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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Postby cw gortner » Thu March 10th, 2011, 7:34 pm

"Telynor" wrote:CG -- The book Never Let Me Go just broke my heart when I read it. I want to see the film, but wonder if I'm going to like it or not.

last night I finally had a chance to watch All That Jazz without any breaks. Very intense, very adult, and good for anyone who is interested in Broadway. Review is here if anyone is interested: http://www.epinions.com/review/All_That_Jazz_Bob_Fosse/content_543063772804


I haven't read the book. Not sure I want to, after the film. Though I have enjoyed his other novels.

All That Jazz is one of my all-time favorite films! I think I went to see it six times in the cinema, I was so entranced. Fosse was amazing. He choreographed and directed Cabaret - another film I can watch over and over - and the recent Chicago owes a huge debt of gratitude to him. I think I read the actual choreography was based on his; he'd intended always to make Chicago into a film, as it was one of his Broadway hits, but he never did.
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri March 11th, 2011, 3:49 am

A League of Their Own. Liked it more than I thought I would. Good film.

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Postby ejays17 » Fri March 11th, 2011, 12:37 pm

Rango - the animated western with Johnny Depp (and others... :) ) SLOC & I thooughly enjoyed ourselves by picking out all the other film references! Best of the non-Westerns were Apocalypse Now & the trench run in Star Wars (I nearly laughed myself sick over that one).
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri March 11th, 2011, 5:17 pm

Swing Vote. Really good. Fantastic cast.

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Postby fljustice » Sat March 12th, 2011, 4:28 pm

It's Kind of a Funny Story--a quirky comedy that seemed to come and go quickly this past summer. About a teen who checks himself into a mental hospital and finds his life isn't near as horrific as he imagined.
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat March 12th, 2011, 9:46 pm

"fljustice" wrote:It's Kind of a Funny Story--a quirky comedy that seemed to come and go quickly this past summer. About a teen who checks himself into a mental hospital and finds his life isn't near as horrific as he imagined.


Good. More teenagers need to realize that they are not in the midst of tragedies (for the most part). I'll add this to my list.

Watched Easy Virtue last night. Loved it.

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Postby Telynor » Mon March 14th, 2011, 4:02 am

"fljustice" wrote:I really liked how they deepened several of the characters, especially Mrs. Bennet. Her desperation really came through. Having failed to produce the male heir that would have saved her family, and completely abandoned by her husband, she bucked up and did what needed to be done. She might not have been the smartest women, but she did her best to make sure her daughters would not have to live in poverty and disgrace. Given her flighty characterization in past movies, this was a refreshing change. Still flighty, but with a steely purpose!


Exactly! While I can certainly sympathise with Mr. Bennet (how many men could honestly withstand that much estrogen on the loose in the house?), but he did fail in one particular matter -- he retreated into his library and essentially gave up, except for Lizzy, which he could handle. I loved that scene between Mrs. B and our heroine when she reveals her true self, and lets slip that polite, ditsy mask. It's so perfect.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon March 14th, 2011, 4:27 am

Yesterday, "Despucable Me", cute movie.

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Postby fljustice » Mon March 14th, 2011, 4:36 pm

"Telynor" wrote:Exactly! While I can certainly sympathise with Mr. Bennet (how many men could honestly withstand that much estrogen on the loose in the house?), but he did fail in one particular matter -- he retreated into his library and essentially gave up, except for Lizzy, which he could handle. I loved that scene between Mrs. B and our heroine when she reveals her true self, and lets slip that polite, ditsy mask. It's so perfect.


Where in the book, Mr. Bennet is a very sympathetic character, in this version, the writers showed the consequences of his apathy. Both Elizabeth and Jane gently fault his retreat into the library. He also has a cruel steak, like he was punishing his wife for "her" failure (not knowing that men are responsible for gender, the women were always blamed!) At the very beginning, he makes a small effort by visiting his neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but takes pleasure in not telling his wife. Later he's positively gleeful in presenting her with a room of totally unsuitable suitors (the odious Collins brothers.) It's only towards the end, that he takes some action by personally going after his errant daughter, only to be injured and lapse back into his passive role. Of course, the wife and daughters eagerly become his doting nurses, so it's a very co-dependent relationship! Sorry, probably more analysis than anyone wanted, but I found the "secondary" characters in this movie, much more developed than in the book or other movies; taking the early feminism of the original to new heights.
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Postby Elysium » Mon March 14th, 2011, 7:38 pm

Watched Shelter and liked it.


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