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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue August 10th, 2010, 12:22 am

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


That movie made me cry, I hardly ever cry over a movie, also made my mom cry as well.

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Postby Susan » Tue August 10th, 2010, 12:23 am

La Vie en Rose about Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard was absolutely wonderful and the Best Actress Academy Award she received was well-deserved. Some of the narrative of her life was a bit confusing (the film flip-flopped through time periods), so I was glad I had read Piaf's Wikipedia entry.
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Postby Susan » Tue August 10th, 2010, 12:24 am

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


I really liked this film also!
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4ever Queen
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Postby 4ever Queen » Wed August 11th, 2010, 4:35 am

Abou to watch MAD LOVE, an epic tale of Mad Juana or as many of us know her thru history - Juana la Loca. A Sony Pictures Classic from year 2001.

Also just watched Return to Me - I really liked it. A very sweet story in my opinion. :p
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed August 11th, 2010, 6:19 am

Return to me is one of my hubby's favorites-- he can watch it over and over. The old geezers remind him of his grandfather. Did you know that the story was written by the blond actress who played the best friend?

Mad Love is one of the recommended films for our re-enactment guild because of the meticulous quality of the costuming.

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Postby 4ever Queen » Wed August 11th, 2010, 6:32 pm

@ MLE - I'm glad to know that I'm not the only who likes this movie - Return to Me. My girl friend and my hubby refused to watch it with me- LOL. So it was the blondie girl who wrote it, eh? Wow! :)

About MAD LOVE - I have to agree that its customs are impressive, I did like that. The actors did a great job BUT (sorry) I was a little disappointed to see Joan portrayed as an slut who just thought about having sex ALL the time. And Phillip of Flanders was like a victim in a marriage with a mad-obsessed woman. Anyway, don't let that stop you from enjoying the movie, in reality the casting did a very convincing job! :)

I'm glad I have finally watch it since most of my HF friends had recomend it to me :)
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed August 11th, 2010, 11:32 pm

Return to Me is one that I never get tired of watching. And yes, Bonnie Hunt was one of the writers as well as being in the cast and directing the film.

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Postby Nefret » Thu August 12th, 2010, 12:10 am

Saw Inception this afternoon. It was good.


Cillian Murphy has pretty eyes.
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!
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu August 12th, 2010, 4:30 pm

Watched Get Smart last night and laughed a lot! Not sure whether we enjoyed it so much because it's a really funny film, or because we are so tired that we've become very easy to entertain. Either way, Alan Arkin was delightful.

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Postby Ash » Fri August 13th, 2010, 12:16 am

I don't get why Get Smart was so put down - except that I think people were expecting just a rehash of the original. This did it one better, it was a new movie, with plenty of homage to the show. I loved it

Oh and we loved Return to Me; sweet and just perfect. I even put up with the Sinatra music because the old men were so good (I can't stand Sinatra, probably because that was about all that my parents played in our house and to this day his voice grates my ears). Love Minnie Driver; did you see her in The Ideal Husband? Excellent version of the Oscar Wilde play


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