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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

SuzyQ
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Postby SuzyQ » Mon December 5th, 2011, 1:30 am

The last movie I saw was also The Muppets. Even though some of the self-aware jokes were a bit too much for me, I actually enjoyed this movie even though I wasn't a huge Muppets fan growing up. The nostalgia factor really moved me. I find myself getting really into nostalgic things these days.

Ash
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Postby Ash » Mon December 5th, 2011, 2:53 am

Hugo was lots of fun, esp being a silent movie fan. It needed some editing, but the two young actors were magnificient and the special effects dazzling. Definitely a movie to see.

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LoobyG
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Postby LoobyG » Mon December 5th, 2011, 10:57 am

I really want to see the Muppets when it comes out here!!! :) Hopefully not too long until it does now. Watched Conan the Barbarian last night with the other half, and actually quite enjoyed it, even with all the blood flying around :D Sets were quite good and I found the story fast paced.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon December 5th, 2011, 11:13 am

Saw The Deep Blue Sea last night. Didn't work for me. Well acted but didn't work as a movie. The chronology jumped all over the place - to no clear benefit. Not much happened - you had to deduce everything from the dialogue, which is fine in the theatre, but you expect something different from a movie.

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Postby Madeleine » Mon December 5th, 2011, 12:06 pm

My boss saw Deep Blue Sea at the weekend and didn't like it either; she said she also didn't like the original play. Most of the reviews I've read said pretty much the same as SPB, well-acted but not a good film.
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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon December 5th, 2011, 12:21 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:My boss saw Deep Blue Sea at the weekend and didn't like it either; she said she also didn't like the original play. Most of the reviews I've read said pretty much the same as SPB, well-acted but not a good film.


Well, it was at least interesting and gave my friend and me plenty to dissect over dinner afterwards. He liked it more than I did but didn't love it either.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon December 5th, 2011, 12:28 pm

PS. Not a movie as such, but the week before, I saw the current West End production of Lion in Winter starring Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley.

I've been interested in seeing the play or the movie based on it for years and suddenly it was on in London. Fascinating play about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine and their three sons Richard, Geoffrey and John. At least in this production, it shifts suddenly from outright farce or slapstick (at one point, classic bedroom farce) to very serious tension-filled drama. The two lead, older actors coped with this much better than the younger actors, who never quite convinced.

I'm now desperate to get my hands on the original play script and watch both the original movie and the more recent TV adaptation for comparison.

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Postby fljustice » Mon December 5th, 2011, 5:16 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:PS. Not a movie as such, but the week before, I saw the current West End production of Lion in Winter starring Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley.

I've been interested in seeing the play or the movie based on it for years and suddenly it was on in London. Fascinating play about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine and their three sons Richard, Geoffrey and John. At least in this production, it shifts suddenly from outright farce or slapstick (at one point, classic bedroom farce) to very serious tension-filled drama. The two lead, older actors coped with this much better than the younger actors, who never quite convinced.

I'm now desperate to get my hands on the original play script and watch both the original movie and the more recent TV adaptation for comparison.


I've always adored the 1968 Peter O'Toole/Katherine Hepburn version (with a young Anthony Hopkins as Richard.) I recently watched the 2003 Patrick Stewart/Glenn Close version (with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Phillip of France) and thought it very well done.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon December 5th, 2011, 8:13 pm

Lumley as Eleanor? Was it a comic version?! ;)

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon December 5th, 2011, 9:09 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Lumley as Eleanor? Was it a comic version?! ;)

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Yes it's a very comic play, in parts.


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