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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Tue March 19th, 2013, 11:29 pm

It's hard for me to imagine being bored by WWE, but that's not because I found it entertaining. I found it PROFOUNDLY disturbing - in one episode I think I counted 13 rapes. A horrifying film, and once again mothers were presented as incestuous and evil. Pillars bugged me in that way, but WWE squicked me right out.
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Postby rebecca » Wed March 20th, 2013, 3:11 am

"DianeL" wrote:It's hard for me to imagine being bored by WWE, but that's not because I found it entertaining. I found it PROFOUNDLY disturbing - in one episode I think I counted 13 rapes. A horrifying film, and once again mothers were presented as incestuous and evil. Pillars bugged me in that way, but WWE squicked me right out.


You've made a good point and it does raise the question of how much the viewer can endure? When I remember back to when I was a child we were only allowed to watch 'The Walton's and 'The Brady Bunch.' There was also a time where really violent TV shows were only allowed to be aired after nine. But in the end the control is in the viewers hand, we can choose to switch it off and watch something more to our personal tastes.

But to address World Without End I also disliked how those who chose not to believe in God were given sympathetic character traits while those who 'followed' God were portrayed as greedy, homicidal, sexually depraved hypocrites....After a while that wears thin with me.

When it comes to the acting it was simply deplorable and plot was all over the place...So if anyone still wants to watch it...you've been warned :eek: :p .

Bec :)
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed March 20th, 2013, 3:19 am

The Pianist. Very good and a brilliant score. I can see why Adrien Brody won the Oscar. I was a bit shocked to learn how little my husband knows about the Holocaust, but I'm educating him.

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Postby Amanda » Wed March 20th, 2013, 9:30 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:The Pianist. Very good and a brilliant score. I can see why Adrien Brody won the Oscar. I was a bit shocked to learn how little my husband knows about the Holocaust, but I'm educating him.


Loved that movie! I watched that movie and then marched straight into the nearest book shop for the book. My husband even read it, and we NEVER (well...almost!) read the same books!

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Postby fljustice » Wed March 20th, 2013, 3:50 pm

Saw "Oz, The Great and Powerful" over the weekend. Mixed reaction. The CGI was brilliant and overused; the plot predictable; the acting erratic. The fun part is the homage to the original from the black and white opening to subtleties like a faint rainbow as the border to Oz.
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Postby DianeL » Wed March 20th, 2013, 11:19 pm

Bec, yes, the facile black-and-white of who is good and who is evil (plus a whopping Mary Sue character) was REALLY tiresome. Ever read "Pope Joan" ... ? If not, my advice is stay away unless you're up for a good blood-boiling. :p

Faith, Oz has a PLOT? That is completely impossible to discern from any of the marketing they've put out there. Way to go all out, guys - have things happen and people engage in dialogue. I have a very slight James Franco thing (men who can smile, what can I say?), but nothing at all has made this flick look good to me yet. :)

Not sure I've seen anything worth mentioning here, so probably not. That is all.
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Postby rebecca » Thu March 21st, 2013, 1:04 am

"DianeL" wrote:Bec, yes, the facile black-and-white of who is good and who is evil (plus a whopping Mary Sue character) was REALLY tiresome. Ever read "Pope Joan" ... ? If not, my advice is stay away unless you're up for a good blood-boiling. :p

Faith, Oz has a PLOT? That is completely impossible to discern from any of the marketing they've put out there. Way to go all out, guys - have things happen and people engage in dialogue. I have a very slight James Franco thing (men who can smile, what can I say?), but nothing at all has made this flick look good to me yet. :)

Not sure I've seen anything worth mentioning here, so probably not. That is all.


No I've never read Pope Joan and don't really plan too in that I have too much already on my TBR list. And yes the Mary Sue character(er Ceryse?)got on my nerves, it seems she alone saved all of England lol :p .

I did watch 'A Royal Affair.' and liked it. I don't know anything about this woman who became Queen of Denmark, but what a sad life she led.....It's shows like these which lead me into wanting to know more about the person, which is a good thing.

Bec :)

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Postby Nefret » Wed March 27th, 2013, 11:53 pm

Fantasia, for the first time since I was a god. It has very nice music, and animation.
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"
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Postby Susan » Thu March 28th, 2013, 12:04 am

"rebecca" wrote:I did watch 'A Royal Affair.' and liked it. I don't know anything about this woman who became Queen of Denmark, but what a sad life she led.....It's shows like these which lead me into wanting to know more about the person, which is a good thing.


I'm reading The Lost Queen, a Norah Lufts' novel about Caroline Matilda, the above mentioned queen, who was the youngest sibling of King George III. I can recommend two additional books. Stella Tillyard has written a non-fiction book about the siblings of George III called A Royal Affair: George III and his Troublesome Siblings. Poor Caroline Matilda is prominently featured in the book. There is another novel about her by Swedish author Per Olov Enquist called The Visit of the Royal Physician.
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Postby rebecca » Thu March 28th, 2013, 1:50 am

"Susan" wrote:I'm reading The Lost Queen, a Norah Lufts' novel about Caroline Matilda, the above mentioned queen, who was the youngest sibling of King George III. I can recommend two additional books. Stella Tillyard has written a non-fiction book about the siblings of George III called A Royal Affair: George III and his Troublesome Siblings. Poor Caroline Matilda is prominently featured in the book. There is another novel about her by Swedish author Per Olov Enquist called The Visit of the Royal Physician.


What I term the 'Georges' are not my favourite royals and so I know little about them and had never heard of Caroline Matilda or what a sad life she led. I really liked the film and will probably read up on this particular Royal lady....It must've broken her heart to lose her children :( . But I highly recommend the film.

Bec :)


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