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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed March 28th, 2012, 10:08 pm

Operation Petticoat. Cute little movie.

Feed the Fish. Pretty good. Actually filmed in Wisconsin. Tony Shalhoub was great.

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Postby fljustice » Thu March 29th, 2012, 3:45 pm

Robin Hood, 1991 version with Uma Thurman as Marion. I wondered how I missed it when it came out, watched and understood it must of sunk like a stone.
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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Thu March 29th, 2012, 4:10 pm

Was that the one with Patrick Bergin as Robin? I think I started to watch it and gave up. Wonder what happend to him, he was another Next Big Thing in the late 80s/early 90s, Sleeping with the Enemy I think was one of his more successful efforts.
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Postby SGM » Thu March 29th, 2012, 8:48 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Was that the one with Patrick Bergin as Robin? I think I started to watch it and gave up. Wonder what happend to him, he was another Next Big Thing in the late 80s/early 90s, Sleeping with the Enemy I think was one of his more successful efforts.


I had the idea that this came out at about the same time as the Kevin Costner (or should I say Alan Rickman) version and sank in comparison.

Although I didn't think it was that bad, just a bit lack-lustre. But there were references in it that made me think that the writer (don't know who that was) actually had a better understanding of England.

I haven't watched Operation Petticoat in years but I am a fan of Cary Grant and would be quite happy to watch it again on a rainy Sunday.

I must admit, I think 3D is a technology that isn't going anywhere and it has been around for a long time. Wasn't Vincent Price's House of Wax originally in 3D?
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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Fri March 30th, 2012, 4:18 pm

yes, that version of Robin Hood came out not long after KC's version, and was pretty much over-shadowed by it. I know the KC film has it's faults, but as an escapist romp it's great fun; Alan Rickman is, of course, priceless.

Went to a preview screening of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen last night - quite nice, although some of the comedy (particularly in relation to the Middle East) didn't quite come off, and the romance isn't that convincing. But a pleasant enough film.
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Postby fljustice » Fri March 30th, 2012, 4:52 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Was that the one with Patrick Bergin as Robin? I think I started to watch it and gave up. Wonder what happend to him, he was another Next Big Thing in the late 80s/early 90s, Sleeping with the Enemy I think was one of his more successful efforts.


Checked on IMDB, and yes this is the Patrick Bergin version. It's listed as a TV movie. Where did you see Salmon Fishing, Madeleine? My hubby saw a screening last night at CBS.

While he was there, I did a double Netflix session: Limitless with Bradley Cooper (liked it) and Trojan Women with Katherine Hepburn, Genevieve Bujold and Vanessa Redgrave in the Euripides play. Very anti-war. Remarkable for a Greek play to have so many women. In the movie they all run around in burka-like robes and the men in micro-mini kilts.
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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Fri March 30th, 2012, 5:27 pm

The kids and I caught Born Free on TCM a few weekends ago. I hadn't seen it since I was a young girl. I kept thinking that Bill Travers should have been cast in some of those viking films of that era. Something about his bearing and height made me think he'd make a great viking, anyway. I'm debating whether I want see the film he and his wife starred in about the otter. I know it doesn't end well (and I think I read somewhere that it's being remade, but not sure on that).

Hubby and I finished watching season 1 of Deadwood and are moving on to season 2. Ian McShane owns every scene he appears in, doesn't he?

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Postby LoveHistory » Sat March 31st, 2012, 12:42 am

Looking For Richard. A documentary about Al Pacino putting together a (sort of) production of Shakespeare's Richard III. Pretty interesting. Fantastic cast he had. Didn't recognize Alec Baldwin. I thought he was Alan Ruck at one point.

I started talking to my TV when he and one of the actors were thinking of changing the letter in the prophecy from "G" to "C" to make it easier for the audience to connect it with Clarence. They ended up not making that change, probably when it hit them that it would nullify the significance of the prophecy if they did.

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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat March 31st, 2012, 3:44 am

That film is in my Shakespeare collection (on VHS, yet), but it drove me crazy that after all that discussion, they never put on the play!

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Sat March 31st, 2012, 11:53 am

"fljustice" wrote:Checked on IMDB, and yes this is the Patrick Bergin version. It's listed as a TV movie. Where did you see Salmon Fishing, Madeleine? My hubby saw a screening last night at CBS.



I saw it in London, at a screening through work, I think there have been a few previews around London. What did your hubby think of it?
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