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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Postby fljustice » Sun May 8th, 2011, 4:05 pm

"Ash" wrote:Some people would say its already happened :)

Not a movie - but my sis and I went to see the Broadway musical Billy Elliot. Wow - the sets, choreography, acting were all top notch. Not all of the songs worked, tho I appreciate the effort to tell the story about the Durham Mine Strike of 1984 along with the story of a boy who wants to be a ballet dancer. Amazingly, that worked (btw, I had no idea the scope of this strike, why it happened, and its consequences before seeing this. So now there is no coal mining in England, and it gets its coal from the Ukraine? Wow. Tho I suspect the Brits here will set me straight :) Anyway, did anyone see the movie? Your thoughts?


Saw the movie a year or so ago on DVD and really enjoyed it. I've been wanting to see the play, but haven't made it yet. TKTS booth, here I come!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun May 8th, 2011, 6:01 pm

"Ash" wrote:Some people would say its already happened :)


They're talking the late Queen Mother, not the current Queen.

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Postby LoveHistory » Mon May 9th, 2011, 12:58 am

I saw Billy Elliot the movie a few years ago. It was a nice film.

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Postby fljustice » Mon May 9th, 2011, 4:18 pm

Watched Red starring Bruce Willis as a retired black ops spy who is targeted for assassination. Trying to figure out who is out to kill him, he looks up old friends Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Lots of bullets, explosions, special effects and "old man" and "grandpa" jokes as the older generation kicks the younger one's butt. Dame Mirren looks so sexy in an evening gown firing a machine gun! :eek:

Produced by D.C. Comics (among others) and has a definite comic book feel, but still fun.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon May 9th, 2011, 5:29 pm

"fljustice" wrote:Watched Red starring Bruce Willis as a retired black ops spy who is targeted for assassination. Trying to figure out who is out to kill him, he looks up old friends Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Lots of bullets, explosions, special effects and "old man" and "grandpa" jokes as the older generation kicks the younger one's butt. Dame Mirren looks so sexy in an evening gown firing a machine gun! :eek:

Produced by D.C. Comics (among others) and has a definite comic book feel, but still fun.


Harm and I really enjoyed this movie, she liked it so much that she wants it as one of her 19th birthday presents.

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Postby Ash » Tue May 10th, 2011, 1:51 am

I was pleasantly surprised by that movie; I don't often watch movies twice, but I did this time (on DVD)

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Postby LoveHistory » Tue May 10th, 2011, 3:13 am

Bull Durham. Eh.

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Postby Brenna » Tue May 10th, 2011, 12:38 pm

Finally got to see The King's Speech. I thought it was brilliantly done. Also, hubby and I went to see The Conspirator this weekend. Another movie that was well done. For anyone that enjoys the Civil War or is a Lincoln buff, this is a movie to see!
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Postby BrianPK » Tue May 10th, 2011, 3:12 pm

"Brenna" wrote: Also, hubby and I went to see The Conspirator this weekend. Another movie that was well done. For anyone that enjoys the Civil War or is a Lincoln buff, this is a movie to see!


Looks very interesting.I'll watch out for this.It received quite good reviews from IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264/

If I remember correctly,Mary Surratt's story(she was completely innocent by all accounts) is brought out quite strongly in Gore Vidal's fine novel about Lincoln which I read many years ago.

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Postby cw gortner » Tue May 10th, 2011, 6:13 pm

So, I'm on a deadline for the next book and completely torn between Camelot, Game of Kings, The Borgias and The Killing. It's the best season on US television I can recall in years; that plus my Masterpiece Theatre addiction and writing, and I seriously need to get a life.

On the movie side, I also saw Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman - stunning performances by all involved, very sad film. Red Riding Hood with Amanda Seyfried was only worth watching for Max Irons, Jeremy Irons' son, and Julie Christie, who must have needed the cash. Season of the Witch with Nicholas Cage was suprisingly engrossing until the last 20 minutes, when it just flatlined into the usual demonic tale, and speaking of demons, The Rite with Anthony Hopkins and some hot newcomer playing the reluctant priest is very creepy.

Up tonight, Centurion featuring dudes in breastplates. Nothing to gripe about there.
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