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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Thu February 25th, 2010, 4:37 pm

watched the last couple of nights a few historical movies, Marie Antionette ( not a favorite) Vanity Fair (love it!) Phantom of the Opera( with Gerard Butler) and the Duchess (first of Georgianna that has struck my interest)

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Thu February 25th, 2010, 10:15 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Oh yes that sprint around Bath, more like watching Chariots of Fire with skirts! A very strange, and very condensed version, of the book.


That made no sense at all to me, and it was so OOP for me. And the cutting of the letter scene just -- well, phooey. And while Wentworth was certainly eye candy, I never really had a sense of any depth to him.

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Mello
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Postby Mello » Thu February 25th, 2010, 10:55 pm

"Telynor" wrote:And while Wentworth was certainly eye candy, I never really had a sense of any depth to him.



Yes, he was definitely easy on the eye, his skin a little too perfect for being at sea for 8 years!

I'll watch any Austen adaptation, good, bad or otherwise, but this one was average at best.

Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Thu February 25th, 2010, 10:56 pm

May go to a movie tomorrow... Dithering between mindless fluff (Meryl Streep & Alec Baldwin) and Lovely Bones. Waiting for me on DVD when the Olympics are over: Coco Avant Chanel; Inglorious Basterds (highly recommended by an astute friend of mine).

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri February 26th, 2010, 8:20 pm

"Telynor" wrote:That made no sense at all to me, and it was so OOP for me. And the cutting of the letter scene just -- well, phooey. And while Wentworth was certainly eye candy, I never really had a sense of any depth to him.


Did Rupert Penry-Jones play Wentworth? If it was him, he's certainly pretty but not exactly an actor of great depth.
Currently reading "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross & "The Furthest Station" by Ben Aaronovitch

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri February 26th, 2010, 8:55 pm

Yes it was Rupert Penry-Jpnes in the role. I do agree with a previous poster about his not looking as though he's spent the previous years at sea!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat February 27th, 2010, 3:52 pm

"Telynor" wrote:Yes it was Rupert Penry-Jpnes in the role. I do agree with a previous poster about his not looking as though he's spent the previous years at sea!


He doesn't look as if he's even started shaving yet, never mind spending time at sea! :D
Currently reading "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross & "The Furthest Station" by Ben Aaronovitch

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sat February 27th, 2010, 4:14 pm

The Wolfman a couple days ago with Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt (Young Victoria) and Benicio de Toro. Liked it a lot. Lovely gothic background! Trippy though, seeing Young Victoria fighting off a werewolfman. Wait, YV already kills supernatural beings ... and keeps the skulls I think.
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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Sat February 27th, 2010, 4:59 pm

"Leyland" wrote:The Wolfman a couple days ago with Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt (Young Victoria) and Benicio de Toro. Liked it a lot. Lovely gothic background! Trippy though, seeing Young Victoria fighting off a werewolfman. Wait, YV already kills supernatural beings ... and keeps the skulls I think.


My dad just told me about seeing another Queen Victoria book in which Count Dracula takes the place of Prince Consort after Albert dies!
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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sat February 27th, 2010, 8:09 pm

Is that one Anno Dracula by Kim Newman? Very interesting, and well done; it's fun picking out the historical figures.


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