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JH_Bográn
June 1st, 2007, 01:18 PM
Hello everyone and welcome to the June Jubilee!!!

I’m J. H. Bográn, author of action thrillers and suspense novel. Born in Honduras over three decades ago and married for then years to a beautiful woman who also doubles as muse for this particularly romantic fellow. So you see, not everything I write is fiction…;)
One of my favorites hobbies, besides reading (can’t be a writer without being a life-long reader, right?), is motion pictures.
I’ve seen all kind of movies: good ones, B-movies, and even some things that should have stayed as plot bonnies or bar jokes! <grin>
Growing up during the 80’s means I’m a big fan of Star Wars, just love that original trilogy, Indiana Jones also played an important influence when I deciding action/adventure would be my thing.
During my last years as teenager, I was disappointed with flicks like Rambo 3, Highlander 2, Cocktail, Shanghai Surprise, Wendoline, and more than one Jason and/or Freddy entry so I decided to give “old” movies a chance, thus I discovered and grew to love Casablanca, Gone with the wind, the Maltese Falcon; I also found out Sean Connery had played James Bond and Goldfinger became life-time fav.
On recent years, I’ve greatly surprised to see such films as The Matrix (please forget 2 and 3), The Fifth Element (Yeah, I have the DVD), Kill Bill (both volumes actually since I consider it just one 4-hour long movie), and Pirates of the Caribbean. Lord of the Rings is also in my DVD collection but that has more to do with my wife liking that damn Aragon…
Okay, I’ll let the ball roll for now. Perhaps later we can go on specific subjects like the goods and bads of Superhero movies…

Lainey
June 1st, 2007, 03:37 PM
IF I remember correctly it has a number in it #007 and the term Shaken not Stirred... which I seem to remember is a very big series for you.

muah..Lainey

JH_Bográn
June 1st, 2007, 04:09 PM
Yeah, I confess, I'm a huge 007 fan. Seen all the movies, read most of the books.
On a curious note, the line that I find the most memorable out of the 2006 Casino Royale goes something like this:

"James Bond (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0185819/): [after Bond has just lost his 10 million in the game, to the bartender] Vodka-martini.
Bartender (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2443742/): Shaken or stirred?
James Bond (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0185819/): Do I look like I give a damn?"

Now, don't get me started on discussing such things as listing my top five Bond Girls or Bond Villains or you'll be really surprised if not shocked. <grin>

Lainey
June 1st, 2007, 05:03 PM
let's see how long that took you to think up something to contradict my nice little quote just on purpose my friend but you are forgiven since you are a friend and I did TAG you last night haha... hugs

Lainey

Angela Caperton
June 2nd, 2007, 05:06 AM
I just recently saw the new Casino Royale (with Daniel Craig as the new Bond) and I really enjoyed it. I have seen most of what I categorize as the "classic" Bonds - Dr. No thru about View to a Kill - but my interest and enthusiasm waned with the new Bonds and the more outrageous plots. Sean Connery is tough to beat as Bond, although Roger Moore held up pretty well. I have a hard time commenting on Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan since I barely watched them under the heavy mantle of 007, but like so many that grew up watching Remington Steele, Pierce seemed a pure shoe in for the role!

Daniel Craig as the new Bond is a good fit I think, in spite of the mighty big shoes he's trying to fill. I liked his portrayal as an edgier Bond, but at the same time, part of the charm of Bond is...well, his charm! I think Craig can add his own mark to that mystical Bond charisma - he just needs a script that allows him to do it.

Karenne
June 2nd, 2007, 01:29 PM
snicker...I have to agree with you on the Matrix ...FORGET 2 and 3..sheesh! I expected so much better....sigh...the things they will make for the money. :nah:

I just watched DeJa Vu with Denzel Washington. Now, I am a big Denzel fan!! and this movie did not disappoint me. I was impressed and I liked how it moved along. Very Good.

Anyone else seen a good movie lately?:baffled:

JH_Bográn
June 4th, 2007, 12:35 PM
As the title clearly states, this list is only for amusement and cover my personal tastes. I’m not saying they are the best or only flicks in the whole wide world, but they are the quotes that I remember most. They are not in any specific order, so don’t try to read my mind through them, lol.

Twins, 1988
Julius Benedict (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000216/): My name is Julius and I am your twin brother.
Vincent Benedict (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000362/): Oh, obviously! The moment I sat down I thought I was looking into a mirror.

Die Hard, 1988
[McClane tries to call up police]
Supervisor (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0416429/): Attention, whoever you are. This channel is reserved for emergency calls only...
John McClane (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000246/): No fucking shit, lady. Do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza?
And of course the unforgettable:
John McClane (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000246/): Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.


The Mummy, 1999
Mr. Henderson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242295/): Will ya look at that!
Mr. Daniels (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424819/): Can you believe it!
Mr. Burns (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0914424/): Hamunaptra!

Pulp Fiction, 1994
Jules (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

Goldfinger, 1964
James Bond (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000125/): Do you expect me to talk?
Auric Goldfinger (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002085/): No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.

The Fugitive, 1993
Dr. Richard Kimble (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000148/): I didn't kill my wife.
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000169/): I don't care.


Superman, 1978
Superman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001659/): Easy, miss. I've got you.
Lois Lane (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0452288/): You, you've got me? Who's got you?

