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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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wendy
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Postby wendy » Sat February 26th, 2011, 2:25 pm

Very disappointed by Black Death. I'm a huge Sean Bean fan but this movie was so predictable.
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat February 26th, 2011, 5:55 pm

The Social Network. Good, but not Best Picture good.

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Postby princess garnet » Sat February 26th, 2011, 7:21 pm

"In Old Chicago" (1937)
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Postby SGM » Sat February 26th, 2011, 8:04 pm

I saw the King's Speech and thought it was a lovely little film. I think Geoffrey Rush is a wonderful actor in just about anything and didn't Guy Pearce do well?

I've always preferred Colin Firth in his gentler roles -- great in Fever Pitch (and so nice to recognise the locations) -- I was not so keen on him in the nasty role in Shakespeare in Love (one of my favourite films).

I didn't recognise Jennifer Ehle as Geoffrey Rush's wife until the credits at the end.
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun February 27th, 2011, 2:46 am

SGM, I was very impressed with Guy Pearce too. Didn't recognize him. Ehle I figured out about halfway through.

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Postby Vanessa » Sun February 27th, 2011, 11:27 am

Was that because he was too busy 'kinging'? :D He did play the part well of the playboy king.
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Postby Ash » Sun February 27th, 2011, 2:38 pm

"SGM" wrote: I was not so keen on him in the nasty role in Shakespeare in Love (one of my favourite films).


Oh, I loved him in that role! So horrid and nasty yes, but he did it so well! It was so hammy, I think he had fun with it.

I didn't recognise Jennifer Ehle as Geoffrey Rush's wife until the credits at the end.


Neither did I, and even after seeing it the second time, still couldn't see her as Elizabeth in P&P - but then I remembered that was 15 years ago - her look has changed just a tad :)

I really hope that movie takes home a bunch of Oscars. It was my favorite movie of the year. I don't normally see movies multiple times, but I want to see it again, very soon.

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Postby Divia » Sun February 27th, 2011, 3:30 pm

my roomie was wtaching fame and I was sitting on the sofa typing. I never saw a more disjointed movie before.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun March 6th, 2011, 5:06 am

"Red" (Retired, Extremely Dangerous). Hilarious movie, laughed my arse off!

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Postby cw gortner » Sun March 6th, 2011, 7:41 am

Watched Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan. Truly, one of the saddest and most depressing movies I've seen in quite a while. Beautifully acted and written, but, oy, you need a cocktail afterwards. Or three.

Also saw Conviction with Hilary Swank and the always glorious Minnie Driver. Great story, with an amazing cameo by Juliette Lewis.
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