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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Postby Leo62 » Sun December 27th, 2009, 6:36 pm

Two excellent feelgood movies, ideal for Christmas: The Blind Side and Invictus :)
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon December 28th, 2009, 1:51 am

"To Be Or Not To Be". Mel Brooks was a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honour recently and it will air on Tues.

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Postby EC2 » Mon December 28th, 2009, 1:57 am

Just rewatched Chicago. Love the music and performances.
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Postby Nefret » Mon December 28th, 2009, 2:20 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:The entire series lacks appropriate amounts of quidditch and Weasley twins. "I solemnly swear I'm up to no good." LOL

Yes, I agree. And the first two (or three) needed more Oliver Wood.

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Postby 4ever Queen » Mon December 28th, 2009, 8:04 pm

"Ash" wrote:Whats funny is that it has been almost universally panned by many critics - yet the full house we saw it with loved it. Its one of those movies thats not perfect (the ending, and the adult children, had me rolling my eyes) but was enjoyable entertainment. Streep and Baldwin's chemistry practically sparked off the movie screen! Oh, and we desparatly wanted chocolate cake after watching it - and of course it was Christmas Day and nothing was open!!


Ash, i totally agree with you about "not being the perfect movie-'ending'" for me at least--LOL. i really, really was hoping/expecting for them to be re-united but it didn't happen, from all of us in my group, I was the only "big-loser", as they called me, to have expected that. But in the end I told them that's why I see movies and read---to get happy endings :D :D But definately a FUN movie to watch!

About the critics, they haven't been that nice here in Los Angeles, last night i was reading a nasty article in one of our local magazines about the whole movie-theme and Females being portrayed as 'never-happy' and/or 'playing around' because we can't make-up our minds ( :eek: :eek: :eek :) Anywho... I just laughed!

One thing though that I was very surprised to see was that it was filmed in my beautiful hometown--Santa Barbara (sorry, I just had to say it :p )
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Postby Nefret » Tue December 29th, 2009, 2:32 am

Saw Young Victoria this afternoon. :D

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Postby Ash » Tue December 29th, 2009, 3:21 am

Queen, SB is one of my favorite small cities and I love it when I have a chance to visit, tho its been awhile. Seeing the movie was like being there! (I have another book buddy who I met online who lives there, need to find an excuse to go visit one of these days)

Yeah yeah, women are this or that. Heck, I just enjoyed the movie, without reading anything into it.

SPOILER My biggest problem with the ending was that Steve Martins character was not well developed - he seemed a bit milquetoast if you know what I mean - and I really didn't get the kind of chemistry between them that I did with her and her ex. But then, there is something to be said with solid, stable, and mature.
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Postby nona » Tue December 29th, 2009, 5:12 pm

watched Avatar in 3D the night it opened, WOW. I loved it, the characters sometimes seemed a little shallow but the story and the effects and action made up for it ten fold. The world the writer created is awesome for a fantasy type creation. the Animals in it are very impressive!

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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Tue December 29th, 2009, 5:25 pm

Saw two movies over the past couple of days.

"Separate Lies" - a 2005 film by Julian Fellowes. Excellent drama featuring Ton Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Rubert Everett. Recommended.

"Bewitched" - the 2005 movie with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. Oh, this was bad. It was just about watchable but quite pointless and un-magical.

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Postby cw gortner » Tue December 29th, 2009, 6:20 pm

"EC2" wrote:Just rewatched Chicago. Love the music and performances.

Oh, then you must see Nine. It's been getting mediocre reviews here but I loved it. It evokes the mid-1960s cafe / film society of Rome at the height of its popularity, and Judi Dench belts out a tune with serious style. It's sexy, smoky, very European.

I also saw Avatar in digital 3D this weekend; after all the hoopla, I was definitely impressed by the visuals - there are several Wow!! moments - but for me it lacked soul. I left the movie theatre in awe of what I'd seen but not moved - or at least not the way I was moved by Fergie singing "Be Italian" in Nine :)
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