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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Post by Vanessa » Wed January 20th, 2010, 8:13 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]Public Enemies with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. Excellent, and dark; evokes the bygone world of the "glamour gangster" very well. :cool: [/quote]

I enjoyed that one. Mind you, it does have Johnny Depp in it........... :o
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Post by Madeleine » Thu January 21st, 2010, 12:28 pm

Went to see Up in the Air last night, quite good, different to the usual film and thank goodness not a standard chick-flick, although of course it goes without saying that George looks divine....
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Post by Madeleine » Thu January 21st, 2010, 7:22 pm

Revisited a couple of old friends today, first of all "Mamma Mia", good fun but some of it is a bit cringeworthy, and I'd like to cast the young couple adrift; then "The Golden Compass" - can't remember much about the books but it's a pretty good job of filming something which was probably pretty much unfilmable; they did the daemons and the fantasy bits very well, but the storyline is way confusing, still it's a shame there probably won't be any sequels.
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Post by nona » Thu January 21st, 2010, 7:31 pm

watched Gamer last night, I usually like Gerard Butler films however this sucked to put it plain and simple. I wasted $4.99 for an hour and a half of crap, yes crap. He's a killer sentenced to life in the federal prison system which is profiting by 'making' them players of a real life Slayer game, controled by gamers. Anyhow all this chaos and sex and so forth happen and they live happily ever after.

If you thought you might want to see this take a second and ask yourself if your really think it is a good way to spend your money.

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Post by Nefret » Mon January 25th, 2010, 1:59 am

Finally got around to watching The Duchess last night. Rather liked the movie. (Now I just need to finish the book.)

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Post by nona » Mon January 25th, 2010, 4:51 am

I watched the limetime movie The Pregnacy Pact tonight. What would a group of 15/16 year old girls want to do such a thing? It was based on the true story of the girls from the New England area that made a pact to all get pregnant at the same time and so forth. I don't understand it, I wonder how I or my husband would react it we were in the parents shoes, sad for the girls and their families.

I'm also watch the re-runs of the first season of The Tudors, interestingly I still don't think I'm drawn in as i said before. Some of the clothes and so forth are odd to me.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon January 25th, 2010, 6:18 am

Mel Gibson's "Hamlet".

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Post by Ash » Mon January 25th, 2010, 12:13 pm

He was amazingly good in that role - I haven't liked him in anything since.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon January 25th, 2010, 3:04 pm

Saw Up in the Air on Saturday. Though well acted and interestingly character-driven, was a bit underwhelmed by it and not quite sure that it deserves all the acclaim. Worth seeing, but not outstanding.

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Post by chuck » Mon January 25th, 2010, 6:14 pm

Watched the 1948 version of Wilkie Collins's "The Women in White"....Gig Young, Eleanor Powell, Alexis Smith, and Sidney Greenstreet....and a couple of characters that stole a number of scenes....All popular American actors.....why didn't they use any UK actors?...Tried very hard to stay in 1860's time frame....But the 20th Century kept getting in the way of the questionable multiple plots and a bit contrived motives....WTS... I still enjoyed the interpretation.... in beautiful Black and White... good looking costumes and sets.....Collins wrote "The White Women/The Moonstone" both thought to be the first "Detective Stories" with a touch of Gothic feel....I might give them a read...heard there a bit tedious?.....

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