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Old 01-07-2015, 11:57 AM
Elendil's Heir is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Since my last post:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Watched with my son, 15, who's as into sf and fantasy as I am. He enjoyed it and had lots of questions. The movie still holds up very well today - deservedly a classic.

2010: The Year We Make Contact
When he heard there was a sequel, he wanted to see it, too. I warned him it wasn't as good as the original, and was very different in tone, but he was still game. It's not a bad sf adventure movie; it just suffers by comparison with Kubrick's masterpiece.

The Theory of Everything
Saw this new Stephen Hawking tragic romance/biopic with a friend. Excellent acting, a very evocative look at Sixties Britain, but dragged a bit in the middle.

Bad Santa
Billy Bob Thornton steals every scene as an alcoholic sex maniac with a knack for robbing the department stores where he finds seasonal work as a Santa. Had its moments, but not as funny as it might've been. Lauren Graham plays a bartender with a Santa fetish who falls for him - hard to believe she did the movie on a break from Gibson Girls!