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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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:Sarita:
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Location: Blighty

Postby :Sarita: » Wed August 18th, 2010, 3:00 pm

The last film I watched was City Slickers, which I love :D

And the last film I saw at the cinema was Inception - it's so fantastic! I was gripped the entire time. Quite long though ...
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Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:01 pm

Saw the movie 'Salt' in the theater. It was alright, I guess.
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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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:16 pm

Saw an old Cary Grant movie called None But the Lonely Heart with Ethel Barrymore and a very young Jane Wyatt, written and directed by Clifford Odetts. Very talky, very stagy, "literary", but I enjoyed it. I thought I had seen all the Cary Grant movies, so was surprised when this one showed up on TCM. BTW, why are there not a lot of little girls running around named "Ethel"? ;)
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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:44 pm

I think you can blame Ray Stevens for that one, Faith. ;)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed August 18th, 2010, 5:56 pm

Noticed on imdb that True Grit has been remade by the Coen brothers, with Jeff Bridges in the John Wayne role.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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JoshuaKaitlyn
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Location: Manchester UK

Postby JoshuaKaitlyn » Sat August 21st, 2010, 8:19 pm

Having a Tudor / Stuart week. Started off with 'Henry VIII' with Ray Winston, then 'Lady Jane' with Helena Bonham Carter, next 'Elizabeth I' with Helen Mirren. The others that will follow are: 'Gunpowder, Treason & Plot', 'The Devils Whore' and finally 'Charles II: The Power and the Passion'. :D
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Sat August 21st, 2010, 10:00 pm

I finished watching Sense and Sensibility last night - the one with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and Hugh Laurie. Thought Alan Rickman was very good (bit different from some of hte other roles I have seen him in), Hugh Laurie seemed to steal just about every scene he was in even though his part was fairly small.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat August 21st, 2010, 11:52 pm

Hugh Laurie's Mr. Palmer is delightful!

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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 » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 4:29 am

"Amanda" wrote:I finished watching Sense and Sensibility last night - the one with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and Hugh Laurie. Thought Alan Rickman was very good (bit different from some of hte other roles I have seen him in), Hugh Laurie seemed to steal just about every scene he was in even though his part was fairly small.


I saw that one last month. I kinda like the BBC one more.
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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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 4:38 pm

Nefret, if you mean the 2008 BBC one, that one is closer to the book. It's really difficult to condense Austen into 2 hours or less, which is why miniseries dominate the "best adaptation" lists for her work. The 1995 S&S has been the best Austen feature film to date.


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