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Post by Bonbon » Fri, 19 May 2006 10:55 pm

I've also read DB's books, Angel & Demons, Digital Fortress, DV code of course....first one I read was oh man that's exciting, second one, third one..become like hmmm similiar trend...becoming more predictable....

Just got back from the movie...

well......like any other movies, the book is 10 times much better...

it's OK......don't expect too much, feel it's a bit overrated....But Audrey is good...it's werid to see her in an English speaking movie.

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Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Fri, 19 May 2006 11:42 pm

Bonbon wrote: well......like any other movies, the book is 10 times much better...

it's OK......don't expect too much, feel it's a bit overrated....But Audrey is good...it's werid to see her in an English speaking movie.
Shouldn't compare book to a movie; movie is someone's interpretation of the book, if you have read the book yourself before, you already have in your mind a picture what everything should look like.

Audrey was acting in English earlier in Dirty Pretty Things. Playing an illegal immigrant in London from turkey or something. Quite good one, but far away from hollywood style light entertainment.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 20 May 2006 8:45 pm

Just saw the movie. Thought it was a solid B+. Very much like the book, a farsical, treasure hunt. Liked when Ron Howard fleshed out the plot via flashbacks and beautiful mind-esque graphics. I say: well done, Ron! Thank you - a fun 2 1/2 hours. Money well spent!

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Post by Vaucluse » Sat, 20 May 2006 8:59 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Just saw the movie. Thought it was a solid B+. Very much like the book, a farsical, treasure hunt. Liked when Ron Howard fleshed out the plot via flashbacks and beautiful mind-esque graphics. I say: well done, Ron! Thank you - a fun 2 1/2 hours. Money well spent!


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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 20 May 2006 9:25 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Just saw the movie. Thought it was a solid B+. Very much like the book, a farsical, treasure hunt. Liked when Ron Howard fleshed out the plot via flashbacks and beautiful mind-esque graphics. I say: well done, Ron! Thank you - a fun 2 1/2 hours. Money well spent!


bah, humbug


ban it, ban it as it is the devil's work!


People say the same thing about you behind your back. Besides your just jealous because you won't be able to see a movie in the theatre unil like 2008. :tongue:

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Post by Vaucluse » Sat, 20 May 2006 9:31 pm

:lol: and :( at the same time!


Hey, don't you have 'Desperate Housewives' to watch or something?!
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Post by tiki » Sun, 21 May 2006 12:30 am

Vaucluse wrote::lol: and :( at the same time!


Hey, don't you have 'Desperate Housewives' to watch or something?!
Let it all out Captain V...
that special time between daylight and..
I mean, when the princess is asleep.
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Post by Vaucluse » Sun, 21 May 2006 8:40 am

tiki wrote:
Vaucluse wrote::lol: and :( at the same time!


Hey, don't you have 'Desperate Housewives' to watch or something?!
Let it all out Captain V...
that special time between daylight and..
I mean, when the princess is asleep.


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Post by Baron Greenback » Mon, 22 May 2006 1:03 pm

I saw it over the weekend & I didn't think that much of it to be honest. :cry:

Would advise those who enjoyed the book to wait for the DVD (IMHO of course :wink: )
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Post by EADG » Tue, 23 May 2006 9:30 pm

agree, BG, I'd say B not quite B+, and agree MHB Howard did the book justice - Hanks was so-so, they couldn't get Harrison Ford who is probably too old for it, as good as he is, but Hanks at least gave the role some credibility

pretty far-fetched stuff, thought some will probably believe it

...and another movie where half the audience laughed at things not funny

glad I got that one out of the way....
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote: Besides your just jealous because you won't be able to see a movie in the theatre unil like 2008. :tongue:
yeah but it's not like he'd be missing anything (here)
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Post by Quasimodo » Tue, 23 May 2006 10:45 pm

EADG wrote:agree, BG, I'd say B not quite B+, and agree MHB Howard did the book justice - Hanks was so-so, they couldn't get Harrison Ford who is probably too old for it, as good as he is, but Hanks at least gave the role some credibility

pretty far-fetched stuff, thought some will probably believe it

...and another movie where half the audience laughed at things not funny

glad I got that one out of the way....
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote: Besides your just jealous because you won't be able to see a movie in the theatre unil like 2008. :tongue:
yeah but it's not like he'd be missing anything (here)


Thanks, EADG. mary is being quite mean recently. Hmm, perhaps we should start plotting when exactly . . .
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 24 May 2006 7:17 am

Quasimodo wrote:Thanks, EADG. mary is being quite mean recently. Hmm, perhaps we should start plotting when exactly . . .
Am not! Am not!

Didn't I give you a lovely suggestion for lunch?? Sheesh! There goes that neighborhood...

C'mom EADG -- the cinema scene is not so bad here is it? I have to say though, it bugs me when they trot out a movie to show in the theatres which I saw on Singapore Airlines a year before. Strange.

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Post by EADG » Wed, 24 May 2006 9:12 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:C'mom EADG -- the cinema scene is not so bad here is it? I have to say though, it bugs me when they trot out a movie to show in the theatres which I saw on Singapore Airlines a year before. Strange.
well, depends how you mean - if it's the limited choices and then, the censoring (saw a huge scene jump in "Wedding Crashers", I mean, what could have been in that?), then, yeah, seems many of the international movies that are allowed in here are of the Disney-level, middle-of-the-road fare, so that kinda sucks

if you mean the scene actually inside the theatre, with the talking, cell phones, and various other rudeness people have complained about in recent threads, well, yeah, that kinda sucks too

to add to that, trying to reserve a seat was not easy Sunday night - three theaters did not answer their phonelines, one doesn not have online reservations, one went to answering machine with no message! so that kinda sucks, too

so here I am, an open-minded guy, looking for something positive but nothing really comes to mind....

..ok, Sunday night, at least the air cons were not set to 'Artic', so that didn't suck, for a change
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 25 May 2006 12:56 pm

EADG,

I definitely think the amount of censoring is on the decline. Not sure what about the Wedding Crashers would been to be cut. How they can approve the uncut version of 'Natural Born Killers' and cut some inocuous sex scene from a comedy is beyond me.

On a similar note, someone wrote into the newspaper forum today about how inappropriate it is the Desperate Housewives is on the TV Mobile system. I totally agree with this, it doesn't belong on buses, even after 10pm. It's not like you can shut it off if you don't like it, and it should not be in a public place where children are.

I agree with you about the websites and phone-ins for theatres one hundred percent. Shaw almost never works on line for me. Golden Village is impossible to get on the telephone and when you do, you can't shoose your seats. What good is having this service at all if it gets overwhelmed every weekend?

If its something like X-Men, I'll buy tickets way in advance, 3 or 4 days. I bought 10 tickets on Tuesday for the Friday & Saturday shows for all the Bailey kids & some friends. We were not the first ones to buy tickets.

Ah well, still cheaper than in the States and Europe, that is something

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Post by Baron Greenback » Thu, 25 May 2006 3:31 pm

It seems that The Da vinci Code band wagon goes from bad to worse :(

There is a Da vinci Code game which is getting very bad press:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5007998.stm
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