' about wine regions and such. It runs 91 minutes. Haven't watched it yet. I'll be curious to see if it really is a documentary or slapstick attempt at understanding wine.
In fact, i'll double post this over in the wine forum.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/20/09 11:00 PM

 Quote:
sorry fred but hot sauce in an ice wine is just over the line in my books

If its anything like his Meetings, Bloody Meetings video it will be both.
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/20/09 11:15 PM

Watching "It's always sunny in philadelphia"

Good series.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/23/09 03:51 AM

That's what I'm sayin', bro.

I just watched the first part of Generation Kill. Pretty good, but I'm sure most of its impact comes after it develops, so I look forward to watching the other parts. My expectations may be a little high since it's from the creator of The Wire, which was amazingly well-crafted.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/23/09 03:53 AM

I also finished watching the first season of Burn Notice. It's entertaining. It's not the best TV has to offer, but I'm also not embarrassed to say I like it. Here's hoping I can get a good deal on the second season sooner rather than later.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/23/09 04:43 AM

I’ve been catching occasional episodes at work and also like it enough to keep watching. Problem is I have such a backlog of things to watch and games to play already, I just don’t want to take the time to see the whole series.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/24/09 12:43 AM

Power was out so watched some episodes of Robot Chicken that I had stored on my D2 .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/24/09 02:47 AM

More Generation Kill. It's getting better, and I'm pretty happy with the picture and sound, too.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/24/09 04:11 AM

Watched one of my favorite movies of all time.

Kelly's Heroes Best Clips
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/24/09 04:22 AM

I've only watched that once, and it was a long time ago, but I remember liking it. I should watch it again.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/24/09 05:35 AM

Not sure if everyone has them but it’s one of those movies I can watch again and again and never get tired of it. This list in the order I’ve seen them the most includes:

Logan’s Run
Excalibur
Kelley’s Heroes
Heavy Metal
Star Wars Episode IV
The Hunt for Red October
The Longest Day
Star Wars Episode I
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Great Escape
The Three Musketeers (1993)
Operation Petticoat


Logan’s Run holds the record with over 100 theater screenings alone, back when budget theaters really were budget. Obsessed much?
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/24/09 08:01 AM

Wow, I had forgotten about Logans Run, a favorite as a kid because it was one of the few Sci-Fi movies that actually got played on our TFC (Two F'in Channels.) I wonder if I'd have a whole new view on it know that I'm old enough that my red dot (or whatever it was) would be glowing.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/25/09 02:23 AM

I watched some Cromartie High School with my sister and her son.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/25/09 02:47 AM

Movies I have watched multiple times:

Lion King
Aladin
Pinochio
.
.
.

I can still also recite several Dr. Zeuss books word for word.

The only movie that I have watched multiple times because I wanted to is the LOTR series. Hmm. I guess the starwars series too.

I'm not much of one for repeats.
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/25/09 07:04 AM

A replay of the U.S. soccer match against Spain in the Confederations Cup. Holy cow! I can't believe we actually won!
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/25/09 02:22 PM

My wife and I took our 5 year old son to the Disney movie "UP" in 3D. I thought it was a really great movie. A little something in there for everybody. \:\)
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/25/09 10:15 PM

Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

I really enjoy this show.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/26/09 02:30 AM

Part 3 of Generation Kill. It continues to get better, and yeah, gunfire and distant explosions sound so cool.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/26/09 06:50 PM

Men, men, men, men manly men, men men woo-hoo-hoo!!! ha, that show is nuts!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/26/09 07:06 PM

I think it's classic.

I watched The Pretenders live at Cornbury last night on HDNet. Wow!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/27/09 03:40 AM

Regina Spektor performed on Letterman tonight. She gets a bit nervous on TV performances, I think, but I think she pulled it off, and seeing her break into her huge smile when shaking hands with Letterman made me melt.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/27/09 07:46 AM

Your two idols together. Why weren't you there?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/27/09 06:21 PM

I would have thrown the balance off, I think.

I finished Generation Kill today. I liked it a lot.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/29/09 03:21 AM

I've been trying out the first season of True Blood. It's a well-made show, and entertaining enough, but the whole vampire thing just doesn't work for me. I've never seen or read any vampire stuff that I've really liked. Plus, there's a bit too much sex for me. It just ends up making me feel uncomfortable.

At least it's funny seeing the guy I just saw as a serious, even-tempered soldier in Generation Kill as a creepy vampire.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/29/09 10:41 AM

The novels were actually pretty good. But yes, lots of sex...
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/29/09 02:26 PM

My wife and I like True Blood. We started watching it last season because one of my wife's guilty pleasures is reading trashy vampire novels, which she embarrassingly admits that she occasionally enjoys. According to her, they're mostly all about the sex - enough to detract from what little plot there actually is. So from that perspective, True Blood is accurate to the books. ;\)

But again, it is HBO. Both HBO and Showtime can do whatever they want. They take advantage of it.
Posted by: Olderbutwiser

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/29/09 05:38 PM

Ok not to change the subject but, We watched August Rush over the weekend. My wife and I originally saw it at the theater and liked it so much we bought the DVD. We really like how they were able to blend the rock and classical music together. Hearing the sound track on an exceptional sound system gave it new meaning, it helped me to visualize how August heard the music he composed. I throughly enjoyed the pipe organ scene as well as surround sounds of the city. IMHO a very good story and an excellent sound track.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 06/30/09 01:45 AM

I agree that it was an excellent soundtrack.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/01/09 01:49 AM

Eastbound & Down

The first episode was all right.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 01:16 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I've been trying out the first season of True Blood. It's a well-made show, and entertaining enough, but the whole vampire thing just doesn't work for me. I've never seen or read any vampire stuff that I've really liked. Plus, there's a bit too much sex for me. It just ends up making me feel uncomfortable.


I feel the same way. My sister loves anything to do with vampires, and I can't get into the vampire thing at all. I forced myself to read Interview with the Vampire to see what all the hype was about and I hated it. The movie did little to change my opinion.

I did manage to catch a bit of True Blood--it was entertaining, but I turned it off after twenty minutes or so.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 01:31 AM

I did like the term, "fangbanger," but yeah, I don't know why I can't get into vampires. The idea of vampires seems like it would have some serious potential. I keep thinking I just haven't come across the right material. I was considering writing a story about mervampires (underwater vampires), and they would have to compete with sharks when they smell blood, but of course I was too lazy to do anything with it.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 01:38 AM

That could be the material that unlocks the vampire mystique for those of us on the fence. You become a billionaire--books, movie deals, lunch boxes. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 01:40 AM

Oh, hey, congratulations on 5000 posts.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 02:19 AM

Speaking of Vampires, I watched "Låt den rätte komma in" on Blu-Ray last week. It was an interesting flick with some good suspense.

Anyone see it? What did you think?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 02:37 AM

I liked it all right. I still couldn't quite get into the vampire thing, but I thought the characters were well-done, and some of the shots were pretty inventive.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 03:07 AM

I liked it too. It seemed more real than the countless other(cheesy) vampire flicks I've seen. Good story. The child actors were convincing.

The only negative part were the subtitles. Some of them didn't make sense and had me dumbfounded. I learned, after watching the movie, they were translated wrong. Besides the minor subtitle goof, it didn't ruin the movie for me.

I hear a new release is on the way with the correct (theatrical) subtitles. Perhaps I'll have to watch it again in the very near future.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 03:15 AM

I guess it's been a while, so I don't remember the subtitles being weird. It would be so much handier if I just understood every language.
Posted by: Olderbutwiser

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 08:51 AM

Where's that universal translator when you need it?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 10:49 AM

My wife and I watched Marley and Me last night. I cried.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 12:15 PM

I have that from Netflix, but I haven't watched it yet.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 12:45 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Oh, hey, congratulations on 5000 posts.


Thanks! Guess I should've posted in the anniversary thread.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/02/09 12:48 PM

 Originally Posted By: richeydog
Speaking of Vampires, I watched "Låt den rätte komma in" on Blu-Ray last week. It was an interesting flick with some good suspense.

Anyone see it? What did you think?


Hmm, haven't seen that one, much less heard of it.

Just looked it up and sounds like an interesting movie. I like that the vampire thing is just part of the backdrop of the story, kinda like zombies were not the main story in Shaun of the Dead.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/03/09 08:47 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My wife and I watched Marley and Me last night. I cried.


I watched it. Overall, I wouldn't say it's the greatest film, but it did make me cry. The older Marley looked like a dog our family had growing up. Is anyone so affected when a cat dies?
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/03/09 09:05 PM

Kenny vs. Spenny
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 12:11 AM

 Quote:
Is anyone so affected when a cat dies?

Possibly, but a cat's death comes with the benefit of having less litter box odor.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 12:17 AM

Marley and me was a pretty good flick. Unfortunately I am not watching anything tonight tho.. My wife and I are at the family cabin in the middle of the woods and tried to lay down and watch a little news or tv b4bed but it turns out that the digital transition has cut all of the analog OTA channels off air. O well, I guess we shouldn't try to watch tv out here anyway!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 12:21 AM

You could play Parcheesi?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 12:26 AM

 Quote:
My wife and I are at the family cabin in the middle of the woods and tried to lay down and

You should have stopped there and censored the rest. Then we might have been jealous.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 12:35 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Possibly, but a cat's death comes with the benefit of having less litter box odor.


Plus, maybe the whole nine lives thing sort of devalues every single death.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 12:42 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
 Quote:
My wife and I are at the family cabin in the middle of the woods and tried to lay down and

You should have stopped there and censored the rest. Then we might have been jealous.


Lol! I wish... She's asleep now so I'm left listenig to Dave matthews, drinking whiskey, and surfing the axiom forums on my iPhone!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 02:08 AM

Death at a Funeral

Exceptionally mediocre.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 05:31 AM

Kill Zone (aka SPL)

Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung do their great action scenes. The story was so-so.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 05:51 PM

Flash Point

Another Donnie Yen film from the director of Kill Zone. The story is similarly forgettable, and the action scenes are similarly terrific. I did like the audio on this one. Kind of cool music throughout.

I really wish I could move around like these movie martial artists. I'd be launching my flurry of limbs everywhere.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 07:07 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I'd be launching my flurry of limbs everywhere.


Sure beats a McFlurry of Limbs!


Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 07:17 PM

\:D I'm lovin' it.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 07:24 PM

Kinda gives new meaning to a McRib Sandwich?

*urp*
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 07:28 PM

Oh, man.... I LOVE McRibs! I found a website once where you could search for any locations that had them at the time!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/04/09 08:44 PM

Mark, you're even more of a garbage gut than I am, and that's sayin' somethin'.

And when did you get your Dad to pose for your new avatar picture?


Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/05/09 02:05 AM

Frost/Nixon

I liked it well enough.
Posted by: a401classic

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/05/09 10:02 AM

Watched Yes Man the other night. Surprising amount of LFE from a non-special effects movie.

Scott
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/05/09 08:57 PM

I'm watching John Adams. It's another solid HBO effort so far. I'm enjoying it.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/05/09 10:20 PM

Taken. Liam does a good job. Say, he would make a good bond.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/05/09 10:56 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I'm watching John Adams. It's another solid HBO effort so far. I'm enjoying it.


I haven't seen that, but would like to. My dad lent me his copy of the book, which I enjoyed.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/05/09 11:07 PM

It's nice to see another angle on the forming of our nation. Of course, every time I see anything on the founding fathers I feel like a moron. Thank goodness for their brains, but I have to resent them just a little. Ha ha.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/05/09 11:17 PM

Definitely. The book offers (and maybe the movie) some personal thoughts and misgivings and doubts John Adams had about how things were going.

Why wasn't I so into history back when I was in school?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/06/09 12:20 AM

I have John Adams in my Netflix queue. He can't wait to get out.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/06/09 12:32 AM

Sounds interesting. The history we learn in school is often incomplete.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/06/09 12:49 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Why wasn't I so into history back when I was in school?


Probably because you were too busy staring at breasts... \:D
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/06/09 12:58 AM

 Originally Posted By: richeydog


Probably because you were too busy staring at breasts... \:D


Bingo!! \:D
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/06/09 01:53 AM

Were you trying to declare their independence from bras?
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/06/09 09:02 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Why wasn't I so into history back when I was in school?
LOL! I have asked myself that same question a million times. I even flunked a history course my first quarter in college. About 20-25 years ago I got interested in WWII history, and I've been a history nut ever since. Go figure????
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/06/09 10:57 AM

Watched "Winter Soldier" over the weekend; great movie.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/06/09 11:05 PM

 Originally Posted By: Ajax
LOL! I have asked myself that same question a million times. I even flunked a history course my first quarter in college. About 20-25 years ago I got interested in WWII history, and I've been a history nut ever since. Go figure????


Same thing. Got hooked on WWII and it snowballed from there. I guess history is fun to learn about now that I know I won't be tested on it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/07/09 05:08 AM

I finished John Adams. I had forgotten that both he and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4th, 1826, 50 years after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. That's so crazy.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/07/09 05:50 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
 Originally Posted By: Ajax
LOL! I have asked myself that same question a million times. I even flunked a history course my first quarter in college. About 20-25 years ago I got interested in WWII history, and I've been a history nut ever since. Go figure????


Same thing. Got hooked on WWII and it snowballed from there. I guess history is fun to learn about now that I know I won't be tested on it.
THAT'S IT! That's the difference! No pop quizzes! \:D
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/07/09 01:07 PM

Trailer Park Boys. Such an entertaining program!
Posted by: Olderbutwiser

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/07/09 01:23 PM

Watched Deja Vu last night, we both thought is was an excellent flick. Does Denzel ever make a bad movie?
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/07/09 01:24 PM

Been keeping up with the TDF on VS network. Great to see the tour in HD.

Also, w/ the summer hiatus and my Tivo all cleared out, I'v been watching Harper's Island on Netflix streaming. Not bad at all.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/08/09 02:33 AM

Fate Stay Night

The first episode was a bit slow, but it picked up in the second. I'm looking forward to see how it unfolds now.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/09/09 01:46 AM

More Fate Stay Night. I'm still not sure what I'll think of the series when I'm done, but at least I'm being compelled forward.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/09/09 08:47 AM

I just watched a short parody of West Side Story called Web Site Story. Pretty good, and accurate. \:\)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/09/09 09:07 AM

That was pretty good! I like the tagline about (LOL)Cats.
Posted by: a401classic

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/11/09 08:02 AM

Watched Tom Hanks in BIG last night. Forgot what a good movie it was.
Favorite parts:

eating the baby corn like it was full sized corn-on-the-cob

keyboard duet at F.A.O.

