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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat November 15th, 2014, 2:16 am

I saw Belle.I liked it a lot. An interesting movie for sure.
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Postby DianeL » Wed November 19th, 2014, 12:25 am

Has anyone seen Bill Nighy as Worricker? I seem to have missed part 1 of what is apparently a trilogy, but enjoyed "Turks and Caicos" immensely, and DVR'd "Salting the Battlefield" and am looking forward to it. Nighy is always a favorite, and he's so wonderfully varied even as, in a way, his mien doesn't alter enormously from role to role. It's quite the spectacular cast (I was wowed in much the same way as I was when I saw Jacobi and McKellan together in "Vicious"), and I can see repeat viewings in future!
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Postby DianeL » Sun December 28th, 2014, 6:19 pm

Just watched the Christmas special of "Vicious" (I'd DVR'd it). Do love watching these actors together, and I love Penelope and Violet.
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Postby fljustice » Sun December 28th, 2014, 7:34 pm

Diane, I've been following Worricker. I liked the first season better than this one, but still good. As to Vicious--just watched the Christmas show and yes, they're deliciously nasty!

I'm behind on my Christmas season in theater movies this year. Just went to see Into the Woods (saw the play years ago) and enjoyed it. Still haven't made it out to see Interstellar or The Hobbit, but hope to get them this week.
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Lisa
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Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
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Postby Lisa » Sun December 28th, 2014, 11:24 pm

Not a film but I just watched the miniseries Lost in Austen on DVD over two nights with my mum. It's a few years old now but I came across it randomly and we loved it!

It's a time travel story where a modern-day Austen-obsessed woman swaps places with Elizabeth Bennett. Sounds cheesy and it is a bit, but it's romantic and funny and I definitely recommend if you need something light to watch. And the Mr Darcy isn't Colin Firth but he is definitely easy to watch ;)

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Postby Nefret » Wed December 31st, 2014, 2:26 am

Finally saw Hobbit 3 in the theater. Thorin is majestic, Galadriel is awesome, and Thranduil is fabulous.
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 » Wed December 31st, 2014, 4:11 pm

"Nefret" wrote:Finally saw Hobbit 3 in the theater. Thorin is majestic, Galadriel is awesome, and Thranduil is fabulous.


WILL see this movie this weekend, with or without my daughter, who has put me off for three weekends in a row!

Watched Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf last night--hadn't seen it in decades. I remembered a few basic themes, but not the big twist at the end, so it felt like watching it anew. Powerful story, wonderful acting.
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Postby DianeL » Wed December 31st, 2014, 6:04 pm

I saw Cary Grant's Arsenic and Old Lace - oddly enough, for the first time - last night. It's a far noisier and more frenetic movie than I expected. Not bad, but not what I was looking for when I turned it on.
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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Wed December 31st, 2014, 7:10 pm

Watched the DVD of Under Milk Wood at s friend's the other night - think I can best describe it as whimsical!
Currently reading "How to stop time" by Matt Haig & "The Miller's Dance" by Winston Graham

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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu January 1st, 2015, 12:03 am

Saw Mockingjay; loved it. Saw Hobbit 3 and found it so over-the-top that I couldn't lose myself in the story. I kept thinking things like, "Okay, Peter Jackson, the CG Legolas hopping boulders in midair is completely bogus. You should have just give him the power to fly, it would have worked better." And the like. Throughout the whole film.
The dh watched it with me and loved every minute, although he had to admit the plot was stretched verrry thin and the nonstop special effects were exhausting. He thinks I'm a curmudgeon.


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