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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Sun September 4th, 2011, 6:59 pm

"fljustice" wrote:Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman; two of my favorite actors. They were brilliant in this one!

I remember watching Philip Seymour Hoffman's interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" when the movie first came out. He said his friend, a Catholic priest, gave him some advice about the role.

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Postby LoveHistory » Sun September 11th, 2011, 3:20 am

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Missable. Got it for the kids.

Cinderella Man. I really liked this one. Not a boxing fan but this was about the people, not the sport. Great cast and all-around well done film. Fabulous music too.

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Postby donroc » Sun September 11th, 2011, 1:13 pm

BBC production on Showtime last night, The Glorious '39 with Romula Garai, Jeremy Northem, Julie Christie, Bill Nighy. A well done mystery.
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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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Postby Divia » Sun September 11th, 2011, 3:00 pm

I saw Jane Eyre. Um, I really dont get why it is such a great book. It was kinda dull.
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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Sun September 11th, 2011, 7:50 pm

"Madness of King George"

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Mon September 12th, 2011, 9:00 am

"Divia" wrote:I saw Jane Eyre. Um, I really dont get why it is such a great book. It was kinda dull.


Supposed to be seeing this tonight - the reviews have said that the film is a bit dull and very dark - literally! Have you read the book, Divia?
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Postby EC2 » Mon September 12th, 2011, 12:24 pm

The Last Airbender. Underwhelming.
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Postby fljustice » Mon September 12th, 2011, 4:35 pm

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice"--needed an antidote to the relentless dirge of the day. It was frothy and fun with a nice homage to the Mickey Mouse Fantasia segment.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 12th, 2011, 7:13 pm

During my after surgery illness since I was to sick to read or much of anything else I lied in bed watching all the Harry Potter movies we have on DVD with Harm, of course not the last one since it isn't out yet on DVD :P

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Tue September 13th, 2011, 1:27 pm

Oh I love Fantasia, especially the Sorcerer part.

Saw the latest Jane Eyre last night; it's OK but a bit underwhelming - as usual, Mr R is way too young and cleancut looking, and the central romance just didn't really convince me; several scenes were rushed through - Blanche Ingram barely got a mention and her scenes were so short I wasn't even sure which lady she was - whilst others dragged. They did Jane's early life very well, and Judi Dench was, as usual, priceless, and it does look good, but not the best version. Not bad though.
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