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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 15th, 2010, 8:42 am

I ended up watching A Passage to India on the TV at the weekend. It's such a long film, which I didn't realise when I first started watching it, but I just had to see it to the end (which was 1.30am!!).

I enjoyed it. I've read a couple of books by E M Forster - Room with a View and Howards End. I found the books a little wittery and twittery but enjoyed the TV/film adaptations. I'm wondering whether I'd have a similar reaction to the book of A Passage to India as I quite fancy reading it now.
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Post by Brenna » Mon November 15th, 2010, 2:21 pm

I watched Rob Roy over the weekend. A bit disappointing. Similar to Braveheart but with a happier ending.
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Post by EC2 » Mon November 15th, 2010, 2:42 pm

Watched Arn The Templar Knight. The story was a bit rushed in order to fit everything in and the ending made you feel for the heroine. She waited all this time for this? Bit of a waste. But... I LOVED the look and feel of it. The costumes weren't exactly right, but the overall impression was good and despite the caveats, I thoroughly enjoyed the film.
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Post by chuck » Mon November 15th, 2010, 5:22 pm

Yes I concur....But I'll watch it anyway....Ye gads I forgot about James Franco as Tristan....Such a shame they give these heart throbs/hunks major roles in films and usually they take the film down with them....I'll watch the Ninth march into the Scottish Myst...

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Post by Madeleine » Mon November 15th, 2010, 8:16 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:I ended up watching A Passage to India on the TV at the weekend. It's such a long film, which I didn't realise when I first started watching it, but I just had to see it to the end (which was 1.30am!!).

I enjoyed it. I've read a couple of books by E M Forster - Room with a View and Howards End. I found the books a little wittery and twittery but enjoyed the TV/film adaptations. I'm wondering whether I'd have a similar reaction to the book of A Passage to India as I quite fancy reading it now.


I loved these two films. I quite enjoyed the book of RWAV, but wasn't keen on the book of H End - I've got APTI (book) but have never got round to reading it, and haven't seen the film either.
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Post by Ludmilla » Mon November 15th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Our adult movie was Zombieland (funny, if you like dark humor). We also watched Ramona and Beezus with the kids.

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Post by donroc » Mon November 15th, 2010, 10:31 pm

On Friday, I discovered Law and Order adaped for the UK on BBC America. Most enjoyable.
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Post by cw gortner » Tue November 16th, 2010, 5:14 pm

Love Ranch with Helen Mirren, about the downfall of the Mustang Ranch in Nevada, the state's first legal brothel.

Mirren is incadescent, as always; she transforms from an embittered lonely wife /madam to a vibrant woman who rediscovers her passion. Mirren proves more than ever just how sexy looking your age can be. The film got mixed reviews, unfairly in my opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun November 21st, 2010, 3:31 am

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt1"

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Post by Nefret » Sun November 21st, 2010, 4:55 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt1"

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Lucky! How was it?
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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