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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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xiaotien
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Postby xiaotien » Sat October 25th, 2008, 7:47 pm

i went to see THE DUCHESS by myself.
i enjoyed it. i thought there were some
issues in the climax and ending, but overall,
entertaining.

surprised it was based on a book--i guess
i shouldn't be anymore?
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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Sat October 25th, 2008, 8:39 pm

"Leyland" wrote:I also saw City of Ember over the past weekend. It was good, but seemed to be missing something, perhaps in the casting - I can't put my finger on it though. Too mechanical, not enough magical. Maybe I should read the book for more backstory.


I've been wondering how this one would turn out. I wasn't impressed with the trailer and Bill Murray seemed wrong for that role. I read the book a few years ago, and enjoyed it. Something about subterranean cities just captures the imagination, doesn't it?

We finally saw Iron Man, which was fun.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon October 27th, 2008, 2:05 am

Indy 4 on DVD.

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Postby Erika Mailman » Mon October 27th, 2008, 2:38 am

Watched (most of) Queen Margot on DVD last night, about Catherine de Medici's daughter who married Henri de Navarre. It's 2.5 hours and French subtitled so I succumbed to sleep although I found it beautiful and riveting. This isn't my time period so I don't know how historically accurate it is. Does anyone else know?
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
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
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Postby Vanessa » Sat November 1st, 2008, 9:55 am

I went to see Quantum of Solace yesterday. I enjoyed it. It's quite dark and and emotional sort of film. And Daniel Craig is very sexy! :D I wasn't too sure about what was going on but I never do with Bond films. LOL. The 'scenery' was lovely, though! ;) :D
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MrsMorland
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Location: Massachusetts

Postby MrsMorland » Sat November 1st, 2008, 7:41 pm

I watched the first episode of the Cazalets on DVD, it was pretty good. I know they are based on a series of books but I never read them.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
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 » Sat November 1st, 2008, 7:56 pm

I have that series of books on my TBR pile, Mrs M.

I've just watched The Other Boleyn Girl on DVD. Well, it's not a patch on the book and thought it was quite flat. Henry just wasn't Henry to me at all.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat November 1st, 2008, 8:06 pm

"Erika Mailman" wrote:Watched (most of) Queen Margot on DVD last night, about Catherine de Medici's daughter who married Henri de Navarre. It's 2.5 hours and French subtitled so I succumbed to sleep although I found it beautiful and riveting. This isn't my time period so I don't know how historically accurate it is. Does anyone else know?

Queen Margot is very accurate. The film made it to Castlewood Guild's recommended list, and they don't do that unless the costumes and history are both superb.
I haven't yet watched it myself -- must borrow it from the daughter-unit and do so soon.

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nona
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Postby nona » Sat November 1st, 2008, 9:49 pm

the Trail to Hope Rose a nice little western movie with outlaws and miners on the hallmark channel.

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Postby donroc » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 1:09 am

This afternoon I watched The Wind That Shakes the Barley set in 1920 Ireland.

It is a bleak and brutal film about a doctor who observes atrocities committed by the Black and Tans and joins the rebels. He then becomes more radical when Ireland is divided over the issue of being a free nation or part of the British Dominion as well as loss of the northern six counties.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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