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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

TerriPray
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Postby TerriPray » Tue January 13th, 2009, 9:14 am

Scarlet Pimpernel - mini series rather than a film.

Also re-watching an old BBC series, All Creatures Great and Small (thank god for netflix instant play)
Currently reading through submissions ranging from alternative history to science fiction and fantasy.

chuck
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Postby chuck » Tue January 13th, 2009, 5:23 pm

Last night I was in the mood to watch an old classic....John Ford"s "Drums Along the Mohawk" 1939 Technicolor, Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda....and a terrific supporting cast.....Very inaccurate timeline, battles and such....Politically incorrect etc....with that said I still loved seeing it again.....Beautiful scenery, just a good all around feel gooooood movie.....Oddly it was filmed in parts of Utah.....For me personnally a sentimental ride........BTW....Dame Edna May Oliver stole the show, her portrayal of Mrs. McKlennar was brilliant......
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Carine
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Postby Carine » Tue January 13th, 2009, 6:37 pm

One of the Christmas presents I got was a box with the 6 first Tarzan films with Johnny Weissmuller, which is my favourite Tarzan :D
and we watched the first 2. Great ! I love some of the old movies :)

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri January 16th, 2009, 2:04 pm

ghosttown and my best friends girl, rotflmao!! both films were absolutely funny.

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Fri January 16th, 2009, 4:22 pm

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Brendan Fraser style.
Very cheesy, very silly, but decent brain candy!
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'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Sat January 17th, 2009, 1:03 am

"EC2" wrote:Yes, the background wasn't half bad. I even half-smiled occasionally - like when the chorus line chaps were performing on the jetty in their flippers, but there was just so much cheese and ham in the performances and story line that you could have opened a delicatessen! I guess tastewise I'm not into 'feelgood frenetic'. I thought Meryl Streep's voice was okay, although nothing to write home about. Her 'daughter's' had me screwing up my face and flinching from the high notes. I know loads of people who have loved this to bits, but it's not for me.


I have a particular aversion to musicals -- which is weird because I love opera -- and despite the cast here, this is one film that will never get near my dvd player. Which is odd, because I really do like watching the three male leads in film -- I'll sit through the most godawful things to see Colin Firth or Brosnan or even Geoffrey Rush. Oh well.

I did get the review for the Duchess posted, it turned out much better than I thought it would. I suspect that Keira Knightley is going to be typecast for historical films forevermore.

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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Sat January 17th, 2009, 8:59 am

The Wrestler.

Brilliant movie.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat January 17th, 2009, 11:13 am

I watched Wall-E tonight. Thought it was pretty good. One of the things that I found interesting is how little actual dialogue there is through out the movie.
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sat January 17th, 2009, 12:04 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I watched Wall-E tonight. Thought it was pretty good. One of the things that I found interesting is how little actual dialogue there is through out the movie.


That's near the top of my order list from Love Film Diamondlil, I'll look forward to watching it!
Les proz e les vassals

Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



www.elizabethchadwick.com

chuck
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The Wrestler

Postby chuck » Sat January 17th, 2009, 3:54 pm

"Alaric" wrote:The Wrestler.

Brilliant movie.


I have heard the same thing about "The Wrestler"...I refuse to go see new releases because of the film audiences and their bad manners(BTW not all of them)....In the USA we pay up to $15.00 to see a film and then have to put up with people making comments about film....My wife thinks I'm rude when I tell them to be quiet....No shushing.... I tell them to stop.....so Today I will wait for the Netflix release and enjoy films at home....Am I the only one that demands quiet when watching a film at a theater?......Nice to see Mickey O'Rourke, acting again.... In some of his early roles he was outstanding....."Body Heat, Diner, and The Pope of Greenwich Village"
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