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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon August 22nd, 2011, 4:11 pm

Last night I watched Colossus: the Forbin Project -- a computer-takes-over-the-world movie from 1968. OMG, it was a screech! Teletypes, yet!

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Post by donroc » Mon August 22nd, 2011, 4:16 pm

Saw Jennifer Aniston in The Switch. Predictable but mildly enjoyable with Jeff Goldblum at his typically quirky best. Much potential to be a great screwball comedy but fell short. Needed better casting and directing.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by Nefret » Tue August 23rd, 2011, 10:29 pm

The Triumph of Love. Saw it this afternoon.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by DianeL » Tue August 23rd, 2011, 11:22 pm

"Ten Canoes" FINALLY hit the top of my interminable DVD list on Netflix; a nice meditation on storytelling, and the ways we find to fight wars with near strangers.
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Post by Divia » Wed August 24th, 2011, 12:36 am

[quote=""wendy""]Had fun yesterday watching "Cowboys and Aliens" - it really is better than it sounds![/quote]

I totally want to see [email protected]!

I saw The King's Speech. Wasa little dull fo rme.

I watched Small Island a masterpiece theater thing. THat was kinda dull too.
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Post by Nefret » Wed August 24th, 2011, 12:50 am

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by wendy » Wed August 24th, 2011, 8:50 pm

Our book club went to see "The Help" - loved the movie as much as the book.
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu August 25th, 2011, 3:13 am

Beverly Hills Chihuahua. I admit I haven't seen the whole thing. Got it mainly for the kids. It's ok.

I'm still watching On The Town repeatedly, but I think I'll send it back tomorrow. I'm annoying the heck out of my husband by singing the songs. He's not really very happy that I'm picking up the songs from Into The Woods either.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu August 25th, 2011, 4:29 am

I went to see The Help. Great job, it caught the book's tension, the fear in all those maids.

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Post by Elysium » Fri August 26th, 2011, 6:25 pm

Last movie I saw was Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Awesome as always.

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