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  1. I am in the middle of "The Time Traveler's Wife". Being in the middle of this book feels like I have read a whole one. I'm really enjoying it so far but I'm a sucker for silly love stories.
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    Day 8

    Just noticed original upload was missing a minute in the middle. Reloaded here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3...79548&hl=en with missing minute happening from 10:06-11:06
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    Day 8

    This is my first movie ever. I learned alot, particularly how important it is to pay attention to sound while on the set. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=85...37736&hl=en Don't be too harsh george
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    Allen Iverson

    Being from Philly, I will miss Iverson. I will miss his heart and grit he brought to every game. I just scanned the Sixers schedule. I was hoping the Nuggets would come to town this year so that I could take part in the standing ovation A.I. would get. Unfortunately, the Sixers only play the Nuggets once and it's in Denver, Jan 2nd. Well, now at least I have two teams I can root for.
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    Rocky Balboa

    Stallone answers that question in an interview from aintitcool:
  6. Not neccesarily. According to Wright's other works, the people at that time didn't attribute divinity with being the messiah.
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    I am tired of hearing people defend the violence in the film by saying that's the way it was. I heard Michael Medved's 4 star review say that today. I understand the violence may be neccesary to a point, but SDG you put it perfectly when you say: "Some of the violence in Apocalypto, such as the ghastly scenes of human sacrifice and the vicious conquest and enslavement of the villagers, may be integral to the depiction of a ruthless, decadent civilization. Yet when a freak accident leads to a fleeting closeup of an angry jaguar chewing the face of a Mayan warrior, or when a team of warriors leap over a waterfall and an underwater camera captures one of them bloodily bashing out his brains on a hidden rock, it
  8. in order: 1. The Fountain 2. The Science of Sleep 3. Half Nelson 4. Lady in the Water 5. The Devil and Daniel Johnston 6. The New World 7. The Break-Up 8. United 93 9. Superman Returns 10. Blood Diamond Honorable Mention: V for Vendetta, Joyeux Noel
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    Sam and Adam give weekly podcast reviews with other features as well. They have great chemistry and very good reviews. I really recommend checking them out. www.filmspotting.net
  10. Yes, yes He does. And He has sent me to inform you that you need to see it. Quite simply, it rocks. -s. Felt inspired to bump Kontroll up to #1. My new #31 is Stroszek by Werner Herzog. I think I added this after I watched Grizzly Man.
  11. Best - Denison Witmer / Page France / Anthallo Worst - Jars of Clay Of course I only went to two but I was still mildly disappointed in Jars.
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    The violence in Apocaylpto felt like a cheap and manipulative device to up the tension. With the almost constant bloodletting, I was tense and tight throughout the whole movie. I think that feeling is very easily confused with the feeling of true intensity. They both seem to come from the same place. I have much more to say about the film but am I not allowed to directly say how I feel until it officially opens?
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    The Fountain (2006)

    Divine and Transcendant. That was the feeling this film left me with. It may not make much mention of God but it does bring to mind our(or Darren's) amazing ability to create and design in the image of God. Or maybe our strong desire to create something so beautiful somehow ties us back to a creator. I've never seen Hugh Jackman like this. He through himself into this role as wholeheartedly as his character attempts to save his wife's life. As far as the ending goes, and Hugh Jackmans character in general, it reminded me alot of(forgive me I do not know how to block out text. The remaining entry is filled with spoilers): :spoilers: Socrates Apology by Plato. Particularly where Socrates talks about death and says things like "those of us who think that death is an evil are in error" One of the themes of the movie seems to be that there is life after death. I feel like Tommy's journey was to finally discover that and believe his wife. I wonder if the present day Tommy was the only Tommy that was real. The only time he was transported back in time was when he was reading her book. Isn't this just his imagination coming up with these images and putting him and Izzy into the book? And the future is also his imagination of trying to figure out how to "finish it". All the while, thru the book, Izzy is trying to help him overcome his hate and fear of death. It works. Her giving him the fruit at the end and him taking it is a symbol of him accepting death. I don't think he killed himself. I just think he came to a point of not needing to defeat the disease of death. Maybe none of that makes sense and has nothing to do with the movie. Or maybe it makes perfect sense but was quite obvious. Or, maybe I'm a genius.
  14. My vote goes for the series premiere of Alias.
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    Brand New

