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What movies have YOU seen, this holiday season.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by McHack, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Growing up, I always thought Christmas time was spent at home. Well, recently, my wife has been prodding us to out to the movies... We went Christmas Eve, & Christmas Night. Much to my amazement, the theater was absolutely PACKED both nights. Guess I was raised as a home body.... *shrug*

    Anyway, What movies have YOU all seen during this holiday season...

    Christmas Eve we saw Lemony Snickett's Series of Unfortunate Events. I REALLY enjoyed this movie. It has NOTHING to do with Jim Carey, in fact, I found him quite hatable due to the sinister motives of his character. Oddly, my kids liked it, the wife didn't, & the the in-laws didn't either. So, go figure... You'll either love it, or hate it...

    Christmas Night we saw Meet the Fockers. Absolutely Hilarious. Everyone must see this NOW!
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I havent seen any. My closest theater to my house raised the price from $8.50 to $9.50 and i refuse to go now. Also with the purchasing of my new Sterling, im broke. I want to see Meet the Fockers though.
  3. 9.50? ouch...i thought 7.50 was steep!
    i might go see that limony snicket one and that fockers movie looks good, mom took my sister and brother-in-law to that one, but i had to work at 5AM the next day :(
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My area is steadily becoming stupider. I live in a town (Poughkeepsie) about an hour and a half by car north of New York City. Commuters have steadily been moving here and this area has been developing, and everything has been going up in price. Its to the point where, had my parents not bought our house 20 years ago, even we wouldnt be able to afford to live here. The cost of an average new house costs 400k, whereas we bought our house 20 years ago for just under 100k, and have built upon it, etc and now it would probably be valued at 350k, but damn 400k for a new, normal sized house?
  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    The polar express... it was cool... .but they didnt have a freakin rudolph. ***?
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Flight of the Phoenix
    The Incredibles
    National Treasure

  7. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I saw the incredibles a couple nights ago. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

    I also saw the Return of the King extended edition, which I also enjoyed.
  8. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    I went and saw The Life Aquatic with some friends of mine Christmas night. It was great. Go see it, and learn some David Bowie songs before you do.
  9. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    The wife & I want to see this VERY MUCH.
  10. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I saw Shrek 2, Harry Potter 2 and Memento. I can't remember when I saw Memento but it's not that long ago. I think.
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Whatever was on HBO... :p

    It's the exam season, I dont have time to go see movies... btw, I should be learning for tomorrow's Microeconomics II exam... :meh: nah ;)
  12. FUNKonthewall

    FUNKonthewall Nailing The Groove

    Sep 29, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Endorsing: Fodera Guitars, Aguilar Amps, Dunlop/MXR Accessories
    +1,000,000. McHack, go see it. You wont regret it. Wes Anderson's films are always a fresh change of pace from the local box office clutter.
  13. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!

    We're all over it. I neeed I neeed,, GIMME GIMME GIMME!
  14. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    i saw the life and times of nina drake.
    it was called something like that, i don't remember exactly.
  15. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It was called Vera Drake.

    Just saw the Incredibles, and was impressed muchly.

    I was attempting to download Ong Bak, but it turned out to be German porn. I'm conflicted: on one hand, it's not Ong Bak, on the other hand, it is porn.
  16. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Thanksgiving weekend my wife rented "Mean Girls" and
    Stepford Wives :bawl: This time I went to get the movies
    I rented the DVD's for Collateral and Manchurian Candidate.
    Both exelent films. :)
  17. Well this movie isnt new or anything, but i got it for christmas on Dvd and Id been wanting to see it for the longest time : Oliver Stone's The Doors.

    Roughly one of the best and freakiest films ive ever seen . Loved it.
  18. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    I saw the Life Aquatic last night as well. And I reccommend everyone go see it sometime. I liked the cinematography of this one better than the Royal Tennenbaums, which was very segmented and had the characters deliver their dialogue against backgrounds. Life Aquatic (I guess because it's supposed to be documentarian-style) was much more fluid and there was much more happening in each shot.

    I enjoyed the story, some people might find it feels a little slow in parts, but I didn't mind. It told a full story in a pretty modest amount of time, which I liked. A lot of times I feel movies rush through plotlines to get to banal action sequences, but not in this case. The criticisms I had was that it felt a little unfocused at times, and the characters were much more interesting than the movie let them be. In the Royal Tennenbaums, you got a chance to know each character, but I guess because the cast was so large in this case, some fun characters felt underdeveloped.

    But the David Bowie songs were a big highlight.
  19. I saw Napoleon Dynamite.

    Granted it was on the 22nd and it was in school(A+ rules).

    Still a funny and very strange movie.
  20. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I saw The Incredibles and thought it was decent (not as good as Shrek), and The Manchurian Candidate and was disappointed by some of the plot twists. I'm not that hard to please when it comes to movies... if anything, I'm probably shallow. Still, it wasn't my best year for cinema.