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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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donroc
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Postby donroc » Mon January 31st, 2011, 12:12 am

Yesterday I enjoyed a double-feature of the Swedish Films The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Noomi Rapace is brilliant as Salander.
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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 LoveHistory » Mon January 31st, 2011, 3:21 am

Went to the theater. A rare treat courtesy of my sisters. Saw No Strings Attached. Funny film, though not as funny as my hilarious sister sitting beside me. First time I've liked Ashton Kutcher in anything.

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Postby fljustice » Mon January 31st, 2011, 4:58 pm

Saw Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh, Jon Tenney, and Dianne Wiest. A quiet little film written by a neighbor of ours about a couple trying to recover from the death of their child. Didn't hit a single wrong note.
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue February 1st, 2011, 7:47 pm

Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story. Funny in places, and certainly hits all the things you'd expect in a rock star mock-biopic, but it was a pretty over the top. Music was good though. John C. Reilly is very talented.

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Postby Tanzanite » Tue February 1st, 2011, 9:30 pm

I haven't watched these yet but have the DVR set - today on TCM (they start in about 45 minutes);

Richard III with Laurence Olivier
Henry VIII (can't remember which one though)
A Man for All Seasons
Anne of a Thousand Days (I already have this one but thought i would include it in case others are interested)

Also, on February 4th they are showing A Lion in Winter.

I know what I will be watching on Sunday while hubby is at his Super Bowl party!

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 8:36 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:Cranford, courtesy of Netflix. Absolutely delightful!


Have you seen Return to Cranford yet?

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Postby chuck » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 5:12 am

"donroc" wrote:Yesterday I enjoyed a double-feature of the Swedish Films The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Noomi Rapace is brilliant as Salander.


I concur......I just finished watching "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest".... thoroughly enjoyed the Trilogy.....Must read the books.....

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Postby donroc » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 1:48 pm

"chuck" wrote:I concur......I just finished watching "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest".... thoroughly enjoyed the Trilogy.....Must read the books.....


Many side plots, scenes. and characters were omitted from the films. A TV mini-series might have been better yet.

I doubt if an unknown writer in the USA could have gotten published with the same writing because the author breaks every current "rule" that offends:

Overuse of was/were
Adverbs galore
Overuse of that
Info dumping
Head-turning
Detailed descriptions of rooms and locales
Many, many characters

Very much like novels of yore, which I prefer.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.



http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

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Postby fljustice » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 4:45 pm

Watched Doubt on DVD last night. All four major actors got Academy nominations...none won. Great performances, intriguing theme.
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Postby Tanzanite » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 10:14 pm

"Tanzanite" wrote:I haven't watched these yet but have the DVR set - today on TCM (they start in about 45 minutes);

Richard III with Laurence Olivier
Henry VIII (can't remember which one though)
A Man for All Seasons
Anne of a Thousand Days (I already have this one but thought i would include it in case others are interested)

Also, on February 4th they are showing A Lion in Winter.

I know what I will be watching on Sunday while hubby is at his Super Bowl party!


The Henry VIII movie was one from 1933 - tried to watch it but had to turn it off after about 20 minutes (even though there were some funny lines).

Been watching The Shadow of the Tower. The production is pretty low budget but the story is very detailed. I think you definately have to have a basic knowledge of the latter part of Richard III's reign and the main players around Richard and Henry.


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