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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Sat June 15th, 2013, 7:21 pm

Faith, that is pretty fun.

Watching "She" on Netflix streaming this afternoon, and *still* thinking about an outing to see IM3 either tonight or tomorrow.
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Postby Nefret » Tue June 18th, 2013, 4:35 am

Watched the World Without End series. Entertaining, but I only liked a couple of the characters.
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 fljustice » Sun July 28th, 2013, 3:46 pm

Lots of good movies lately. There was a festival of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest silent films complete with live music. We only caught one The Pleasure Garden (his first full length completed movie). The piano player got a standing ovation. Finally made it the Star Trek movie which I liked less than I wanted to. It's a good addition to the movie series (lots of special effects and things going BOOM!), but Cumberbatch was miscast. Man of Steel was okay. I liked the back story intercut with the modern story. Yesterday we saw a charming little movie called The Way, Way Back about a fourteen-year-old boy on vacation with his mother, her jerk boyfriend (played wonderfully by Steve Carell) and his sixteen-year-old jerk daughter. Highly recommended.

A local theater showed big screen blockbusters of yesteryear. I was out of town for Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago (which I wanted to see) and back in town for The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (which I didn't want to see). Hubby dragged me to Part II which I did enjoy, but the most interesting part was the intermission when I saw something I've never seen before: no line at the Women's Room and a line out the door at the Men's. :D
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Postby DianeL » Sun July 28th, 2013, 6:53 pm

Faith, that's a hilarious comment on intermission. Hee!

I saw a lot of commentary on the casting, and (SPOILER-ESQUE) there was some consideration of the difficulty of the original ethnicity of the character in today's socio-political climate, and though taking a role away from a minority to give it to an Englishman is questionable, I do understand the thinking. I love Cumberbatch, so I chose to go with it; it does seem to have worked for a lot of the audience, but it is a pity, some of the story that was lost. As much as I like BC, though - nobody but nobody can ever hope to live up to Montalban. :)

I re-watched Redgrave/Jackson in Mary, Queen of Scots again (now available on Netflix streaming). Glenda Jackson is still the best Elizabeth ever performed, and Mary is still so soppily romanticized I never can stand her. But perhaps the best look at her actual point of view I can think of; overall, I like the film, even with Timothy Dalton quite distractingly blond!
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Postby Nefret » Sun July 28th, 2013, 7:42 pm

Watched Dark Shadows last night.
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 SonjaMarie » Sun July 28th, 2013, 9:37 pm

When I saw a certain scene from "Wrath of Khan" on TV as a little kid it made me physically sick. I don't think I've seen it since, not sure how I'd handle the scene now but having a bowl nearby might be a good idea!

P.S. I had just had spaghetti for dinner. No fun seeing it again Yuck!

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Postby Nefret » Sun August 4th, 2013, 9:35 am

I'm finishing my re-watch of The Tudors. Now on season 4. I find Katherine Howard really, really annoying.


And... is it odd of me to find Imperial Ambassador Chapuys attractive?
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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Postby DianeL » Sun August 18th, 2013, 12:25 am

On Thursday evening, I watched "The Muppet Movie" (1979) for perhaps the first time since I was eleven and it first came out. It hit the spot - easy, cute, and funny. I think I'm finally the right age to enjoy it properly!
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Postby fljustice » Sun August 18th, 2013, 4:12 pm

Finally got to see Woody Allen's take on A Streetcar Named Desire--Blue Jasmine. Cate Blanchett played "on the edge of crazy" very well, but then she did a star turn as Blanche DuBois a few years ago. Liked, but didn't love it.
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Postby DianeL » Mon August 19th, 2013, 12:24 am

"The Trojan Women" with Bujold, Hepburn, Redgrave, and Papas ('71). Thoughts here. A remarkable production!
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