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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun October 31st, 2010, 4:25 am

"The Lady In White"

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Amanda
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Postby Amanda » Sun October 31st, 2010, 7:50 am

The Dark Knight last night. Fell asleep. Not a bad reflection on the movie, but just how tired I was.

Hard to imagine that the Joker was Heath Ledger. Well acted for sure....

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Sun October 31st, 2010, 7:06 pm

"Amanda" wrote:The Dark Knight last night. Fell asleep. Not a bad reflection on the movie, but just how tired I was.

Hard to imagine that the Joker was Heath Ledger. Well acted for sure....


About 2 weeks ago, our local PBS station had the first "Batman" movie (made in the late 80s) starring Michael Keaton in the lead role. The Joker's (played by Tommy Lee Jones) origins were part of the story.

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Postby cw gortner » Mon November 1st, 2010, 1:57 am

"Nefret" wrote:Johnny Depp is nice to look at too. :D


Oh, yes. Always a plus.

Watched Rocky Horror Picture Show today in honor of Halloween, followed by Dead Ringers with Jeremy Irons. I'd forgotten how unsettling Dead Ringers is. *shudder* (and how nice Jeremy Irons is to look at, too.) ;)
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Postby chuck » Mon November 1st, 2010, 5:14 pm

Watched "Arn The Knight Templar"....a 2007 Swedish Production....I was very impressed and enjoyed the epic...It has it's flaws(bit long ,slow at times and some of the dialogue was corny)....but a handsome looking film....Filmed in Sweden Morocco, and Scotland....Used four languages half in English the rest Subtitled.....Spoiler alert...The film covers Jan Guillou Trilogy...So beware....I read the first two "Road to Jerusalem and the Templar Knight"....needless to say I was surprised when it portrayed the last book.....I must say that it loosely follows the orginal books....The Swedish people did not like the film....BTW it was the most expensive film ever produced in Sweden.....You might want to check the numerous reviews....Finally In a couple of years I'll watch it again....Good looking cast he acting was quite good......
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Postby cw gortner » Tue November 2nd, 2010, 7:15 pm

"chuck" wrote:Watched "Arn The Knight Templar"....a 2007 Swedish Production....


They have this one on Netflix but it's a condensed version for the US market, where apparently two films based on triology have been edited into one. Does it still work or did you see both the original films on disc? I haven't read the books.
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THE LAST QUEEN
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Arn The knight Templar....

Postby chuck » Tue November 2nd, 2010, 7:53 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:They have this one on Netflix but it's a condensed version for the US market, where apparently two films based on triology have been edited into one. Does it still work or did you see both the original films on disc? I haven't read the books.


I think your correct....It had that condensed feel/look to it....I was really surprised when it moved into Arns later life.....My first impression of the film was it that it covered The first Book "The Road to Jerusalem" and the 2ND book "The Knight Templar".....but then it quickly covered the last book.....I really enjoyed the reading Series... I have not read the final book "The Kingdom at Roads End"....I plan to; even though I know what happens.....BTW EC recommended the series.....Swedish/translation.....The author Jan Guillou is quite a interesting and controversial fellow....A journalist by trade....
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Postby Leo62 » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 1:01 pm

Twilight: Eclipse.

They said it was better than the other 2 movies. It wasn't. :(
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Postby donroc » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 11:06 pm

Saw Easy Virtue, a 2008 film with Jennifer Biel, Colin Firth, and Kirstin Scott-Thomas based on a Noel Coward play. Biel and Firth do a wonderful Argentine Tango in it. A most enjoyable production.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Postby EC2 » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 11:09 pm

"Leo62" wrote:Twilight: Eclipse.

They said it was better than the other 2 movies. It wasn't. :(


The second was so rubbish, I have no intention of watching any more in the series.

Just watched Avatar. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the visuals. Predictable storyline and script though. (even though I enjoyed it in a superficial way). Did he really have to shout 'Oh shit!' as he rode the flying dragon thingy? I am going to buy a copy on DVD just for the visuals though.
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