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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

Ash
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Postby Ash » Tue December 27th, 2011, 1:13 am

We Bought a Zoo. Predictable and sentimental, but not in a bad way. Ending could have been cut by about 10 minutes, but thats just me.

Movies I cannot wait for: Iron Lady and Joyful Noise. Also want to see New Years Eve. It didn't get great reviews, but David saw it and thinks I'll like it (and he's usually right when it comes to knowing my movie taste) And Descendants too.

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Postby ronfritsch » Tue December 27th, 2011, 1:37 am

My partner and I spent Christmas Eve watching Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources on dvd. I can't believe it's taken me 25 years to view these masterpieces. I'll have to see if they're on the top-100-of-all-time lists. They should be.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue December 27th, 2011, 2:38 am

War Horse. It was OK. Not brilliant, but nothing annoying, either. Spielberg let the horse be a horse, and all the people were rounded and believable. But it wasn't a children's film, not with the grimness of WWI, nor quite an adults' film either. It felt more like a documentary, with fewer facts.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue December 27th, 2011, 3:24 am

As it turned out we had a Alan Rickman movie fest. Christmas Eve we watched "Love Actually" and Christmas "Harry Potter 7 Pt2".

And a Emma Thompson fest sort of, cause she only appears in HP for a few secs, she plays Alan's wife in "LA".

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Postby fljustice » Tue December 27th, 2011, 6:07 pm

The Adventures of Tintin. Popcorn movie, enjoyable, but not brilliant. I heard one reviewer say it's like Raiders of the Lost Ark without gravity (lots of cartoon physics!)
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue December 27th, 2011, 8:49 pm

"fljustice" wrote:The Adventures of Tintin. Popcorn movie, enjoyable, but not brilliant. I heard one reviewer say it's like Raiders of the Lost Ark without gravity (lots of cartoon physics!)


I used to read Tintin books when I was in elementary school, it'll be interesting to see the movie eventually.

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Ash
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Postby Ash » Tue December 27th, 2011, 10:35 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:And a Emma Thompson fest sort of, cause she only appears in HP for a few secs, she plays Alan's wife in "LA".


That was the only part of that movie I liked, and the only couple I felt believable.

Oh, if you want real Rickman love: Truly Madly Deeply is one of the most amazing movies about dealing with the loss of a loved one, and living. It was my first experience watching this man on the screen, and Ive been in love with him ever since.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Wed December 28th, 2011, 11:34 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:As it turned out we had a Alan Rickman movie fest. Christmas Eve we watched "Love Actually" and Christmas "Harry Potter 7 Pt2".

And a Emma Thompson fest sort of, cause she only appears in HP for a few secs, she plays Alan's wife in "LA".

SM


THey were the only believable part of LA for me too, apart from them I think it's one of the worst films I've ever had to endure, loathed it. :eek: :(
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan & "The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories"

Ash
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Postby Ash » Wed December 28th, 2011, 2:29 pm

My husband saw War Horse and hated it. Said it played like Black Beauty Goes to War. He kept expecting Lassie to show up at any moment (neither of us are big on real animals being anthropomorphed as human)

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Wed December 28th, 2011, 2:42 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one that didn't love LA. I watched it twice just to make sure I wasn't having a "bad day" when I watched it the first time. It stunk just as bad the second time around!

I rewatched "The Help" yesterday and Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. I thought it was cute if a little drawn out.

I'm so against animal movies that I will shut my eyes and box my ears when previews come on. I can't even get through the previews without wanting to cry. Same with the SPCA commercials. Too sensitive to those types of things..
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