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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Rowan
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Postby Rowan » Tue May 10th, 2011, 6:54 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!


I saw it this weekend, too, Brenna. I started a thread about the production company that had a hand in bringing the story to the screen. Curious little company, around since 2008.

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Postby Brenna » Tue May 10th, 2011, 7:51 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:Up tonight, Centurion featuring dudes in breastplates. Nothing to gripe about there.


I hope you enjoy it! My husband and I thought it was an interesting storyline and twist on what happened to the 9th legion!
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Postby cw gortner » Thu May 12th, 2011, 8:55 pm

"Brenna" wrote:I hope you enjoy it! My husband and I thought it was an interesting storyline and twist on what happened to the 9th legion!


I did like it, a lot. It was like a thriller at moments; excellent script, too.
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Postby DianeL » Thu May 12th, 2011, 9:32 pm

Note to self: do bump this one up on the Netflix qeue!
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun May 15th, 2011, 6:16 pm

The Pink Panther 2 Not bad. Good cast. Amusing nods to The Pink Panther Strikes Again.

Also almost finished with the 2003 Henry VIII. I really liked Emilia Fox as Jane Seymour and Emily Blunt did a good job as Catherine Howard. Have Catherine's execution and Katherine Parr left. Good costuming, good music. Makes Henry out to be a bit more sympathetic. Implies that his biggest failing was impulse control and that he felt genuine remorse for some of his actions.
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Postby BrianPK » Sun May 15th, 2011, 9:15 pm

We watched Avanti (Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills and the brilliant Clive Revill) over the past few days.I saw this back in the 70s and thought it only so-so. I thoroughly enjoyed it this time,especially the stagey but affectionate observations of Italian life of 40 years ago and the equally stagey American reaction to it.Very funny at times.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068240/
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Postby Divia » Sun May 15th, 2011, 11:17 pm

The Express and Dorian Gray. I liked both.
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Postby cw gortner » Mon May 16th, 2011, 2:30 am

Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, about the revenge outing by a Bush administration official of Valerie Palme, a covert CIA operative. Excellent.
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Postby fljustice » Mon May 16th, 2011, 1:18 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, about the revenge outing by a Bush administration official of Valerie Palme, a covert CIA operative. Excellent.


Watched it a couple of months ago and loved it. Especially liked the end credits where they change from the acted film to actual footage of Valerie Plame testifying before congress,
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Postby BrianPK » Mon May 16th, 2011, 10:51 pm

I saw most of Stealing Beauty (Liv Tyler) a few years ago and didn't know what to make of it. I tried it again last night and still shake my head a little over it.I didn't even bother to ask my wife to join me as I knew what her reaction to this type of film would be. A lot of people thought it a wonderful film but I think it's a piece of self indulgent nonsense. I just couldn't warm to the various characters despite the excellent cast. Beautiful Italian scenery though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117737/
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