"I get to be on top" referring, of course, to his bunk bed



Too often I forget to play more and be serious less.

Scott
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/11/09 09:14 PM

I finished Fate Stay Night. Actually, it seems to correctly be Fate / stay night. It did win me over. While I still wouldn't put it in the same tier as Fullmetal Alchemist, I appreciate the way the story expands and the characters stay with you after it's over. Pretty cool.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/11/09 11:35 PM

Valkyrie

When the big gun first fires toward the beginning of the movie, I had to say, "Yeah, there we go." There were some very nice explosions, too.

The movie didn't do a whole lot for me. The history itself seems compelling enough, so I guess my problem was with the execution.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/12/09 12:09 AM

I would think the problem would be Tom Cruise.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/12/09 12:19 AM

He didn't help, but I think the problem was a little bigger even than him.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/12/09 05:05 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
He didn't help, but I think the problem was a little bigger even than him.


Everything's bigger than he is.


Small small man
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/12/09 10:21 PM

\:\)

Season 2 of Burn Notice. I got the Blu-rays even though everything I read said the video quality wasn't as good as it should be, and that it wasn't worth the extra money over the DVDs. However, it was only $1 more than the DVD set going with used vs. used through third party sellers on Amazon.com. I'd agree that the quality is certainly lacking compared to other Blu-rays, but it's not exactly a high-budget series, and it's not one I care about so much that I need it to be pristine.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/12/09 10:27 PM

I'm finding the Used section of Amazon to be a great source of getting things, mainly CDs, at a good price.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/12/09 10:30 PM

Yeah, definitely. I'm probably split 50/50 between buying used and new now.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/12/09 10:47 PM

Yeah, even with the shipping added onto the used prices, you're more often than not still getting a better deal.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/12/09 11:08 PM

Yeah, and I'm in Washington, so I get charged sales tax if I buy directly from Amazon.com. Depending on what I'm buying, it might be cheaper to pay for shipping rather than sales tax.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 01:46 AM

Watching “The Partridge Family.” I completely forgot this scene.

Partridge Family

I love watching old shows because I barely remember them so it’s almost like seeing them for the first time again. I figure in a few more years my brain will be so addled I will be able to revisit them for the “first time” again. ;\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 06:19 AM

::Sheepishly admits to having bought the Partridge Family Seasons 1,2 & 3 a few years ago when Amazon had them 70% off::
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 12:30 PM

I remember that episode! much like old cars...they don't make 'em like they used to(re Farrah).
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 12:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian
they don't make 'em like they used to(re Farrah).


I'm pretty sure the way they used to make them is still the most popular way.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 12:35 PM

\:D Btw, Charles, I just got back from the west coast yesterday and spent a couple of days down in Washington State, I have to say you Washingtonians(?) are some of the nicest people I've met.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 01:16 PM

We talk about you after you leave, though.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 02:53 PM

Charles, sshhhhh. You're not supposed to tell, remember?

Adrian, I wish we'd had a chance to visit.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 03:17 PM

I'm seriously thinking about a move out there Tom(southern BC). I have cousins and an aunt in Washington, and of course my parents are in southern BC, for a while they too, lived in Washington. I found BC quite expensive though.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 10:51 PM

I find BC expensive, too. I thought it was just a US/Canadian exchange thing, though.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/13/09 11:36 PM

Probably the most expensive Province by a mile, errr...I mean kilometre.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/14/09 03:12 AM

Jonah Hill was really funny on The Late Show tonight. Grrrr.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/17/09 01:40 PM

Finished watching PGSM last night.

This review pretty much describes it but I liked it more than the C+ given by the reviewer. Can’t help it that I like campy mostly whimsical shows as an escape from reality. Ok a bunch of cute Japanese girls in cosplay doesn’t hurt either. Don’t fret there are also plenty of male cosplayers for those so inclined. ;\)

Subtitles are the only drawback if like me you have trouble reading them but mostly it flowed pretty well so I didn’t have to pause to often.

If you like the Sailor Moon stories this is defiantly worth watching especially since the story is a little different giving it some freshness.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/18/09 02:32 AM

I finished the second season of Burn Notice the other night. It's still entertaining. Now I'm trying to finish GTO. After that, I only have a million other things to watch.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/18/09 03:41 AM

Metric performed on The Late Show tonight, which I was excited about, but unfortunately Emily Haines's voice was a bit off. Letterman still seemed to enjoy the performance, though.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/19/09 12:11 AM

My aunt's visiting, and she wanted to watch something on my system. We ended up watching Sunshine, which I still enjoy. She wants to watch Children of Men next.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/19/09 08:08 PM

Wow, GTO got really good at the end. I'm kind of surprised how serious it became.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/20/09 03:07 AM

The first few episodes of Shakugan no Shana. It's off to a fairly promising start. I'm interested in seeing where it takes the idea.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/20/09 03:28 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
The first few episodes of Shakugan no Shana. It's off to a fairly promising start. I'm interested in seeing where it takes the idea.


Please update as you watch more. I just finally got disk 2 from Amazon but have such a huge backlog of stuff to watch it would help to know if I should move this up the list.

I just watched the first two episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist trying to decide if I should watch the whole thing right away. Turns out I had already seen parts of both episodes on Adult Swim but thought that they were somewhere in the middle of the story. Seems interesting so far though the main character is a little cocky for my taste so far.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/20/09 03:42 AM

Ha ha, yeah, he is. I need to re-watch that series sometime soon. I really loved how the story kept expanding.

And yeah, I'll let you know on Shana.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/20/09 04:03 AM

Building? Well they sure have set the bar high to build from on the first episodes. I like the way it jumped right in and then started to work the history in as they went. A fresh break from the usual early episode character building.

One thing I do like so far about Fullmetal Alchemist is how the first 2 episodes formed one story arc. I hope the whole series stays like that since it’s much easier to watch in bite-size pieces that way. I’m already in-the-middle-of to many different series now and will probably want to jump right to all the 16x9 5.1 stuff as soon as I get the projector. Gotta love life when your toughest decision is what to watch, play or listen to.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/21/09 03:12 AM

Man, Katherine Heigl and Letterman had a lot of fun with each other tonight. She's so cute.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/21/09 05:01 PM

Has anyone else seen the movie "Wanted"? I'm into the first hour and I'm quite enjoying it; great sound, highly recommended.

Edit - I just read this review which gives it flying colors in the video and especially audio department.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/21/09 05:19 PM

 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Has anyone else seen the movie "Wanted"? I'm into the first hour and I'm quite enjoying it; great sound, highly recommended.


I saw it on dvd. Way to silly to be taken serious...despite that, I thought it was an enjoyable film.

Are you watching it on Bluray? I bet it looks incredible.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/21/09 05:34 PM

Yes it is on Bluray, and it does look incredible.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/21/09 06:28 PM

I thought so. I'll have to watch it again. ;\)

The office scene at the beginning was a hoot...
Warning, Spoiler:
when he told his boss to f-off, and then smacked his friend in the mouth with the keyboard.

Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/24/09 10:20 PM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
Please update as you watch more. I just finally got disk 2 from Amazon but have such a huge backlog of stuff to watch it would help to know if I should move this up the list.


I just finished watching Shakugan no Shana last night. I did like it, though I wouldn't quite list it as a classic. Parts of the story were pretty flimsy, though there were some really good moments, and Shana's yelling at Yuji made me laugh. It ruled in Japanese, anyway. I'm not sure how the English voice work is.

What else have you been watching?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/24/09 10:22 PM

Oh, and the OVA was kind of a waste of a disc. It was only as long as an episode, and while it made me laugh, it was just fluff, with no real meat to the story.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/25/09 12:13 AM

The first episode of The Familiar of Zero was promising. Hopefully the story lives up to the premise.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/25/09 11:23 AM

District 9 trailer

I want to see it.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/25/09 11:39 AM

Wow. Me, too.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/25/09 10:39 PM

Coraline

Very pretty, great sound, decent story.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/26/09 02:43 AM

I finished The Familiar of Zero. Pretty good. I enjoyed it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/26/09 04:15 AM

Thanks for the update Charles. Not sure when I’ll get around to watching it since I’ve got such a huge backlog of stuff to watch and I’m trying to get through as much of the 1.33:1 stuff now and saving the 1.85:1 stuff for after I get the projector and screen.

 Originally Posted By: CV

What else have you been watching?


Only anime I’ve been really been watching recently is “Pani Poni Dash!”

Pani Poni Dash

Pani Poni Dash!

I think it’s hilarious but YMMV. I imagine it’s a love it or hate it type of a show but the plot doesn’t require much to follow so it’s been something I’ve been able to watch while to busy for long sessions.

Also I think I posted before I finished PGSM liking it a lot. You either like cheesy live action Japanese shows or you really hate them. And checked out the first 2 episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist to see if it would be worth setting a whole weekend aside for it, and I think the answer is yes.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/26/09 04:20 AM

I'll have to check out Pani Poni Dash. Thanks for the heads-up.

I look forward to your thoughts on Fullmetal Alchemist.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/26/09 02:00 PM

Eastern Promises

It was all right. I can see why the bathhouse scene was talked about. Brutal.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/26/09 08:56 PM

The Seventh Seal

It was okay. At least now I can say I've seen it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/29/09 03:35 AM

Working on season 2 of Mad Men.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/29/09 07:49 AM

Watched nothing last night. Went for a walk on the beach to cool off after a long overdue hot day.

Although I guess watching nothing is more normal than not for me.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/30/09 04:11 PM

BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG!
Just received the BIG BOX with the action figure!
I had season one on HD-DVD and I borrowed Season 2&3+Razor pending the BD edition! Now it's MINE, my precious BSG collection.
And I haven't seen Season 4 yet, so y'all shut up until I'm done! \:\)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/30/09 04:35 PM

I'd love to be there to watch with you, but I'm sure I'd knock over your rear surrounds.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/30/09 04:41 PM

You're THAT tall??
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/30/09 10:29 PM

Only when I'm sitting.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/31/09 12:18 AM

 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG! BSG!
Just received the BIG BOX with the action figure!
I had season one on HD-DVD and I borrowed Season 2&3+Razor pending the BD edition! Now it's MINE, my precious BSG collection.
And I haven't seen Season 4 yet, so y'all shut up until I'm done! \:\)


I just got the season 4.5 disks (standard def only) from Netflix yesturday so now I can start watching since I missed the last 2 and a half seasons.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/31/09 08:01 AM

Frack you ALLLllll!

I ordered the full BSG set and told my wife "By the way, you bought me a Christmas present already, thanks!" and Amazon.ca says they are back ordered with no ETA.

Farckin Amazon.ca. Never has anything compared to it's .com version but I hate paying frackin duty.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/31/09 11:30 PM

Still working on season 2 of Mad Men. You know, I still can't figure out whether or not I like the show. For the most part, I don't really relate to the characters, but the show is a bit different, and there are occasionally some cool moments. I think Colin Hanks has been good this season as the priest. Also, it's always strange to see the things people used to do back then as normal, but nowadays we'd freak out.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/31/09 11:30 PM

I'm watching my wife look through real estate listings online. Not sure how I feel about this.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/31/09 11:33 PM

I did decide to order the Battlestar Galactica set, so I'll have that to watch at some point (whenever it's back in stock at deepdiscount.com). My mom wants to watch it, too, and if I don't like it enough to keep it, I'll pass it along to my sister, so it will be worth the purchase no matter what.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 07/31/09 11:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I'm watching my wife look through real estate listings online. Not sure how I feel about this.


Are you not ready for that kind of change?
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 12:00 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I'm watching my wife look through real estate listings online. Not sure how I feel about this.


Counter attack by looking at really expensive a AV equipment…since in a new house you will have to get new equipment designed for that room. Could be a win-win. ;\) Unless you want to retire any time soon…
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 12:12 AM

Maybe I'll make a separate post about it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 02:12 AM

Which one is better?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4FCgvTnZxo&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOrVsBk290&feature=player_embedded
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 02:22 AM

She seems to be kinda hungry.



Definitely number 2.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 02:24 AM

\:\)

I can't remember the last time I had pork buns, and now I really want some.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 02:25 AM

Ha ha, I was thinking the same thing.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 02:27 AM

Hey it’s Hippity Hop where’s Cam?

If I had to pick between the two, I like the first one best. However, I prefer her earlier stuff like this:

BoA-Someday Somewhere
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 02:37 AM

I wish I could dance.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/01/09 02:47 AM

You and me both brother. Once when trying to dance in the Philippines I had a bargirl tell me I had no rhythm in my body. \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/02/09 06:49 AM

I finished season 2 of Mad Men, and now I'm working on the first season of Friday Night Lights. I watched a couple of episodes when it first started airing, but then I started missing it and never got around to getting back into it. It seems to be a well-done show.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 04:58 AM

More Friday Night Lights. For what it is, it's way too good. I had my reservations about it the first time I watched a few episodes, but I have to admit I'm really liking it this time around.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 09:12 AM

I wanted a brainless movie Saturday night and watched Mall Cop. I got what I asked for. Having said that, it wasn't as bad as I expected, but not as good as it could have been, either. Just under 3 stars.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 09:27 AM

Before Tomorrow. Its an Inuit movie done in the Inukitituk language with English subtitles. Its very different: gives you insight into how these people were before we came a long.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 12:33 PM

Had never seen the Coen brothers' "Hudsucker Proxy" before. Blech.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 01:22 PM

I hear beer does a good job of washing away blech.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 05:00 PM

Hmm. Guess I'll take it off my netflix queue then. That's how much I trust you.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 06:16 PM

I'm flattered, Peter. Really, it is not nearly as smart or entertaining as their other films that I've seen. It was a surprisingly bad movie considering the cast.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 06:44 PM

Worst movie I've seen recently was Ghost Rider with Nicholas Cage. One of those movies you say to yourself, can I please have the last two hrs of my life back? right up there with Steven Seagal's movies.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 07:54 PM

I'm with you, Adrian. Pyew.

