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Carriers

Postby Omphalos » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:14 pm

Since I got my new iPad I've pretty much watched a new SF film every day after work. Last night I saw something called Carriers, with Chris Pine. It was a lot better than I was expecting it to be. It was the story of two brothers and their girlfriends trying to survive in a post-plague world. If you have not seen it, its very much worth the time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0806203/

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Carri ... height1778
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Re: Carriers

Postby Liege-Killer » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:41 am

I noticed that on Netflix a while back, but passed because it looked like just another generic movie cashing in on the popularity of the post-apocalyptic genre.

But if you liked it, I'll take a look.
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Re: Carriers

Postby Liege-Killer » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:37 am

Just got done..... wow, that's a morbid little flick, isn't it? A real downer. Not bad though.
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Re: Carriers

Postby Omphalos » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:53 pm

I really like it when they hit you in the heart like that. So much genre stuff is about happy - or at least neat - endings. An unexpected gem of a story, no?
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Re: Carriers

Postby Liege-Killer » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:43 am

It was nice seeing the guy from Law & Order SVU on there. I think he'd do better as a movie actor than being stuck in that single TV role.

It seemed to me the movie borrowed something of the bleak mood of The Road. And in both, the protagonists ended up at the coast.... hmmmm.
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Re: Carriers

Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:14 am

Did you ever watch Oz, that old HBO prison drama? That actor was in that show too, and did a fantastic job.
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Re: Carriers

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:42 am

Which actor? I love SVU, watch it all the time.
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Re: Carriers

Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:12 pm

Christopher Meloni.
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Re: Carriers

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:21 pm

Ah, he was great in Fear and Loathing too. :)=
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Re: Carriers

Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:33 pm

Never got past ten minutes of that. I generally don't like Monsieur Dep.
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Re: Carriers

Postby SandRider » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:44 am

dammit, dude, I been trying REAL hard not to post YouTubes of Stephen Colbert's
"I gotta iPad!" stuff ... you keep making it harder ....
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Re: Carriers

Postby Omphalos » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:26 pm

My ipad is cooler than his
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