Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Wed July 25th, 2012, 5:05 am

Northanger Abbey (BBC, circa 1987)
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}

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Wed July 25th, 2012, 2:26 pm

Salmon Fishing in Yemen, With Ewan Macgregor, Emily Blunt, and Kirsten Thomas. There are holes you could drive a truck through, but with those actors and a decent script, it ends up being quite enjoyable to watch!

User avatar
LoveHistory
Bibliomaniac
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Contact:

Postby LoveHistory » Wed July 25th, 2012, 5:17 pm

"Nefret" wrote:Northanger Abbey (BBC, circa 1987)


That's on my list. What did you think of it?

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Wed July 25th, 2012, 6:53 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:That's on my list. What did you think of it?


It was alright. I should point out that I have not read the book.
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}

User avatar
Justin Swanton
Reader
Location: Durban, South Africa
Contact:

Postby Justin Swanton » Thu July 26th, 2012, 1:40 am

Age of heroes. An interesting premise that fell apart in execution. One doesn't even know what happened to the main character in the end (Sean Bean).

I think the director was trying to be different or something, besides hiking up the dramatics where there was no need for it, as in his treatment of the ex-convict soldier. I see this again and again: good acting, good photography, good sound - and a storytelling technique (or just a story) that sucketh mightily. :(
Nunquam minus solus quam cum solus.

Author of Centurion's Daughter

Come visit my blog

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu July 26th, 2012, 2:26 am

Lord of the Rings- Fellowship of the Ring :D
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}

User avatar
Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu July 26th, 2012, 8:50 am

I think Fellowship is probably my favourite of the LOTR films. I read yesterday that PJ is thinking of making The Hobbit into a trilogy? I'm already wondering how they'll manage to stretch it over 2 films, as it's not a whopping great book as it is.
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu July 26th, 2012, 3:17 pm

The Hobbit doesn't really need to be two movies. Why then three movies?
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}

User avatar
Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu July 26th, 2012, 3:58 pm

Yes my point exactly. It's not that much of a story either from what I remember, although it's ages since I read it.
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu July 26th, 2012, 4:36 pm

It's not a long book.


Recently saw...

Sense and Sensibility (BBC, c. 1981)
Last edited by Nefret on Thu July 26th, 2012, 5:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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}


Return to “Movies, Television, Radio, and Music”