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« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2007, 08:44:17 PM »

I thought Mission to Mars was a pretty decent film, up to the end, which I found to be rather jarring with the rest of the movie. It kinda ruined the whole thing for me, to be honest.
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« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2007, 03:21:14 AM »

I was really really hoping that it was going to turn out like that Judge Dredd story where Judge Anderson goes to Mars and encounters the entities that are essentially the parents of humanity...
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« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2007, 02:01:12 PM »

All this Mars talk has me waxing nostalgic about Ahnold's mars movie. That was pure unadulterated fun. No pretension, just balls to the wall action. Don't think too hard though!
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« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2007, 02:29:26 PM »

The short story was better.  No action, just plenty if Dickian mind screw. Smiley

The kinda leaves you with a tick, smirk, and needing to read it again because you suddenly have no idea what the story is actually about after reading the last sentence.
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« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2007, 12:35:23 PM »

BOND NEWS:

Dan Bradley, the stunt coordinator and second unit director of the last two "Bourne" films, has been hired to work in the same capacity on "Bond 22".

He's also served in the same capacity for the last two Spider-Man films, Superman Returns and Swordfish.

He was also the stunt coordinator for "Jackass: The Movie". ... They needed someone to coordinate that?
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« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2007, 01:59:14 PM »

He was also the stunt coordinator for "Jackass: The Movie". ... They needed someone to coordinate that?

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« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2007, 06:19:50 PM »

Pat, somehow I don't think you're too far from the truth about that.
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« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2007, 05:07:13 AM »

It's the marked dry British humor that the director and Owen tried to interject into the film.

Dry British wit is just sarcasm. I wish people wouldn't call it dry british wit. And there's a difference between sarcasm and crappy one-liners that belong in a movie being watched by Homer Simpson and sounding like it should star Reiner Wolfcastle.  Angry

As for the Mars movies - Mission to Mars i liked for the best suicide scene ever (Tim Robbins) and the most implausible survival story ever (Don Cheadle), and Red Planet i liked because of AMEE and Tom Sizemore's "I ain't goin' out like that" scene with the flare and the explosion seen in high orbit.

On a tangent i watched Over the Hedge again last night and laughed my @$$ off the whole way through. That movie is priceless.

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« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2007, 06:47:52 AM »

I disagree about Dry Britsh wit and sarcasm being the same thing. Truly genuine british wit though is rare. Oscar Wilde, Douglas Adams and Edmund Blackadder being the finest examples.

"Like the blessed Saint Francis I'm married to poverty, unlike Saint Francis, it is not a happy marriage."

"They say harsh words can hurt more than phyisical pain. They are of course wrong, as you shall learn when I push this toasting fork through your head."

"Disease and Depravation stalk our land like..two giant stalking things."

"The majestic silvery ships hovered menacingly over the city in much the way that bricks don't."

I hardly see sarcasm as I understand it in any of these quotes..and they are all distinctly briitish, and distinctly witty.

That being said, such wit is often attributed to sources that fail to deliver.
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« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2007, 09:39:03 AM »

My favorite examples of British wit abound in Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom in the 70s and very early 80s.

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« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2007, 11:02:13 AM »

Persistant sexual innuendo and double entendres is neither wit nor a uniquely British infatuation (you kust have to look at the ongoing Frathouse genre of US films...)
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« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2007, 11:46:08 AM »

They caught on after this show took off in the UK and was rebroadcast in the US.
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« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2007, 02:21:34 PM »

As a Canadian I have to disagree with glimmerat's definition of British wit. Sarcasm and british wit may at times coincide (especially in americanized versions of british characters) but they are not the same thing. One of the best tv villains ever, and a fine wielder of the british wit is/was Francis Urquhart from the mini-series House of Cards...his line would be, "You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment".

Brilliant series btw. Well worth checking out if you enjoy political drama.

Apropos of nothing, I'm really looking forward to seeing 3:10 to Yuma. Bale and Crowe are two of the best and I'm really looking forward to seeing them go at it.
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« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2007, 02:51:17 PM »

Same here, especially since I live in Arizona where the story takes place.
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« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2007, 10:25:54 AM »

Any opinion on the Hitman movie? I've enjoyed the games.

http://www.hitmanmovie.com/
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