Nicholas Cage is not a favorite of mine. Moonstruck was good, and The Rock didn't suck, but other than that, I just don't want to watch him. Kevin Costner never really did any interesting acting after Bull Durham, either (I saw him recently in Rumor Has It).
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 10:59 PM

I just watched Step Brothers. I can't believe I watched the whole thing. \:\(
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/03/09 11:31 PM

Hunh. I had that on my list, too. (Hudsucker Proxy)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/04/09 01:27 AM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Nicholas Cage is not a favorite of mine. Moonstruck was good, and The Rock didn't suck, but other than that, I just don't want to watch him.


Yeah, I liked him in Raising Arizona (speaking of the Coen brothers) way back, but he got really annoying when he decided he could be an action star. I actually did hate The Rock, but I know I'm in the minority on that one. Even though I find it hard to stomach him, I did like Adaptation a lot.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/04/09 01:27 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I just watched Step Brothers. I can't believe I watched the whole thing. \:\(


I liked parts of that enough that I didn't regret watching it, but yeah, I know where you're coming from. \:\)
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/04/09 03:08 AM

I'm coming from OUTER SPACE
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/04/09 06:24 AM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Had never seen the Coen brothers' "Hudsucker Proxy" before. Blech.
Yeah, the Coen brothers are, IMHO, an acquired taste and I'm not sure I've acquired the taste yet. Hudsucker was, IMHO, one of their weaker efforts.

Every time I watch one of their movies, before it starts, I keep reminding myself that, in order to appreciate their surreal views (in order to "get it") a certain amount of brain tweaking is required.

Either here, or on another forum I frequent, someone recently expressed hatred for Burn After Reading. Since I "got my mind right" before I watched it, I actually enjoyed it (just watched it on TV a second time). Loved the over the top performances of Clooney, McDormand, and especially Pitt.

However, I completely understand someone hating the damned thing or any Coen movie. Attitude adjustment isn't for everone. It's kinda like accepting an alternate reality. Not easy and can be un-fun. I often fail at it.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/04/09 11:50 AM

Excellent analysis, Jack.

I actually quite liked Burn After Reading, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Raising Arizona, Intolerable Cruelty, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

And I absolutely agree with you.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/04/09 12:32 PM

RyG Road Movie - Hanuman

"Rodrigo y Gabriela on the road in Europe Summer 2009. Featuring Hanuman from the new album 11:11."

My crush on Gabriela persists.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/05/09 03:11 AM

The Human Cannonballs on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien were pretty cool. I wish I could be shot out of a cannon (and be a human).
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/06/09 05:28 AM

I'm getting down to the last couple of episodes of the first season of Friday Night Lights, and I'm still liking it a lot. I don't care about football, or even sports in general, but the characters are very well-written, and the acting is terrific. It's very easy to get into, and there aren't too many false moments. I'm curious to see if subsequent seasons have maintained the standard.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/07/09 03:10 AM

Season 2 of Flight of the Conchords. I was too tired, though, and fell asleep briefly. Otherwise, it was making me laugh.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/08/09 01:19 AM

Started watching the first season of Leverage. It's like Oceans 11 meets the A-Team meets Robin Hood. I'm liking it.

http://www.tnt.tv/series/leverage/
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/08/09 01:29 AM

It sound’s interesting Peter keep us posted on what you think of it.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/08/09 05:17 PM

I have just watched the fist 60 minutes of Coraline in 3D (Blu-ray). Very impressive. I don't like those glasses-thingy in general, but in this movie, Burton has managed to make it something enjoyable!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/09/09 12:36 AM

Just finished the third episode of season 1 of Leverage. Liking it more and more with each one.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/09/09 01:37 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Just finished the third episode of season 1 of Leverage. Liking it more and more with each one.


My dyslexia was kicking in when I first read this and thought you said you just finished season 3...didn’t know it had been around that long. Read up on it and it looks like something I’ll have to give a shot. Thanks for posting about it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/12/09 02:40 AM

I watched the first episode of Solty Rei. I'm interested enough to keep watching.

I finished the second season of Flight of the Conchords last night. It was decent.

I forgot to say what I thought of the second season of Friday Night Lights. It's the season that was cut short because of the writer's strike, so there was a lot of stuff that didn't get resolved. I'm eager to see the third season and see what they did about that. The second season wasn't as good as the first season, with some weirder plotlines, but there was still a lot of good stuff, too. Here's hoping the third season continues to do it for me.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/12/09 03:51 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I watched the first episode of Solty Rei. I'm interested enough to keep watching.



I’ve only had that one since October last year and still haven’t watched it. Keep me posted.

Hey this was my thousandth post, I think I’ll have a beer.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/14/09 01:56 AM

Oh, congratulations on reaching 1000. Keep 'em coming.

I watched I Love You, Man tonight. I still liked it.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/14/09 09:05 AM

I the past few days, I watched Harry and Kumar Go To White Castle and Half Baked. I liked the first better, but both gave me the munchies.
Posted by: Frraksurred

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/14/09 09:10 AM

Tonight I'm watching an oldie: "Unbreakable"

I've never seen it and noticed it was on blu-ray.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/15/09 03:10 AM

I like Unbreakable.

Solty Rei is kind of disappointing me so far. The writing has been fairly weak. Hopefully it picks up.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien was good, as usual.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/15/09 12:44 PM

I saw Unbreakable when it came out years ago, in part because M Night Shyamalan produced/directed it, but felt kind of underwhelmed by it. Probably because I had seen the Sixth Sense and was expecting something more along those lines, I don't know.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/15/09 12:45 PM

I saw them in the reverse order and enjoyed both a great deal. Haven't seen any of his other movies after hearing it wasn't really worthwhile.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/15/09 07:12 PM

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I wanted to like it because of David Fincher, but there just wasn't a lot to the story that resonated with me. I don't have a better perspective on aging and death, either.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/16/09 09:31 PM

Just watched Pretear

It’s a 13 x 23 minute episode magic girl anime combining action, comedy, drama and romance. Because it’s short and varied it flies by pretty quickly doing an above average job in each genre but not stellar in any one. Almost every episode advances the plot w/o the usual “each-character-gets-their-own-episode-to-learn-their-background-and-motivations.” Instead you learn most everything about the characters through their interaction. At about 5 hours run time it’s easy to watch in a weekend for light entertainment with nothing to memorable about it.

 Originally Posted By: CV

Solty Rei is kind of disappointing me so far. The writing has been fairly weak. Hopefully it picks up.


I hope so too. I’ve made the mistake of watching a lot of top rated Anime early on so I’m trying to intersperse the ones left with more average stuff so I was hopping this would at least be worth watching.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/16/09 11:56 PM

I played the 'good husband' card this weekend and went to go see Julie & Julia with my wife.

I stayed awake. Mostly.

{Forest Gump}
And that's about all I I have to say about that.
{/Forest Gump}

Avoid this one guys. At least, wait until it's out on DVD and you can do other more exciting things while it's playing; taxes, balancing your checkbook, etc.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/17/09 12:03 AM

 Originally Posted By: PeterChenoweth
I played the 'good husband' card this weekend and went to go see Julie & Julia with my wife.

I stayed awake. Mostly.

{Forest Gump}
And that's about all I I have to say about that.
{/Forest Gump}

Avoid this one guys. At least, wait until it's out on DVD and you can do other more exciting things while it's playing; taxes, balancing your checkbook, etc.


I just started an internet search to see what you suffered through. Before clicking on the link I saw that M**rl Str**p was in it and closed the browser window. You poor bastard.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/17/09 12:56 AM

Saw Big Man Japan recently. It had great reviews and I was open to watching a foreign film. Eh, too slow for me.

Just finished the International on BR. Not good IMHO. The story got too complex (and unnecessarily so) and Clive Owen's character was too wimpy for me.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/17/09 05:55 AM

 Originally Posted By: PeterChenoweth


Avoid this one guys. At least, wait until it's out on DVD and you can do other more exciting things while it's playing; taxes, balancing your checkbook, etc.


.....reading a new owner's manual....... \:\)
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/17/09 10:09 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson


.....reading a new owner's manual....... \:\)


Hey. No fair bringing Facebook into the Axiom lounge. ;\)

Reading a new car owner's manual is one of my favorite things to do. I read them cover-to-cover. And yes, already done with the new one. ;\)
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/17/09 10:12 AM

 Originally Posted By: PeterChenoweth


Reading a new car owner's manual is one of my favorite things to do.
Especially if it's a Porsche Turbo, Ferrari 430 or Lambo owner's manual \:D
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/17/09 12:04 PM

Wait'll Denon builds a car!

"Use Steering / Radio combination for Bluetooth enhancement of braking while parked."
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/17/09 01:23 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Wait'll Denon builds a car!

"Use Steering / Radio combination for Bluetooth enhancement of braking while parked."


LOL.

Or maybe IKEA. Just stick figures & arrows pointing at different features. \:\)


Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/18/09 06:20 PM

OK, I've seen a few mentions here of Sunny in Philadelphia. Has anyone caught the live show that's on tour?

We're trying to get tix for the SF show (soldout).

Hands in the air for Day Man, Fighter of the Night Man!!!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/19/09 05:36 AM

I was working on more Solty Rei yesterday. The story has certainly picked up. They've made some bold moves, but I'd still say the writing isn't up to the ambition. It'll all come down to how the conclusion is pulled off, I think.

But even with just a little more than a disc left of that, tonight I got the third season of Friday Night Lights, so I switched gears and started working on that. I'm still liking it a lot, and it's nice to see Kim Dickens in something again.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/19/09 05:37 AM

 Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
OK, I've seen a few mentions here of Sunny in Philadelphia. Has anyone caught the live show that's on tour?


I wasn't even aware there was one. Good luck with the tickets!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/22/09 03:42 AM

I finished up season 3 of Friday Night Lights. Pretty good. It really is a well-written show.

Brendan Benson performed well on Letterman. And I like Patton Oswalt, too. I don't care for Christina Applegate in movies, but she seems nice enough in interviews. Not particularly interesting, but at least I don't have to hate her.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/22/09 07:38 AM

Are there people you just have to hate?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/22/09 11:21 AM

Anyone who trash-talks Regina?
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/22/09 03:16 PM

Hulk Vs on BR from Netflix. The Wolverine was better, I thought, than Thor.

I must say that even though my plasma is only 480p (early generation Panny), animation in BR is stunning. Granted I've calibrated my display w/ in an inch of it's life, which helps.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/23/09 12:30 AM

I just got back from District 9. It was pretty good, but hard to watch, and overall just not the feeling I like to get from a movie.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/23/09 01:53 AM

Watched about 8 more episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist. Really liking it. So far just the right blend of everything. I especially like the multi-episode serial nature of this series which makes watching it in bite size pieces more enjoyable sort of like the old “Doctor Who.”
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/23/09 02:27 AM

Hey, I'm glad you're liking it. I think I'm almost to the point of re-watching that series.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/23/09 03:20 AM

Dark City. I can see why The Matrix was compared to it. It was okay, but I couldn't totally get into it. The production was too hokey for me.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/23/09 12:04 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I wanted to like it because of David Fincher, but there just wasn't a lot to the story that resonated with me. I don't have a better perspective on aging and death, either.


I really didn't like that movie. I was expecting a lot more, but like you, nothing resonated with me. The acting was good, but the story didn't go anywhere or do anything. I'm not familiar with F. Sott Fitzgerald's short story, but am interested to read it to find out where he was going with it, because the movie sure didn't.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/23/09 06:13 PM

In the Line of Fire. I love Clint Eastwood, like Rene Russo, and never really cared for John Malkovich. I hadn't seen the movie since it first came out on video. I just thought it was okay then. I think I like it even less now. It could have been better with better direction. One thing I really hated was the music. It was way too cheesy and just seemed to weaken everything. Then I saw it was by Ennio Morricone, and I felt sad.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/24/09 01:08 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Dark City. I can see why The Matrix was compared to it. It was okay, but I couldn't totally get into it. The production was too hokey for me.

Ha...I watched this today for the first time. I thought it was really odd, flat and lifeless.

The Matrix was exciting, kept my interest, and had many wow moments.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/24/09 03:33 AM

I finished up Solty Rei. Yeah, I'd say the whole thing was just okay. Parts of it were decent, but overall it should have been better.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/25/09 03:03 AM

Rozen Maiden. Weird show, but I kind of like the way it's done. We'll see if that wears off as the story develops.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/25/09 03:35 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Rozen Maiden. Weird show, but I kind of like the way it's done. We'll see if that wears off as the story develops.


Well as before keep us posted if you can. I also have that one sitting unwatched.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/26/09 01:58 AM

I just watched the first episode of Leverage. Thanks, Peter, for the recommendation. It looks like it will be a fun show.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/26/09 03:21 PM

I'm into the second (current) season now, using Netflix Streaming. I'm loathing the day when I catch up to air time (any day now) and I'll have to wait for new episodes instead of watching whenever I feel like it.

Really, really like this show.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/26/09 03:22 PM

I'll have a look at that. I was actually looking for something new to follow.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/29/09 12:52 AM

Just watched Najica Blitz Tactics.

Anime News Nework Review

T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews

First off “Najica” is to panty shots what “Misaki Chronicles” is to massive mammaries in motion. No opportunity to show a panty is missed. So much so that after a couple episodes you just stop noticing…mostly.

Once past that Najica is actually an excellent Anime. It’s only 12 episodes on 3 disks and flies by quickly, easy to watch in one afternoon. I found only one episode dragged a little bit. Each episode except the last 2 stand alone but most also reveal something about the show’s overall story. The animation, music, English voice acting and story are all excellent. The Audio is 5.1 but most of the action is coming from the front 3 speakers except for the occasional gunshot.

While not quite the classic caliber of “Cowboy Bebop” this is a solid series and well worth the watch if you like action with a little comedy.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/29/09 01:58 AM

I'm pretty sure my friend has mentioned Najica. I'll have to check it out... eventually.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/29/09 06:42 AM

Ok I’ve only watched the first 2 of 4 disks 8 episodes of Serial Experiments Lain but I just have to comment on it.

Fantastic!

