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post #1981 of 4220 Old 03-15-14, 12:20 PM
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One has to have some sort of source to keep the terrible movies out of the tray.

We have "Escape Plan" in the buying queue and "out of the Furnace" looks like an excellent addition.
Escape plan was better than I expected. Don't have much faith in films which enroll Arnold or Stallone these days...age and time has killed their known for action plot movies. That said, I was impressed with the movie, decent plot and good character roles.

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Going to give Nebraska a spin tonight. I hope it is as good as they say.
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Re: What movie did you watch last night?

I have a tough time with Arnold these days as well. Stallone, he can do more than action. Remember Nighthawks, Cop Land, Tango & Cash... and then there were some pretty good screenplays as well.

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Don't have much faith in films which enroll Arnold or Stallone these days...age and time has killed their known for action plot movies.
I have to agree. The Expendables series was about as bad as it could get and they have a third one in production.

A sleeper with Stallone that I enjoy each time I see it is:
Very family friendly.

Wow! It's hard to believe that it's been "Twenty-Three" years since it's release in 1991.

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We watched Ender's Game last night. I haven't read the book, but even so it seems like this was very compressed. Not much time for character development -- just go go go. I thought it was okay, but have no desire to see it again. I will say this -- it is one of the only movies that I have not felt the need to give the sub a 3 dB boost. Soundtrack was very good.

Edit: This is the first rental I've run into (this one from Redbox) that did not have the lossless audio track. The release is supposed to be DTS-HDMA 7.1 but all we got was Dolby Digital (5.1 of course). I find this trend very annoying. Still the sound was pretty good. If I were running a 7.1 setup, though, I'd be doubly annoyed.

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I have a tough time with Arnold these days as well. Stallone, he can do more than action. Remember Nighthawks, Cop Land, Tango & Cash... and then there were some pretty good screenplays as well.
True, the key though is to continue to cast Stallone in movies which do not entail high action, he can still play a tough minded guy with some brut force, just keep him at a walking pace though..

As for Arnold, I don't see many options in the industry for him anymore. His acting is limited to an area he can no longer perform in.

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The Battle for Terra. It was a so-so movie. Just saw it on DirecTV and we decided to record it and watch it.


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Going to give Nebraska a spin tonight. I hope it is as good as they say.
It's a little slow developing and seems low budget but stay with it. Excellent movie and one of the years best IMO.
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It's a little slow developing and seems low budget but stay with it. Excellent movie and one of the years best IMO.
Thank you. I will do that.
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I thought Nebraska was an excellent film. It had a great heartfelt story with humor.
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