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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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

Northanger Abbey (BBC, circa 1987)
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Post by 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!

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

[quote=""Nefret""]Northanger Abbey (BBC, circa 1987)[/quote]

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

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

[quote=""LoveHistory""]That's on my list. What did you think of it?[/quote]

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}

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Post by 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. :(
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Post by 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}

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Post by 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.
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Post by 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}

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Post by 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.
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Post by Nefret » Thu July 26th, 2012, 4:36 pm

It's not a long book.


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Sense and Sensibility (BBC, c. 1981)
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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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