It’s like a cyberpunk episode of the original “Twilight Zone” on acid. The reviews can tell it better than I can:

Anime News Network

T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews

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I had only intended to watch one disk tonight but got so engrossed I had to watch the second. It’s not very exciting nor would I say really suspenseful but it draws you in just the same. Only half way through I already know this is one I’ll be watching again.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/29/09 07:27 PM

I'll have to check that series out.

I just watched the first episode of NCIS. I was skeptical, but I ended up finding it pretty entertaining.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/29/09 08:52 PM

I have been watching Phineas and Ferb, on Disney XD. Love the recurring gags. Gotta get myself a pet platypus.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 08/29/09 09:45 PM



Just finished watching “Serial Experiments Lain.” It is one of the most interesting things I’ve ever watched. If I had to classify it I would call it an existentialist drama. There is no action, comedy or romance and only a little traditional suspense…so why the hell watch it. Because it’s just that good.

Don’t let the first few episodes fool you. I didn’t find them boring or anything but there’s little dialogue and you’re not quite sure what’s happening. Don’t give up thinking it’s going to stay like that because everything starts evolving. By the time it’s finished it works so many angles like God, the meaning of life, Roswell, Free Masonry, Gaia, drugs and plenty more I’ve missed...some, all or none of which might be red herrings. I imagine everyone watching this will come away with a different meaning.

It’s 13 episodes on 4 disks, but #11 is a recap done like a music video so only really 12 worth watching.

If things like “Jacobs Ladder,” “The Prisoner,” and the “concept” of “The Matrix” interest you then this is a must watch. And likely watch again.

 Originally Posted By: CV
I'll have to check that series out.

I just watched the first episode of NCIS. I was skeptical, but I ended up finding it pretty entertaining.


I first started watching NCIS when I moved to 2nd shift at work and got hooked quickly. I think it gets better as the characters develop.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/05/09 03:17 AM

I'm still working on NCIS. The characters are such dorks. \:\)

The segment with Neil Patrick Harris on Letterman was pretty good, too. Letterman developed a beef during the course of the interview.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/05/09 03:17 PM

Saw Glee last night. Sadly, I actually liked it. Kinda hokey w/ the whole believe in yourself thing but the singing was actually well done. I liked the Amy WInehouse cover. Yeah right, those are high school kids.

BTW, what TV exec thought it'd be nice to have tweets on the screen?!?!? The last think I want to see is comments from tweens. Mystery Science Theatre this is NOT.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/05/09 03:27 PM

Also watched a Netflix stream on our Tivo last night with the kids, Never Ending Story. OMG, I forgot how much I hate that song...mostly because I can't get it out of my head now.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/05/09 06:00 PM

Thanks a lot for putting the song in ours!

I'm watching Braveheart on Blu-ray. It looks and sounds very nice. Catherine McCormack and Sophie Marceau are so pretty.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/06/09 12:36 AM

I watched Gloomy Sunday today.

The movie is set in and around a restaurant in Budapest around the time of WWII. Three main characters are a Jewish restaurant owner, his lover/waitress, and a piano player who composes a haunting song in the waitress's honor.

The song is actually real, and it's "curse" was a bit of an urban legend, on which the movie builds its plot.

I wasn't aware that there'd be a war aspect to the movie before I started it, but I enjoyed how it became a key aspect later on.

Highly recommended. Oh, and, um... boobs.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/06/09 12:39 AM

Sounds interesting. I have both the Sinéad O'Connor and Björk versions of the song, but I never really paid attention to it.

Boobs work for me.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/06/09 12:47 AM

Slim figure. My wife commented that they were pretty large for her frame. Maybe she saw me drooling.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/06/09 02:55 AM

Sword of the Stranger on Blu-ray.

I didn't really know what to expect. The plot synopsis I read didn't really jump out at me, but for some reason I wanted to watch it, anyway. I ended up really liking it. It's very pretty, well-animated, sounds great, and the story, while not the most inventive, worked for me. At least it didn't try too hard, and the characters were easy enough to like.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/06/09 11:37 AM

I got about halfway through Steamboy before the sleepies overtook me. Not that the movie was boring, no, I was really enjoying it, but it was well past my bedtime.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/06/09 02:53 PM

I fell asleep during Steamboy, too.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/06/09 03:21 PM

Now I don't feel so bad! \:D
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/06/09 11:46 PM

Just watched Witch Hunter Robin

Anime News Network

T.H.E.M.

This Anime reminds me a lot of “Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG.” I say that because it moves at about the same pace with about the same mix of action and intrigue. The show is 26 episodes on 6 disks so it’s not a quick one evening watch but easily done on one weekend or day in my case because I just couldn’t stop watching.

The reviews above pretty much cover it well. A couple things I’d add is that the pace and intrigue both pick up after the 1st disk which is actually no slacker. Also the music is perfect. What I mean is you don’t even notice it. The music just blends in enhancing whatever is happening on the screen.

Unless you just cant stand watching regular storytelling in an animated form I highly recommend this series.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/08/09 12:08 AM

Just watched "Knowing" with Nicolas Cage.
A pretty interesting story/science fiction flick.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/08/09 01:23 AM

Sounds interesting. At first I couldn’t stand Nicolas Cage but I’ve liked his more recent roles.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/08/09 01:35 AM

I saw "Knowing" in the theater and really enjoyed it. I believe it caught a lot of flak for it's subject matter, or at least it's suggestions about a certain subject, but I found it very engaging and an interesting concept. Some extremely intense scenes in it.

Yeah, and normally I can't stand Nicolas Cage, but he was somewhat more palatable in this role.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/08/09 01:48 AM

Just finished watching “Blood + Part 1”

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It’s 25 episodes spread over 5 disks, the 6th disk is bonus material. Something I neglected to read and expecting 5 more episodes tonight felt somewhat jilted. No U.S. DVD release date for part 2 yet but Netfix has it as a save selection.

Overall I’m liking this series but I’d give it an overall “B-” and not a “B+” like the reviewer above. Cut out some of the fluff and I’d bump it up to an “A-.” When this show is on It’s quite engrossing and the episodes fly by, but after each major story arc ends there is sort of an empty episode that does nothing to further the plot. Don’t want to skip them though just incase there’s something important. My other gripe is that occasionally there are to many flashbacks but this doesn’t happen to often. That said it’s more than interesting enough that I can’t wait for Part 2.

I do have to give it high marks for it’s location animation. Rather than relying on some famous landmark to indicate where you are the locations are done quite realistically. When I first started watching I thought the countryside and coastline looks a lot like Okinawa then the city starts looking like Okinawa city and sure enough it was. So far the rest of the locations similarly done.

So far it’s more than worth watching but you might want to wait until part 2 is available so you aren’t left hanging.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/08/09 02:04 AM

The mixed reviews of Knowing kind of worried me, so I haven't gone out of my way to see it, but I'll have to watch it at some point since some people REALLY seem to like it.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/08/09 02:08 AM

I watched Blood: The Last Vampire way back when it was first on DVD. I liked it all right, but of course thought it was too short. I may have to check this series out, just to see how different it is. Not that I'll really know, since I've forgotten most of Blood: The Last Vampire. Ha ha.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/08/09 02:39 AM

Started watching the old MTV comedy show, The State. I like it so far.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/09/09 01:37 AM

King of the Hill.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/09/09 08:23 AM

Totally addicted to "Big Bang Theory" now.
Rented season one and Sheldon has me near in tears every evening.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/09/09 04:32 PM

Ice Road Truckers

Watching bbigwyres haul 20 ton loads with his big rig over frozen water is pretty intense especially under high winds and whiteout conditions. These guys must make some good cash doing this. It looks and sounds(with the ice cracking and all) very dangerous. Great show!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/09/09 10:17 PM

Murph, you have good taste. Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows. Can't wait for the new season to start soon.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/10/09 05:54 AM

{Knock Knock} Penny?
{Knock Knock} Penny?
{Knock Knock} Penny?
{Knock Knock} Penny?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/12/09 02:52 AM

More NCIS (now on the third season) and Late Show. I forgot to mention I really liked Jack Hanna's appearance on last night's show. They're always good.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/12/09 11:31 AM

Been watching The Office, fourth season. I really enjoy this show. Still keeping my eye out for good deals on Battlestar Galactica. I finished the first season, but have yet to purchase any others.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/12/09 12:20 PM

More Leverage. Another episode with Star Trek alums, directed by Jonathan Frakes. My only problems with this show so far are that the CGI is so bad (see the airplane episode!) and there's a ton of product placement.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/12/09 12:28 PM

Watched Downfall last night, very good movie but long as heck ... 2 hrs and 35 minutes.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/12/09 01:03 PM

That looks good! Add it to my Netflix queue. . .


Oops, it's already there! \:D
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/12/09 11:11 PM

Downfall is the movie where the source footage for the infamous "Hitler yelling in the bunker about X" subtitle mashups come from. One of my favorites is when he hears about Oasis splitting up.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/12/09 11:44 PM

Ah!! That's where it was from!
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 12:02 AM

Sean and Peter that's actually how I found out about the movie. \:D

The last two foreign movies we've watched, Katyn and Downfall have both been very good movies ... certainly worth a watch.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 12:36 AM

Right now I'm watching a 4 year-old kid play the drums better than I ever will. \:o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMnwOZA0DQk
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 12:45 AM

Prodigies never fail to make me feel like a failure.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 12:53 AM

 Originally Posted By: RickF

The last two foreign movies we've watched, Katyn and Downfall have both been very good movies ... certainly worth a watch.


Thanks, Rick! I added Katyn to my queue as well.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 12:54 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Prodigies never fail to make me feel like a failure.


About the only thing I was good at at age 4 was picking my nose.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 12:57 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
About the only thing I was good at at age 4 was picking my nose.


Have you kept it up?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 12:58 AM

Sweet! Katyn is available for instant play. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 12:58 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Sweet! Katyn is available for instant play. \:\)


I need to date her.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 01:08 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
About the only thing I was good at at age 4 was picking my nose.


Have you kept it up?


Nah, I've graduated to my belly button now.




Ooh, a gummy bear!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 01:10 AM

Your belly button is a bulk foods section.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 01:14 AM

It's only bad when watermelons are in season.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 01:16 AM

Please, never talk to my son. He'll get ideas.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 01:18 AM

Well, you're lucky I moved out of state. \:D
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 06:30 AM

The first episode of The IT Crowd. It was all right, but hopefully it gets better.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 06:43 PM

Saw Hellboy II on HBO HD last night. Great PQ quality and w/ my low expectations, it was actually pretty good.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/13/09 08:33 PM

I DVR'd that one, having liked the original. Hopefully it'll be a good popcorn flick that the wife won't object to too much.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/16/09 12:32 AM

I just started watching the first episode of the fourth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and I'm already verbally abusing the TV screen between laughs.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/16/09 12:39 AM

"Monkeys are like Nature's humans." Ha ha.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/16/09 06:52 AM

Except for Sea Monkeys. They are only like nature's Cousteau family.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/24/09 01:31 AM

Observe and Report. Uneven and meandering. I was hoping it would surprise me by coming together at some point, but it never quite got there for me. It has some funny moments, but yeah, it just couldn't bring it together.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/25/09 03:49 AM

Watched Sicko last night.

He was preaching to the choir, but it solidified my position. Should be a must-see considering current events, even if it was a bit over-the-top in places.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/25/09 05:20 PM

Watched Modern Family. VERY funny show, I didn't realize Ed O'Neil was on the cast.

If you like Arrested Development or Sons & Daughters, this is is a good one.

We also saw the live version of Sunny in Philadelphia Nightman Cometh last night. SO wrong and SO funny. Even Danny Devito was on stage.

Dayman, fighter of the nightman, champion of the sun, master of karate and friendship for everyone.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/25/09 10:55 PM

Ha ha ha. I would love to see the live version.

I'll have to look into Modern Family. I do like Ed O'Neill.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/25/09 11:33 PM

I watched my first episode of Dexter. season 1, episode 1. Holy moley is it dark and morbid. I like it, but my wife couldn't watch it. This will be a lonely journey.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 03:02 AM

Sanjay, featured audience member on tonight's Late Show, is a guy I went to school with. The way he's featured is pure Sanjay.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 03:09 AM

Man, he got Bruce Willis's Scanket. I'm jealous.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 11:37 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Man, he got Bruce Willis's Scanket. I'm jealous.


His what?


I don't care, I want it too!!
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 12:07 PM

Watched Defiance last night. Thought it was a really good flick.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 12:21 PM

I liked that too. Of course, I'm a sucker for anything WWII. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 12:21 PM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
His what?


Bruce Willis came out in what appeared to be a Slanket. Being Bruce Willis, however, he had adapted the idea into his own unique product which allowed for extra cranial warmth. He pulled up a hairy hood and called it the Scanket, presumably short for Scalp Blanket. "Scanket!: The Blanket with Hair."
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 12:26 PM

*adding to my lexicon now.

I hope I get to use it in future conversations!
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 08:50 PM

X-men The Last Stand. Mmmmm. Cheese...

The EP350 may not reach below 20Hz, but what rumbly bits it produces it does very well.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 09:42 PM

Fred, did you know that the "School" in the X-men movies is Casa Loma?
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 09:50 PM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I liked that too. Of course, I'm a sucker for anything WWII. . .
YIKES! Reading that is like hearing someone speaking with my voice. (Liked the movie; WWII buff)
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 11:46 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I watched my first episode of Dexter. season 1, episode 1. Holy moley is it dark and morbid. I like it, but my wife couldn't watch it. This will be a lonely journey.


I watched it on CBS during the writer's strike a while back. That was morbid, especially for broadcast TV. Good show but man, it got more intense. I never went further because they stopped showing it on CBS and I don't have Showtime.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/26/09 11:54 PM

We're watching Dexter now, too. Almost done with season 2. I think it is very well written. I don't find it any creepier than the many CSI-type shows.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/09 12:43 AM

Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

I fell asleep. Granted, I only got 4.5 hours of sleep last night, but it seems like anytime I watch any of the Aardman animations, I end up crashing. I actually fell asleep in the theater when watching Chicken Run.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/09 12:26 PM

 Originally Posted By: Ajax
YIKES! Reading that is like hearing someone speaking with my voice. (Liked the movie; WWII buff)



That's because I probably got the line from you! \:D
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/09 12:29 PM

Careful, Jack. He might be trying to steal your identity.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/09 12:33 PM

I figure with two Jacks, it'll be easier for him to remember who he is.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/09 12:39 PM

Jack-Jack Attack?
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/09 01:49 PM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian
Fred, did you know that the "School" in the X-men movies is Casa Loma?

