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MrZoom

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  1. Diving Bell finally made its way to the Warner Theater in Morgantown. I'm planning to go see it after I have a quick supper.
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    Star Trek

    Teaser trailer is posted at the official site: http://www.paramount.com/startrek After you watch the trailer, click on the red dot to the right of "under construction" down below.
  3. I don't remember if Reese said that line in T1, but I definitely remember Ahnold's "good" terminator saying "Come with me if you want to live" in T2.
  4. It's nowhere near my neck of the woods (Morgantown, WV). I'm hopeful the Warner Theater downtown will eventually get it, since they tend to show a lot of artsy/independent/foreign films. I saw two subtitled films there this year: Pan's Labyrinth and The Host. As of right now, IMDB tells me the nearest theater to me showing Diving Bell is in Bethseda, Maryland (metro Washington). Second closest is Philadelphia, and then you get into the NYC metro area.
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    Star Trek

    And Korean-born actor John Cho is the new Sulu.
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    Star Trek

    TrekMovie.com has a video of the panel at Comic-Con where this was all announced. It was stated that Nimoy will be donning the ears again. Their report says that Nimoy will play Spock also.
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    Star Trek

    Zachary Quinto of Heroes is the new Spock, and Leonard Nimoy will also be in the movie. New teaser poster.
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    Live Free or Die Hard

    SDG's review is up at Christianity Today Movies.
  9. Rise of the Silver Surfer gets a PG rating.
  10. Congratulations to the Anaheim Ducks, 2007 Stanley Cup Champions. A few notes: 1. An embarrassing own goal by the Senators. It's going to be a long flight back to Ottawa for the whole team, but especially for Chris Phillips and Ray Emery. 2. Ah, brotherly love: Scott Niedermeyer, who was raising the Cup for the fourth time, passed it off first to brother Rob, who had never won it. It was mentioned during the telecast that Rob and Scott were on opposing sides in the 2003 Cup finals, with Scott's Devils beating Rob and the Ducks. 3. Talk about confidence: most title teams have their championship banners manufactured in the off-season and raise it at the home opener. The Ducks had one ready to unfurl as soon as the final buzzer went off tonight.
  11. It was one of the films that was screened in my film appreciation class during my freshman year in college. That was 18 years ago, and the only time I've seen it.
  12. I'm planning a double feature of The Searchers and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope for Friday night. (30th anniversary of the latter's release, and 100th birthday of John Wayne.) EDIT - Actually his birthday is Saturday, but close enough.
  13. Well, as Keith Olbermann would say, the Wings beat Giguere like a rented goalie last night.
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    Spider-Man 3

    One curious fact about this series has occurred to me: In each of the three films, Spider-Man's first confrontation with the primary villain of the picture takes place in broad daylight, but the final battle takes place at night. (That is, if you ignore Peter's out-of-costume fight with Harry/New Goblin in #3, which is at night. But his first encounter with Sandman is during the day.) Is there any cosmic and/or spiritual significance to this, do you think, or is it just a coincidence?
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    Spider-Man 3

    Hi N.K.! As they like to say on another message board where I am a regular, "FIRST POST ALERT!" Very thoughtful post. I have to say I agree with you about the waste of Gwen Stacy and her father in this film. I expected a larger role for Gwen, instead she acts more than anything as someone Peter uses to make Mary Jane jealous (unintentionally at first, from the , then later on purpose, in the ).
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    Lucky You

    Completely apropos of nothing, but before going into the theater this evening to see Spider-Man 3, I took a look at the poster for Lucky You and noted that the composer is Christopher Young. Young also scored the latest installment for everyone's favorite webslinger (taking over for Danny Elfman) - so he's got two movies opening the same day. Which gets me to wondering - how often does that happen?
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    Spider-Man 3

    Well, I saw Spidey 3 this evening with my friend Dan from work, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I was surprised by but Dan said he saw it coming from early in the film. And looking back, it does make a kind of poetic sense in the context of the story arc of the whole trilogy. Hm, maybe I'm just easy to surprise. EDIT ADD: Someone on a Yahoo e-mail list I subscribe to said he thought The Sandman was a more "sympathetic" character than the original Goblin or Doc Ock.
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    The Invisible

    Heh. As I commented to a friend who called The Invisible the worst movie he's ever paid money to see, perhaps Mr. Goyer should stick to writing.
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    The Invisible

    The marketing campaign apparently confused an acquaintance of mine on another board into thinking that "The Invisible" had the same director as "The Sixth Sense". I pointed out to her that it was marketed as being from "the producers of The Sixth Sense and the co-writer of Batman Begins" - and even that is misleading. I checked IMDB, which does not list any producers or executive producers in common between The Invisible and The Sixth Sense, but both films have the same production company - Spyglass Entertainment. Also, plugging your film as being from the writer of such-and-such a film is bound to make some people think that said writer also did writing on this film. Not the case here - David S. Goyer, who was a co-writer on Batman, is the director of "The Invisible". (And on a complete tangent, he's been tabbed to direct the X-Men spinoff "Magneto". )
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    Spider-Man 3

    You need to fix the cast list at the top of your review.
  21. No one has mentioned Aunt May praying the Lord's Prayer in Spider-Man (the first one)? I'm surprised.
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    Spider-Man 3

    I'm going to see Spidey 3 opening night with a friend, but having re-watched the first two movies on Sunday, the part of your message I bolded above is something I ALREADY have reservations about. A huge part of the Spider-Man mythology is that Peter's decision to use his powers to fight crime comes from his guilt over letting the burglar get away who would in turn kill his Uncle Ben (as seen in the first movie). If, as apparently established in Spidey 3, the Sandman killed Uncle Ben, that part of the mythology is undermined. (Of course, in the movies, the Burglar story line is ALREADY changed from the comics: in the first film, he trips over a pipe in the abandoned building and falls out a window to his death. In the comics, he survives until issue #200 of Amazing Spider-Man and, as I recall, he kidnaps Aunt May in that issue. He finally dies of fear (cardiac arrest?) when confronted by Spider-Man.)
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    The Host

    It's showing here in Morgantown, WV at the Warner Theatre. ::thumbsup:: I'm going to try to see it Tuesday or Wednesday evening.
  24. I plan to watch the first two Spider-Man films, in preparation for chapter 3 next Friday night. I got advance tickets for me and a friend for $3 each because I'm a reservist at my local comic book shop. Well, actually, they're generic passes, but the comic shop has reserved a block of seats for the 7:00 PM screening next Friday.
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