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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Tue April 13th, 2010, 6:10 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!


I think I remember reading somewhere that the real Julie and her husband did split for a while after the book came out and she became well-know, think it was the usual story, neither of them could handle the attention and did some silly things etc. However I can't remember that bit in the film, but yes, it's not a movie to watch with an empty stomach! :D
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Postby michellemoran » Tue April 13th, 2010, 8:11 pm

Just saw DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and I thought it was hilarious. I have never read the books and I really have no idea what propelled me to go and see a movie where I was the oldest geezer there, but it reminded me of SANDLOT in its humor. I was surprised to be laughing so hard. Very silly, but cute!
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Kanal

Postby parthianbow » Tue April 13th, 2010, 8:26 pm

Kanal - a B & W Polish film about the uprising in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw in 1944. If you've seen The Pianist and liked it, then try to see this. Be warned: it's unremittingly bleak - but all the more realistic for it.
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Postby michellemoran » Tue April 13th, 2010, 8:28 pm

I really liked The Pianist. I'll add Kanal to my Netflix list - thanks!
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Tue April 13th, 2010, 8:29 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:I think I remember reading somewhere that the real Julie and her husband did split for a while after the book came out and she became well-know, think it was the usual story, neither of them could handle the attention and did some silly things etc. However I can't remember that bit in the film, but yes, it's not a movie to watch with an empty stomach! :D


If you want to know what happened after the film was made, read Cleaving (my review of it is here: http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Cleaving_A_Story_of_Marriage_Meat_and_Obsession_Julie_Powell_2047523973/content_493434343044), which revealed some things that really bothered me -- however, I didn't regret reading it.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun April 18th, 2010, 3:39 am

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nona
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Postby nona » Sun April 18th, 2010, 2:14 pm

The Men Who Stare at Goats, hehe Clooney is a talented actor and funny in so many ways! Very likable cast and great humor.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Sun April 18th, 2010, 4:08 pm

My local PBS station was rerunning Sita Sings the Blues a terrifically funny film about modern life and the Ramayana. Five stars all the way. And I am still working my way through the series, Life on Mars.
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Postby cw gortner » Mon April 19th, 2010, 8:52 pm

Saw "An Education" with an astonishing, Academy-award nominated performance by Carey Mulligan.

And of course I started watching Season 4 of The Tudors. It's just as silly eye-candy as ever, but I have to admit, I am looking forward to Joley Richardson as Kate Parr.
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Postby Jemidar » Tue April 20th, 2010, 8:02 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:And of course I started watching Season 4 of The Tudors. It's just as silly eye-candy as ever, but I have to admit, I am looking forward to Joley Richardson as Kate Parr.


I'm also looking forward to Joley Richardson as Kate, but it will probably be quite a while before it is available here :( .
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