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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Post by Carine » Thu November 13th, 2008, 5:35 pm

[quote=""nona""]Conan, now thats another good movie now that you mention it chuck Pathfinder is alot like Conan.[/quote]

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

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

[quote=""Madeleine""]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![/quote]

Thanks Madeleine.....

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Post by 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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Post by 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.

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by 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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Post by EC2 » Sat November 15th, 2008, 11:11 am

Back to the Future 3 (seen it before obviously) - fluff but great fun.
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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