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 Post subject: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:26 am 
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Arrive early!
Bring blankets!
Stock your cooler with beer or whatever!
Dine on your own gourmet delights -or-
Enjoy some of the best greasy goodies from their awesome snack bar!

We'll gather fairly close to the screen to see Hugh Jackman larger than life in the "Watchmen"! 8-)
Starlight Six Drive In Theatre
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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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Finally!!! The Starlight. Yippee!!!

I'll watch anything with Hugh Jackman! :)

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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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I don't think Hugh Jackman is in Watchmen. but I do want to see it. We'll be there!

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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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MC, Hugh Jackman is Wolverine. Watchman has Billy Crudup's blue wang.


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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

why did you have to choose a weekend when we will not be here?!??!! :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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To heck with all this. I'm waiting for: "Who Hashes the Hashers".

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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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FYI

Save a beer! Get cash when you buy your beer instead of paying a service charge at the Starlight ATMs.

Starlight takes cash only.


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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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Good news... Bad news...

First, the good news..."Watchmen" is showing on SCREEN # 3!!!

Now, the bad news... Hugh Jackman isn't in this movie. LOL Lick o' La was correct! I had JackMAN in the wrong "______men" movie! :lol:

Oh well, any excuse to go to the Starlight Drive-in is good enough for me!
See y'all there!

Post here if you're joining us!!!
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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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Hugh will be missed, but RMB and I will be there. Maybe a NFN'er too. . .

TGIF!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
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Hmmm - HARSH NY Times Review of Watchmen (but sounds Hash approved complete with naked blue man, extreme violence, and superhero sex!):

The only character in “Watchmen” who possesses actual superpowers — resulting from an accident at a top-secret government research lab in the late 1950s — is Dr. Manhattan, a blue, bald, naked dude with blank eyes and the voice of Billy Crudup. Dr. Manhattan’s existence is busy and fairly melancholy, but I do envy him his ability to perceive every moment of past and future time as a part of a continuous present.

If I had that power, the 2 hours 40 minutes of Zack Snyder’s grim and grisly excursion into comic-book mythology might not have felt quite so interminable. (“It will never end,” says Dr. Manhattan. “Nothing ever ends.” No indeed.) Also, an enhanced temporal perspective would make it possible to watch “Watchmen” not in 2009 but back in 1985, when the story takes place, and when the movie might have made at least a little more sense.

The original graphic novel, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, was published by DC in 1986 and ’87, first serially and then in a single volume, and it quickly gained a following in discriminating geek circles. The book was very much a product of its moment, both in the history of comics — which were scouting new horizons of complexity and thematic ambition — and in the wider world that “Watchmen” mirrored.

Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons confected a dour alternative chronology of cold-war America, defined by victory in Vietnam, an endless Nixon presidency, nuclear brinkmanship and pervasive social rot. At the same time, they offered a self-conscious critique of the national preoccupation with muscled, masked crime-fighters. Their heroes — the paranoid Rorschach, the shy Nite Owl II, the coldly post-human Dr. Manhattan and various other colleagues and rivals — were violent, ambivalent, treacherous and vain, even though they also seemed to be uniquely capable of saving the world from ultimate catastrophe.

Somewhat remarkably, Mr. Snyder’s film freezes its frame of reference in the 1980s, preserving the dank, downcast, revanchist spirit of the original and adding a few period-specific grace notes of its own, including time-capsule references to Lee Iacocca and “The McLaughlin Group.” There is also a nod of homage in the direction of “Apocalypse Now” and a soundtrack heavy with the baby-boomer anthems that still echoed in the ears of Reagan-era adolescents.

Indeed, the ideal viewer — or reviewer, as the case may be — of the “Watchmen” movie would probably be a mid-’80s college sophomore with a smattering of Nietzsche, an extensive record collection and a comic-book nerd for a roommate. The film’s carefully preserved themes of apocalypse and decay might have proved powerfully unsettling to that anxious undergraduate sitting in his dorm room, listening to “99 Luftballons” and waiting for the world to end or the Berlin Wall to come down.

He would also no doubt have been stirred by the costumes of the female superheroes — Carla Gugino and Malin Akerman, both gamely giving solid performances — who sensibly accessorize their shoulder-padded spandex leotards with garter belts and high-heeled boots. And the dense involution of the narrative might have seemed exhilarating rather than exhausting.

I’m not sure that this hypothetical young man — not to be confused with the middle-aged, 21st-century moviegoer he most likely grew into, whose old copy of “Watchmen” lies in a box somewhere alongside a dog-eared Penguin Classics edition of “Thus Spake Zarathustra” — would necessarily say that Mr. Snyder’s “Watchmen” is a good movie. I wouldn’t, though it is certainly better than the same director’s “300.” But it’s possible to imagine that our imaginary student would at least have found some food for thought in Mr. Snyder’s grandiose, meticulously art-directed vision of blood, cruelty and metaphysical dread. As it is, the film is more curiosity than provocation, an artifact of a faded world brought to zombie half-life by the cinematic technology of the present.

