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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

Russ Whitfield
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Postby Russ Whitfield » Mon September 27th, 2010, 3:40 pm

Oh - and I watched "Watchmen" last night.

chuck
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Postby chuck » Mon September 27th, 2010, 4:30 pm

"Russ Whitfield" wrote:Oh - and I watched "Watchmen" last night.


Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson were brilliant in "In Bruges".....I readily agree he is getting much better as an actor....He was alright as John Smith in the strange and visually beautiful film "The New World" .........As long as I'm bashing Disliked "Troy" Brad Pitts (Good actor) but so miscast as Achilles......not sure about the martial arts kick boxing sword combats.....
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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Mon September 27th, 2010, 4:36 pm

I really, really wanted to like Alexander, but couldn't make it past the half-hour mark. I tried twice, just to be sure. Apart from Farrell's peroxide job and accent, it was just so cack-handed and leaden. What was Oliver Stone thinking?

Must admit I used to be prejudiced against Farrell, but then I saw the immortal In Bruges. "They're filming midgets!"
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Gabriella
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Postby Gabriella » Mon September 27th, 2010, 7:20 pm

Last night I watched "Lost in Austen"
It was hilarious. I highly recommend it for any Jane Austen fan, who has a sense of humor. :)

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Postby Nefret » Tue September 28th, 2010, 1:59 am

"Leo62" wrote:I really, really wanted to like Alexander, but couldn't make it past the half-hour mark. I tried twice, just to be sure. Apart from Farrell's peroxide job and accent, it was just so cack-handed and leaden. What was Oliver Stone thinking?



I tried that one a few years ago. Perhaps if they told it in order, I might like it more. I did make it through.... once. Barely.
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"
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Tue September 28th, 2010, 2:34 am

Robin Hood. I thought it poorly done.

the first hour was dull as tombs.
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Postby boswellbaxter » Tue September 28th, 2010, 2:52 am

Has anyone seen the movie Cromwell, starring Richard Harris? I saw a clip the other day on a blog and decided to get the DVD. It arrived today, but I haven't had the chance to watch it yet.
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Vanessa
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Postby Vanessa » Tue September 28th, 2010, 9:19 am

"Divia" wrote:Robin Hood. I thought it poorly done.

the first hour was dull as tombs.


My husband got bored as he said there didn't seem to be any plot. In fact, he fell asleep and I ended up watching it by myself. LOL.
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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Tue September 28th, 2010, 10:03 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Has anyone seen the movie Cromwell, starring Richard Harris? I saw a clip the other day on a blog and decided to get the DVD. It arrived today, but I haven't had the chance to watch it yet.


I've seen it & liked it overall. It looks stunning, and Alec Guinness is great as C1, but the pace is slow by modern standards.
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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Tue September 28th, 2010, 12:53 pm

Took the kids to see Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole on Saturday. We enjoyed it. The books look like they'd be fun to read, though the kids and I haven't read them.


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