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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Tue January 17th, 2012, 4:15 pm

I think I'm getting that through Netflix this week. I know going in it probably won't be that good, but I can't resist Julia Roberts.
Brenna

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed January 18th, 2012, 12:59 am

"Madeleine" wrote:I think they show the Love Comes Softly series over here from time to time, is that the one with Katherine Heigl?

Watched "Bright Star" the other night - Keats and Fanny Brawne. Well made and acted but rather tedious. Great cat though, I think it had the most fun out of all the actors as all it did was play and be cuddled.


Katherine Heigl is in the first two movies of the series.

My husband checked out the first two books from the library for me. I'm looking forward to reading them.

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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
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu January 19th, 2012, 4:08 am

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

I like Alan Rickman in this. And also... that voice. *swoon* :o
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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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Thu January 19th, 2012, 8:30 pm

"Nefret" wrote:Sense and Sensibility (1995) I like Alan Rickman in this. And also... that voice. *swoon* :o


That's my favorite version of S&S!

Watched The Green Lantern last night. Not as bad as the reviews led me to believe.
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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
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu January 19th, 2012, 8:40 pm

"fljustice" wrote:That's my favorite version of S&S!


I do really like the newer BBC version as well. However, I prefer this version.

I tend to get used to the actors as the characters in which version I saw first.
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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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Thu January 19th, 2012, 9:06 pm

"Nefret" wrote:Sense and Sensibility (1995)

I like Alan Rickman in this. And also... that voice. *swoon* :o


As much as I like this version of S&S and Alan Rickman, he still does not fit my image of Col. Brandon from the book (neither does Hugh Grant as Edward). Maybe I'm the only one?

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Postby rebecca » Fri January 20th, 2012, 12:34 am

"Ludmilla" wrote:As much as I like this version of S&S and Alan Rickman, he still does not fit my image of Col. Brandon from the book (neither does Hugh Grant as Edward). Maybe I'm the only one?


I am with you Ludmilla and I also love AR in most of his movies, what is it about him that makes him so sexy?...As for Hugh Grant though he is a good actor perhaps the Edward character simply isn't terribly fascinating. The movie of S&S is my favourite, though I also enjoyed the TV version.

Bec :)

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri January 20th, 2012, 1:02 am

Another vote for Alan Rickman not being my image of Col. Brandon. Fabulous actor and does a good job with the role, just doesn't quite fit what I get from the book. That version of S&S was actually what got me into Jane Austen fandom. It's certainly one of the best ever book-to-screen adaptations. The newer BBC version is quite good as well.

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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 » Fri January 20th, 2012, 1:29 am

I saw that movie before I read that book. He doesn't really fit what I pictured after I read it, but that's the Brandon I'm more familiar with.
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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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Fri January 20th, 2012, 9:56 am

I must admit as good as Alan R was in that movie (Sense...) I always thought he was a little er older than Brandon! But overall I loved that film, and it's my favourite Austen adaptation. The BBC series was good, wasn't Downton's Dan Stevens (Matthew) playing Hugh Grant's role in that?
Currently reading "Falling Creatures" by Katherine Stansfield


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