The title sequence — in which Mr. Moore’s name, at his insistence, does not appear, leaving Mr. Gibbons listed, somewhat absurdly, as a solitary “co-creator” of the graphic novel — seems to acknowledge the project’s anachronistic, nostalgic orientation. As Bob Dylan sings “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” familiar images from the past are altered in ways both subtle and outrageous. Tableaus evoking Andy Warhol, the Zapruder film, Studio 54 and Weegee-style crime scenes commingle with snapshots from the lives of several generations of costumed crusaders. There is a witty pop sensibility evident in these pictures that gets the movie off to a promising start, even though such breeziness works to undermine the ambient gloom of the source material.

That mood returns in full force, though, as Mr. Snyder and the screenwriters, David Hayter and Alex Tse, demonstrate remarkable, at times almost demented, fidelity to the original. Mr. Moore — whose work has been poorly served by movies like “V for Vendetta,” “From Hell” and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” — has declared that “Watchmen” is impossible to film. Perhaps he meant to say redundant, since there are times that the filmmakers seem to have used his book less as an inspiration than as a storyboard. The inevitable omission of some stuff — a pirate-themed comic-within-the-comic; a mysterious gathering of artists and writers; a giant squid — may rankle die-hard cultists, but the tone of world-weary, self-justifying rage has been faithfully preserved, which may be a problem for everyone else.

“Watchmen” begins with the gory, glass-shattering murder of the Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a thuggish soldier of fortune who once helped Dr. Manhattan subdue the Vietcong. This killing sets in motion a series of flashbacks, digressions and long, expository conversations that take us from the grunge of New York City to Antarctica by way of Mars and that reveal a web of complicated relationships among more than a half-dozen major characters.

It turns out that the Comedian, also known as Edward Blake, once tried to rape Silk Spectre (Ms. Gugino), whose daughter, Laurie (Ms. Akerman), a second-generation superhero, lives with Dr. Manhattan and drifts toward an affair with Nite Owl II (Patrick Wilson). Or rather, with Dan Dreiberg, Nite Owl’s nebbishy alter ego, since an act of Congress has outlawed costumed vigilantism. The suave, calculating Ozymandias (Matthew Goode) has managed to find wealth and power in retirement. But no law can deter Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley), whose notebook entries serve as voice-over narration and whose clammy, misanthropic worldview dominates the story.

Speaking of acts of congress, “Watchmen” features this year’s hands-down winner of the bad movie sex award, superhero division: a moment of bliss that takes place on board Nite Owl’s nifty little airship, accompanied by Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” (By the way, can we please have a moratorium on the use of this song in movies? Yes, I too have heard there was a secret chord that David played, and blah blah blah, but I don’t want to hear it again. Do you?)

The sex may be laughable, but the violence is another matter. The infliction of pain is rendered in intimate and precise aural and visual detail, from the noise of cracking bones and the gushers of blood and saliva to the splattery deconstruction of entire bodies. But brutality is not merely part of Mr. Snyder’s repertory of effects; it is more like a cause, a principle, an ideology. And his commitment to violence brings into relief the shallow nihilism that has always lurked beneath the intellectual pretensions of “Watchmen.” The only action that makes sense in this world — the only sure basis for ethics or politics, the only expression of love or loyalty or conviction — is killing. And the dramatic conflict revealed, at long last, in the film’s climactic arguments is between a wholesale, idealistic approach to mass death and one that is more cynical and individualistic.

This idea is sickening but also, finally, unpersuasive, because it is rooted in a view of human behavior that is fundamentally immature, self-pitying and sentimental. Perhaps there is some pleasure to be found in regressing into this belligerent, adolescent state of mind. But maybe it’s better to grow up.

“Watchmen” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It has extreme violence, a naked blue man and some superhero sex.

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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:45 pm 
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We will still go see it, Service says it is going to be a love it or hate it movie.
But, that being said - we will not be at the Starlight tonight.
Service wantst o go see it at the IMAX.

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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:27 pm 
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I just had confrimation of attendance for Minty & Read My Boobs!

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 Post subject: Re: H5 Fri. Mar. 6th Starlight 6 Drive-in Theater see Watchmem!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:58 pm 
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HARSH NY Times Review of Watchmen (but sounds Hash approved complete with naked blue man, extreme violence, and superhero sex!):

I don't usually pay attention to the critics, sometimes they are right, sometimes not. But
from what I have seen of the Watchmen trailers, looks good. But I would agree that 3 films
(like Lord of the Rings was) could be made out of the original comic book. And contrary to
the critic's comment about Mr. Moore's work being handled poorly by film, I really liked "V for Vendetta", and sort of "The League". I just don't plan to drive down to the Starlight tonight, though I will miss the crowd gathering down there.

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