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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed July 21st, 2010, 11:56 am

Those extended versions of the LOTR films are great.
Currently reading "How to stop time" by Matt Haig & "The Miller's Dance" by Winston Graham

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Nefret
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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Wed July 21st, 2010, 5:08 pm

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

SM


Nice! I need to watch that today now. ;)
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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Wed July 21st, 2010, 5:31 pm

"The Last Station" with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer; amazing film. Beautifully written, with astounding performances; and a fascinating look at the last year of Leo Tolstoy's life and the battle over the copyright of his novels. Mirren is breathtaking as Tolstoy's tempestuous, devoted wife.

Also saw a hysterically funny film with Sandra Bullock, "All About Steve," in which she plays a freakish crossword puzzle designer who stalks a handsome camera man, played by Bradley Cooper. Very funny and not in that raucous, fratboy way that characterizes so many comedies these days.
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat July 24th, 2010, 6:57 pm

Camp Rock and Thumbelina. Both have very good music. I alternate between them for which song gets stuck in my head these days. Must learn them all; it's the only way to cure the affliction.

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Postby chuck » Sat July 24th, 2010, 7:12 pm

Enjoyed watching "Pirate Radio"....A snapshot of 1966/67 music in the UK....No rock music allowed to play on the British radio....so a Radio ship anchored in the North Sea....35 miles off the coast of England starts playing the illegal sounds of Rock and Roll over the British airways....The film is very light and takes whimisical approach.... not for the purist...but a very nostalgic trip to the swinging times of England....A Cast of likeable characters who play various roles....Love the DJs....and the musical soundtrack is terrific.....BTW they nailed the 60's look.....Choregraphy is a joy to watch....A feel good flick BTW....Kenneth Branagh is hilarious as very uptight British Cabnet Member...(the hair and glasses are perfect)....Phillip Seymour Hoffman is the lead,and is trumped by the terrific UK cast....look for Emma Thompson as the " Sexual Legend".....
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Postby Leo62 » Sat July 24th, 2010, 8:13 pm

"chuck" wrote:Enjoyed watching "Pirate Radio"....A snapshot of 1966/67 music in the UK....No rock music allowed to play on the British radio....so a Radio ship anchored in the North Sea....35 miles off the coast of England starts playing the illegal sounds of Rock and Roll over the British airways....The film is very light and takes whimisical approach.... not for the purist...but a very nostalgic trip to the swinging times of England....A Cast of likeable characters who play various roles....Love the DJs....and the musical soundtrack is terrific.....BTW they nailed the 60's look.....Choregraphy is a joy to watch....A feel good flick BTW....Kenneth Branagh is hilarious as very uptight British Cabnet Member...(the hair and glasses are perfect)....Phillip Seymour Hoffman is the lead,and is trumped by the terrific UK cast....look for Emma Thompson as the " Sexual Legend".....


This sounds suspiciously like The Boat That Rocked...did they change the title for the US?
listen:there's a hell
of a good universe next door;let's go
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
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Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat July 24th, 2010, 8:16 pm

"Leo62" wrote:This sounds suspiciously like [I]The Boat That Rocked.[/I]..did they change the title for the US?


I thought that too, except I couldn't quite remember the title! Thanks Leo.
Currently reading "How to stop time" by Matt Haig & "The Miller's Dance" by Winston Graham

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat July 24th, 2010, 10:34 pm

Pirate Radio is somewhere in my Netflix queue. May have to move it closer to the top after that glowing review.

Ash
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Postby Ash » Sat July 24th, 2010, 10:41 pm

Watched Letters to Juliet. I wasn't going to see it, figured it would be another light romantic thing, but I love Redgrave and watch anything she or her sister are in. I was pleasantly surprised, a rather mature (if predictable) romantic movie, with some lovely shots of the countryside around Sienna (I really must make another trip there, we spent most of our time in the bigger cities and really didn't make it out to Verona,Sienna and other places. One of these days) Anyway, I'd recommend this.

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Postby Leo62 » Sat July 24th, 2010, 10:41 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:Pirate Radio is somewhere in my Netflix queue. May have to move it closer to the top after that glowing review.


I wouldn't, if you value your sanity. But that's just IMO ;)
listen:there's a hell

of a good universe next door;let's go

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