I didn't know that, but then, I've never been to Casa Loma.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/27/09 06:27 PM

For a second there, Fred, I thought you were going to say:

"I didn't know that, but then, I've never been to school" \:D ;\)

Some other movies shot there include; Darkman, Chicago, Robocop, Cocktail ect....

Some useless trivia for WWII buffs(you there Jack!!): During WWII, the Allies moved production of the ASDIC device(predecessor to the modern day sonar, to the basement of Casa Loma away from German observers. Who would suspect a castle holding ballroom dances would at the same time be producing such an important military device?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/09 12:15 PM

As of last night, I'm completely caught up with NCIS. Now I can finally start on some other shows... or start reading.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/09 12:30 PM

Or start the Buffy series. \:\)
Posted by: BigHonu

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/28/09 05:34 PM

Kung Fu Panda

Had the BIC F12 bottoming out in a huge way! SKDOOSH!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/09 11:21 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
As of last night, I'm completely caught up with NCIS.

Nuh UH! New episode on tonight! ;\)
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/09 11:30 AM

 Originally Posted By: BigHonu
Kung Fu Panda

Had the BIC F12 bottoming out in a huge way! SKDOOSH!


Great animated movie. The audio is well done.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/09 02:49 PM

Two episodes into the new season of Fringe. I really like where the main storyline is headed but after yet another mutated, monster person, episode, I think they might have trouble keeping me interested.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 09/29/09 04:03 PM

Fringe ended well last season but I agree with you on the current progress. I need to see some William Bell and less of the creepy monsters.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/09 03:16 AM

Interesting stuff on Letterman tonight between the monologue and the first guest. Interesting mainly because of how Letterman is able to talk about it, keeping it light but not trivializing it.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/09 10:50 PM

Wife and I watched 'The Soloist' last night, a great movie and what an amazing and intriguing man Nathanial Ayers is.

A pick by Rick recommendation. \:\)
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/09 11:06 PM

Thanks Rick. I needed a reminder to put that one on my list.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/02/09 11:08 PM

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did Fred.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/04/09 09:02 PM

Last night, I finally watched The Maltese Falcon. Only, I fell asleep for probably 20 minutes of it. Needless to say, it didn't captivate me. I also watched Sword of the Stranger again, this time with my parents. I still liked it. I don't know if they did.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/07/09 11:33 PM

I watched a special on Bernie Madoff. Really scary and sad to watch but also lots of informative information was presented to give perspective on his personality and the scam.

He said this in the most calm and collective demeanor at the time all this stuff was unknown...

In today's regulatory environment, it's virtually impossible to violate rules.

Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/09 02:41 AM

Red Dwarf: Back to Earth

It'll never be what it once was. It's pretty sad watching it anymore. I'll have to re-watch the first six series sometime, though.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/09 11:40 AM

Is that new?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/09 12:28 PM

Yeah.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/09 06:48 PM

Blade Runner

It was actually my first time watching it. Red Dwarf: Back to Earth referenced Blade Runner, but I had no idea how much. Kind of strange to watch them so close together, and I probably should have watched Blade Runner first.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/10/09 07:06 PM

An angry Red Dwarf>>>>>
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/11/09 02:39 AM

I love Regina Spektor, but I hate Drew Barrymore. Why do you taunt me, SNL?
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/11/09 07:30 AM

Bladerunner is an excellent scifi movie. One of the few that I would consider true scifi.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/11/09 07:34 AM

Watched The Soloist last night. Excellent movie. Quite sad that someone can be so brilliant/talented and suffer such a debilitating condition.

Another movie, a documentary, that gives amazing insight into what schizophrenia is like is The Devil and Daniel Johnson.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/14/09 11:58 PM

Wife and I watched the IFC movie 'CHE', quite a long (250+ minutes) 2 part movie but it is excellent albeit a little difficult to follow at times. I'd certainly recommend this movie.

CHE
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/18/09 12:48 AM

I Like Killing Flies

It's the documentary about chef Kenny Shopsin. He's an interesting, outspoken guy. I have his book, too, but I've only tried making one of the items in it, and even then I couldn't find the exact ingredients. I need to make time to try more of the recipes.
Posted by: BigHonu

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/18/09 03:21 AM

Blue Man Group!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/19/09 07:36 PM

Dang! the boys and I are watching my newest Bluray purchase, 2001 A Space Odyssey. It blows away the original SD Dvd, a must for fans, you won't believe the picture and sound....
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/22/09 12:25 AM

I just watched I Love You, Man. It's a bromance movie that's cringeworthy in parts, but has enough redeeming qualities (humor, truth, entertainment) that I give it 4 of 5 stars.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/22/09 07:54 AM

Your Bro is holding the other star, right?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/23/09 10:47 PM

One guitar, four hands. This takes some coordination. Not to mention the extra hands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcsSPzr7ays
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/23/09 11:34 PM

That was very charming!
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/24/09 01:40 AM

Just watched the Blu-ray of “Baraka.” Beautiful imagery and excellent soundtrack. I really liked about 2/3 of it…the panoramas and time laps stuff, but could have done without the close-ups of people which I found distracting though not as distracting as a narration would have been. I also felt the overall message was banal but could see it being fresh for a lot of people.

I felt that the Dolby 5.1 (don’t have a lossless capable receiver yet) was a bit flat for 5.1 but still liked the soundtrack. Overall I would give it a 4 out of 5 for watching the whole thing but would definitely use it for demo purposes.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/25/09 11:52 PM

I went to see Where the Wild Things Are with my coworker/friend. We were both a bit bored. It's an all right movie, but there wasn't a whole lot to latch onto. We also considered Paranormal Activity, but we would have had to wait another half an hour, and we didn't necessarily want nightmares. I've always been a total wuss with scary movies. Still, I'm sure it would have gotten more of a reaction from us than Where the Wild Things Are.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/26/09 12:04 AM

I was just watching this McClaren Engine Test , watch the full length, the second half of the test is pretty cool....errr, make that hot (you'll see what I mean).
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/26/09 12:19 AM

Here I was thinking that that couldn't be a GP engine--just didn't sound right--when they started revving it. Ah, yes, that's an Formula 1 engine alright!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/26/09 12:25 AM

\:D I was thinking the same thing! I guess they had to get the temp/oil pressure up first. I think these engines IDLE higher than most street engines can rev to.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/26/09 09:24 AM

I saw Paranormal Activity. It had its scary moments particularly the last 10 to 15 minutes. I'd wait for the disc release, though. You can pretty much fast-forward through all but the bedroom scenes and the ending.


I guess it resembles a porno in that way.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/26/09 10:04 AM

Watched Road to Perdition last night. I found the movie moved along too slowly for me but there was one scene that really wowed me audio wise. When Tom Hanks goes through the club to deliver the 'letter' to the club owner you can hear the band playing muffled through the walls. The ambient noise and the muffled bass effect was incredible. It sounded EXACTLY like there was a party going on in an apartment next to me. Which is, of course, impossible unless some gophers have built a new pad in the ground beside my basement and brought in some kick butt HT gear.

It was so realistic I replayed the scene several times until my wife got annoyed and we moved on.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/26/09 09:35 PM

Did she grab the remote from you and hide it?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/27/09 08:17 AM

Actually, she grabbed the remote and, in a huff, walked out the door.....



into the party......



::cue Twilight Zone music::
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/27/09 02:22 PM

Maybe she goes for the gophers.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/09 03:40 AM

Tom Hanks was entertaining, as always, on the Late Show, and Weezer performed an okay song well enough. Rivers is so weird. He commits, but he's a little awkward.

Also started re-watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia after I ran out of King of the Hill.
Posted by: merchman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/09 06:58 PM

Watched Anvil, The Story of Anvil today. I thought it was alright. Rough road for those guys.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/30/09 10:40 PM

Before we turned on some tunes, me and the boys watched Terminator 2 on BR.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/31/09 12:50 AM

The "Whale Whores" episode of South Park was pretty great. This season and last season haven't been the strongest, but it still has its moments.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/31/09 03:16 AM

Watched the new FX show the League, about fantasy football. That was pretty funny. If you like Modern Family (which I think is HILARIOUS), you'll like this one.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/31/09 04:05 AM

Weezer performed on Letterman again. It was nice to see everyone donning the official Weezer Snuggie. Well, the blue one, anyway. There's a zebra print version available as well.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/31/09 07:27 AM

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia again. This time, episodes from the current season. They're really in their prime.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/31/09 06:37 PM

Drag Me to Hell

Ha ha, oh, man. I'm glad Sam Raimi dragged himself away from Spider-Man hell long enough to make this. Pretty entertaining.
Posted by: Worfzara

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/31/09 06:57 PM

I watched this lastnight. Excellent film, good story, good acting, and great effects.

M80's, VP150 and QS8's are so clean and clear that I think I suffered heart failure 2 or 3 times during the film.

pn
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/31/09 08:06 PM

The Phillies, if they get out of this rain delay sometime soon.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 10/31/09 08:40 PM

Oklahoma state vs Texas! Go cowboys!
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 05:12 AM

Just got done watching “Transformers 2” and “G.I. Joe” on Blu-ray. Both looked and sounded great but I liked “G.I. Joe” more because it was just entertaining and didn‘t make any attempts to take it‘s self seriously. “G.I. Joe” reminded me a little of the “Doc Savage” movie and books.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 05:56 PM

Anyone seen "The Aviator" on Blu Ray? wondering if it's worth buying or not for about $15 CAD.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 09:16 PM

Is this Mike work'n?


::tap::......::tap::.......
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 09:24 PM

Adrian, are you inquiring about the quality of the Blu-ray transfer, or how good the movie is?

I don't have the Blu-ray, I have it in SD and I've seen the movie multiple times. I really enjoy it. I'd buy it for 15 ducks. <--that's canadian money, right? ;\)
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 09:40 PM

We actually call them "Loonies" \:D



Actually meant both. I haven't seen the movie yet and read some mixed reviews about it. Thanks.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 09:46 PM

I feel I have to tell you my taste in movies may not run completely mainstream, but The Aviator was very engaging and exciting. And, yes, there are scenes with some rumble for your sub, too.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 09:51 PM

Most reviews for it were quite good, but you always wonder about the one written by the artsy fartsy critic from Cucamonga.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 09:52 PM

Oh, him. . . . . . .




Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/06/09 10:41 PM

Caught up on "The League" on FX. HILARIOUS. Modern Family on ABC is also very funny.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/09 06:25 AM

Just watched “Monsters vs Aliens” Blu-ray and really liked it a lot. Nice simple fast paced entertainment that looks good too.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/09 11:33 AM

I thought the voice casting for Monsters vs Aliens was very good.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/07/09 09:49 PM

Anvil, The story of Anvil. Great documentary.

Man some people are dedicated.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/09 12:27 AM

Monsters vs Aliens - great LFE throughout the movie. Would be a good sub demo disc, it's that good.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/09 12:38 AM

I'll have to get a copy sometime.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/09 02:42 AM

Just watched the Blu-ray of Goldfinger.. It looked fantastic and sounded pretty good. This was well recommended at Blu-ray.com and I wanted to get an idea of how a well transferred movie would look and sound. Have to say they did an outstanding job. The video looked exactly how I remember older movies (colour/texture) looking on the big screen. The audio was pretty good considering it was originally mono. The front soundstage was the best with lots of sounds panning to follow the action but about all that came from the surrounds were ambient sounds. Using the DTS surround sensation mode sounded the best of the many to choose from.

I don’t think I’ve seen this since the late 60s so the only part of the story I remembered was the card game Bond interrupts, the Oddjob and Pussy Galore characters and Goldfinger’s plan but the how the rest of the story unfolded was all “new” again. Sean Connery’s character rocks…to bad the modern James Bond has become so pedestrian.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/09 05:44 AM

Watched the Aeon Flux Blu-ray. Not the greatest Scifi movie ever made but reasonably entertaining and looks pretty good.

Also finished watching Blood + part 2. Overall a pretty good anime about a “B.” Good characters and interesting story with almost every episode ending in a cliffhanger keeps you coming back for more. Things that stop me from giving it an “A” are the about 1 in 5 or so episodes that are about her family that do nothing much to further the plot. Also, the stupidity of some of the characters that’s need to keep the story going. So overall I liked it but could have skipped about a 5th w/o missing much.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/09 07:11 PM

BLOOD+ isn't even a B+? What a missed opportunity.

I just watched Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan. There were some beautiful scenes, but it was a bit boring for me. Maybe it's just something about the way it was done.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/09 07:36 PM

“Missed opportunity” is the perfect way to put it. Cut out the filler episodes that deal with the family life and I’d bump it up to a B+ or A- (Obviously if you’re seen it before you’d know which ones you could skip). Hard for me to go above an A- with the stupid way the character must act on occasion to advance the plot in the direction they want. Still overall I’d recommend it.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/08/09 08:22 PM

Eagles vs. Cowboys in a battle for first place in the NFC East.

GO BIRDS!!!
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/09/09 06:59 AM

Just watched the Battlestar Galactica to kick off a recap of the first 2.5 seasons I’ve already seen as a prelude to watching the remainder over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was still as good as I remembered it. I just hope that the last part of the series is as good as the first. I didn’t care for the “New Caprica” story arc and shortly after that missed so many episodes I figured I was better off waiting for the whole thing to come out on DVD.

On the big screen the standard definition looks pretty good most of the time but occasionally in some scenes there was a grainy look, but I was trying to be critical and it really was pretty good.




Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/09/09 10:01 AM

I've noticed the grain as well, and I think it's probably intentional (esp if I'm noticing it on SD!)

The New Caprica arc is painful, but I think you really need to watch it to understand the rest of the series. Not that I've finished it...
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/09/09 10:13 AM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
Anvil, The story of Anvil. Great documentary.

Man some people are dedicated.


