National Treasure or Alvin & the Chipmunk?

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National Treasure or Alvin & the Chipmunk?#1
Posted: 12/24/07 at 5:34pm
What should I see for Christmas day?

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See:

SWEENEY TODD
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
I AM LEGEND

Don't See:

NATIONAL TREASURE 2
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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Just my personal opinion, I would go see Alvin & The Chipmunks. This looks very funny.
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Are those your only choices?
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Of all the great films currently in theatres, those should be at the bottom of the list to see.

So, of course, they make the most money.
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Yup- I have seen those shows already except I AM A LEGEND... (My) Chris cannot stand Will Smith ..


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You won't be missing much, jay. I was dragged to that last week. Incidentally, on Wednesday I'm being drugged to ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS (shut up, taz).
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Chris love Alvin & the Chipmunk (the cartoons) as a kid ... I kinda wanna see National Treasure bec. of that cute guy- Justin Bertha ... I saw the 1st one and I really enjoyed it but I saw the reviews on yahoo-- its all C+ ......

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Updated On: 12/24/07 at 05:56 PM
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I meant I was dragged to I AM LEGEND last week. Never seen any of the NATIONAL TREASURE films.
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well, there will probably be a lot of kids on sugar highs at the chipmunks so go with nic cage.
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Actually we saw Sweeney Todd at Randolph Cinema (suburb of Boston) my first time there- wow ...the seats are sooo comfortable....soo spacious...

If only Broadway theaters' seats were that comfortable!

Actually I love Sweeney Todd.. I just dont like as to why they dont have the Ballad of Sweeney Todd as a sung part....that Anthony guy looks like Sandra Bullock and the beginning is sooo computerized..but I love the production design...very dark...very Tim Burton... love it !!!!

Does anyone felt that "By the Sea" seems out of place with all the flow of production design which is dark...but I guess that's Ms Lovett's imagination...the switch was soo abrupt .. its like opening all lights in a pitch dark room..



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Updated On: 12/24/07 at 06:03 PM
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Lots of kids there, too. When I saw SWEENEY last Friday, there was like a whole stampede of them going into that theater.
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National Treasure = Rock
Alvin & The ChipmunkS = Hard Place
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jay, I don't like how a lot of the numbers were staged, particularly "The Worst Pies In London" and "A Little Priest."
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Wait - Xmas day?? Jaystarr, c'mon!

JUNO
THE GREAT DEBATORS
THE WATER HORSE

all opening tomorrow. All much better choices, more than likely.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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I think Tim Burton is not a big fan of big Broadway production number...like ensemble...

he got rid of some of the ensemble part of Pirelli Miracle Elixir....which probabbly he wants to make it dark ..not over the top belting ....

I kinda like it... I can see what is he trying to accomplish....

I just wish they ended it differently.... like older toby in the asylum..but I guess he does not wanna do that....but again he got rid of that in the beggining too...Ballad of Sweeney Todd...btw- i love that song and I was disapointed not to hear it sung...

I waited till the end END credit..if they will sing it.. re: National Treasure or Alvin & the Chipmunk?

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Updated On: 12/24/07 at 06:15 PM
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Don't see Alvin, I beg of you. That movie looks absolutely horrific.
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jag, get on your knees. It's more effective.
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Okay... I just printed the thread guys to show it to Chris....so he'll change his mind re: National Treasure or Alvin & the Chipmunk?
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Yay! were seeing National Treasures 2 ....
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That's nothing to celebrate. It's still a lose/lose situation.
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Updated On: 12/24/07 at 07:01 PM
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Rent something and stay home.
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LOL SM!
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I actually laughed out loud at SM's comment.

Go see JUNO.
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The first National Treasure was fun and entertaining. The second one was absolutely and completely implausible and ridiculous.