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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

annis
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Postby annis » Thu December 31st, 2009, 11:28 pm

Watched "Before the Rains Came" the other night, and was inpressed. It's set in southern India just before WWII, and captures the complexity of the colonial experience. It's visually gorgeous and well-actedI thought Rahul Boseas was brilliant as TK, the Indian foreman, trying to deal with both the English world and that of his tribal clan, but not totally comfortable in either.

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Postby Ariadne » Fri January 1st, 2010, 12:44 am

Thanks for the recommendation, Annis, I've just put it in my Netflix rental queue.

Tonight my husband and I are planning to watch "Memoirs of a Geisha," which I decided to rent since I read the book for the first time this month.

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Postby cw gortner » Fri January 1st, 2010, 3:00 am

Saw "Broken Embraces", the new Almodovar film with Penelope Cruz today. I liked it but I liked his "Volver" much better. This was a bit over-the-top soap operatic for my taste.

Oooh, but then I saw a new trailer for "The Wolfman" with Benicio del Toro and Emily Blunt: I cannot wait for this one! The Victorian ambiance looks incredible, dark and brooding, and yes, rated R!! The Wolfman was my favorite horror figure growing up; he thrilled and terrified me at the same time. I hope the movie lives up to its trailer promise; if so, be prepared to be deliciously scared.

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Postby LoveHistory » Sat January 2nd, 2010, 2:59 am

This Christmas Great cast. Fairly good film.

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nona
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Postby nona » Sat January 2nd, 2010, 1:55 pm

A Perfect Getaway starring one of my all time favorite female actress, Mila Yockovich, Steve Zahn and another well know actor from action movies whos name I cannot remember(sorry).

It's a suspense~thriller and very good I might add. Honeymooners go to HI to hike and murders are happening, newly wed couples being the target. Their is safty in numbers so when they meet up with another couple hiking they stick together. Maybe they should not have though.

The movie is not really long so it's easy to get into and the story flows. There are funny/quirky lines in it to add a chuckle or two.

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Postby Susan » Sat January 2nd, 2010, 8:06 pm

I just finished watching Life is Beautiful. I want to show it to my classes after we finish reading Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl to give them another perspective of the Holocaust. I hadn't seen it for a while and I wanted to make sure it was OK to use in class. It's my very favorite film because it encompasses nearly all the aspects of the human spirit. Of course I cried even though I knew what was going to happen.
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Postby CrimsonPetal » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 4:06 am

Just watched UP. I loved it. Hilarious and touching.

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Postby Nefret » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 4:51 am

Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers. Good movie. :D

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 6:04 am

"A Clear and Present Danger", my favourite of two Harrison Ford "Jack Ryan" movies, but Alec Baldwin's "The Hunt For Red October" is my favourite of all the Ryan movies. Hated Ben Affleck's one.

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Postby Ash » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 3:05 pm

"Susan" wrote:I just finished watching Life is Beautiful. I want to show it to my classes after we finish reading Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl to give them another perspective of the Holocaust. I hadn't seen it for a while and I wanted to make sure it was OK to use in class. It's my very favorite film because it encompasses nearly all the aspects of the human spirit. Of course I cried even though I knew what was going to happen.



I could not watch that movie, for many reasons. It will be an interesting discussion no doubt with your class, but its premise, I just couldn't do. (refresh my memory, what grade do you teach?)

Ive seen Up twice, and probably will buy it when its on DVD. Loved it!


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