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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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nona
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Postby nona » Sun January 10th, 2010, 12:44 am

saw Seven Pounds. sad, riveting and moving with a side of a box of tissues.

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Postby ejays17 » Sun January 10th, 2010, 6:37 am

Saw The Princess and the Frog last night, the latest Disney animation. Enjoyed it quite a bit, although the funniest part was from one of the little girls in the audience. The bad guy who was "voodooed" to look like the hero "marries" Tiani's best friend. Cue upset 5-yo in the audience - "Mummy, it's wrong! He married the wrong person, he can't marry the frog girl now!" :D Obviously hasn't been read enough fairy tales to know that the "happily ever after" always happens... ;)
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nona
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Postby nona » Sun January 10th, 2010, 11:10 pm

lol, how cute!

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon January 11th, 2010, 1:50 am

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" cute, quirky, fun movie.

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Postby Leo62 » Mon January 11th, 2010, 3:49 pm

Watched the rest of Time Traveller's Wife - v good movie - unusual plot but traditional weepie in many ways - 2 Kleenexes worth at least. Now I'll have to try to read the book again...
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Postby Miss Moppet » Tue January 12th, 2010, 1:24 am

54.

Boogie Nights it wasn't but it was fun to watch and had some good performances, especially from Mike Myers.

Plus, Ryan Philippe spent much of the movie minus his shirt.

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Postby LoveHistory » Tue January 12th, 2010, 2:01 am

The Perfect Holiday

Cute little movie.

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Postby Leo62 » Tue January 12th, 2010, 12:37 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:54.

Boogie Nights it wasn't but it was fun to watch and had some good performances, especially from Mike Myers.

Plus, Ryan Philippe spent much of the movie minus his shirt.


:D

I've seen it, but can't remember much about it - though I do recall RP with his shirt off. ;) It's certainly better than the abysmal Last Days of Disco.

As someone who remembers the disco era all too well (still got my sequined boob tube somewhere...), the movie that captured it best for me was Summer of Sam.
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed January 13th, 2010, 6:57 pm

Two versions of A Christmas Carol.

The 1938 version was classic early MGM ridiculousness, but overall a lot of fun to watch. I loved their Bob Cratchit.

The 1951 with Alistair Sim was really good. I can see why it's considered the quintessential adaptation. I'm going to have to actually read the book now to see if some of those very touching bits were in the story and just didn't make it into the other film versions.

Now when I get my hands on the new Disney version with Jim Carrey, I'll have seen them all.

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Postby Leo62 » Wed January 13th, 2010, 10:41 pm

Have you seen the early 70's version with (I think) George C Scott? Scared the bejesus out of me when I was a kid. The late 90's Patrick Stewart version is also worth a look.
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