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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat January 1st, 2011, 2:10 am

I've watched more movies these last two weeks than I usually do in three months.
With the granddaughter: Tangled (Cute and funny) Voyage of the Dawn Treader (too old for a toddler, it scared her--but I enjoyed it) and Toy Story 3, a fun Christmas DVD which I will probably get heartily sick of.

Jay and I went to see the King's Speech the other night. We both loved it!

He tried to talk me into 'True Grit', but my nerves couldn't take it. I last watched the original 3 times in succession in 1977, stuck on the runway at JFK while some crazy guy held hostages on an airport bus and threatened to shoot at any plane that moved.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sat January 1st, 2011, 3:02 am

Finally had a chance today to see the classic North by Northwest -- I adore Cary Grant! -- uncut, and without any commericials. It was actually rather sad, as they simply don't make many thrillers like that any more.

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Elysium
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Postby Elysium » Sat January 1st, 2011, 10:48 am

The Wolfman. Hmm, I kinda thought it would be better.

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat January 1st, 2011, 2:06 pm

MLE, that sounds horrid! Yeah, I wouldn't want to see True Grit either after that. We are going later today. I never cared for the original, but my sis told me this was a really good adaptation of the book (I think she's one of the few folk who read it!) and that I'd probably like it. Ok, first some book shopping, then movie. Not a bad way to start the new year!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat January 1st, 2011, 2:14 pm

I stayed up late last night (well late for me), finishing up North and South part 1 (the John Jakes books). Also have out from the library The Lion in Winter. I have not seen that for years, and never since I've come to know more about H&E and their devil's brood. This should be fun. Cutting into my reading time though :(
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat January 1st, 2011, 4:46 pm

How to Marry a Millionaire. Pretty good. I had no idea Marilyn Monroe was so adept at physical comedy.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Sat January 1st, 2011, 5:23 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:How to Marry a Millionaire. Pretty good. I had no idea Marilyn Monroe was so adept at physical comedy.


Have you seen Some Like it Hot? That one is a classic, and truly hysterical -- Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe.

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Sat January 1st, 2011, 5:38 pm

Definitely recommend Some Like it Hot--classic and funny. We watched an off-beat little film called Two Lovers with Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow and Isabella Rossellini last night as the teens took over the TV room for Wii and pizza. The story is loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1848 short story 'White Nights'. I think I would have been better off reading the original!
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donroc
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Postby donroc » Sat January 1st, 2011, 9:56 pm

Wall Street II to my regret. Mumbling of juvenile leads ruined it along with the predictability of the story.

Detoxed by watching the 1950 La Ronde with a great ensemble of French stars.
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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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annis
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Postby annis » Sat January 1st, 2011, 10:17 pm

Just watched Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock as a dedicated policewoman with some intimacy and trust issues. Actually quite good - creepy and with a dramatic finale involving heights which got me going- I have a thing about heights!

Synopsis: "A version of the old Leopold and Loeb story, wherein two amoral youths plan and execute a cold-blooded murder for the sheer intellectual challenge of seeing if they can get away with it".

I third Some Like it Hot -re-watched it recently and it is as good as ever. Very funny and beautifully executed. The main characters- Munroe, Curtis and Lemmon are brilliant.


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