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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Fri March 29th, 2013, 12:24 am

"rebecca" wrote: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.


Don't know if this is in the film, which I do want to see...Caroline Matilda survived for only 3 years after her divorce and exile. She died of scarlet fever at the age of 23.

Another sad princess is Sophia Dorothea of Celle, wife of George I. I won't repeat the whole story here...see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Dorothea_of_Celle#Affair Their marriage ended before George became king. Sophia Dorothea, who was Caroline Matilda's great grandmother, was exiled to the same castle as Caroline Matilda. She also never saw her children again (the future George I and Sophia Dorothea who married into the Prussian royal family) and her exile lasted until her death, 33 years later.
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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Sat April 6th, 2013, 10:52 pm

The classic movie station has been focusing on Barbara Stanwyck recently, and it's illuminating what a varied series of roles she played. I never paid especial attention to her before, but she really was a fine performer, and *interesting* to watch, more than merely pretty. "Lady Eve" was fairly strange to my modern eyes, though still engaging. "No Man of Her Own" was compelling melodrama. I didn't get to see all of "Stella Dallas" but her role in that appears to be almost remarkable - a mix of tatty characterization bordering between near comedy and a certain (again melodramatic) tragedy. A very interesting lady, Ms. Stanwyck.
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Postby DianeL » Sat April 13th, 2013, 12:20 am

Oh my goodness - The Logo Network (LGBT programming) is playing "Little Shop of Horrors" right now. I haven't seen this since it was in the theater, what 25 years ago? It's a good film - and I don't even like musicals! Ellen Greene as Audrey is kind of amazing - the "Suddenly Seymour" number is ... well, killer. Heh.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Wed April 17th, 2013, 9:27 pm

I saw James Bond Skyfall. Blah
ted: All the funny parts were in the commercial. I hate that!
Taken 2: Eh, he didn't go badass enough in my opinion. LOL.
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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Wed April 17th, 2013, 10:17 pm

Last movie we rented was Looper, and since Sunday was such a wet, nasty day, I stayed inside and watched all four episodes of The Spies of Warsaw.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu May 9th, 2013, 8:55 pm

The Guard. Interesting. Funny in parts.

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Sat May 11th, 2013, 9:53 pm

Haven't been able to read much because my eyes have been bothering me, so I've been catching up on some films. Last weekend we watched "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Inception". This weekend we've watched "Perfect Sense" and "Into the White" so far.
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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Wed May 15th, 2013, 6:13 pm

Saw Iron Man 3 a couple weeks ago.
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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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri May 17th, 2013, 3:28 am

Amazing Grace. Very moving. One to have the kids watch when they're a bit older.

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Fri May 17th, 2013, 3:52 pm

Monsieur Vincent (1947)
An old French movie about St-Vincent de Paul. It was well done!


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