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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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nona
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Postby nona » Tue July 20th, 2010, 1:25 pm

Bounty Hunter. not as good as I was lead on to believe but ok.

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Inception deception

Postby viadelprat » Tue July 20th, 2010, 2:09 pm

Having seen and enjoyed Christopher Nolan's "Memento" and "The Prestige," I raced off to see "Inception" with high expectations.

I wish he would have spent more effort on character development and plot than on special effects. More and more, it seems that film makers think a big effects budget trumps everything else.

Maybe it's because I'm a novelist suffering from Hollywood envy, but I still want to care about characters, get wrapped up in their plight, and be surprised at the twists and turns of a meaningful story.

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Postby donroc » Tue July 20th, 2010, 2:14 pm

"fljustice" wrote:I hate that! We watched an American indie film a couple of months ago had to turn the subtitles on. Even some TV shot in a "reality" style is hard to follow. :mad:


I also left out the fooling around with colors to achieve a gritty look -- bluish, sepia. Oh, for more black and white.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Postby fljustice » Tue July 20th, 2010, 4:09 pm

"Leo62" wrote:The Ghost. Not bad, but marred by a silly ending.


I saw it a couple of months ago. That was a ridiculous ending. Made me want to throw my popcorn box at the screen. :rolleyes:
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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Tue July 20th, 2010, 4:31 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Oh I hear that! :) I have a hard time going to the movies cause I do have slight hearing loss in one ear and I can't understand the speech sometimes! I'm always waiting for a movie to come on DVD so I can finally understand what I missed at the theatre! Thank the technical gods for Closed Captioning!

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I'm glad I'm not the only one... I've got hearing loss and have managed to make do without a hearing aid so far, but it is becoming increasingly problematic. It's not the loudness that matters. It's how much background noise covers up the speech and the mumbling, accents and whispering that give me the most trouble. I thought maybe it was my imagination that the speech seemed more crisp and clear in older movies. Nice to know that maybe it's not!

Last films watched:
Toystory 3 at theatre with my youngest
Gremlins with the kids at home
Book of Eli with hubby at home

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue July 20th, 2010, 5:48 pm

"Leo62" wrote:The Ghost. New Polanksi movie with Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor. Not bad, but marred by a silly ending.


Isn't it the "Ghost Writer"?

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Tue July 20th, 2010, 7:18 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Isn't it the "Ghost Writer"?SM


It is about a ghost writer, but in the UK it was called "The Ghost". Maybe the title was changed for other countries?
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue July 20th, 2010, 7:18 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:It is about a ghost writer, but in the UK it was called "The Ghost". Maybe the title was changed for other countries?


Must have!

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Postby Ash » Wed July 21st, 2010, 12:19 am

"viadelprat" wrote:I wish he would have spent more effort on character development and plot than on special effects. More and more, it seems that film makers think a big effects budget trumps everything else. RSG



I am having that problem more and more with movies. Avatar and Sorcerer's Apprentice are the two that stand out for me this summer, movies that could have been very good in their own right if the stories and characters were as good as the special effects. The next Harry Potter is coming this November; hopefully that will again be a good mix of the two (I undrstand that this is part I of the last book, and part II will open in July)

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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed July 21st, 2010, 4:52 am

"Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Extended Version.

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