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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon March 15th, 2010, 11:17 pm

Firefly which we absolutely LOVED, and 21 which was also good.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed March 17th, 2010, 6:12 pm

I watched The Young Victoria last night on Sky Movies. I thought it was very good and it did bring a few tears to my eyes! :o
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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Wed March 17th, 2010, 6:56 pm

A couple of our recent rentals have included District 9 (bizarre, but good, probably a career catapult for Sharlto Copley) and the 1970s cult SF film, Zardoz, directed by John Boorman with Sean Connery running around in something akin to a loin cloth for most of the film. Also starred a young and very skinny Charlotte Rampling.

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Postby parthianbow » Wed March 17th, 2010, 7:53 pm

After many years of wanting to, I finally saw All Quiet On The Western Front (1930). What a war film it is. With none of the modern CGI, blood and gore, it still manages to convey thoroughly the horror of war. Even the grating American accents of the German soldiers did not really matter. Five stars.
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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Wed March 17th, 2010, 8:49 pm

"Ludmilla" wrote:A couple of our recent rentals have included District 9 (bizarre, but good, probably a career catapult for Sharlto Copley) and the 1970s cult SF film, Zardoz, directed by John Boorman with Sean Connery running around in something akin to a loin cloth for most of the film. Also starred a young and very skinny Charlotte Rampling.


That's quite a double bill :eek: :D
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Mello
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Postby Mello » Wed March 17th, 2010, 11:06 pm

Saw Marley and Me a couple of nights ago. I wish someone had warned me of the storyline. We have an old Lab in her twilight years so naturally I cried my eyes out at the end and couldn’t stop for ages after. I’ve been cuddling the dog ever since…..

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu March 18th, 2010, 9:23 am

Oh, Marley & Me is so sad! I admit to crying, too. I have the book but can't bring myself to read it.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu March 18th, 2010, 2:26 pm

I've sort of skim-read Marley but don't think I could read the whole thing, I don't want to see the film either; Sky has just started showing it over here.

Mello, I can sympathise - we had a lab who went on til she was 17 - hope your dog has many more happy years yet.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri March 19th, 2010, 4:59 pm

I loved the first Boondock Saints so looked forward to the second, Boondock Saints: All Saints Day....what a horrible waste of two hours of my night when I could have been reading or book browsing or playing with my girls. What were they thinking?!? they took a great movie and a great possible sequel and ruined it.

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Sat March 20th, 2010, 10:52 pm

Shutter Island. I really don't get what all the fuss is about - can't believe this movie is already in the imdb top 250! Yes, it was a fun slab of 1950's gothic but predictable as hell and about as profound as a McDonald's commercial. Better watch Jacob's Ladder if you want a hallucinotary-flashbacky thriller with a twist. And is Scorsese trying to outdo Tarantino now with all the grandiose OTT-ness and movie in-jokes? A biiiig letdown. :(
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