I watched that a week before they opened for AC/DC this summer. They certainly rocked their hearts out live. You could tell they were super happy to be back on stage, especially opening for AC/DC. Unfortunately, they suffered from the opening band, sound quality blues but their energy certainly made up for it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/09/09 02:06 PM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I've noticed the grain as well, and I think it's probably intentional (esp if I'm noticing it on SD!)

The New Caprica arc is painful, but I think you really need to watch it to understand the rest of the series. Not that I've finished it...


I watch “Caprica” when it first came out. Very different feel but I liked it a lot. It was nice to get the beginning of the back-story for the whole series. The thing I like most about the new “Battlestar Galactica” is that they started with the intent of telling a story rather than just having an ongoing series. It’s the same thing I like about most animie. However, the downside is if you miss a few episodes It’s rather like skipping a few chapters in a book. Also modern technology has spoiled me in that I can save up or order a whole series and watch it all at once, my preferred viewing method.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/09/09 02:09 PM

I have The Plan at the top of my Netflix queue, but the waiting list must be a mile long.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/09/09 02:20 PM

I‘ve seen Netflix have items listed as “Save“ more than a year and a half prior to release. I found this site helpful when checking for new movies:

http://www.themovieinsider.com/movie-releases/november/2009/

When I’ve gotten something in my queue very early it’s always shipped on the day of release. I put “The Plan” in my queue over a year ago and it would have shipped immediately however when I got the Blu-ray player I switched all the queued items to Blu-ray if it was available so now it says “Very Long Wait” (stupid stupid)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/11/09 02:21 AM

UP

It lived up to the hype. It sure is amazing how far animated films have come. Why does Pixar keep making me say that?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 01:52 AM

Monsters vs. Aliens

I actually started watching last night, but I fell asleep after half an hour, so tonight I finished it. It was entertaining enough. I agree with JP about the audio.
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 01:18 PM

Tonight it will be the MLS Western Conference Finals where hopefully my Dynamo can win against the Galaxy. It will also be extra nice because I finally bought a HDTV yesterday. All of my other TVs were at least 10 years old.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 01:48 PM

Last night we watched "Adam's Rib" - Spencer Tracey and Kate Hepburn. Maybe the first movie on Women's Rights?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 02:34 PM

Hey, congrats on the new TV.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 02:34 PM

 Originally Posted By: Argon
Last night we watched "Adam's Rib" - Spencer Tracey and Kate Hepburn. Maybe the first movie on Women's Rights?


Was it any good?
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 02:51 PM

Anything with Katherine Hepburn is good.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 05:04 PM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
Anything with Katherine Hepburn is good.

If you are a fan of B&W movies and quick witted but understated humor, I recommend it.


Not sure what generation CV is from - Audrey Hepburn (no relation) is another of my favorites. "Roman Holiday" comes to mind.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 05:23 PM

Funny Face. Breakfast at Tiffany's. My Fair Lady. Sabrina. Did she do any "average" work? Love her, and that oversaturated Technicolor.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 10:12 PM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Funny Face. Breakfast at Tiffany's. My Fair Lady. Sabrina. Did she do any "average" work? Love her, and that oversaturated Technicolor.

My daughters ripped Moon River by Holly Golightly off of a VHS tape.
Then there was "Wait Until Dark" with Alan Arkin.

And she was part of the (I think) French Underground in WWII. Pretty awesome.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 10:28 PM

My daughter is home from App this weekend. She discovered that I bought a copy (I suspect is bootleg) of Fantasia off of Ebay. That is what we are watching. If JohnK is checking this out, I have determined that I am not a Stravinsky fan.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/13/09 11:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: Argon
If you are a fan of B&W movies and quick witted but understated humor, I recommend it.[/quote

I do like them. I haven't seen enough.

[quote=Argon]Not sure what generation CV is from - Audrey Hepburn (no relation) is another of my favorites. "Roman Holiday" comes to mind.


It's pretty hard not to love Audrey Hepburn. I do own Roman Holiday, along with Sabrina and, though not in the same era, Always. I used to own Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I must have given it away. I do like that movie, despite the horribly offensive portrayal of a Japanese man.

As far as B&W movies, I've always been a sucker for the Frank Capra movies. I just got It's a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is another favorite, of course, with Jean Arthur being just about perfect. I actually ordered Easy Living when it dropped in price on Amazon.com the other day. Hopefully it's a good one.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/14/09 06:33 PM

Oops, sorry for the butchered quoting. Let's just say I was tired. I was also going to say that I tried to watch My Fair Lady at one point, too, but the whole men-teaching-women-how-to-be-ladies thing was hard to stomach.

I just watched Cutthroat Island. I didn't have high hopes, considering Renny Harlin's other work, and I still found it unsatisfying. There were a couple of moments that made me smile, but it was too long, not engaging, and just poorly-executed.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/09 05:30 AM

The first episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. My sister said I should try it, and a lot of people seem to really like it, so I figured I'd better. The first episode was interesting enough to get me to watch more. My sister said it continues to get better in subsequent seasons, so I guess I have a lot of watching ahead of me.

I also watched Up again earlier, this time with my parents. I may have liked it even more the second time.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/09 08:45 AM

OK......CV, that definately passes the Audrey litmus test \:\)
Posted by: Adrian

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/15/09 06:17 PM

I watched Cutthroat Island years ago...another couple of hours of my youth I wish I could have back \:D . Geena Davis' makeup job was downright scary in that movie, the only thing I remember about it, other than that, was that the movie was a trainwreck...errr, shipwreck?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/18/09 02:04 AM

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas

Very funny, but I see no reason to own it on Blu-ray. The video quality isn't noticeably better than DVD I suppose because of the look they're going for. Of course, right now there's only $1 difference in DVD versus Blu-ray on Amazon.com, so I guess go for the Blu-ray, anyway. Ha ha.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/18/09 07:58 AM

Back to Audrey. My youngest daughter brought her poster of Audrey home from college. I asked her why. Her roomate said she couldn't sleep with "that girl" looking at her all the time.?!? Didn't even know who it was/is. Maybe it shouldn't, but that kind of thing never ceases to amaze me.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/19/09 02:06 AM

More Avatar: The Last Airbender. It's definitely a kids' show, but the episodes are getting more entertaining. I look forward to seeing the whole story play out.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/19/09 07:31 AM

Finally watched Seabiscuit. Once you got past the low points in the movie - it was pretty good.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/09 07:49 PM

Have some friends over for beer, lasognia, and to watch the new Start Trek on Bluray on the big screen. The Axioms will be rockin da house.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/09 08:15 PM

Whats lasognia?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/09 09:13 PM

It's what you eat when watching Start Trek.

Sorry, Randy!

I watched Star Trek, too, with my parents. I think I liked it more this second time, partly because the audio had more impact than at the theater. Fun stuff.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/09 11:32 PM

It’s what he didn’t eat before the beer. ;\)

I also watched “Star Trek” with my dad and a friend. I’m glad that I was able to stay almost completely ignorant of what it was about or how it was done. Very impressed with what they did with it. Looks like we’ll have to wait until 2011 for the sequel.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/21/09 11:33 PM

Frankly, I'm surprised it's that soon. As I recall, the older movies had a longer turnaround time in between.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/09 12:33 AM

Looks like I'm hangin' with the in crowd. Watched Startrek tonight. They did a good job. I don't think they nailed Bones the way some people raved, but the characters were quite consistant with what they were in the original series as was the movie: space cowboys.

I got a kick out of all the lines from the original series they worked in.

TNG remains my favorite series of the brand.

Edit: come to think of it, they incorporated all the stuff from the original series: Captain Kirk fighting (or in this case running away from) aliens on a strange planet, lots of shoot 'em up, expendible crew members... Just like the good old days.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/09 03:31 PM

I could put this in the bargains thread, I guess, but I was at Target yesterday and saw that they had the Blu-ray Star Trek for $19.99, which includes BD, DVD, and digital copy.

I saw it in the theaters with St_Patguy in Arizona. His local multiplex actually had good sound. I remember the mind-meld scene being impressive.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/09 04:14 PM

I just got done with the first season of The Big Bang Theory. I didn't think I'd like it, but I do. It's guilty of being a bit too sitcom-y at times, but it's still entertaining.

I also just started playing GalaxyQuest on Blu-ray, and it's "A Mark Johnson Production." Thanks, Mark!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/09 04:16 PM

You're Welcome, little dude...You're Welcome.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/09 10:43 PM

Fitzcaraldo. Its a German movie (Werner Herzong) with English subtitles about an eccentric dude and a steamship.

Cool movie. I was surprised at how much of the movie I understood without the subtitles.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/22/09 11:11 PM

CV, Big Bang Theory got even better in season two (last year) and is cruising along in season three. Jim Parsons continues to steal the show as Sheldon, but I really like all of the other characters as well.

This weekend, we watched Toy Story and Toy Story 2. After Nolan went to sleep, the wife and I watched Dexter. Only three episodes left in this season! It also is a top-quality show.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/09 12:56 AM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r

I saw it in the theaters with St_Patguy in Arizona. His local multiplex actually had good sound. I remember the mind-meld scene being impressive.


I was too lost in JP's dreamy eyes to pay much attention to the movie.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/09 12:57 AM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
Fitzcaraldo. Its a German movie (Werner Herzong) with English subtitles about an eccentric dude and a steamship.

Cool movie. I was surprised at how much of the movie I understood without the subtitles.


I really really enjoyed that movie. Epic and monumental in what he tried to accomplish with the steamship.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/09 01:18 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I was too lost in JP's dreamy eyes to pay much attention to the movie.


If the drugs don't get you, the hypnosis will.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/09 07:58 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
 Originally Posted By: medic8r

I saw it in the theaters with St_Patguy in Arizona. His local multiplex actually had good sound. I remember the mind-meld scene being impressive.


I was too lost in JP's dreamy eyes to pay much attention to the movie.


OMG. I actually started opening a search in IMDB to find out who this "JP" character or actor was before the true meaning set in. A literal LOL broke out at that point.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/23/09 12:22 PM

Watched Matthew McConaqueen last night in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past". It was ok...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/24/09 01:19 AM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
CV, Big Bang Theory got even better in season two (last year) and is cruising along in season three.


I'll be watching the second season soon. I'm trying out Castle right now. It's entertaining enough, but I don't know how long I'll stay interested. After that I have more Avatar: The Last Airbender to watch.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/24/09 07:07 AM

Bah, Sheldon would destroy all of the inconsistent physics surrounding Airbender. Return to Big Bang Theory!!!
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/24/09 07:39 AM

My wife watched "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" while I was surfing the web - ordering stuff like Christmas Tree Stands and repair parts for blowers and trimmers. Sounded like a pretty dark movie to me - not her type of flick at all.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/24/09 11:13 AM

So what I am reading from the above is that you broke your snow blower by running over the Aluminum Christmas Tree that you tried to trim.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/24/09 12:46 PM

 Originally Posted By: Murph
So what I am reading from the above is that you broke your snow blower by running over the Aluminum Christmas Tree that you tried to trim.

Nice try. Actually, it is a leaf blower that is the same brand as the weedeater. I was taking the primer bulb off the trimmer to put on the blower until the replacements that I ordered get here. Xmas tree stand completely unrelated. I bought a "Grinnen's Last Stand" because last year the tree fell over in the middle of the night and this year I swore I was not going to use one of those POS plastic stands.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/24/09 02:05 PM

So what I am reading from the above is that using the word "blower" means something totally different to someone like Argon living in North Carolina than it does to someone like Murph, who lives in PEI, than it does to someone like Ken, who lives near San Francisco.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/24/09 05:20 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
So what I am reading from the above is that using the word "blower" means something totally different to someone like Argon living in North Carolina than it does to someone like Murph, who lives in PEI, than it does to someone like Ken, who lives near San Francisco.

He is on the tightrope, Ladies and Gentlemen. Can he stay balanced?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/25/09 12:11 AM

Not if we all blow really hard?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/25/09 12:13 AM

With a vengeance?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/25/09 12:23 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Not if we all blow really hard?


All this blowing will create a stiff breeze.
Posted by: Argon

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/25/09 07:49 AM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
 Originally Posted By: CV
Not if we all blow really hard?


All this blowing will create a stiff breeze.


I knew this was "headed" here.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/25/09 07:57 AM

 Originally Posted By: Argon


I knew this was "headed" here.


We aim to please!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/25/09 05:27 PM

I watched Year One (with Jack Black and Michael Cera) last night. It had some funny moments, but it was pretty mediocre overall. \:\/
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/26/09 12:53 AM

That's too bad. I'll still watch it at some point, but after the reviews, I don't know when that will be.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/26/09 12:02 PM

Latest Dexter. I have to say, despite the Star Wars cliche, I did not see the final 5 seconds coming. Nicely done.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/26/09 11:45 PM

Funny People

I think Judd Apatow needs to make something that doesn't get quite so crude. It's starting to feel a bit tired. That being said, the film does have its moments.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 12:54 AM

Just watched Lock and Roll Forever

It’s a musical comedy by the production team that made “High School Musical” and ostensibly staring the OreSkaBand I say that because most of their contribution is playing music. I was wondering how they’d handle the English dialogue as Leader is the only one who seems to speak much English. Well their “aunt” does most of the talking for them and except for Leader the few lines the other girls have seem to be their own voices but often dubbed after the shooting (odd). There are two scenes where they are talking with each other in Japanese unfortunately the version I watched has Swedish subtitles.

Ok I won’t kid anyone, the writing is really bad and the plot isn‘t far behind it. Some of the sight gags are ok but unless you like Oreskaband and/or like stories about the underdog making good skip it.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 02:04 AM

 Originally Posted By: Argon
Finally watched Seabiscuit.

That reminds me, I gotta put the Sex and the City movie on the Netflix queue.
Posted by: Murph

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 09:57 AM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
That reminds me, I gotta put the Sex and the City movie on the Netflix queue.


Why?
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 12:00 PM

 Originally Posted By: Murph

Why?

\:D \:D \:D
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 03:18 PM

Yes Dean there is a post man!

Dude was late so I started thinking there was no delivery today. 4 Blu-rays in the bull pen warming up:

Ghost in the Shell: 2
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (movie)
The Longest Day
Tinker Bell
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 03:38 PM

'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' with Guy Fieri ... the one cooking show I truly enjoy, "That's money right there!"
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 05:25 PM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
Ghost in the Shell: 2


Is that Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence or Ghost in the Shell 2.0?
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 07:45 PM

Just finished it and yes it’s the Blu-ray version of “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.” 2.0 is still in my queue with a “very long wait” time but I wanted something new to watch for the holiday weekend and figured it wouldn’t hurt to see the old version first to compare to the new one later so I could see what all the whining about the new CGI graphics is all about.

