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Old 03-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #1381
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I have read all three hungry game books. I have to say they are very under welling. I kept reading in hopes it get great due to the reviews. Never happened.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:51 AM   #1382
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So I went to see The Hunger Games, it was a pretty good movie. My wife enjoyed it as well. If I have time this summer, I will try to read the book.


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what are some of yours?
the outsiders
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fear and loathing in las vegas
rising sun* i forgot i did read the book first

that's what i can think of off the top of my head
One of my favorite movies is the Hunt for Red October. And it was one of those situations where I saw the movie first and then I read the book. The book was awesome. I'd like to read the Shawshank Redemption sometime in the future as well.
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I have read all three hungry game books. I have to say they are very under welling. I kept reading in hopes it get great due to the reviews. Never happened.
Is this one of those rare cases where the movie is better than the book?
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #1384
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So I went to see The Hunger Games, it was a pretty good movie. My wife enjoyed it as well. If I have time this summer, I will try to read the book.
went and saw it today with my gf. she cried and wouldn't leave the theater, the manager finally came and gave us a $50 gift card if we agreed to leave without causing a scene. i gave her 2 mini of vodka from my fanny pack and that calmed her enough to let us take the deal. it was a decent movie, i wasn't dazzled.

on a separate note, i finally saw the kite runner. add that to my list of books i've read/movies i've seen
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went and saw it today with my gf. she cried and wouldn't leave the theater, the manager finally came and gave us a $50 gift card if we agreed to leave without causing a scene. i gave her 2 mini of vodka from my fanny pack and that calmed her enough to let us take the deal. it was a decent movie, i wasn't dazzled.

on a separate note, i finally saw the kite runner. add that to my list of books i've read/movies i've seen
Your strangeness keeps getting stranger. That story is odd but admitting you carry a fanny back is mind blowing.

In my mind you are moving into the Over The Mountain category.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #1386
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Is this one of those rare cases where the movie is better than the book?
Well you don't get to se Jennifer Lawrence in the book

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Anybody gonna' bite and see the latest (LAST I would say) American Pie movie?

I remember when I was way younger, I loved Fast and the Furious and then they were all garbage until the most recent one.

Wondering if they reunite all those characters if it'll be worth seeing?
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Yeah that looks amazing, big fan of the original alien movies.
As am I. I think Alien still ranks as the scariest movie I've seen to date. Nothing else really comes close to it. Also, don't expect to see any "xenomorphs" in this even though there is a connection. This is more about the "Space Jockey" from Alien.




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the final 30 seconds of that trailer makes your heart go into overdrive with the soundtrack. Looks awesome!
Alien did the same thing to me when I watched it. I was a kid when I saw it, scared shitless...lol



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why do they have to make the movies so scary, i'm taking my flashlight to batman. i doubt if i'll be able to watch this one
Have you ever seen Alien? I suggest you watch it. (with lights out for more effect)
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:50 PM   #1389
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Anybody gonna' bite and see the latest (LAST I would say) American Pie movie?

I remember when I was way younger, I loved Fast and the Furious and then they were all garbage until the most recent one.

Wondering if they reunite all those characters if it'll be worth seeing?
I've thought about it, even though I think this latest movie is nothing more than all these actors collectively getting together to try and grab one last big paycheck.
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i don't really own a fanny pack, but you can bet your ass i would wear one. i like aliens a lot more than alien. i forgot which park in florida had the the alien on the ride but all the younger kids screamed. i used to be that young screamer filled w fear
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Anybody gonna' bite and see the latest (LAST I would say) American Pie movie?

I remember when I was way younger, I loved Fast and the Furious and then they were all garbage until the most recent one.

Wondering if they reunite all those characters if it'll be worth seeing?
I'll probably catch it on a matinee showing.

As for Hunger Games, went to go see it last night and it was nothing great/nothing terrible. Other than the pagentry near the beginning I felt I'd seen all this before a decade ago in Battle Royale. I'm slightly interested in the books but the movie did nothing for me like the Harry Potter series did.
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i like aliens a lot more than alien.
Both great movies, but both totally different. Alien was more suspense/terror while Aliens was more of a sci-fi action. The suspense from Alien was incredible. The scene with Dallas in the tunnel had the heartbeat going on in the background which built up the suspense even more.


They could have stopped making Alien movies after James Cameron was done with Aliens. I really don't even acknowledge the other ones. :P
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:00 PM   #1393
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I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think Hunger Games is a better film than Battle Royale. I also think they're two totally different films that stand on their own. BR isn't a unique concept- it also combines elements from The Long Walk, Running Man, Ender's Game, Lord of the Flies, The Most Dangerous Game, etc. Even the ancient Roman gladiators fighting in the Coliseum can be sourced.

THG is a much more subtle film than BR, but briskly paced nonetheless. 2.5 hours never felt so fast. I dug the score, shaky-cam and most of all, the acting. Jennifer Lawrence is amazing (peep Winter's Bone if you want some serious cinema).
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #1394
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Anybody gonna' bite and see the latest (LAST I would say) American Pie movie?

I remember when I was way younger, I loved Fast and the Furious and then they were all garbage until the most recent one.

Wondering if they reunite all those characters if it'll be worth seeing?
I was actually listening to an old episode of Loveline from a week or two before they were to release American Wedding (Eddie Kaye Thomas as the guest) and they were going on and on about how this completed the trilogy and how they were sure this (American Wedding) was the last one. Funny how that turned out with this latest flick.

Either way I didn't see the last one and the only reason me and all my friends saw the first one came about because "OMG SHANNON ELIZABETHS B00Bz OMGWTFBBQ!" Second one came out when I was still in high school as well so naturally I saw it but by the time AW came around I just wasn't really interested in the series anymore.

Personally, aside from being a potential cash cow, I just think they wanted a send off which included Chris Klein and Tara Reid, as the two were absent from the previous film. Thats assuming of course that they don't make American Divorce.
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I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think Hunger Games is a better film than Battle Royale. I also think they're two totally different films that stand on their own. BR isn't a unique concept- it also combines elements from The Long Walk, Running Man, Ender's Game, Lord of the Flies, The Most Dangerous Game, etc. Even the ancient Roman gladiators fighting in the Coliseum can be sourced.

THG is a much more subtle film than BR, but briskly paced nonetheless. 2.5 hours never felt so fast. I dug the score, shaky-cam and most of all, the acting. Jennifer Lawrence is amazing (peep Winter's Bone if you want some serious cinema).
Why is it such a big fuss that Rue is Black in the movie?
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