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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Mon January 20th, 2014, 3:38 pm

"Ash" wrote:Philomena is amazing, just have a box of kleenex for the first 20 minutes or so


Saw this Saturday and loved it. The byplay between Philomena and Martin Sixsmith is precious. Loved the way she wormed her way into his hard-bitten journalist psyche with her niceness, honesty and courage.
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wendy
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Postby wendy » Tue January 21st, 2014, 12:47 pm

I saw LONE SURVIVOR - a controversial true story about a botched attempt to take out a Taliban stronghold. It's one of those movies that stays with you long after the credits stop rolling because it raises all kinds of moral considerations.
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red805
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Location: Southern California

Postby red805 » Thu January 23rd, 2014, 1:31 am

Saw American Hustle last night & nearly fell asleep. Maybe it was the wine with dinner before, but despite some great performances the plot just didn't hold my interest until the end, which was a nice twist. Can't imagine how this movie is one of the favorites for the Oscar, but then last year I would have picked Les Miserables over Argo, so what do I know. Loved Christian Bale's performance though, & also Jeremy Renner's.

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

Postby Nefret » Sun January 26th, 2014, 11:47 pm

Watched The Avengers last night on DVD. Can't help it, Loki is funny.
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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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Mon January 27th, 2014, 4:34 pm

Saw Saving Mr. Banks and enjoyed it, but couldn't get over the feeling that it was Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks playing P. L. Travers and Walt Disney, whereas the lesser known actors just disappeared in their roles. It was weird.
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annis
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Postby annis » Tue January 28th, 2014, 5:04 pm

Finally got to see Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, 4 years after everyone else!
Oh dear, what a dog - improbabilities and historical inaccuracies abound. Not even the luminous Cate Blanchett could save this clunker.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue January 28th, 2014, 6:06 pm

I just re-watched a true story of the development of open-heart surgery by a white doctor and his black technician -- who for the most part of his career was on the employment books as a janitor. Something The Lord Made. Great film.
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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Tue January 28th, 2014, 6:57 pm

Watched Jaws on TCM with my oldest daughter the other night. She liked it. I had forgotten about the monologue about the USS Indianapolis. Shudders!

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

Postby Nefret » Wed January 29th, 2014, 3:29 am

"annis" wrote:Finally got to see Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, 4 years after everyone else!
Oh dear, what a dog - improbabilities and historical inaccuracies abound. Not even the luminous Cate Blanchett could save this clunker.


Saw that in the theater... it seemed liked a good idea at some point. I liked Men in Tights better.
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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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Wed January 29th, 2014, 5:45 pm

[QUOTE=Nefret;114774 I liked Men in Tights better.[/QUOTE]
Exactly, it was funny! :D Mel Brooks made an appearance too.


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