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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue November 10th, 2009, 2:47 pm

Tyler Perry's Meet the Brown's. Interesting.

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Tue November 10th, 2009, 11:25 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:What's your impression?
Based on what I heard from my Mom, I'm not anxious to see number 3.

It was ok for seeing on TV. The royal couple heads off a remote locale and deals with a threatening environmental issue while on their honeymoon. I liked the local cultural touches.

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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Wed November 11th, 2009, 1:36 pm

The Men Who Stare at Goats last Friday afternoon. George Clooney and Ewan McGregor were hilarious together and had the comedic tone, timing and looks down to a [paranormal] science. Jeff Bridges as a military officer/hippie researching paranormal use of military tactics was so funny as well.
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed November 11th, 2009, 2:00 pm

Didn't know Ewan MrGregor's in that. Must put it on the list.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Wed November 11th, 2009, 8:37 pm

Well, I finally finished watching the first season of The Tudors by Showtime. I can see where some would find it appealling, but I hated it. Full of inaccuracies, casting Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII -- c'mon... But there were some nice touches in there, such as the casting of Maria Doyle Kennedy as Katherine of Aragon, whom I found very believable in the role.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Thu November 12th, 2009, 12:59 pm

I think you just have to look at The Tudors as a guilty pleasure, I do! But Maria DK was excellent as Katherine, one of the few actors to bring a great deal of dignity to their role. I recently saw her in an adaptation of a Maeve Binchy book, and she was also excellent in that, she is very versatile.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon November 16th, 2009, 4:13 am

"Up", great movie! Ironically today is the 80th birthday of Ed Asner who is the voice of the old man. For a kids movie it had more adult themes then I thought it would.

I bet it wins the Oscar.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Mon November 16th, 2009, 12:14 pm

Vantage Point - ugh what a load of tripe, the constant going back gave me a headache after a while, can't believe a film with such a high body count was only rated 12 over here.
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Postby Sharz » Mon November 16th, 2009, 5:44 pm

The Big Country, with Gregory Peck, 1958. I'm on quest to see all of Gregory Peck's movies, so this was a "must see". Going in, I had a hard time imagining Peck in a western, but I liked it. Not your typical western. It was a nicely nuanced movie, with the bad guys turning out not so bad as originally painted (at least, not all of them); and the good guys, not so good; and the presumed heroine is gradually revealed as shallow and by the end, a woman who orignially looked like a side character gets Peck. Long movie--almost three hours, and it does start to drag just a tad at points, but overall it held my interest. I highly recommend it, particularly if you like classic movies.
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Postby 4ever Queen » Thu November 19th, 2009, 4:50 pm

I went to see 2012, a good movie. And last nite i watched Bella, a story of 2nd chances, loved it. Might watch Cheri tonite.
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