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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Thu January 30th, 2014, 2:13 am

My library was showing Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine tonight. Cate Blanchett was superb. I hope she wins the Oscar.
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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Sun February 2nd, 2014, 4:28 pm

The Dallas Buyer's Club is making repeat appearances after its Oscar nomination. I wanted to see it the first time around, but it came and went too fast. I've never been a Matthew McConaughey fan, but he was very good. Less impressed with Jennifer Garner in this one (I usually like her performances).
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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 February 2nd, 2014, 11:07 pm

North and South (mini series)


I should really get a copy someday.
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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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) » Mon February 3rd, 2014, 3:07 am

"Nefret" wrote:North and South (mini series)


I should really get a copy someday.

Sooo much better than the book! (IMHO)

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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 » Mon February 3rd, 2014, 3:20 am

"MLE (Emily Cotton)" wrote:Sooo much better than the book! (IMHO)


I did like the book, but it is better. Because... reasons. ;)
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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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Tue February 4th, 2014, 12:58 am

Nefret: hee. :)

I watched Dr. Watson get married last night on the new BBC Sherlock (because: I know not of this "football" of which anyone speaks). VERY VERY funny, a nicely lighter touch than some of the previous eps - which I like, but balance is a pleasure. Enjoyed it to pieces. I want this series on DVD.
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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 » Tue February 4th, 2014, 1:22 am

I watch an episode of Downton Abbey. Everyone talked about things.
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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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Fri June 20th, 2014, 10:36 pm

Recently, I watched "Double Indemnity" for (surprisingly, in a way - because I love classic films) the first time. Like many Americans, my formative experience of Fred MacMurray was as The Dad of "My Three Sons" - but I've seen enough of his work, and *not* seen that in enough decades, that I was quite open to DI's expectations.

Sadly, I think other people's expectations ruined this movie for me. It's got SUCH a great reputation, I just found it disappointing.

Much as I really enjoy Barbara Stanwyck, I found her distractingly badly made-up in this film. They seemed to make every possible unflattering choice, so finding her a steamy femme fatale was tricky.

But the fundamental problem was that not only were the characters repellant (this can still produce an engaging story), but I just didn't care what happened to them. I'm familiar enough with Hollywood in this period to know what the rules were, so getting to the end was almost a chore. The ONLY performance that excited me was Edward G. Robinson (and, as I say, I usually quite enjoy Stanwyck). Unfortunately, he was only on screen for a very few minutes total.

So *meh* for a much-vaunted classic. Bit of a drag, unfortunately.
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---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers



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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Sat June 21st, 2014, 7:09 pm

We're members of the BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) cinema club and they are having there annual Cinema Fest for indie films. I rarely find anything I want to go to, but this year there are seven or eight I'd like to see--three I've put on my calendar as "must sees." Last night was the first up with "Wild Canaries", a romcom mystery filmed in Brooklyn with (mostly) Brooklyn-based actors. I found the story funny, the actors charming, and (of course) the setting familiar. If this one ever comes to a cinema near you--give it a try. Indie films, like indie authors, need all the support they can get! I would have gone to see a second that evening (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter with Oscar nominated Rinko Kikuchi) but we had company coming today and I needed to clean house. :(
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
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) » Sat June 21st, 2014, 9:04 pm

Watched 'All Is Lost' last night. Redford is great, as always, but it is not a good movie to watch when you are already under the weather. ;)


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