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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue April 10th, 2012, 8:57 am

"Justin Swanton" wrote: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.


Haven't seen play or film but that sounds like a classic Spielberg touch, which is one of the reasons why I've really gone off his later films.
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed April 11th, 2012, 1:32 am

"Justin Swanton" wrote: British prewar peasantry were not emotionally charged, dreamy, idealistic types who uttered profound platitudes when they were not gazing into the distance.



I'm sure there were one or two who were like that.

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Postby Ash » Wed April 11th, 2012, 1:24 pm

Pretty much goes along with what my very disappointed husband said about this movie: "Black Beauty Goes to War".

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun April 15th, 2012, 4:58 pm

Thor. Definitely brain candy. Chris Hemsworth was impressive.

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Nefret
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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Sun April 15th, 2012, 10:21 pm

I rather liked Thor, it made me want to read comics and Norse mythology.
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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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Sun April 15th, 2012, 11:00 pm

I watched Thor last weekend, and it wasn't even candy to me. It's odd, because I like the Marvel movies generally, but this one I could not remember the minute it was over.
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon April 16th, 2012, 1:58 am

We watched Changing Lanes with Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson.

Pretty good....a bit like Sliding Doors for the blokes.

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Postby SGM » Mon April 16th, 2012, 5:24 am

"Justin Swanton" wrote: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.


Huh. I'm not used to hearing the term peasanty in a British context in the 20th century probably to do with changes in land tenure in the 17th century, enclosure and major migration to urban life in the centuries that followed.

So it's a term that we tend not to use in the UK for so late a period. Maybe it's just us.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Justin Swanton
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Postby Justin Swanton » Mon April 16th, 2012, 5:48 am

Watched Moby Dick last night. An all-star cast who did their best, but somehow the balloon was out of air about halfway through the movie (though it is worth watching to the end). It convinces me more than ever that a megabuck budget, hi-tech effects and decades of filming experience do not improve the ability to tell a good story. The director either has it or he hasn't.

Which is good news for us novelists. :)

Also watched Puss in Boots. Oh dear!
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Justin Swanton
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Postby Justin Swanton » Mon April 16th, 2012, 11:15 am

"DianeL" wrote:I watched Thor last weekend, and it wasn't even candy to me. It's odd, because I like the Marvel movies generally, but this one I could not remember the minute it was over.


Chaps with big axes chopping up a lot of blue guys. They then all come to earth and look like they're auditioning for the part.
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