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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 10:50 PM
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Saw the new Russel Crowe movie - Commander in something or other
Awesome movie!! Cheesy-ass ending, though, but otherwise, very cool! It had some nice side stories going on, but dealth them just enough so that the focus could remain on the ship and the battle and the captain life.

Exciting!!

I saw it in a digital theater, so the sound of course was also incredible. I was amazed that all through the movie I cuold hear the sounds of a wooden ship creaking and rolling, sometimes very quietly, but always present whenever a scene was happening right on the ship. It annoyed me a few times - sometimes it was the same volume as someone squirming in the chairs might make, so I'd look around, then realize it was just the sound of wood creaking. The beauty of surround sound!

I highly recommend it!
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Booberdawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 10:59 PM
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1. Your website still doesn't work?
Or is it just my machine? :shrug:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:00 PM
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2. No, still out. Won't be back til Tuesday.
or thereabouts.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:01 PM
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3. "Master and Commander"
An excellent film. Star Rating: 4/5
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:02 PM
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4. Yeah, that's it! Thanks!
I also would offer it 4/5.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 01:18 AM
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11. Rabrrrrrr, read the books (all 20 of them), they're definitely worth it.
The books give an even richer picture.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 01:28 AM
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12. That's too many!
I like ships, and stories of that time, but that's too much.

"Nutmeg" and "Ahab's Wife" were enough for me to last for a long time.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 02:06 AM
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13. Trust me, just start with the first, "Master and Commander".
I never got into this sort of thing, but I was hooked after the first 20 pages. Since then, I've read a couple of other late 1700's/early 1800's nautical fiction series, but the Aubrey/Maturin series is still the best.

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:05 PM
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5. I saw "Bad Santa" tonight.
Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!! There was a lot of that and a nice, happy ending. :-)
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:09 PM
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haven't heard of it.
What is it?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:11 PM
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7. Billy Bob Thornton is Santa.
And he's a drunken, sex-crazed thief, with a little person for an accomplice/elf. Mucho hilarity!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:16 PM
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8. Well, hell, that must be good! I like Billy Bob!
This weekend, I'll go see the Matrix (finally), possibly that new movie with that chick and that guy that Ron Howard directed (though I'm sure he'll fuck this up like he's fucked up everything he touched), and I still want to see Kill Bill, and maybe I can put in for a couple more. Gothika, perhaps - I was tempted to sneak into that tonight after Master of Command, but I didn't. I was hungry for my traditional duck dinner.

And I'm still juicing that I happened to wander, quite by accident, into the theater a month ago and caught one of the apparently brief stays of the remastered Alien, on a digital screen. Man, that was so cool.

Can't wait for Return of the King.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:19 PM
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9. This was the first time I had been in a theater in about a year.
:shrug: I only go to them on dates, it seems.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:31 PM
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10. I just go alone
:-)
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:09 PM
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6. &@#*^% double posting
Edited on Thu Nov-27-03 11:10 PM by Rabrrrrrr
@@*# $(%#() @#$ $^@*$^*(@^@$. And furthermore, @(#& (&%(#% @%@(% in the ($#*^% @(#$ %&%&, too!
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