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I am also watching the season premiere of 30 Rock. Right now, online.

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Same here, Andrew. Baching it at the moment, which really means: Dr. Who time.

Oh and CARDS and ORIOLES.

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Buffy, Nathan. Buffy.

Besides catching up with season two of The Walking Dead, I'll be watching the Criterion BluRay of Carne's Les Visiteurs du Soir and probably rewatching the enjoyable PBS documentary Mariachi High. And, if they come in the mail today, review copies of the Hammer Horror The Face of Fu Manchu and the most-likely-awful Graystone Park.

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Attack the Block is great.

I don't know what I'm watching yet. I did watch Storm of the Century miniseries last night and it was probably one of the best Stephen King tv adaptations I'd seen yet. Colm Feore totally channeling Anthony Hopkins for almost 4 hours. Creepy and well done, some crappy effects but what can you expect.

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Christian wrote:

: Gosh, I wonder how many A&F threads exceed 50 pages.

Just this and the Lost thread (62 pages as of this writing), I think.

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Taliesin: I, too, rewatched John Carter this weekend, in 3D at a friend's house. Great projection, some great images, but the movie got worse for me the second time through. It seemed kinda pointless. It's still not as bad as some of the early buzz indicated, but I can't see recommending it to friends.

If it means anything, another friend who saw the film for the first time with us last night thought the movie was great.

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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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I try not to pull title after title off the library shelf, but I can't help it, even though I know I'll watch only one, maybe two of these:

The Way Back

The Turin Horse (I'll watch with Jonathan Rosenbaum's commentary track turned on, and I'll check out the extras)

Miss Bala

The Raid: Redemption

The Future

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Christian, watch Miss Bala and Raid: Redemption back to back, and then report in. But - I would be very interetested to hear comments from you and Russ on Miss Bala.

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Christian, I also have a library copy of MISS BALA at home. Let's both watch it this weekend and discuss it next week.

Deal!

Christian, watch Miss Bala and Raid: Redemption back to back, and then report in. But - I would be very interetested to hear comments from you and Russ on Miss Bala.

I'll try to do this, too, although double features are a rarity for me.

Thanks, gentlemen, for helping me prioritize my list.

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Finally getting to DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE tonight. Very excited!

Hoping to find some time to get to the theatre and see either LOOPER, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, or SINISTER.

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DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE has been sitting on my shelf waiting for me, as well. Have never seen it. I feel like it's going to be my kinda film, though.

My options this weekend include two at the theater and two at home. At the theater: ARGO and SINISTER. At home: DAMSELS IN DISTRESS and KEYHOLE.

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Really hoping to hit Sinister.

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Sinister tonight. If all goes well then Antiviral tomorrow.

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Time permitting (I had another car accident this weekend... again, not my fault), I'll watch The Loneliest Planet and either Paranorman or, possibly, a new film by Lee Isaac Chung that I have an opportunity to see.

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