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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

Ruth Sims

Postby Ruth Sims » Sat February 12th, 2011, 8:44 pm

lol -- And speaking honestly, there's only so much actual realism that we could stand in a book or a film. No matter how brave and stalwart the hero, we're so indocrinated to expect good teeth that we'd all barf if Hero Harry had missing front teeth and the remaining ones were yellow stumps. Even if he had just rescued the heroine from a train, delivered premature triplets in the back of a buckboard being pulled by a runaway team of horses, saved the President from assassination, or stopped the nuclear destruction of the world.

He has to have a nice smile. That's why it's fiction!!!!

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Location: Wisconsin, USA

Postby LoveHistory » Sun February 13th, 2011, 12:19 am

You're funny, Ruth! :)

I watched The Pursuit of Happyness today. Incredibly good film.

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Postby Divia » Sun February 13th, 2011, 1:16 am

Larkrise Season 2 disc 1 :)
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Postby Alisha Marie Klapheke » Mon February 14th, 2011, 4:27 am

Just saw The King's Speech. I loved it. That is what a movie is supposed to be.


Postby laktor » Mon February 14th, 2011, 5:37 am

I saw the Social Network on a long overseas flight and I wasn't impressed. Personally, there was nothing special about it, so I don't understand all the accolades. Oh well, different strokes for different folks.

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Postby LoveHistory » Mon February 14th, 2011, 4:40 pm

Catch and Release. I was pleasantly surprised by really liking this movie. Thought it would be stupid and fluffy, but it wasn't. Even laughed more than I usually would with this kind of story.

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Postby fljustice » Mon February 14th, 2011, 5:11 pm

Finally saw Ridley Scott's Robin Hood on DVD last night. The action carried me through, but the movie left me vaguely dissatisfied. I didn't have any problem with messing with the timeline; authors and producers do that all the time with iconic characters. I think it was Robin's backstory and the link to the Magna Carta (I won't say more to avoid spoilers) that didn't work for me. Didn't seem necessary for the story.
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Postby Nefret » Mon February 14th, 2011, 7:15 pm

Watched the Young Victoria this morning. :)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"

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Postby LoveHistory » Thu February 17th, 2011, 4:20 pm

Lost In Austen. Hilarious. Brilliantly cast. Looooove this Mr. Darcy. There are some goofs in the writing, but they are easily forgiven. Hugh Bonneville makes a wonderful Mr. Bennet. Watching it a second time and still laughing, which is rare for me.

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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu February 17th, 2011, 4:28 pm

Yes, Lost in Austen is good fun! :D
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