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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 11:44 pm

"EC2" wrote:The second was so rubbish, I have no intention of watching any more in the series.

I know - I couldn't believe how laughably bad New Moon was (all those buffed-up boys running around in their cut-off shorts LOL) - but Eclipse was even *worse* It was boring and it made no sense. After about half an hour I was ready to throttle Bella with her stupid check shirt.

"EC2" wrote: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.

Did you see it in 3D? :D

donroc - I really enjoyed Easy Virtue, particularly the anachronistic musical numbers! Didn't think Jessica Biel could act, but she was pitch-perfect - pure class.
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Postby donroc » Fri November 5th, 2010, 11:13 pm

Last night, Turner Classics showed a remastered version of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman with Ava Gardner in her prime, James Mason, Nigel Patrick, and Marius Goring (Red Shoes fame).

I had seen it back in '51 when I was a callow teen and did not appreciate it then. This time, I fully enjoyed the cinematography by Cardiff and the poetic script so well delivered by the actors.
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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 Leo62 » Fri November 5th, 2010, 11:49 pm

"donroc" wrote:Last night, Turner Classics showed a remastered version of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman with Ava Gardner in her prime, James Mason, Nigel Patrick, and Marius Goring (Red Shoes fame).


Ooh love that movie...James Mason was so cool. :D

Just about managed to get through Eat Pray Love. Big disappointment. Long, dull, with an irritating central character. Not been my week for movies so far :(
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Postby chuck » Sat November 6th, 2010, 1:34 am

I might add Ava Gardner was visually stunning.....

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Postby fljustice » Sun November 7th, 2010, 5:56 pm

Saw The Hidden Fortress by Akira Kurosawa at a retrospective last night. I've seen most of his films, but this one got past me. A more comic touch than usual in this one. My major complaint was that only Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune were English captioned in the credits!
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Postby laktor » Mon November 8th, 2010, 4:50 am

Saw "Conviction" yesterday, my first time out to the movies since the end of July. The film stars Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver and is a true story of a woman who spent 18 years of her life trying to free her brother from prison where he was sentenced to life without parole for a murder he didn't commit. I had tears running down my face when the closing credits rolled. I highly recommend it.

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Postby Russ Whitfield » Mon November 8th, 2010, 11:15 am

Steven Seagal once again proving that old fat blokes can still kick ass in "Born to Raise Hell."

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Postby chuck » Mon November 8th, 2010, 5:25 pm

"Russ Whitfield" wrote:Steven Seagal once again proving that old fat blokes can still kick ass in "Born to Raise Hell."


Really?...Does "his" get in the way?....Not a fan......Seagal or Chuck Noriss....Cheers

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Postby chuck » Mon November 15th, 2010, 4:11 am

Watched "The Centurion" really wanted to like this film.....It had it's moments....But overall disappointing.....The Ninth Legion deserves a better film production....But it's worth a watch, Roman forts and the Pict's villages looked very authentic ......Northern Scotland's Landscape is beautiful .....BTW Battle and individual combat was a bit OTT in my humble opinion....

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Postby annis » Mon November 15th, 2010, 6:46 am

This is the movie trailer for The Eagle, based on Rosemary Sutcliff's Eagle of the Ninth. I've got an uneasy feeling about this one - looks spectacular but Channing Tatum's acting might let things down. Shades of Tristan and Isolde's James Franco - pretty but wooden...


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