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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Thu April 8th, 2010, 11:04 pm

"donroc" wrote:Curmdgeon time:

Saw the Robert Downey version of Sherlock Holmes. Unrecommended. It seemed he was doing a Hugh Laurie voice from HOUSE imitation -- much of his dialogue swallowed, ruined the film for me. Jude Law's Watson was better. James Bond stunts -- still prefer cerebral Rathbone and Jeremy Brett as Holmes.

Wish they would make films either in black and white or real technicolor instead of the tones they are so fond of these days.


As far as I am concerned the only actor who 'got' Holmes was Jeremy Brett.

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Postby cw gortner » Fri April 9th, 2010, 1:02 am

"Swordfish," with John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and an incredibly gorgeous Halle Berry. About hackers and an anti-terroism villian; very cool film.

I also recently saw the hauntingly beautiful "The Stoning of Soraya M." about a woman accused of adultery in Taliban-held Afghanistan.
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Postby Anna Elliott » Fri April 9th, 2010, 1:17 am

"Telynor" wrote:As far as I am concerned the only actor who 'got' Holmes was Jeremy Brett.


I'll second that! :) Though I also quite liked Rupert Everet in the one show he did for PBS.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri April 9th, 2010, 2:23 am

Yes, Brett will always be my favourite Holmes, though I really did like RDJ in the movie.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Sun April 11th, 2010, 7:14 pm

Sat through Julie and Julia last night, and was pleased and annoyed by turns. I hate it when a film does that. The books were much better.

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Postby chuck » Mon April 12th, 2010, 2:23 am

Watching "Prime Suspect"...Helen Mirren and the rest of the cast are outstanding....I will continue to watch all of the episodes....Thank God for Netflix......

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Postby LoveHistory » Mon April 12th, 2010, 7:33 pm

Watched the first of three discs of Aristocrats, based on the book by Stella Tillyard. Really liking it.

The history of the Lennox sisters is fascinating, and of course those costumes are gorgeous. Two of the locations actually still exist so they got to use them in the filming. How cool is that?

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Postby Telynor » Tue April 13th, 2010, 3:25 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:Watched the first of three discs of Aristocrats, based on the book by Stella Tillyard. Really liking it.

The history of the Lennox sisters is fascinating, and of course those costumes are gorgeous. Two of the locations actually still exist so they got to use them in the filming. How cool is that?


There is a book out about the filming of the series, with oodles of details and photographs about the sisters. I love that series, it's full of so much life, and the costumes, not to mention several cavalier spaniels frisking about the place.

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Postby Ash » Tue April 13th, 2010, 1:40 pm

"Telynor" wrote:Sat through Julie and Julia last night, and was pleased and annoyed by turns. I hate it when a film does that. The books were much better.


The only thing that bothered me about the movie was the fight between Julie and her husband; it seemed to come out of the blue. I suspect that the book delves into that more. And the modern political bits were really unnecessary. Even if I agreed with them, they did nothing for the story except offend quite a number of people. Otherwise I really enjoyed it. Streep as Child was just spot on perfect, and the chemistry between her and Stanley Tucci was amazing. And David and I got very hungry after watching all those people eating that amazing food!

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Postby Telynor » Tue April 13th, 2010, 3:08 pm

"Ash" wrote:The only thing that bothered me about the movie was the fight between Julie and her husband; it seemed to come out of the blue. I suspect that the book delves into that more. And the modern political bits were really unnecessary. Even if I agreed with them, they did nothing for the story except offend quite a number of people. Otherwise I really enjoyed it. Streep as Child was just spot on perfect, and the chemistry between her and Stanley Tucci was amazing. And David and I got very hungry after watching all those people eating that amazing food!


By all means, read the book My Life in France, the best biography about her, written by her nephew. It's a delight, and very revealing.


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