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    Mr. Brooks

    Has anyone else seen this film? Got it on a whim from Netflix, not really expecting much, and was very pleased.

    Kevin Costner is kinda hit or miss, but I think he turns in a solid performance, along with William Hurt.

    If you have seen the film, what do you think about the ending? No spoilers here, but I think that if the film had ended 3 minutes prior, and William Hurt was in the room with the daughter, it would have been "Perfect".
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    I rented it too and thought it was great! I may purtchase it I liked it that much. Mr. Brooks is as cold and calculating Mr. Lecter is as far as I'm concerned.

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    hmmmm I passed this one by thinking I had already seen it, and forgot it, but now I'm thinking I'm quite sure that I have not in fact seen it. I'll pick it up and see what's up!

    Since you mentioned Net-Flix, do you they have an upgrade plan where you can get HD or Blu Ray disks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny p
    hmmmm I passed this one by thinking I had already seen it, and forgot it, but now I'm thinking I'm quite sure that I have not in fact seen it. I'll pick it up and see what's up!

    Since you mentioned Net-Flix, do you they have an upgrade plan where you can get HD or Blu Ray disks?
    Its not an "upgrade" as in -you pay more for it- you get them in your regular plan at no extra cost.

    However, you only get to "choose" 1 format. So if you have both formats, choose the one you will watch most.

    Also, once you choose a "default" HD format, it will pick that over regular DVD if available. Even if the HD format has a 2 month wait, and DVD is in stock.
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    errrr...... that's an interesting system they have..... can you change the format (since I don't have Blu Ray now) once I get Blu Ray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny p
    errrr...... that's an interesting system they have..... can you change the format (since I don't have Blu Ray now) once I get Blu Ray?
    I would imagine so. I think you can "pick" individual films in either format without making it the default format.
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    Forgot that one in my recent ramblings...

    I thoroughly enjoyed "Mr. Brooks" from beginning to almost end. The ending sucked so bad the old lady and I were throwing things at the screen. How to take a perfectly "good" movie and screw it up. Sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    I thoroughly enjoyed "Mr. Brooks" from beginning to almost end. The ending sucked so bad the old lady and I were throwing things at the screen. How to take a perfectly "good" movie and screw it up. Sigh...

    Da Worfster
    Without spoiling it for anyone, do you mean the "END" as in the last 2-3 minutes.

    Or the end, last 10 minutes or so.

    There are 2 different "ends".

    I felt it would have been better to have William Hurt in the room after the father/daughter scene talking with the daughter. Then end it right there. That would have been powerful stuff!!

    The additional scene was a bit un needed IMHO.
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    O.K. you're all killing me....... Renting it when I get off work..... it's a cold nasty day anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny p
    O.K. you're all killing me....... Renting it when I get off work..... it's a cold nasty day anyways.
    Report back when your done!
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    Dag nab it!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Groundbeef
    Without spoiling it for anyone, do you mean the "END" as in the last 2-3 minutes.

    Or the end, last 10 minutes or so.

    There are 2 different "ends".

    I felt it would have been better to have William Hurt in the room after the father/daughter scene talking with the daughter. Then end it right there. That would have been powerful stuff!!

    The additional scene was a bit un needed IMHO.
    We CAN'T discuss the end/non end without ruining it for people. So I won't until a reasonable time has past..... Hurry up and see it ya squirrels!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    We CAN'T discuss the end/non end without ruining it for people. So I won't until a reasonable time has past..... Hurry up and see it ya squirrels!!!!!!

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    Fair enough.

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    I PM'd ya. Take a look, and PM me back!
    Underground Movie discussion!!! Well, my wife is picking up the movie before I get off of work, and I plan on getting comfortable, and laying around when I get home, so hopefully it's a good one!

    Any other "must sees" that I would be able to find in the video store? New/Old, it doesn't matter. Anything that's a well kept secret in the film world?

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny p
    Underground Movie discussion!!! Well, my wife is picking up the movie before I get off of work, and I plan on getting comfortable, and laying around when I get home, so hopefully it's a good one!

    Any other "must sees" that I would be able to find in the video store? New/Old, it doesn't matter. Anything that's a well kept secret in the film world?

    thanks,
    Depends upon the video store, and what you and the wifey are in the mood for. But this is a PG forum....
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    Depends upon the video store, and what you and the wifey are in the mood for. But this is a PG forum....
    Ha! I bet. It's a Hollywood video, so I get the watered down mainstream selections, although they carry more Indy films these days. I guess I'll just watch Mr. Brooks, and look to the collection for another movie if I'm in the mood to make a night out of it. (the Collection isn't PG rated, but it's not XXX either!)

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    Finally watched Mr. Brooks last night.... it was alright, I wasn't blown away I guess. The three different places the movie could have ended all had their +'s and -'s so it didn't bother me the way it ended.

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    I thought this movie was very good! Unfortunately, it's been so long I can't remember the ending you guys are debating about.
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    I saw this this weekend and I must say it was very good, though the ending could have been better. The William Hurt character made this movie as far as I concerned.

    One of my fave lines in the movie is when Hurt says of Dane Cook's character, "Even if he were hysterically funny, I wouldn't like him." (just so happens Cook is a stand-up commedian in real life).


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    I actually liked the movie.

    okay, the ending came from nowhere, and it was quite weird too, but overall, it definately was a good movie.

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    Like I said... an excellent depiction of a cold and calculating killer.

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