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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat April 7th, 2012, 8:15 pm

Gnomeo and Juliet. Very cute.

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Postby fljustice » Sun April 8th, 2012, 3:33 pm

Nights in Rodanthe. We're taking a quickie vacation to the North Carolina outter banks between primaries in a week and thought this might get us in the mood. Meh.
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon April 9th, 2012, 3:10 am

The Ten Commandments. Perennial favorite.

Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure. Good music. Cute dog. Ok story.

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Postby fljustice » Mon April 9th, 2012, 2:19 pm

The Kid with a Bike...French language, English subtitles about a boy abandoned by his father to a group home and the woman who takes him in. Touching.
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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Mon April 9th, 2012, 4:30 pm

Much Ado About Nothing- with Emma Thompson
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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Postby DianeL » Mon April 9th, 2012, 11:04 pm

My visiting cousins and cousin-lets and I had family movie night on Saturday and watched Rango. I was slightly surprised, given some of the content, that they let the kids see it, but it was fun.

Watched Thor after they left, and could not remember it an hour later. Except for the teaser scene at the end of the credits. Finally made Stellan Skarsgaard's presence make some sense he's too interesting to squander like that. Shame to waste an entire film, mounted as ostentatiously as that one was, to get nothing out of it more than the cut scene. I like most of the Marvel films - it's bizarre to me the shallowest, most vacuous one comes from Kenneth Branagh of all people. Still shaking my head over that one!
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Postby rebecca » Tue April 10th, 2012, 1:10 am

I watched 'We need to talk about Kevin' and I have to say, I didn't like it...It was just very choppy and all that tomatoe sauce, raspberry jam...Not a film I could watch again.

Then we watched 'Don't be afraid of the dark.'...Total rubbish, save your money! :rolleyes:

Bec :)

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Postby Ash » Tue April 10th, 2012, 1:29 am

My husband often sees movies before I do, and is usually good at pinpointing which ones I'd probably like. I was hesitant on Hunger Games but as he usually is right, I went. Well, chalk it up to another tally in the right column - I thought it excellent. I hadn't read the books but I know there was much they left out, esp the connections between the various contestants. But I still thought it very well done and frightening. I know some people complain the theme of the movie, that some how kids are supposed to come away with this that its ok to kill kids. No, thats not what its saying. .Its a movie about a technologically advanced society that rather than help its citizens most in need, is killing its own children. Given our plethora of reality shows, and our societies need for entertainment in place of news, and people's numbness about violence I don't think this would be out of the realm of possibility in our future. Gawd I hope not. But I keep thinking of how prescient Fahrenheit 451 was, in the 50s.

The part that shook me the most was the adults in the control room, actually doing things that would cause children to die, and enjoyed it. The one person who showed any humanity was

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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Tue April 10th, 2012, 2:54 am

Duck Soup, still really funny.
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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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Postby Justin Swanton » Tue April 10th, 2012, 8:41 am

Started watching Warhorse but jumped ship after that ploughing scene at the beginning. British prewar peasantry were not emotionally charged, dreamy, idealistic types who uttered profound platitudes when they were not gazing into the distance.

But that's just a first impression of course.
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