Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

User avatar
fljustice
Bibliophile
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Contact:

Postby fljustice » Fri May 27th, 2011, 3:28 pm

Saw "Thor" a couple of days ago (directed by Kenneth Branagh.) Cotton candy type of fun, lots of eye candy and special effects. Favorite line, "We've got Xena, Jackie Chan, and Robin Hood." -- US agent describing Thor's friends walking down a New Mexico town street.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
User signature picture

User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Fri May 27th, 2011, 5:35 pm

"fljustice" wrote:Saw "Thor" a couple of days ago (directed by Kenneth Branagh.) Cotton candy type of fun, lots of eye candy and special effects. Favorite line, "We've got Xena, Jackie Chan, and Robin Hood." -- US agent describing Thor's friends walking down a New Mexico town street.


I had no idea Kenneth directed it, I'm a little surprised about that!

SM
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

User avatar
DianeL
Bibliophile
Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
Contact:

Postby DianeL » Fri May 27th, 2011, 6:48 pm

I'm *astounded* at that.

Then again, if we think back to his "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" it is not as if he's restrained about muscles on screen.

"Thor" had me all ready to be excited for a while there, but what I have seen of it leaves me clammy, and what I have heard about it hasn't lit any fires. It's an interesting juxtaposition; Branagh and Portman doing a comic book movie - and I *love* comic book movies - but I can't seem to care, now that it's out. (Hopkins doesn't suprise me at all - G-d love him. Heh.)
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

***

The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.
---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers

***

http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/
I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

BrianPK
Reader
Location: Ireland

Postby BrianPK » Fri May 27th, 2011, 10:27 pm

Finished watching Dragonwyck last night. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038492/ Could be argued that it's very dated now but still very Gothic,atmospheric and enjoyable. Vincent price was a marvellous actor but I never quite forgave him for terrifying me when ,in my early teens ,I saw The Fall of the House of Usher. I freaked out when he entombed his "not quite dead yet" sister in a coffin and she tried to claw her way out with bloodied fingers to wreak revenge. I wouldn't sleep without the light on for a month after the experience. :D

User avatar
LoveHistory
Bibliomaniac
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Contact:

Postby LoveHistory » Sat May 28th, 2011, 5:33 am

Lady Jane from 1986, starring Helena Bonham-Carter and Cary Elwes. Very good. Not sure how much of the love story is factual, but I liked it.

User avatar
Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon May 30th, 2011, 10:40 am

Finally got round to watching "Last of the Mohicans", Day-Lewis version. Great film but so much of it was in the dark, and the music, although lovely, was deafening at times. Probably one that was better seen in the cinema.
Currently reading "How to stop time" by Matt Haig & "The Miller's Dance" by Winston Graham

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue May 31st, 2011, 11:52 pm

Saw Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. Beautifully filmed, well acted (tho I would have chosen someone else for the lead part). This is the movie for those who love to discuss the question ' what time period in history would you love to go back to and stay in? " Mine is definitely the 20s. David was surprised I didn't answer Middle Ages. I may like to read about the history of the time, but Im not crazy enough to have wanted to go back there to stay (visit, maybe :)

User avatar
princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 1:27 am

"Madeleine" wrote:Finally got round to watching "Last of the Mohicans", Day-Lewis version. Great film but so much of it was in the dark, and the music, although lovely, was deafening at times. Probably one that was better seen in the cinema.

Speaking of the soundtrack, there's 2 editions. The one I own has Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman as the composers--the original one. Later on another one came out with an orchestra.

User avatar
DianeL
Bibliophile
Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
Contact:

Postby DianeL » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 1:42 am

Ash, I'd agree with that - for reading, going back centuries is great, but for "real" (heh) ... I might hit the 20s for a visit.

Speaking of soundtracks, I have been Netflicking too many docs lately to talk about what I have seen for the purposes of the thread, but I have been listening to the soundtrack for "Amadeus" in my car. Great driving music.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"



***



The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.

---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers



***



http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/

I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

User avatar
Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 10:15 am

"princess garnet" wrote:Speaking of the soundtrack, there's 2 editions. The one I own has Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman as the composers--the original one. Later on another one came out with an orchestra.


That's the one that was shown, according to the credits.
Currently reading "How to stop time" by Matt Haig & "The Miller's Dance" by Winston Graham


Return to “Movies, Television, Radio, and Music”