Angels & Demons – What Did You Think?

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Ron Howard‘s adaptation of Angels & Demons hits theaters today. I have yet to see the movie (that’s what happens when my local press screening is scheduled against the season finale of Lost). So far reviews are mixed, better than The Da Vinci Code, but not by much. I’ve always considered Angels & Demons to be the better book in the series and all the clips and ads so far looked very action orientated (a huge complaint of the first film). Of course, the first film went on to make over $758 worldwide despite the critical response, and has been rated slightly higher by general audiences.

I’ll probably check out Angels & Demons tonight or later in the weekend, but I wanted to know what you guys thought. Was it good? Bad? Just okay? What didn’t work? Is Tom Hanks just inherently unlikable as Dr. Robert Langdon? How did the Religion vs Science message play on the big screen? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Lost Season 5 Finale – What Did You Think?

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I’m on the west cost so I’ve yet to see the Season five finale of Lost. But I thought I’d start a talkback post for all those people on the east coast to get the party started. What did you think? How do you think the story will continue next season? What is your theory? What did you like? What did you hate? Spoilers welcome, of course. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

What Did You Think of Star Trek?

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JJ Abrams’ Star Trek has been released and I want to know what you thought! Leave your mini reviews in the comments below! What did you like? What did you hate? I’ll keep this comment thread sticky’d to the top of the site for the remainder of the weekend. Spoilers are open.

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Did you see X-Men Origins: Wolverine this weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Feel free to discuss the plot/spoilers.

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Because you asked for it, I’m posting a reader discussion for the final episode of Battlestar Galactica. What did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Knowing – What Did You Think?

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I just got home from seeing the Alex Proyas-directed sci-fi thriller Knowing. It seems like response to the movie is extremely mixed. Roger Ebert called the film one of “the best science-fiction films” he’s seen. Others reviewers have said that it is among the worst films of the year. I’m not going to write a full review because it could be seen as a conflict of interest since Alex was a guest blogger for the site, and my thoughts are pretty positive.

It’s definitely not perfect. The acting is over-the-top across the board, not just Cage. Some of the dialogue is laughable, and some of the computer generated effects look rushed. I can honestly understand why someone would hate this movie, especially the last third of it. But for me, the film presents some very interesting ideas having to do with fate and chaos, religion and science, symbolic visuals, three kick-ass action set-pieces, and one of the most ambitious endings I’ve ever seen. I really dug the film a lot despite it’s flaws. The film goes to places you would never expect.

And that is why I’m writing this call for reader discussion. I want to know what you thought of the film, or more specifically the film’s ending. If you haven’t seen the film, do not read the comments, because it is bound to be filled with spoilers. I’m not looking for “It sucked” or “loved it” responses. I want to hear what you thought, and why.

Watchmen – What Did You Think?

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During the summer, we posted talkback posts every week asking readers what they thought about the latest blockbuster to hit theaters. It’s been a slow few months, but midnight hit and Watchmen was unleashed upon this world. So we’re bringing it back.

What did you think about the movie?

Did it live up to your expectations?

What did you love? What did you hate?

Was it faithful enough or too faithful?

If you didn’t read the graphic novel, did you understand everything?

Should it have been shorter? Or are you still excited for the three hour and 20 minute ultimate cut of the movie?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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“It was the egg rolls, not the ecstasy.” If you missed the second episode of HBO‘s revelatory Eastbound and Down last night due to misplacing your savings in an Oscar pool, that’s no friggin’ excuse! EB&D > “Jai Ho” on repeat. Will Ferrell made his debut appearance as a BMW dealer named Ashley Schaeffer, the embodiment of shithot blond ambition. Danny McBride‘s Kenny Powers continued his fall from the bleachers of Major League Baseball by hoovering blow in a school parking lot, capsizing a bird fountain, and mistaking a tween dance for a romantic rave. But perhaps what stood out most of all was the direction of David Gordon Green, who nailed an indescribable tone that fell somewhere between a hilarious Southern Sopranos, Freeway and his Pineapple Express.

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