First time watching it because I couldn’t get an English dub before. It certainly upholds the quality of the rest of the story. Didn’t like the Major being so out of the picture she’s clearly the best character.

The music sounded fantastic. The rest of the audio was great with lots going on up front but not much involvement of the surround channels. Being cyber punk it’s mostly muted colours but when it does get colourfull it’s incredibly vivid. Hard to imagine the new one looking or sounding much better.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/27/09 10:19 PM

Just watched “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

First thing I noticed is that I really like this version of Anakin much better than the movie (whiny little…). Also like the new character of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin’s padawan. Plucky and clearly designed to appeal to a younger audience.

I checked the Rotten Tomatoes and there’s all sorts of people whining about it not being a real movie. Ok it’s not “Ghost in the Shell 2” but then it wasn’t meant to be an as an existentialist cyberpunk drama either. Take for what it is, an amped up pilot for a kids cartoon series version of “Star Wars II” and at this it does great.

The writing is not great, the plot is thin, sacrifices depth for action and visuals. Sort of reminds me of “Star War” after all. However, if you could make the transition from liking the original “Star Trek” to the Saturday morning cartoon I think this one is even easier. I saw the age poll. I know there’s more of you out there that get that reference than we might care to admit.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 12:13 AM

Of the three Blu-rays I’ve watched so far today, all animated I just realized, “Tinker Bell” is the clear winner. As mentioned above I really liked the others and give them at least 4 out of 5 stars for getting what they intended to do right, but on that count “Tinker Bell” hits it out of the park. If you like true Disney style movies this one is a must.

I thought it would look good based on some of the shorts I’d seen on the Disney Channel, but it really looks amazing. The animation makes no attempt to look real which makes it work way better than either of the above movies in consistency. That consistency in animation, appropriateness of the music, minimization of filler, tight plot and short length actually made it easier to suspend disbelief and enter the story than either of the other two I just watched.

If you have little kids just buy it because they will likely be pissed at you when you send it back. Get ready to fork out for the sequels. I just queued up “The Lost Treasure” and saw that two more are in the works.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 04:16 AM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
Of the three Blu-rays I’ve watched so far today, all animated I just realized, “Tinker Bell” is the clear winner.


Maybe I'll pick it up when it's cheap. I heard decent things about it.

I just watched Lucky # Slevin. I kind of liked it, but I fell asleep during part of it, which means I'll have to watch it again sometime. I missed some important exposition.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 04:26 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV

I just watched Lucky # Slevin. I kind of liked it, but I fell asleep during part of it, which means I'll have to watch it again sometime. I missed some important exposition.

Looks kind of interesting, why’d you fall asleep?

Just watched “The Longest Day Blu-ray. This is IMO the best traditional war movie of all time (I think “Kelly’s Heroes is the best “war” movie but not a true example of the genre). I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen this but never got to see it on the big screen until now. In other words I should say I never “really” saw it before today.

This Blu-ray looked great, or so I thought until after it was over and I popped in my standard def copy to compare and realized just how awesome the Blu-ray really was. There’s just no comparison between them either in the picture or sound. Where the standard definition’s PQ is grainy and SQ is muted the Blu-ray is sharp and dynamic respectively.

I thought that Blu-ray was mostly going to enhance newer movies and these older movies Blu-ray were only going to amount to a bigger picture w/o loss in PQ. The reality has been that “The Longest Day,” “Patton,” and “Goldfinger” have all been spectacular compared to their SD counterparts. Granted all three of these are rated pretty highly at Blu-ray.com but based on them I can see renting a lot more older movies than I expect. I imagine my dad is going to get a real kick out of them too. It’s probably just nostalgia but watching these on the big screen feels like I’m really watching a movie as compared to much of what is produced today that just seems like an extended cut scene from a computer game (“300” being the starkest example of this) designed just to show off what the special effect people can do.

This movie was the most stark example of the benefits and costs of frame interpolation. Without it almost every scene with any sort of panning was blurred which might not have been an issue if the picture wasn’t so clear when not moving. Mode 2 on the AE4000, my normal setting, wasn’t even enough to stop the blurring but bumping it up to mode 3 did. The cost was one of those hyper vivid images I’d been reading about. It’s been called the “soap opera effect.” I did look exactly like “Dark Shadows” and “The Avengers” (Honor Blackman episodes). However, except when this stark imaging contrasted with real WWII film footage it was much more preferable to the motion blurring.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 05:20 AM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
Looks kind of interesting, why’d you fall asleep?


Because I underestimate how tired I am. I keep falling asleep watching stuff lately. Is this part of getting old?
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 05:42 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV

Because I underestimate how tired I am. I keep falling asleep watching stuff lately. Is this part of getting old?

I do know that people on average sleep less as they get older. But that doesn’t really answer the question whether they feel more, the same or less tired than when they were younger and slept more.

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/sleep.html

My body clock has always caused me to want to sleep in until about 10am assuming mundane things like work don’t interfere. 20 years ago I would sleep from about 1am to 10am. Now that’s shifted to about 4am to 10am. Can’t say I feel any more tired though. Not running regularly or being around people to much are what really make me feel tired.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 06:23 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Because I underestimate how tired I am. I keep falling asleep watching stuff lately. Is this part of getting old?

Only if your joints are making enough noise to wake you back up.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 08:36 AM

I finally found the blu-ray version of "2010: The Year We Made Contact". I had this on VCR about 15 years ago and haven't watched it since I gave away all of my VCR tapes about 10 years ago. Watching it again after all of these years was somewhat of a let down. I remembered it as a good movie, but the rewatching it sort of paled with my memories.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 01:54 PM

I really like that movie. In some ways more than the original but I haven’t seen it in awhile and have been worried it wouldn’t stand the test of time.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/28/09 01:56 PM

 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
Only if your joints are making enough noise to wake you back up.


I do wake up a lot at night, but not because of joint noise.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 01:02 AM

Hilarious. I love how the Fight Club Blu-ray starts up.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 04:54 AM

It had its fun audio moments. I really liked when they were playing chicken with the big truck, before Tyler lets go of the wheel and lets the car veer off the road. When the truck was passing by, it really felt like a truck was passing by.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 05:37 AM

Just watched the Blu-ray version of “Serenity.” It’s a noticeable step up in PQ and SQ from the standard version but not as huge a difference as some since the DVD was pretty good already. I didn’t try to access the BD Live since I haven’t hooked my Oppo up to the network yet, but the feature of being able to clip a scene from the movie and send it looks cool.

I liked everything about this movie except the ending fight scene between Mal and the bad guy. Just drags on way to long. I which Whedon had cut that one down and left in some of the deleted scenes.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 09:53 AM

I watched Serenity about 3 times, and each time it seemed like I was missing something. Googled Serenity and discovered Firefly. I watched Firefly about 5 times. Now it looks I may have to get the blu-ray version of both. I've only had a BD player about a year or less. I hate upgrading my dvds since I have about 300 of them. But if I get the ptae4000u projector, I'll probably have to upgrade the disks I like the most.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 11:11 AM

 Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I watched Firefly about 5 times. Now it looks I may have to get the blu-ray version of both.


Because you liked it so much, or for some other reason?
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 01:43 PM

I jut liked it. And that's about 5 times over 2 years or so.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 01:57 PM

 Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I watched Serenity about 3 times, and each time it seemed like I was missing something. Googled Serenity and discovered Firefly. I watched Firefly about 5 times. Now it looks I may have to get the blu-ray version of both. I've only had a BD player about a year or less. I hate upgrading my dvds since I have about 300 of them. But if I get the ptae4000u projector, I'll probably have to upgrade the disks I like the most.



Originally I caught part of one episode of “Firefly” and didn’t care for it. Later I saw “Serenity” and went out and bought “Firefly” and watched the whole thing in one sitting. Amazing show!

I’m planning to be very selective about what I upgrade. Only the stuff I really like to watch and that shows a marked improvement over the SD version. Ok who am I kidding I also didn’t plan on putting 200 hours on my projector in the first month. For now I’m using strategery and ordering up 3-4 Blu-rays from Netflix each weekend. So far the only ones I’ve bought are: Serenity, Blade Runner, 2001, Close Encounters, Star Trek, The Fifth Element (trend?) and Patton. Everything other Blu-ray I’ve watched has been rented.

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

Because you liked it so much, or for some other reason?

Easy for me to answer…Summer Glau!
Posted by: merchman

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 02:09 PM

Watching some Stihl Timbersports Series in HD. Looks pretty cool with the chips flying in slow motion. \:\)
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 03:50 PM

Wifey and myself are getting ready to play the just received from Amazon.com BR version of Air America ... a replacement for the SD disc that I loaned out and never got back.

Great movie, one of our favorites.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 04:56 PM

I watched Cloverfield the other day, and it sure did give my EP500 a solid work out; the sound is pretty phenomenal.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 05:10 PM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
Later I saw “Serenity” and went out and bought “Firefly” and watched the whole thing in one sitting. Amazing show!

Well, I have to admit to an ulterior motive with my original question.

I'm been trying to get CV to buy / watch the Buffy series since he watches lots of TV-series on discs and I thought he would really appreciate the witty banter and character development. Pointing out that people love other Joss Wheden series was going to give me ammo to poke him one more time.

The Buffy series went on sale on Amazon the other day, so I tried noting that to him.

Alas, I was reBuffed.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 05:17 PM

I watched Buffy only after I watched and loved Firefly. When I noticed it was the same creator/main-writer, I decided to give it a try... and Amazon had an incredible deal on the series at the time! I was not disappointed. You need to watch a few episodes, but it grows on you fairly fast. Altough, to this day, I am not entirely convinced about the scientific facts behind vampires...
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 05:26 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I'm been trying to get CV to buy / watch the Buffy series since he watches lots of TV-series on discs and I thought he would really appreciate the witty banter and character development. Pointing out that people love other Joss Wheden series was going to give me ammo to poke him one more time.


I'll try it out at some point, even though I already feel I've given Joss Whedon a fair shake. I don't know why I haven't been able to get into any of his stuff.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 05:29 PM

 Quote:
I am not entirely convinced about the scientific facts behind vampires...


Well, me neither. \:\)

For me, I thought the series really took off after it's first, "half season" (it was a mid-year replacement). I truly think it has better character development than almost any series I can think of, with the exception of All in the Family.

Joyce and I have loaned out the series to 12~15 people, and each has become a serious fan!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 05:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I'll try it out at some point, even though I already feel I've given Joss Whedon a fair shake. I don't know why I haven't been able to get into any of his stuff.

I didn't realize you had tried something of his...I'm assuming it was Firefly?

Well, knowing that, I'll stop poking you! \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 05:52 PM

Yeah, I watched most of Firefly (I don't remember where I stopped, but I think I got through at least 75% of it), Serenity, the first part of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and Alien: Resurrection. And he wrote the screenplay for Toy Story, so there's something he's done that I actually liked.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 06:19 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

Well, I have to admit to an ulterior motive with my original question.

I'm been trying to get CV to buy / watch the Buffy series since he watches lots of TV-series on discs and I thought he would really appreciate the witty banter and character development. Pointing out that people love other Joss Wheden series was going to give me ammo to poke him one more time.

The Buffy series went on sale on Amazon the other day, so I tried noting that to him.

Alas, I was reBuffed.


CV hasn’t watched Buffy? Really? WTFO? Dammit, we need to stage an intervention!

Oops! Should have refreshed the browser window you guys left me in the dust.

P. S. It’s not about Joss Whedon it's about Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 06:23 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

I didn't realize you had tried something of his...I'm assuming it was Firefly?

Well, knowing that, I'll stop poking you!

Friends don’t let friends not watch Buffy.

Besides it’s about Buffy and not that narcissistic dweeb who came up with it. ;\) I’ll give him credit for having a knack for picking the right people for parts.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 07:06 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

Because you liked it so much, or for some other reason?

Easy for me to answer…Summer Glau!


I bought season 1 and 2 of the Sarah Connor Chronicles beacuse of Summer Glau.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 07:38 PM

I had to Google her. {{insert Joke Here}}

Truthfully, I can't really claim to be a Joss Wheden fan, per se, because I've never really seen anything but Buffy and Dollhouse last year. Joyce and I have both Angel and FireFly sets on DVD, but we've never watched them.

But as much as I love the casting of Buffy, it's really the writing that makes me love the show, so I've gotta give Joss Wheden kudos for the end result.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/29/09 08:04 PM

Angel is very similar to Buffy except that he is the main character who unfortunately was one of my least favorites in Buffy. Cordelia actually makes the show for me until Spike shows up as a regular.

I’m really not a Joss Whedon fan. I just happen to really like Buffy and Firefly (though that one had to grow on me). Angel is ok and I don’t really have any interest in anything else he has done.

Not sure why I have a thing for Summer Glau. I mean come on next to Morena Baccarin? Just something about her quirky characters.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/30/09 02:33 AM

The Firefly series is at least 5 times better than the Serenity movie. The movie was a bone to fans who needed some sense of closure, but the experience was not even close to watching the Firefly season/series.
Posted by: bigwill2

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 11/30/09 10:56 PM

Just finished watching Albert Collins live at Montreaux ($5 at SecondSpin). '92 performance was off the hook. Sound was great.

'79 performance was, at times, a little too much guitar super-hero for me, but a surprise appearance by Gatemouth on "Frosty" was supercool. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/01/09 03:05 AM

I finished the second season of The Big Bang Theory the other night (good stuff), so tonight I'm back on Avatar: The Last Airbender. I'm enjoying it a lot. There's some genuinely funny stuff, and I'm pretty happy with how much thought they've put into the storyline.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/01/09 02:36 PM

Those fargin’ bastages at Netflix just shipped me 4 Blu-rays not on a weekend off:

Ghost in the shell 2.0
Angels & Demons
Terminator: Salvation
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

They were all listed as “Long” or “Very Long” waits so I left them at the top of my queue. False advertising I say. Looks like a day is in order now that I’m feeling a little Blu…. ;\)
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/02/09 01:46 AM

Just watched “Ghost in the Shell 2.0.” It’s been long enough and I’d watched enough of other things that I’d forgotten a lot of how the story unfolded so it was cool to see it again. Also meant going back to the original to be sure what had changed.

