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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

Sharz
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Postby Sharz » Fri December 18th, 2009, 4:39 pm

The last movie I saw was an old classic, The Philadelphia Story with Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart. Absolutely delightful movie--very funny, fabulous dialogue. I don't know how I'd overlooked that movie until now. Highly, highly recommend it.

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Postby Anna Elliott » Fri December 18th, 2009, 8:14 pm

"Sharz" wrote:The last movie I saw was an old classic, The Philadelphia Story with Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart. Absolutely delightful movie--very funny, fabulous dialogue. I don't know how I'd overlooked that movie until now. Highly, highly recommend it.


That is one of my absolute favorites! My mom is a huge Katherine Hepburn fan, so I grew up watching all her movies. Holiday is also a great one.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat December 19th, 2009, 2:02 am

Hailey (age 1) and her mother and I went to see Disney's new animated, 'the Princess and the Frog'. It was a test to see if she could sit through the plane flight on their upcoming vacation.

I really loved this disney!. Maybe it was Hailey jigging up and down to all the jazz numbers putting me in a good mood, but I think the disney screenwriters handled the story very well, considering it is set in a pre WWII New Orleans/Louisiana bayou setting from the black viewpoint. It doesn't put in anything blatantly 'would-not-happen' on the social side, nor was it in-your-face about prejudice, but still manages to convey the difficulties that the poor faced.

And I loved the message to kids: get off your rear, work hard, AND dream big dreams. And there's more to life than marrying a prince. I'm gonna buy this one for Hailey.

Ash
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Postby Ash » Sat December 19th, 2009, 2:22 am

"Sharz" wrote:The last movie I saw was an old classic, The Philadelphia Story with Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart. Absolutely delightful movie--very funny, fabulous dialogue. I don't know how I'd overlooked that movie until now. Highly, highly recommend it.


One of my favorite movies - but then, anything with Hepburn or Grant is usually wonderful. The two together make a perfect pair. And while I am not a big fan of Jimmy Stewart, I do like him in this one.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat December 19th, 2009, 1:57 pm

Death a a Funeral

This was hilarious. Especially the ending. Lately it takes a lot to get me laughing out loud and this ending had me howling.

chuck
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Postby chuck » Sat December 19th, 2009, 8:22 pm

May I suggest....."Bringing Up Baby"....Charming madcap comedy with CG & KH at their brilliant best......A classic hoot......

Ash
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Postby Ash » Sat December 19th, 2009, 11:05 pm

Fortunately we saw Death at a Funeral at home, so we could freely roll on the floor laughing. What a hilarious movie! And because Hollywood has run out of ideas, they are remaking it.

http://www.cinematical.com/2009/03/08/tracy-jordan-and-martin-lawrence-join-death-at-a-funeral-remak/

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon December 21st, 2009, 2:34 am

"History of the World: Part I", funny.

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Postby LoveHistory » Mon December 21st, 2009, 2:38 am

"It's good to be the king."

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Postby Ash » Mon December 21st, 2009, 12:53 pm

David came back from seeing Avatar yesterday just glowing about it. So we are going to see it today. He tells me the 3 hours will just fly by. We shall see (fortunately there is a bookstore at the mall where the theatre is, so I have an escape if its not as good as he says!)


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