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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed May 9th, 2012, 9:48 pm

"rebecca" wrote:On the weekend I finally got to see Iron Lady and thought it a very good movie and Meryl did deserve the Oscar. Did it make me sympathetic towards Thatcher? No.

I also watched 'Titanic' and was disppointed and thought it lacked substance. Some of the plot lines were too contrived and lacked reality. It is watchable.

Bec :)


Saw Titanic in the theater. Loved watching it on that big screen but my family spent the entire ride home discussing how to fix it. :D

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Postby rebecca » Thu May 10th, 2012, 3:16 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:Saw Titanic in the theater. Loved watching it on that big screen but my family spent the entire ride home discussing how to fix it. :D


Oh I loved the movie 'Titanic' with Kate and Leo. The Titanic I saw was on DVD and written by Julian Fellowes. I watched it, but I wouldn't re-watch it.

LOL @ How to fix it :p :p

There is so little on TV these days apart from GOT. It all seems to be those horrible reality TV programs which bore me to tears!...I can't wait till Downtown Abbey Season 3...sighs..... :rolleyes: which probably wont air until later this year or early next year.

Bec :)

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Postby Ash » Thu May 10th, 2012, 4:04 am

Well, there's always Castle. The season finale this week was amazingly good!

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu May 10th, 2012, 4:05 am

"Ash" wrote:Well, there's always Castle. The season finale this week was amazingly good!


Heck yeah!

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Postby Nefret » Thu May 10th, 2012, 8:11 pm

"Ash" wrote:Well, there's always Castle. The season finale this week was amazingly good!


It totally was! I do so enjoy watching Nathan Fillion.
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!
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Postby DianeL » Thu May 10th, 2012, 11:54 pm

Netflix has the original Dark Shadows, circa 1966, which (being a contrarian) I decided to watch in defiance of Depp. I may also end up watching the new release, but figured if it comes to that I should have at least some familiarity with the original. It is SLOW moving, as soaps tend to be, but all right.

Still 'flixing up bits of Upstairs/Downstairs as well, and am well over halfway through the Battlestar reboot now. Battlestar is some seriously disturbing stuff (and I do not mean that in a good/"challenging" way at all) presented in the most compelling, riveting way. I can't stop watching, and it's so incredibly offensive in so many ways.

In the mood to dip into Deep Space 9 again.
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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Fri May 11th, 2012, 1:12 am

Dear husband got us hooked on Showtime's Weeds via Netflix. Not exactly kid friendly but we are enjoying it nevertheless (only into season two at this point). Have Winter Bone to watch on Blue Ray next.

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Postby rebecca » Fri May 11th, 2012, 2:57 am

Season 2 of Upstairs/Downstairs arrived yesterday and I shall be watching it next week. I was a little disappointed with the first season in that it is simply not as good as the original, but it is watchable and much preferable to the reality TV that is everywhere on our channels here.

I do enjoy some reality TV shows, such as 'Come Dine With Me,' where I can sit and giggle that if I were the cook it'd be much worse than that! :D :p ...I caught a little of a show called 'Mob Wives' last year and roared with laughter at the absurdity of these supposed women demanding respect! :eek: ...But I couldn't watch it again.

I remember speaking to some Americans who all said they loved 'Dark Shadows' and on the nights it was on they'd all rush home to watch it. I at that time had never heard of the show....But I have seen the Depp trailer and laughed out loud at some of the scenes.

As for the Castle, I haven't heard of that one either? I will have to go and look it up.

Bec :)

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Postby Madeleine » Fri May 11th, 2012, 8:55 am

I enjoy Castle, we're halfway through series 4 here, we've just had the episode where he and Beckett are handcuffed together and they can't remember why? Good ep, funny as well as quite tense. One of the best eps they did was the one that had the steampunk party, I think it was either series 2 or 3.

I've just read that Grey's Anatomy has been renewed - why? The show is utter drivel.

Upstairs Downstairs has just been cancelled here, disappointing ratings and not very good reviews. I watched the first couple of eps and was bored stiff, so if you weren't that keen on the first series then I don't hold out much hope for the second one.

I hate reality TV as well, although Come Dine with Me is quite fun.
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Postby parthianbow » Fri May 11th, 2012, 9:03 pm

Hereafter, directed by Clint Eastwood. A real surprise, and an excellent film, IMO.
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