The first most obvious change is the audio. Way better no contest. Right from the beginning all the speakers come alive with sound and the bass is much better. Later by comparing it was also clear that the surround and other effects were greatly enhanced.

Almost as quick as the opening music you see the first CGI enhancement, an added scene, with the Major surveilling a meeting. It fits into the storyline but it’s man purpose seems to be showing that naked CGI Major is way better looking than the cell animated one. Most of the rest of the CGI enhancements are exterior shots of buildings and helicopters. Overall it blends in pretty well but it’s also not earth shattering.

Popping in the original also reveals they’ve cleaned up the picture overall but this is not nearly as significant as the audio. Although the picture does look better than the original the colours seem a little muted.

Otherwise everything is pretty much the same as the original

Here’s what Blu-ray.com has to say about it.

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Blu-ray
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/02/09 03:39 AM

Ooh, I'm glad to hear the audio is rockin'. I got my copy, but I haven't watched it yet. I like the main song in that movie a lot. I'll probably be blasting that one.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/02/09 04:25 AM

Just watched extended edition of “Angels and Demons” Blu-ray. I thought it was pretty good if a bit predictable. I guest the best sign is that it sure didn’t seem like 2.5 hours. While much of the picture was fairly dark when it did show bright scenes the colours were great. The uniforms of the Swiss guard were very cool looking. The music sounded great on the Axioms and a soundtrack like this makes me appreciate that Axioms don’t roll off the highs and that I held out for a room with a vaulted ceiling. Overall I’d recommend watching it but I don’t think there’s enough replay value to make it worth owning.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/02/09 04:40 PM

Finally finished up the most recent season of "Mad Men" last night. Quirky and stylish. I dig it.
Posted by: Craig_P

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 12:32 AM

Food Inc.

Highly recommended viewing.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 03:13 AM

Just watched “Terminator Salvation” Blu-ray. Pretty decent movie though I really didn’t care for the John Connor guy that much, but I like all the rest of the characters. It’s mostly action but I thought well balanced in that no one scene even fights and chases last to long w/o some interesting twist to change the dynamic. But at the same time it’s not so full of rapid cuts as to make you dizzy.

Real good picture quality the detail is great but it’s a little bland colour-wise due to the post-apocalyptic setting. Plenty of explosions and other special effects as eye candy.

Where this movie really shines is the soundtrack. The best workout my sound system has ever had. It’s got everything, big bass, all sorts of direct and ambient sound effects. It’s pretty much going on all the time so it’s not just a few scenes here and there that benefit but almost the whole movie.

If you want to give your system a great workout watch this movie. IMO way better than “Transformers 2.”
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 03:15 AM

I'm going to watch it this weekend. It sounds like fun!
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 03:23 AM

The audio is going to be intense!

Have you watched GITS 2.0 yet? If so what did you think of it?
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 03:37 AM

Not yet. I was saving that for the weekend, too.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 04:21 AM

I've liked Avatar: The Last Airbender since I started watching, but it's getting pretty amazing as the story develops. It's hard to believe it's a Nickelodeon cartoon. I don't know if it's as good as Buffy, but I'm eager to see how it all turns out.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 04:58 AM

I’ve heard good things about “Avatar: The Last Airbender” but always got the impression it was heavy on the fight scenes and am worried that they will get repetitive. Also I’ve got a backlog of at least between 50 and 100 anime (I’ve lost count) to watch and some of them like I InuYasha is 30 not counting the movies and Bleach which is up to 22. And I’m just starting the 9th disk of “Full Metal Alchemist.” So something else would have to be out-of-this-world good to even gut bumped up into the top 20 of the queue.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 05:18 AM

I wouldn't say there's an overabundance of fight scenes. There's always been enough story going on that I didn't notice, at least. I'd say the first book started off a bit slower, to set it all up, but it picked up in the second book. I just started book 3, and it looks like it's going to be quite a ride until the end. Since I'm not done, I can't make a case for where it should be in your queue, but I'm finding a lot to be impressed with.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 05:19 AM

Oh, and I'm glad you're still watching Fullmetal Alchemist. I do intend to watch that over again sometime, along with Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Death Note.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 06:04 AM


Before I put it in my Netfix queue I was wondering if you‘re renting the disks or watching it streaming? If you are watching streaming does the Dolby digital 2.0 come through or is it just in mono or standard stereo? Hard to believe an American made Anime could be done well. ;\)

I’ve been purposely pacing myself watching “Full Metal Alchemist” because it’s one of the few anime I’ve seen that does a great job of breaking the story up into bite size pieces that can be watched a little bit at a time. Plus with getting the projector I’ve changed my viewing habit’s a bit and going back to watch a lot of stuff I had on hold until I got things set up here.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 09:26 AM

I'm watching the discs, but not renting. I bought them when they dropped in price on Amazon.com, simply based on my sister's recommendation. I do that sometimes with her stronger recommendations because I know that even if I don't end up liking it enough to keep it, she'll want to have it and the purchase will be worthwhile. \:\) Of course, it doesn't work out in her favor very often, since we have pretty similar tastes.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/03/09 08:09 PM

Just watched “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” Blu-ray. As with the first one if you like Disney movies they’ve hit it out of the park with this one again. The story is different since she’s already a pixie it kicks off right into the main adventure.

The video quality is top notch and as is most of the animation though in this one there are a couple of scenes where it look like they got lazy in the background. The audio is also great though not much going on in the surrounds. However the music and effects up front are ambient enough that it still fills the room with sound.

It’s short and sweat making it likely to get watched again.


Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/09 11:48 AM

Watched the “Close Encounters of a Third Kind” special edition Blu-ray last night. Still a good movie but overall it didn’t stand the test of time for me as well as I thought it would. I guess I’m getting use the frantic pace of more recent movies because some of the family scenes had me reaching for the fast forward button. However, I still liked most of the movie.

The video quality of this was touted as really good but I’m not seeing it. Picture is decent but there’s a lot of graininess I’m not use to seeing in the few Blu-rays I’ve watched. I mean “Patton” and “The Longest Day” looked better. Colours were pretty muted by comparison to others I’ve scene. I didn’t have time to check out my standard def copy to see how it compared.

Audio quality was about the same. It was respectable but nothing to grab your attention which actually worked for the more subdued nature of this film. Didn’t notice much going on with the surrounds and the subwoofer was only mildly engaged.

I had bought this outright based on the number “top lists” it was on but this is one case I should have rented first because unless the standard def version looks a lot worse on the big screen I would have passed on this as a Blu-ray.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/09 12:09 PM

So the subwoofer didn't do anything in this scene that High-Def Digest talks about?:

 Quote:
The scene where Roy Neary first encounters a UFO in his pick-up truck still delivers some of the most intense low bass I've ever heard on a home theater mix. Cranking up the high-res tracks, my subwoofer just about vibrated right off the floor -- this scene, along with the mothership climax, is a true test of any home theater rig's mettle. Don't turn up the volume on this Blu-ray edition of 'Close Encounters' unless your speakers can handle it.

Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/09 12:25 PM

I don’t think I saw the same movie as that reviewer. The bass output was just on the margin where my M80s could have handled everything and I don’t think I would have known the difference.

As for “some of the most intense low bass I’ve ever heard on a home theater mix.” all I can say is WTFO. Earlier in the evening I had moved and recalibrated everything and wanted to test out some movies I hadn’t put in since the apartment. I can say all 3 I tried “Apollo 13,” “War of the Worlds” and “Sky Captain and the World fo Tomorrow” all had much more intense bass than anything “Close Encounters . . .” comes close to. I mean not even in the same league.

Which brings me to something else I realized is that now I need to go back and watch all the movies I saw in the apartment because now I can really listen to them.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/09 12:29 PM

Well, now I know I don't need the Close Encounters of the Third Kind Blu-ray. I'd toyed with buying it simply for that scene, but it never got low enough in price.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/09 12:40 PM

I’ll pop in my standard def copy later when I fire up the projector to see if the PQ or the Blu-ray is worth the upgrade. I’m also going to recheck the audio because I just checked Blu-ray.com and they also say the bass is “phenomenal.” Not sure why I’m not feeling it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/09 04:53 PM

Well I stand semi-corrected on the bass in “Close Encounters . . .”. There is a lot more bass in the scenes Charles quoted than I realized. However, not much of it was below 40Hz which after watching some very bass heavy scenes earlier made it feel thin.

The low-pass filter on my Buttkicker amp it set at 40Hz. I put my foot on it and played the scene with the mailboxes and there was almost nothing. I put my hand in front of the subwoofer and it was going crazy. So I cut out both subwoofer channels in the configuration menu and played the scene again and notice only a very slight drop in the bass with just the M80s playing it.

So while there is plenty of bass above 40Hz it just didn’t have the feel (even with the Buttkicker off) of movies like “Terminator: Salvation,” “Apollo 13,” “War of the Worlds,” “Star Wars III,” “LOTR FOTR” . . . .

Also popped in the standard def DVD and didn’t see any great difference than in the Blu-ray but I didn’t spend a lot of time checking. Also at least the bass portion of the audio track on the standard def version seemed the same as the Blu-ray. However, I didn’t listen extensively to see if other aspects were improved much.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/09 05:05 PM

I have all the Harry Potter movies on DVD and BD. When I had compared the sound track between the two for the very first movie, the DVD seemed to have the better quality.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/04/09 10:05 PM

Dean, thanks for the comparison and clarification.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/05/09 10:38 PM

Terminator: Salvation on Blu-ray. I liked the audio, but the movie didn't really involve me. I think I'm growing weary of Christian Bale.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/05/09 10:48 PM

I watched One Fast Move of I'm Gone: Jack Kerouac's Big Sur.

Two thumbs up, but keep a glass of alcohol handy. My wife was pouring Jim Beam throughout. \:\)
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/05/09 11:44 PM

Just finished the Pineapple Express.
Not much to say about it really.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 01:13 AM

I just finished Avatar: The Last Airbender. I wouldn't say it never falters, but there's quite a lot of really good stuff in it. Imaginative and funny. I'd say it's definitely worth watching. There was some heavy stuff in it which I didn't feel was too dumbed down for children. You kind of have to watch the whole thing, though. It really picked up in Book 2. I'm sad that Mako passed away before Book 3. They got a decent imitation for his voice, but the delivery just wasn't the same. Anyway, I was happy with the whole thing. I was pretty skeptical that I'd like it.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 01:17 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Terminator: Salvation on Blu-ray. I liked the audio, but the movie didn't really involve me. I think I'm growing weary of Christian Bale.


I had to look him up to see who he was since I didn’t recognize the name. Then I realized you were talking about the same guy I didn’t like.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 01:21 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
I just finished Avatar: The Last Airbender. I wouldn't say it never falters, but there's quite a lot of really good stuff in it. Imaginative and funny. I'd say it's definitely worth watching. There was some heavy stuff in it which I didn't feel was too dumbed down for children. You kind of have to watch the whole thing, though. It really picked up in Book 2. I'm sad that Mako passed away before Book 3. They got a decent imitation for his voice, but the delivery just wasn't the same. Anyway, I was happy with the whole thing. I was pretty skeptical that I'd like it.


I was so about to flame you for not using “spoiler tags” until I realized you were talking about the real actor. Yeah that sucks about him. Well I’ve got it in my queue but it won’t be here for awhile.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 01:33 AM

I watched Cowboy BeBop: The Movie. Makes me want to start watching the series over again.

My sister really enjoys Avatar: The Last Airbender and she was telling me all about it a few weeks ago. I should add it to my Netflix queue.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 01:42 AM

I saw “Cowboy BeBop: The Movie” first because they had it at the nearby Blockbuster. I immediately ordered the series after seeing it.

If we manage to get together here in the near future you can borrow copy if you like.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 02:11 AM

I was going through Movie Insider looking for things to queue up at Netflix early and spotted this in case anyone is interested.

The Last Airbender
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 02:42 AM

They must have taken Avatar out of the title so people wouldn't confuse it with James Cameron's Avatar. My sister's so mad about the casting. It was the perfect opportunity to give Asian actors work, and they cast white people? Equally annoying is how they cast Jake Gyllenhaal in the Prince of Persia movie. People are weird.
Posted by: grunt

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 02:54 AM

How about John Wayne as Genghis Khan (now that was a bad movie) but what do you expect when the marketing people get involved. Most any of the crap that comes out of Hollywood gets anglicized and dumbed down for an American audience. The power of marketing I guess.
Posted by: fredk

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 03:18 AM

Two Men go To War. Its a comedy based on two dentists who go awal to invade France during ww2. Its well acted and a fun movie.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 04:05 AM

Sounds funny. I'll have to look it up.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 10:57 AM

 Originally Posted By: grunt
I saw “Cowboy BeBop: The Movie” first because they had it at the nearby Blockbuster. I immediately ordered the series after seeing it.

If we manage to get together here in the near future you can borrow copy if you like.


Oh, thanks, Dean! But I have the series!

I bought it shortly after I got hooked after seeing it on Cartoon Network late one night.

That reminds me, let me look at my calendar and settle on a day for a GTG!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 10:58 AM

 Originally Posted By: CV
They must have taken Avatar out of the title so people wouldn't confuse it with James Cameron's Avatar. My sister's so mad about the casting. It was the perfect opportunity to give Asian actors work, and they cast white people? Equally annoying is how they cast Jake Gyllenhaal in the Prince of Persia movie. People are weird.


That's exactly what my sister was ranting about when I talked to her on the phone. She didn't understand the casting choices at all.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 11:40 AM

I think we just need to change this thread title to "What anime are you watching tonight?"
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 11:43 AM

I smell jealousy!

;\)
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 11:50 AM

I smell updog.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 11:52 AM

Still working my way through Season 1 of Lost. Good stuff. Wonder why I never was interested in it when it was in real time? The HD streaming feed from Netflix (through my Samsung BR) is really very good.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are you watching tonight? - 12/06/09 07:27 PM

I watched Away We Go last night. I like both Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski, but I didn't relate all that we