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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun December 26th, 2010, 3:44 am

"Easy A", fun movie.

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Postby annis » Sun December 26th, 2010, 5:50 am

Finally got to watch Avatar. Very cool if predictable "noble savages v heartless, materialistic, imperialist ba***rds" storyline. I loved Pandora's various amazing creatures.

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Postby laktor » Sun December 26th, 2010, 5:51 am

Saw Black Swan Christmas Eve (afternoon) and enjoyed it, but don't know what all the accolades are for as far as awards are concerned. Natalie Portman was magnificent and deserves a nomination for best actress, but although the film was worth seeing and pretty good, I don't think it was anything close to phenomenal.

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Postby LoveHistory » Sun December 26th, 2010, 4:34 pm

Christmas Unwrapped from The History Channel. Disappointing. More an overview than a history.

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Postby fljustice » Sun December 26th, 2010, 7:17 pm

True Grit with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. Had to get used to the stilted dialog (no one spoke with contractions), but enjoyed the story. Except where they killed a horse--totally unnecessary--and I know they didn't really kill the animal, but the plot point wasn't necessary. They could have had the same dramatic effect without putting the horse down. Sorry...several humans bit the dust too, but I grieve over the horse! Not sure what that says about me. :o
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun December 26th, 2010, 7:30 pm

"fljustice" wrote:True Grit with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. Had to get used to the stilted dialog (no one spoke with contractions), but enjoyed the story. Except where they killed a horse--totally unnecessary--and I know they didn't really kill the animal, but the plot point wasn't necessary. They could have had the same dramatic effect without putting the horse down. Sorry...several humans bit the dust too, but I grieve over the horse! Not sure what that says about me. :o


I know what you mean, I get more upset when I hear a animal or a child has been hurt then when adults are.

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Postby ejays17 » Mon December 27th, 2010, 2:25 pm

First movie of the "year" for us was "The King's Speech" - I usually have a bit of trouble getting SLOC to come see period pieces whihc don't have guaranteed explosions and / or bloodshed, but he was quite enthusiastic about this one.

We both really enjoyed it, and can totally see why there's Oscar-buzz over it, especially Colin Firth. It was an interesting viewing experience, as it was definately an older-skewed audience, and the cinema of about 300 seats (it's one of the samller screens at the local cinemas) was nearly sold-out. And the earlier session was also sold-out as we'd tried to get into that one.

Oh, and Michael Gambon was excellent at George V, and looked remarkably like the painting of him that was shown on the wall at one point.
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Postby Ash » Mon December 27th, 2010, 3:04 pm

(ok, aside from military and technical uses, what does SLOC stand for?)

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Postby cw gortner » Mon December 27th, 2010, 6:34 pm

Pope Joan, based on Donna Woolfolk Cross's novel. Evocative and moving: this film never got US distribution but I was lucky enough to have a friend bring me a DVD of it.

A shame the movie was not seen more widely.
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Postby EC2 » Mon December 27th, 2010, 10:42 pm

Ejays17 - I'd like to see The King's Speech at some point - sounds like a good film.

For my sins I have just got around to watching Ridley Scott murder Robin Hood. OMG it's stupendously silly. Okay, I know it's fiction, I know it's a story, but historical events are included but so badly warped out of true that they become a mockery. A massive raspberry from me. Total crud and an insult to the likes of men such as William Marshal. That last landing craft scene had me in hysterics but despairing at the same time. :eek: :eek: :eek: :mad:
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