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by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

Just watched a couple of movies... Quantum of Solace sucked. Bewildering, nonsensical bilge, IMO. Daniel Craig is great as ... Bond in an otherwise baffling movie. Great action scenes, but no apparent coherent plot linking them together... Luxury hotels in the middle of the Bolivian desert? And they...
by Mark in Vancouver
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

There is something enjoyable about watching Bill Maher talking to "average Joes." He's pretty funny in that.
by Mark in Vancouver
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

Haven't seen Milk yet - still eschewing cinemas... But I suspect The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) would make a good, if perhaps redundant and oppressive, documentary to watch afterward. One can only assume that everyone involved with Milk studied that documentary closely. It stands alone as a great d...
by Mark in Vancouver
Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Socializing loaches
Replies: 11
Views: 3784

Interesting to see that the behaviour is more or less uniform among the species. Very nice series, Janne!
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

I saw Religulous last night, and it's rather good fun. Worth a rental, anyway.
by Mark in Vancouver
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

For the most part I agree with this (except Alien), although I have not seen a number of these. Good geek graphics though...

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by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My lazy clown loaches
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

You've got some big clowns in there! Nice fish.
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Angelicus Botia Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4726

They should figure out a pecking order over the coming days. How large is the tank, and do they have adequate hiding spots? It's really important to provide multiple secluded and shady spots. The best spot will fall to the alpha loach, but they all need shelter from light and movement outside the ta...
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

I watched Burn After Reading tonight and thought... I didn't hate it. But the Brothers Coen desperately need to find a new formula. It was like The Fargo Variations. It had one single shocking scene and the shock was unpleasant and without warning. The actors are all good, and the story is passable ...
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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Ahhh. Full of roast beast and xmas whisky... Just watched Stroszek from Werner Herzog. Possibly the best xmas movie ever. The perfect antidote to It's a Wonderful Life ... Do any of you folks in Germany know this movie? 1976 is going back a bit, but Stroszek is amazing cinema. "We've got a truck on ...
by Mark in Vancouver
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

The same friend who last year provided the Criterion DVD set for Seven Samurai was out this weekend and proffered Amarcord - easily Fellini's most wistful, happy, silly, nostalgic film. And what a great film! Just chock full of weird character portraits, sexual innuendo, good acting, and general may...
by Mark in Vancouver
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:29 am
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

Rent Errol Morris' latest outing, Standard Operating Procedure. Be winded like you were by Jesus Camp. Utterly amazing - and surprising in every scene. I am just stunned by the will of this film to be a document. And a bit ill. Let the players tell it like it was, and then look at them in a new ligh...
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
Replies: 304
Views: 222398

For the record I did see Dark Knight tonight, and I didn't hate it. It was far more effective than any of the previous franchises, and the corn was actually balanced by good performances. Too bad Heath Ledger felt he had to do Nicholson all the way through it, though. Not that he did, but you know w...
by Mark in Vancouver
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: The beautiful music project
Replies: 238
Views: 185678

And another reason to rent or own True Stories:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsbtAxGTAE4
by Mark in Vancouver
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: The beautiful music project
Replies: 238
Views: 185678

One more Sonny & Terry. Man, they were fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoGspLF1 ... re=related