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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun March 21st, 2010, 2:38 am

watched New Moon today with the girls after standing in line for two hours last night to get a copy for them. I didn't care for it as much as the first which I liked alot.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?...loved it! so funny and touching in the same.

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Mon March 22nd, 2010, 3:29 pm

Green Zone. Surprisingly good - an action thriller with a brain. :D

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Nonsensical fun. Greek Gods seem to be "in" this year.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon March 22nd, 2010, 10:05 pm

Push. However the book was 1000xs better. Well maybe nto that much, but better.
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Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 12:49 am

Hmm, may have to go see Green Zone.

Went to see the Swedish filmed version of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Uneven; not surprisingly a lot of the nuances in plot & character were lost and the film was still 2 1/2 hours. Still, excellent filmography, and the guy who plays Blomkvist grew on me, while I think Lisbeth was brilliantly cast. Let down by a not-great script.

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 1:40 pm

"Chatterbox" wrote:
Went to see the Swedish filmed version of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Uneven; not surprisingly a lot of the nuances in plot & character were lost and the film was still 2 1/2 hours. Still, excellent filmography, and the guy who plays Blomkvist grew on me, while I think Lisbeth was brilliantly cast. Let down by a not-great script.


I'm reading the book and I really want to see this. How is the gruesomeness/violence level? Parts of the book were quite shocking to me - probably because the incidents came out of nowhere. The violence was not lingered over or glamourised but was horrible nevertheless.
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Chatterbox
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Postby Chatterbox » Wed March 24th, 2010, 8:03 pm

I would say it's on the high side. Not slasher movie level, certainly, and not even gratuitous, like severed heads or other great stuff :rolleyes: :rolleyes: in other films, or some of the stuff in Dexter. What got to me, however, were a couple of scenes of sexual violence. That bit may actually have been lifted from book #2, I'm trying to remember.

There are bits of the plot that kind of vanish, like Lisbeth's relationship with her guardian & mentor, or Mikael's affair with his publisher, which is implied but not developed as part of the plot. You don't get the full detail here. It made me want to go back and re-read the whole book.

Incidentally, if there are any Sherlock Holmes fans out there, I rented a rather interesting DVD from Netflex, Dr Bell and Mr Doyle. Doyle is a young Arthur Conan Doyle, at medical school in Edinburgh; Dr. Bell is obviously a Holmes prototype, and there's a reasonably good murder mystery in it. Ian Richardson as Dr. Bell.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon March 29th, 2010, 1:31 pm

The Grand, a mockumentary about professional poker players. Great cast, amusing in spots. Recognized a few character prototypes from what I've heard of the pro players.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Mon March 29th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Brothers~ wow! not what I thought it was about but a moving story to say the least.

I thought one brother was going to war and when his wife was told he was dead she would start a relationship with his brother out of grief, boy was I wrong though they did become closer. What the soldier went through to get back was almost horrific.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Mon March 29th, 2010, 2:41 pm

Re watched "Tom Jones"....One of the best ever......BTW I watched "Sharpe's Challenge"..Decent BBC effort....WTS...I would love to see a Sharpe novel go the big screen....Sean Bean is terrific as Sharpe.... At times it was a bit stagy and stiff...impressive sets and costumes.....Maybe the lack of scale in some of the scenes or the the lack of character development...I wonder what BC thinks? Not sure if he was part of the production...Next "Sharpe's Peril"....maybe it's Sharpie being in India and the lack of background in the complicated culture, social and religious mores?.... I admit I'm not up on India History.....I have a slanted Colonial British/Kipling take on India.....

dee
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Postby dee » Tue March 30th, 2010, 9:32 am

Went to watch "How to train you Dragon" in 3D a few days ago. LOVED IT. Wish I could use kids as an excuse, but I'm just an animation sucker.


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