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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 3:23 pm

[quote=""Ash""]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?)[/quote]

I teach 8th grade language arts (which we used to call English...it's reading and writing).
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Post by Divia » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 3:27 pm

I just got done watching the new Star Trek. That was a fun ride. A lot of explosions and eye candy.
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Post by Leo62 » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 6:49 pm

An Education. Great, underrated movie. Got the period exactly right.
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Post by Ash » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 7:07 pm

Susan, yeah, thats about the right age for the topic. Be very interesting to hear how they respond to both movies. Book Theif is another good one that kids that age can probably handle.

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Post by Susan » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 7:36 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Susan, yeah, thats about the right age for the topic. Be very interesting to hear how they respond to both movies. Book Theif is another good one that kids that age can probably handle.[/quote]

We're reading Anne Frank's diary, but I am not going to show them that film. I don't have a copy of it (and neither does my library) and I think it is somewhat dated because it is from the 1950s. Also it is based upon the play. I really think my students will like Life is Beautiful. I'm going to use English subtitles and let them hear the Italian. Most of my students are Latino and speak Spanish, so I suspect they will understand a bit of the spoken dialogue.
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Post by Ash » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 11:41 pm

Actually from what I remember, great liberties were taken with the Anne Frank story in both the play and movie, so thats just as well.

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Post by Divia » Mon January 4th, 2010, 2:33 am

gladiator. Eh, it was OK.
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Post by Nefret » Mon January 4th, 2010, 5:18 pm

Lord of the Rings- The Return of the King. Oh, I love this movie. It was on telly last night. :D

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Post by chuck » Mon January 4th, 2010, 5:28 pm

I watched "Alien" the other night ....It still an amazing film....riveting and many of the scenes....still gives me the willies/creeps.....Sigourney Weaver is terrific.....

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Post by Madeleine » Mon January 4th, 2010, 8:19 pm

[quote=""chuck""]I watched "Alien" the other night ....It still an amazing film....riveting and many of the scenes....still gives me the willies/creeps.....Sigourney Weaver is terrific.....[/quote]

Oh yes, Alien is a great movie, plenty of jump out of your skin moments :eek:

Watched Quantum of Solace and most of Batman Begins last night, BB OK once it finally got going, could have done with a bit less of all that Jedi-style training and macho posturing in the first hour though, still Bale is pretty good in the lead.
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