Dirty Harry, 1971
Harry Callahan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/): I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

Independence Day, 1996
President Thomas Whitmore (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000597/): Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!" We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!
[Crowd cheers]

Thanks to IMDB for giving me the tools to make this.

Now that I showed mine, it’s time you’d show me your, ain’t it? <grin>

Karenne
June 4th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Thank you for my morning laugh! I thought I was a movie freak....you have me beat..you are the Master!:notworthy:

Those are great and you have awesome taste in movies!!:smartass:

Angela Caperton
June 4th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Okay...here are a few of my favorite quotes from Comedies:

The Princess Bride

Miracle Max (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000345/): Have fun stormin' da castle.
Valerie (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001406/): Think it'll work?
Miracle Max (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000345/): It would take a miracle.


To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

Carol Ann (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000330/): Vida I do not think of you as a man and I do not think of you as a woman
[pause]
Carol Ann (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000330/): I think of you as an angel.
Vida Boheme (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000664/): I think that's Healthy!


Miss Congeniality

Eric: Hart is that you?
Gracie: I am in a dress. I have gel in my hair. I haven't slept all night, I am starved, and I am armed. Don't mess with me.


Some Like it Hot

Sweet Sue (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0790064/): Are you two from the Poliakoff agency?
Joe (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000348/): Yes, we're the new girls.
Daphne (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000493/): Brand new!

Nothing to Lose

T. Paul (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001454/): Hey, is this your wife? Damn! I see why you were upset! Not bad Nick, not bad, Nick! You know, for a cheatin' bitch.
Nick Beam (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000209/): Hey! Don't you call her that, you don't know her, don't say that.
T. Paul (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001454/): Okay, okay, no disrespect. What should I call her? "Monogamously challenged"?

Lainey
June 4th, 2007, 08:17 PM
HEALTHY COMPETITION between friends and Jose you are something else my friend and cracked me up but I should have expected it ... now let's see what others can bring out and start postiing.

Is going to have to think and go thru my videos too ... has 100s so that will be interesting to write just the good stuff down here.

So anyone up for a little fun here? Am sure I know Special K will love it too even if you don't compete maybe you can be the judge .. yeah likes that cracking the whip...

*LAUGHS* BUT WITH lotsa love and hugs to you all ...

Skips off to go research my movies now.. needs to be Jose though he is the Bond expert.....

Lainey

JH_Bográn
June 5th, 2007, 11:24 AM
Great quotes!
I love Sandra Bullock, and Miss Congeniality is one my fav, along with Demolition Man (she's the only thing worth watching) and Speed.

JH_Bográn
June 6th, 2007, 05:30 PM
I just saw Pirates 3 and was surprised by the ending. If you saw it already, or if you don't ming finding out before you hit the theater, take a look at my blog where I rambled freely about the end and the implications of it...

J H Bográn blogspot (http://www.jhbogran.blogspot.com/)

Karenne
June 9th, 2007, 01:27 AM
Anyone seen it yet? Opinions? :errrr:

(me who loved 11, 12 and was shocked that there was going to be a 13)

rgraham666
June 9th, 2007, 07:43 AM
Watched one of my favourites last night,V for Vendetta. The Warchowski Bros. redeemed themselves after the hash they made of the last two Matrix flicks.

The scene where Evie is reading Valerie's autobiography reduces me to tears every time.

For some reason, every time people start quoting movies this is always the one that pops into my mind.

From Real Genius: Welcome to Pacific Tech Smart People On Ice!

lkhunsaker
June 22nd, 2007, 02:47 PM
I just saw Pirates 3 and was surprised by the ending. If you saw it already, or if you don't ming finding out before you hit the theater, take a look at my blog where I rambled freely about the end and the implications of it...

J H Bográn blogspot (http://www.jhbogran.blogspot.com/)


I'll go check your blog, but have to say I just saw it again for the 3rd time and would love to go back. Can't wait for it to come out on DVD!

(Loved the Independence Day quote, btw)

Dani
June 25th, 2007, 12:25 AM
I just saw Pirates 3 and was surprised by the ending. If you saw it already, or if you don't ming finding out before you hit the theater, take a look at my blog where I rambled freely about the end and the implications of it...

J H Bográn blogspot (http://www.jhbogran.blogspot.com/)

After reading your blog I was wondering something. Did you watch to the very end of the movie after the credits finished rolling? There is always something at the end of the credits on these movies, or at least there are on 2 & 3. I haven't gotten to recheck the original yet. If you haven't watched that far then I recomend that you do. For me it put a question to rest. I liked it, but that's me.

JH_Bográn
June 30th, 2007, 01:30 PM
After checking the different replys, I think I better clarify that I DID like the movie. :)
Irish, unfurtunately on my hometown they have a custom to stop the projection after the credits appear, more than once I'd be surprised by "tag scenes" after the credits when I rent the flicks.
On this case, I read about this particular tag scene at the end of Pirates 3 and yes, you are right I think I puts some of my original doubts to rest.

Dani
July 1st, 2007, 12:45 AM
I'm glad you liked the movie. That's sad that your local theater cuts it off when the credits roll. When it comes out on DVD remember to check out the scene after the credits. That's what put me to rest about the ending. Thanks for the friends request on MySpace. I did add you. :turned:

Have a great day (when you read this of course)!

rrc_lim
August 16th, 2007, 11:11 PM
What actually happened in the ending? I wasn't able to watch it too.