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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 7:17 AM
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Avenger for me.

now if I could put my hand on a Mark VII suit
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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 7:32 AM


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Definately Avengers, I'd also recommend Wreck It Ralph. Sure it's an animated movie, but there's enough shout-outs to classic '80s arcade fare to keep me amused trying to spot the characters.

No, I don't have kids, the wife and I wanted to see it...

You'll also never be able to hear the word "duty" the same way anymore...


The last Batman was decent, Dredd (I think) was great, Skyfall was a good Bond film.

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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 7:40 AM
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I saw John Carter (did that come out in 2012?). It was OK, but not great.

I definitely think that Skyfall should have been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Sorry to learn that it wasn't. It's the best Bond film I've ever seen, and it's thought provoking.


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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 7:51 AM


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I've noticed that very rarely (if ever) do science fiction films of any stripe get nominated for "Best" Picture.

They'll take home the technical awards (best sound, best effects, etc,) but get snubbed for the best picture / actor / actress awards.

Jason
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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 8:13 AM
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Skyfall and The Hobbit for me. Both good films. Skyfall had good reviews and did not disappoint. The best Bond film for years. The Hobbit had no so good reviews but was really enjoyable - saw it with my 8 year old son who sat through the whole film without a toilet break, which is a big thumbs up I guess!!! I still wonder how they can stretch the Hobbit to three films though if the second and third are as enjoyable I will not complain.
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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 8:14 AM
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I enjoyed many movies in 2012 , but the following 3 are really worth watching in sci fi genre

Looper
The hunger games
In time
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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 8:43 AM
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No movies stand out for me this year, but for TV with a sci-fi component, I highly recommend the UK TV shows Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. Great stories and great acting. Hard to find in the US, but the DVD's are available from Amazon.

On a side note, we dropped cable TV over a year ago, and replaced it with a Roku and subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu+. Highly recommended. We watch far less TV, and spend far less time mindlessly flipping through channels. We have a tuner for over the air HD for local channels, and the picture quality is far better than anything cable or satellite can deliver.
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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 8:57 AM


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No movies stand out for me this year, but for TV with a sci-fi component, I highly recommend the UK TV shows Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. Great stories and great acting. Hard to find in the US, but the DVD's are available from Amazon.

On a side note, we dropped cable TV over a year ago, and replaced it with a Roku and subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu+. Highly recommended. We watch far less TV, and spend far less time mindlessly flipping through channels. We have a tuner for over the air HD for local channels, and the picture quality is far better than anything cable or satellite can deliver.

It's the same for me, I dropped cable TV service a year ago and mounted a HD antenna in my attic. The only thing I watch over the air is news. I'll watch network TV shows on Hulu and pay to watch HBO/Showtime series on Amazon as soon as they're available, which is usually a year after first run.

The ironic thing is that my old cable TV provider was wanting to charge extra for an extended basic plan that included PBS Kids and Qubo channel (what my kids watch). However, I get those channels totally free over the air in the area where I live. I don't see the point in paying for content that the cable provider doesn't even own or have exclusive rights to and can get for free over the air. One of my neighbors still have cable subscription service (like most folks). However, they agree the picture quality coming in over my HD antenna is actually better. It's because the over air signal isn't compressed like it is with cable.
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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 9:00 AM
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"Looper". It's time travel oriented but much more than that. It just came out on DVD I think.
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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013 9:01 AM
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Yes, Avengers was probably my favorite of last year. Hunger Games was very good as well. Looper surprised me - I very much enjoyed it, more than I thought I would. My husband really liked John Carter, I thought it was ok. Still have to see the Hobbit - we just finished rewatching LOTR (I know it's not necessary, but got us in the mood). Also want to see Lincoln, friends have told me it's fantastic - although not geeky?
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