    Listen to full album available here for a limited time http://www.myspace.com/brandnew An emo band but one that I feel rises above the cliches and pitfalls of the genre. I think I remember some talk on this board of their previous cd Deja Entendu.
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    KATE: You don't seem afraid at all. I don't understand that. JACK: Well, fear's sort of an odd thing. When I was in residency, my first solo procedure was a spinal surgery on a 16-year-old kid. A girl. And at the end, after thirteen hours, I was closing her up, and I -- I accidentally ripped her dural sac. Shredded the base of the spine where all the nerves come together. Membrane, stenos tissue and ... So it ripped open. Nerves just spilled out of her like angel hair pasta. Spinal fluid flowing out of her, and I ... and the terror was just so ... crazy. So real. And I knew I had to deal with it. (As he talks, tears leak from his eyes.) So I just made a choice. I'd let the fear in. Let it take over. Let it do its thing. But only for five seconds. That's all I was gonna give it. So I started to count. One ... two ... three ... four ... five. Then it was gone. I went back to work, sewed her up, and she was fine.
  17. Let me encourage you to bump up Kal ho into your top 10. It is the most magnficent and exquisite bollywood film ever.(I've only seen about 5) My 31 is Kontroll. A hungarian film about a Budapest subway. God knows why it's on here.
  18. Good scene selection Beth. A few of my favorites: Season 2 Passion - Giles' grim discovery Season 5 The Body - When Buffy tells Dawn at school what happened. (forget which episode) After Buffy finds out her mom is sick and sits on the back porch. Spike is on his way to kill her, sees that she is sad, and sits beside her. Season 6 Once more with feeling - Walk thru the fire, when the scoobies decide to go help Buffy and we see a wide shot of them marching together. finale - Xander and Willow and the yellow crayon. Season 7 From Beneath You - final scene at the church where Spike reveals to Buffy where he went away to. Him - Behind principle Wood as he is in his office, Buffy is lining up a canon at him and she is chased back and forth by Spike. Bring on the Night - Buffys rousing speech after having her watu kicked in by an ubervamp. "I'm beyond tired. I'm beyond scared. I'm standing on the mouth of hell, and it is gonna swallow me whole. And it'll choke on me. We're not ready? They're not ready. They think we're gonna wait for the end to come, like we always do. I'm done waiting. They want an apocalypse? Oh, we'll give 'em one. Anyone else who wants to run, do it now. 'Cause we just became an army. We just declared war. From now on, we won't just face our worst fears, we will seek them out. We will find them, and cut out their hearts one by one, until The First shows itself for what it really is. And I'll kill it myself. There is only one thing on this earth more powerful than evil, and that's us. Any questions?" and on and on....
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    Anyone know if a Borders or Barnes and Noble would stock these? All christian bookstores around me are out of the one I want, Rain. Thanks
  20. We settled on "Fix You" by Coldplay, partly due to the demographic of our church. We also worked in some nice choreography with the U2 like riff that appears in the middle of the song. Thanks for all the suggestions.
  21. These are all great, thank you all. I think also more specifically if theres a song that communicates the child getting her self worth/identity from the neglectful parent. ie feeling unloved and incapable because of the neglect. something that emphasizes the child over the parent conflict. thank you for your continued support. g.
  22. Writing a short script for church that will serve as a live music video for a song, showing a young girl feeling unloved and rejected, particularly by her mom and/or dad. also some hope of a future bigger love would be nice in the song as well. was thinking of 'someday you will be loved' by death cab for cutie but that one might be a little too tied to romantic love. thanks for any suggestions.
  23. Bruce Almighty Smite me, O mighty smiter! Sonny in The Apostle. Bedroom Scene. Ed Harris in The Third Miracle "I would leave everything, everything, if I knew it was all true" Priest - Our Father prayer answered scene. Behrani in House of Sand and Fog :spoilers: Please, God, don't take my joon-am. I make my nazr. My nazr, hear me, please to hear me. I will give everything to one who is less fortunate. Yes! I will make it for the broken bird. Please, God, I'm making nazr to this woman. To Kathy Nicolo. And I, to you I promise, if you heal my son, I will return her father's house. I will also give to her all the money I have. My God, Khoda. I make nazr only for my son. Please, I want only for my son. I beg you. I will do whatever is your will. I will purchase ten kilos of the finest seed and I will find an American mosque and I will feed them to all the birds outside. I will let the birds cover me and peck out my eyes! Please, God, my nazr is in your hands!
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    I was really looking forward to this one but overall I was disappointed. Lots of elements of great filmmaking but it lacked one essential thing which draws me into a film: a character to root for. None of the supporting characters were developed at all and the Eric Bana character was not someone I cared about. Even the story itself wasn't as interesting as what happened before or afterwards. The documentary "One Day in September" shows what I think a more interesting story and I thought where the Avner character ended would have made an interesting film. The stuff in between didn't interest me much. I'm rating it 2 stars out of 5.
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