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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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donroc
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Location: Winter Haven, Florida
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Postby donroc » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 7:21 pm

I saw Children of Men with Clive Owen delighted that I did not pay theater prices.

Unrecommended for poor color to suggest dystopia, mumbling performers, and a story with many ellipses as if the director and writers assumed the viewers read the novel -- if there was one -- and I saw no reason for Owen to die at the end.

Also saw a delightful old Ellery Queen TV hour in which Betty White was the killer, and she had an amusing line after Ellery is introduced to her as an author.

Later, his name clicks with her, and she says something to the effect, "Oh, I remember now ... he writes whodunits. And I thought you said he was an author."
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

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

Postby Nefret » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 4:24 am

"Jemidar" wrote:
I really, really want to see both Inception and Shutter Island!


So do I! Tomorrow I am watching the BBC version of 'Daniel Deronda'.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 10:48 am

I started watching Children of Men a couple of years ago and gave up about halfway through - boring! I haven't read the book (it's by P D James, usually best known for crime) and wouldn't want to if it's anything like the film.

I used to love Ellery Queen, brings back memories of watching it in the, ahem, 1970s!
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

Sharz
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Location: Chicago

Postby Sharz » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 6:58 pm

But this one is sort like Avatar to me. Very pretty, very interesting, but if you want to keep my attention, give me a good story and interesting characters.

Thanks for saying this. I was debating seeing it, but hadn't gotten around to it because I suspected exactly what you said. Maybe I'll see it eventually on demand when I can't see anything better to watch, but not at theatre prices.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun August 8th, 2010, 4:31 am

"Invictus", good movie, Mandela played by the only person I think qualified to do it, Morgan Freeman!

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sun August 8th, 2010, 4:33 am

The boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Beautifully filmed. Stunning acting. Hard to take. 5 stars.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon August 9th, 2010, 10:51 am

Defiance - enjoyed it, if that's the right word. Held my interest throughout.
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Mon August 9th, 2010, 1:09 pm

Losers~ loved it, funny action packed though no thinking caps are required to watch this film, overall good movie.

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donroc
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Postby donroc » Mon August 9th, 2010, 9:57 pm

The Christopher Lee version (ca 1970) of The Wicker Man. Enjoyed the pagan rituals. Perfect ending too.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.



http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue August 10th, 2010, 12:19 am

Miss Potter. Completely delightful. I've got that waltz stuck in my head now.


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