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I watched three movies from the Predator franchise this weekend:

(2010) was a lot of fun. 

 I especially liked the opening.

On Saturday morning, my son and I watched
Alien vs. Predator (2004), which was also entertaining.

Looking back, I realize we should have quit while we were ahead, but instead we went for the triple whammy and last night sat through Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem (2007).

Big mistake. Still, at least now I can say I've seen all the movies in Predator franchise.

How about you?

What DVD/Movies have you seen lately?

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Apr. 24th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
The Invention of Lying (which I liked enough to review it) on DVD and Blade Runner (which I had never seen) on TV. I wasn't overly impressed with Blade Runner but I think that's because so much of what's in the movie has been eclipsed by later movies.
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
The Invention of Lying was quite fun, but I preferred Ricky Gervais in Ghost Town.

I've seen Blade Runner twice. The first time to see what all the fuss was about and the second because I thought I must have missed something 'cause I really didn't think it was that great - I'm afraid I still don't get it :)
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
I agree on both counts! Ghost Town was wonderful, and I think it's because the Ricky Gervais character changed on a fundamental level, almost like Scrooge or the Grinch. That kind of redemption always was a powerful pull.
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Also, the whole lying thing was very much a one-trick pony, wouldn't you say? :)
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
That, and the who movie was, in some ways, really just a platform to argue that religion could only exist in a world where people can tell lies. Ghost Town was considerably less preachy.

Edited at 2011-04-24 06:18 pm (UTC)
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
You know what the fuss was in Blade Runner?

Harrison Ford.

That's it, in a nutshell.

Ever seen Killer Klowns from Outer Space?
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
No. Was he in that too? :)
Apr. 24th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
No; but it was a fun, campy romp.
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Apr. 24th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
I thought Dr. Horrible got off to a slow start, but I ended up really enjoying it. The only Joss Whedon show I couldn't learn to love was Doll House :(
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't—I've been watching Torchwood DVDs from NetFlix.

For some reason, when I clicked on the link to read your post, I couldn't help but think that Predators sort of rhymes with janitors. I suppose that's apropos, since those movie franchises clean up at the box office.

I actually have not had the patience to sit down and watch those. I wasn't too fond of Alien as it was. Think I did see the first Predator movie. I prefer more cerebral/anticipatory fare, I think.
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
I was a bit disappointed in the first two seasons of Torchwood but Children of Earth was excellent :)
Apr. 24th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
the first season had a couple of good ones. I liked the one with the cyberman lady that didn't quite take. I jsut watched the disk with the werewolf type episode. "Countrycide", which did not catch my interest, and "Greeks Bearing Gifts", which really wasn't that bad.
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed Predators also. I haven't seen the AVP series, but I enjoyed the two orignial Predator movies, so I thought this one was worthy.

I'm still flabbergasted by the casting of Adrien Brody as Big Action Hero, but he seems to carry it off nicely.
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
It put me off at first - I've nothing against Adrien Brody, but like you, I had a hard time imagining him as a tough guy. Mind you, he did a great job :)
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
He did, and I'm going to see the sequel in a theater if he does one, because he convinced me!

(I rarely go to see anything in a theater...)
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
I rarely go to see anything in a theater...

Me neither.

Thank goodness for DVDs and Netflix :)
Apr. 24th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
You still have to watch predator 1 and 2. Those are the ones that started the whole thing! And in my opinion they're the best of the bunch.
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
I've seen both. I'd put the original and Predators at the top, with AVP close behind.
Apr. 25th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Last week, Your Highness. It was horribly hilarious. My kind of movie.

Last night, Water For Elephants. It did the book justice--which, if you've read the book, says it all. (As in not great, but good.)
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Water For Elephants. Is that the one with the vampire in - not the actual vampire, of course, but the guy who played one?
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yep--that'd be the one. The hubs loved it, but he's always been a sucker for romance. ;)
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed Predators also, byt AVP? not so much ;)

I watched Inception over the weekend and enjoyed that well enough.
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen Inception yet, but I've heard good things about it.
Apr. 27th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
Alien Vs. Predator
In my book, Alien wins. Hands down. And I mean both the Critter and the movie. And the franchise, for that matter. H.R. Giger's creation gives me goose flesh; the other franchise just makes me want to dance Reggae for some reason. Not scary at all.

Apr. 27th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Alien Vs. Predator
Lol, maybe you should teach your icon some reggae moves :)
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