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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
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Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Postby Carine » Thu November 13th, 2008, 5:35 pm

"nona" wrote:Conan, now thats another good movie now that you mention it chuck Pathfinder is alot like Conan.

Yes, I liked Conan and the music from the film is magic !

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Postby chuck » Thu November 13th, 2008, 5:43 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:City of Vice was on TV here earlier this year, it wasn't bad. Unfortunately I missed the last ep so don't know how it ended!

Thanks Madeleine.....

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Postby Volgadon » Thu November 13th, 2008, 11:37 pm

Theatre of Blood! Wonderfuly camp. Anyone who enjoyes Shakespeare, the theatre and literary criticsm will get a kick out of this.

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Postby donroc » Fri November 14th, 2008, 2:56 am

I watched this evening We Live Again, on Turner Classics, a 1934 film starring Frederic march based on Tolstoy's Resurrection. Plenty of good music and interesting staging of scenes.
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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 nona » Fri November 14th, 2008, 3:46 am

The Other Boleyn Girl, feeling Tudor-ish so got my fill this afternoon with Mary, Anne and Henry.

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Location: Nottingham UK

Postby EC2 » Sat November 15th, 2008, 11:11 am

Back to the Future 3 (seen it before obviously) - fluff but great fun.
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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Postby Eigon » Sat November 15th, 2008, 2:10 pm

I liked 300 - but as the adaptation of a comic, rather than a historical movie. After all, the Spartan hoplites would have been wearing full armour in reality. The director, I think it was, said he wanted to get the look of the Ancient Greek vases, where they were portrayed wearing little more than a cloak and a helmet.
I think it actually got the basic story across very well.
And Gerard Butler's accent didn't bother me - after all, none of the actors were Greek, and the Greeks do (and did) have regional accents. It was rather like an adaptation of the Gospels that was done a few years ago, where all the disciples had Scottish accents, and the people from Jerusalem had posh English accents - because it does say that the Galileans had a regional accent, and obviously no-one was speaking Aramaic in the production.

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Postby diamondlil » Sat November 15th, 2008, 8:26 pm

I watched Notting Hill yesterday! I've watched it numerous times but I still enjoy it every time!
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Postby Telynor » Sun November 16th, 2008, 12:26 am

Finally got to sit down and watch all of Cranford. Has anyone else watched this one?

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Postby Ellie » Sun November 16th, 2008, 12:26 am

I liked 300

Me too, lots of buff half naked men. Gerard Butler and David Wenham... *wipes drool of chin*

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