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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Tue October 18th, 2011, 3:04 pm

Watched the Julie Taymor production of The Tempest with Helen Mirren as Prospera. Wow. Just wow. I saw a live production at BAM last spring and yawned through it. This one gripped me and gave me much more insight into the play. Gorgeous scenery (Hawaii), great acting (I don't think Dame Mirren wore any makeup), and shimmery special effects (Ariel is truly a sprite.) I don't know why it came and went so fast in the theaters...oh, yeah, it's Shakespeare.
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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Postby Nefret » Wed October 19th, 2011, 8:57 pm

Watched Sleepy Hollow on telly. So like this movie.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland & Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu October 20th, 2011, 9:30 am

Is that the Depp version of Sleepy Hollow? I love that film.

Started watching "The American" last night with George Clooney and gave up after about 30 mins. Thought I couldn't go wrong with George and Italy in the same movie, however hadn't realised it would be so boring. George buys a gun, has a night with a hooker, puts some of the gun together, has lunch with an old priest, puts a bit more of the gun together, looks out of his window,.....I gave up after that.
Currently reading "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland & "Emotional Geology" by Linda Gillard

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LoobyG
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Postby LoobyG » Thu October 20th, 2011, 10:26 am

I love the Depp version of Sleepy Hollow too, so creepy and atmospheric, and Christina Ricci is SO gorgeous in it. Think that'll be my Halloween watch this year :D Watched Bridesmaids and tried to watch the Bounty Hunter last night, Bridesmaids really made me laugh but I couldn't finish the Bounty Hunter. Not my cuppa tea.

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Thu October 20th, 2011, 1:48 pm

I love Sleepy Hollow! I can't wait to see Bridesmaids, might have to watch it this weekend.

I started Disc I of the History Channel's "History of Britain." They crammed about 800 years of history into 45 minutes just so they could get up to the Conquest. I think it's fine, I just wish there was a series dedicated to what happened before The Conquest!
Brenna

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu October 20th, 2011, 5:47 pm

I love Depp's "Sleepy Hallow" as well!

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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Thu October 20th, 2011, 7:30 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I love Depp's "Sleepy Hallow" as well!


It's one of my favourite movies. I watch it around this time every year.
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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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu October 20th, 2011, 8:36 pm

I put Bridesmaids at the top of my queue. Must be popular cause I have to wait for it.

Watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Very, very different from the original story, but a good movie. I thought the score was brilliant, in that I barely noticed it. Worked seamlessly and was simply part of the whole.

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Postby DianeL » Fri October 21st, 2011, 10:53 pm

Thanks to all for the reminder I have Sleepy Hollow on my DVD shelf! I've also been catching bits of some nice old schlock horror in the mornings as I get up - "Dracula Returns" (London/blitz take), one with a female werewolf gypsy queen in New Orleans, this sort of thing. Yum. It's almost time for me to indulge in my beloved Langella - and last weekend I already watched/listened to the Type O Negative tracked Nosferatu.

As a bonus, living in the town of Poe, I've been listening to my CD "Closed on Account of Rabies" in the car in the dark in the mornings. Iggy Pop reads The Telltale Heart" ... WALKEN reads "The Raven"!

Sakes, I do love me some Hallowe'en.
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Postby rebecca » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 3:29 am

"Brenna" wrote:I love Sleepy Hollow! I can't wait to see Bridesmaids, might have to watch it this weekend.

I started Disc I of the History Channel's "History of Britain." They crammed about 800 years of history into 45 minutes just so they could get up to the Conquest. I think it's fine, I just wish there was a series dedicated to what happened before The Conquest!


I can't wait to see Bridesmaids...I could do with a comedy and I watched Sleepy Hollow years ago. I think it is time I re-ordered it :eek: :D .

Bec :)


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