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Old 08-15-2007, 02:22 PM
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Kenneth's review of 'The Lookout' is up. While he didn't love the film itself, he says this Blu-ray definitely delivers with an excellent video transfer and a solid uncompressed PCM track. The only disappointment is a relatively slim supplements package, but he says that shouldn't deter fans of the flick from picking this one up.

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Old 08-15-2007, 02:40 PM
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I disagree that this movie is a typical "hoist" movie (it's spelled heist, Kenneth). The lookout dives a lot more into the main character, how that character gets used because of his disabilities, and how he overcomes his disability to kick ass and take names.

I would say this movie would be a 4/5 for the movie itself. It is a lot deeper than a typical "hoist" movie, haha!
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:25 PM
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I am getting this one on Friday. Cant wait.
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I disagree that this movie is a typical "hoist" movie (it's spelled heist, Kenneth). The lookout dives a lot more into the main character, how that character gets used because of his disabilities, and how he overcomes his disability to kick ass and take names.

I would say this movie would be a 4/5 for the movie itself. It is a lot deeper than a typical "hoist" movie, haha!
Sorry to antagonize, but after correcting my typo in the system, I couldn't resist the opportunity:

1) In your post, "The lookout" should be capitalized and placed between quotation marks since it is a movie title -- it should be typed as 'The Lookout'

2) Chris Pratt doesn't have "disabilities," just a singular disability

3) The sentence, "it's spelled heist, Kenneth" should have quotes around the word "heist" -- although I did appreciate the grammatically correct use of a comma before my name

In the end, a typo's a typo. But I do look forward to reading your inevitable reply listing all of the errors in this post!

Laughs aside, thanks as always for posting and keeping us on our toes! Thanks also for listing the reasons the movie resonated with you as well -- I'd love to read the reasons anyone feels the film is better than average.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:52 PM
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1) In your post, "The lookout" should be capitalized and placed between quotation marks since it is a movie title -- it should be typed as 'The Lookout'
The style guide for High-Def Digest's reviews may require titles to be placed between single-quotes, but that's not a uniform standard. Many publications put titles in italics, and some use full quotation marks.
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The style guide for High-Def Digest's reviews may require titles to be placed between single-quotes, but that's not a uniform standard. Many publications put titles in italics, and some use full quotation marks.
Walked into that one. You are correct sir -- the fine writers at one of the websites I frequent (I believe it's called DVDTalk or something to that effect) place their titles in italics.

I stand corrected!

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Sorry to antagonize, but after correcting my typo in the system, I couldn't resist the opportunity:

1) In your post, "The lookout" should be capitalized and placed between quotation marks since it is a movie title -- it should be typed as 'The Lookout'

2) Chris Pratt doesn't have "disabilities," just a singular disability

3) The sentence, "it's spelled heist, Kenneth" should have quotes around the word "heist" -- although I did appreciate the grammatically correct use of a comma before my name
Some people can't accept being wrong.
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Wow -- opened a can of worms here. As evidenced by my last statements in that original reply, this was all meant to be a tongue-in-cheek continuation of my "hoist" typo.

I surrender!
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Walked into that one. You are correct sir -- the fine writers at one of the websites I frequent (I believe it's called DVDTalk or something to that effect) place their titles in italics.

I stand corrected!
Well, it's the general writing style laid out in many style guides, including, but not limited to, The Chicago Manual of Style, The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage and the AP Stylebook. Chapter titles are in quotations and the book title is in italics.

Just for your information.
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So the only audio track on this is PCM 5.1? Thats lame because I use an optical cable so I'd only get 2.0 audio.
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