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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Wed November 26th, 2008, 1:39 pm

I always liked Richard Chamberlain as John Blackthorne in the mini-series Shogun (I read the book after watching the mini-series, and I think it influenced how I visualized that character).

We recently watched Amadeus. I hadn't seen this in years, and it's just as good as I remembered.

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Postby Anita Davison » Wed November 26th, 2008, 11:18 pm

.....and I could end up being villified by all of you as this film has grossed millions and taken both sides of the Pond by storm.

And I Hated IT!!!!!!

So did my husband and daughter, all three of us sat in the cinema with our faces hidden murmuring, 'No, no, please don't sing, please don't sing'

Yup you got it -it was Mama Mia!

I used to think Pearce Brosnan and Colin Firth were sexy - now that fantasy is completely gone - I threw away my BBC Version DVD of Pride and Prejudice and now I have to rely on the anorexic grinning pixie Kiera Knightly/Matthew McFadden version.

Does anyone feel the same about Mama Mia [not necesssarily Keira-but if you do we are soulmates] , or are I and my family really alien invaders with a spaceship buried under our house in readiness for when we are summoned back to our home planet - which is why we don't get it???? :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Postby EC2 » Wed November 26th, 2008, 11:56 pm

"Anita Davison" wrote:.....and I could end up being villified by all of you as this film has grossed millions and taken both sides of the Pond by storm.

And I Hated IT!!!!!!


Yup you got it -it was Mama Mia!



I've got it on my rental list. I'll let you know in the fullness of time as it's not in my top picks but on my holding list at the moment. I pay so much a month and the films are posted out and I get a new one every time I return one. Next up is Spider Man III. Prince Caspian, No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and The Colour of Magic are my next top pics. Mama Mia is quite a way down the list but it's on it - so I'll report back in a couple of months :) !
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Postby diamondlil » Thu November 27th, 2008, 2:13 am

I thought it was alot of fun for what it is!

Pierce Brosnan can't sing for peanuts though - badly miscast for a role that needed someone who could, but other than that...thought it was good!

I think I am probably getting a copy of it on DVD for Christmas from my son I think.
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Hunter
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Postby Hunter » Thu November 27th, 2008, 4:34 am

"Ludmilla" wrote:I always liked Richard Chamberlain as John Blackthorne in the mini-series Shogun (I read the book after watching the mini-series, and I think it influenced how I visualized that character).


Same here. Shogun is one my wife and I watch every few years.

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Postby Madeleine » Thu November 27th, 2008, 11:54 am

I loved Mamma Mia but.... the first 20 mins or so are pretty bad - when all the female friends start to arrive, there's lots of shrieking and screeching and whooping - ugh! It gets better when the men arrive though! I agree that PB is a terrible singer but I think some people perhaps take it a bit too seriously - it's a feelgood movie really and doesn't pretend to be anything else. And of course it helps if you like Abba!

Re P & P - I agree entirely about KK being an anorexic grinning pixie - perfect description and the film has far too many close-ups of her...MM does look quite good though especially in the scene when he appears out of the mist but that's about it. I've been to Chatsworth House which "played" Pemberley" in the film and it's a fabulous place, but unfortunately instead of the house all we got was KK's wide-eyed looks. One of the papers here gave away the Firth DVD for free - hooray!

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Postby Hoopking » Thu November 27th, 2008, 3:19 pm

Watched Australia,

I thought it was extremely good, My son also liked it, my daughter said it was boring and to long. Almost a 3 hour movie.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri November 28th, 2008, 3:57 am

"Wall-e", very cute and sweet movie!

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Postby Leyland » Fri November 28th, 2008, 4:10 pm

"Hoopking" wrote:Watched Australia,

I thought it was extremely good, My son also liked it, my daughter said it was boring and to long. Almost a 3 hour movie.

I saw it yesterday and didn't think it was too long. And definitely not boring. I was impressed by the serious social aspects of including the stolen generations issue in the storyline, and then loved the comedic aspects of the 'fish out of water' antics of Kidman's role as an aristo in the wild. She and Jackman were great together when exchanging witty barbs. It was quite a saga with fun, tragedy, triumph, sacrifice, power hungry villian cattle kings, dreamtime magic, and romance. Yay for Baz.
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Postby diamondlil » Fri November 28th, 2008, 8:09 pm

I am dog sitting at my sister's house this weekend, so I am flitting back and forwards from her house to my house! She does however have a TV in her room, so last night I laid back and watched the first episode of the BBC North and South (again), and I think I am going to watch the rest of the mini-series over the weekend. I haven't watched it for a couple of months now! ;)
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