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Phillip Allen
05-18-2010, 10:20 PM
Robin Hood with Russell Crow

nice costume show...Blanchet still looks tastey

Paul Girouard
05-18-2010, 10:27 PM
Didja' get lucky? You probably tried the old 'hole in the bottom of the popcorn bucket' thing on yourself didn't ya'?

Doug



Ya beat me to it Dougie :DGood one!

Phillip Allen
05-18-2010, 10:37 PM
I hope you both have bad dreams that involve Jack Kavorkian

TerryLL
05-18-2010, 10:50 PM
Wow Philip. Mowed the lawn AND a movie all in one day. You must be beat. Take tomorrow off and rest up.

Yeadon
05-18-2010, 10:52 PM
Swoon to all you bastards.

Paul Girouard
05-18-2010, 10:53 PM
Wow Philip. Mowed the lawn AND a movie all in one day. You must be beat.


Take tomorrow off and rest up.



He'll need more than one day off after all that, maybe a month!:D

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 02:02 AM
Seriously Phillip. Was it pretty much a remake of the old Errol Flynn flick?

Doug
Nothing like it , I saw it today too .Some of it was very good , some terrible ,specifically the medieval landing craft :eek::eek:... but a good fun movie as you would expect from the title .

LeeG
05-19-2010, 04:11 AM
was there ever such a think as medieval landing craft? and were those boats rowed across the channel?

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 04:26 AM
I very much doubt craft such as those in the movie ever moved without engines ! Certainly not with oar and sail .:D

That said it was fun , not historically accurate but you'd have to be mad to expect such a thing from Hollywood .:rolleyes:

skuthorp
05-19-2010, 04:28 AM
I'm doing well this year, mid May and no flicks yet.

Paul Pless
05-19-2010, 05:02 AM
Seriously Phillip. Was it pretty much a remake of the old Errol Flynn flick?

Doug
I saw it yesterday too. It was pretty good, I agree with Peter mostly.

It has a good cast.

Paul Pless
05-19-2010, 05:03 AM
not historically accurateyou realize robin hood was a myth right?;):D



<yes I too groaned at the landing craft>

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 05:16 AM
you realize robin hood was a myth right?;):D



<yes I too groaned at the landing craft>

The landing craft ! Did I mention the landing craft!:D It must be an industry joke ...playing on Pacific or Saving Private Ryan ?:cool:

Accuracy means reasonable sets , peasant thatch , not enough pigs ,I liked the wooden plow ...was it pulled by an ox or a horse ?

skuthorp
05-19-2010, 05:28 AM
Ya need the smell, it's not accurate without the smell. As for the plough, at the time it would probably be pulled by a serf or three, or the serf's kids and grandma.

Paul Pless
05-19-2010, 05:30 AM
a horse ?A horse named Goliath.

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 06:10 AM
IIRC ,just before the Black Death was a fairly posperous era , a long period of good weather and good crops .The population was higher then at any time for 300 years after .

It would be good if Andrew Craig Bennet dropped by and corrected me !

Phillip Allen
05-19-2010, 06:27 AM
the landing craft were dorky...prolly made by Sir Higgins...I prefered not to notice them

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 06:38 AM
I couldn't quite manage that !:rolleyes:

Phillip Allen
05-19-2010, 06:43 AM
If you remember correctly? How old are you? And you're saying that Andrew is older than you? I feel like quite the whippersnapper now!:D

Doug

he owns a DeLorian

Phillip Allen
05-19-2010, 06:46 AM
yep

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 06:48 AM
He reads books .

Phillip Allen
05-19-2010, 06:50 AM
who?

Phillip Allen
05-19-2010, 06:55 AM
sorry...dropped the ball

Phillip Allen
05-19-2010, 06:59 AM
I AM still sleepy...kain't seem to wake up or I'd already be heading down the road to the river

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 06:59 AM
who?
me.

Phillip Allen
05-19-2010, 07:00 AM
me.

you READ?! I thought you were an Aussie?

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 07:05 AM
you READ?! I thought you were an Aussie?
A recent cultural introduction .

Phillip Allen
05-19-2010, 07:07 AM
:).

PeterSibley
05-19-2010, 07:10 AM
Yep ,I'm up to grade 4 , the one about cows .Good drawings eh ...do you like it too ?

bamamick
05-19-2010, 07:54 AM
I did the same thing the other day when it was raining and the wife had to be at work. Silly movie. Very disappointing, but I have thought about it some and it seems that the other Riley Scott blockbusters that I have really liked like 'Gladiator' and 'Kingdom of Heaven' had equally silly elements, it's just that the stories weren't nearly as well known.

Honestly, if it weren't for him sticking Ms. Blanchett and the squadron of little boys on little horses right in the middle of the climactic battle scene I might not have laughed out loud. As it was.....

Mickey Lake

Michael D. Storey
05-19-2010, 08:09 AM
[QUOTE=skuthorp;2598547]Ya need the smell, it's not accurate without the smell.

There was this guy with a pencil-thin moustache, came from Baltimore, produced the first-ever film with scratch & sniff cards. What was his name, John Waters? His likeness hangs in the National Portrait Collection, done by some cat named Shepard

TomF
05-19-2010, 08:20 AM
That's on my agenda for this coming weekend - nobody plays Russel Crowe like Russel Crowe. This generation's go-to guy to play the thinking man's Aries, God of War.

Last Saturday we went to see Iron Man 2, which was about exactly how I'd expected. Fun coupla hours, lots of bangs and whooshes, and the leads turned in good workmanlike performances. Mickey Rourke's sure a different lad than in his early career though!

Somebody once said that sequels are terrifically difficult to do really well, because everybody essentially wants to see the 1st film again. So you take what the biggest swath of audience swooned over, and amplify it ... at the expense of subtlety, plot, innovation ...

That's where I think this current Robin Hood film seems to have got it right - the sequel's already got a fabulous plot.

Michael D. Storey
05-19-2010, 08:22 AM
Very few challenges to the sequel rule. Perhaps the best is The Producers. Both the original and the sequel are very, very good. I would hope that at Mel Brooks', age, I could retain my highest creative moments as well as he.