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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Sat April 24th, 2010, 5:50 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:I'm in the mood for silly romcoms. The sort of thing Jennifer Aniston stars in. (This only happens about once every three years). Any recommendations?


I'm not a huge fan of them either, but there's a few that I like besides the Bridget Jones ones.

Laws of Attraction -- Pierce Brosnan/Julianne Moore
Intolerable Cruelty -- George Clooney/Catherine Zeta-Jones (this one is rather mean spirited though) I've heard that Up in the Air is good, but I haven't seen it yet.

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Postby Jemidar » Sat April 24th, 2010, 6:14 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:I'm in the mood for silly romcoms. The sort of thing Jennifer Aniston stars in. (This only happens about once every three years). Any recommendations?



My old faithfuls for when I'm in this sort of mood are Bridget Jones' Diary, When Harry Met Sally, While You Were Sleeping, Love Actually and Working Girl. Recently I started collecting Audrey Hepburn DVDs and love Roman Holiday and, of course, Sabrina. The Harrison Ford remake of Sabrina is also quite good, but the original will always be my favourite as who can go past Hepburn and Bogie in the same movie. Oh, and I forgot, Kate & Leopold...really silly but the big plus is Hugh Jackman looking totally gorgeous :D .

I don't think I've ever seen a Jennifer Aniston movie I really liked...some are okay but for some reason they just never grabbed me.
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sat April 24th, 2010, 7:35 pm

"Telynor" wrote:I'm not a huge fan of them either, but there's a few that I like besides the Bridget Jones ones.

Laws of Attraction -- Pierce Brosnan/Julianne Moore
Intolerable Cruelty -- George Clooney/Catherine Zeta-Jones (this one is rather mean spirited though) I've heard that Up in the Air is good, but I haven't seen it yet.


Love Brosnan and Moore so I'll definitely rent Laws of Attraction.

Jemidar wrote:My old faithfuls for when I'm in this sort of mood are Bridget Jones' Diary, When Harry Met Sally, While You Were Sleeping, Love Actually and Working Girl.


I LOVE Working Girl! Best romcom ever made.

Jemidar wrote:I don't think I've ever seen a Jennifer Aniston movie I really liked...some are okay but for some reason they just never grabbed me.


There was this awful thing I saw her in called Picture Perfect (?) way back when, and it's taken me this long to recover, but I'm willing to attempt Along Came Polly.

Oh, and I might rent Bride Wars because I like Anne Hathaway.

Older stuff? I have to rent 10 again. It is the best movie.

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Postby EC2 » Sat April 24th, 2010, 8:26 pm

Oh yes, me too for Working Girl. I actually went out and bought a copy. I love the Carly Simon theme song too.

I don't much enjoy rom-com as a genre, but I did really like About A Boy.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat April 24th, 2010, 8:30 pm

Notting Hill, Notting Hill, Notting Hill!

One of my all time favourites, though I still don't have it on DVD!

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Postby Leo62 » Sat April 24th, 2010, 9:40 pm

Agora, with Rachel Weisz as Hypatia of Alexandria.

Not great - a bit leaden-paced - but Weisz was wonderful, as ever.

"Miss Moppet" wrote:I'm in the mood for silly romcoms. The sort of thing Jennifer Aniston stars in. (This only happens about once every three years). Any recommendations?

A few I've enjoyed recently:
27 Dresses
How to lose a guy in 10 days
Down with love


Unless you're a) a masochist and/or b) you really, really love Ann Hathaway, I would avoid Bride Wars!
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Sat April 24th, 2010, 9:43 pm

Finally had some uninterrupted time to watch The Young Victoria on DVD. Worth it, especially for the settings and costuming. Rupert Friend is pretty easy on the eyes too.

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Postby Divia » Sat April 24th, 2010, 10:09 pm

Saw the Blind Side today. I enjoyed it.
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Amanda
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Postby Amanda » Sat April 24th, 2010, 10:39 pm

I wanted to watch something WW1 as it is ANZAC day today. I didn't have anything australian based though. So I watched My Boy Jack. Daniel Radcliffe plays the son of Rudyard Kipling, and he wants to become an officier, only he wears glasses. Kim Catrell plays his mother....its a long way from Sex in the City!

Pretty good movie.

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Postby Miss Moppet » Sat April 24th, 2010, 10:56 pm

"Leo62" wrote:Agora, with Rachel Weisz as Hypatia of Alexandria.

Not great - a bit leaden-paced - but Weisz was wonderful, as ever.


A few I've enjoyed recently:
27 Dresses
How to lose a guy in 10 days
Down with love


Unless you're a) a masochist and/or b) you really, really love Ann Hathaway, I would avoid Bride Wars!


OK, think I will remove it from rental queue!

I've heard How to Lose a Guy is good. And yes, Down With Love is a lovely film. One of the few that I own.

Thanks everyone!


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