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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sun January 18th, 2009, 7:59 pm

I don't know if this would actually count as a movie, but PBS today was running one of the Live From the Met performances, this time of Rikard Strauss' Salome, with very modern staging -- very daring, rather debauched, and intense. Not for the younger crowd by any means!

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Leo62
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Location: London
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Postby Leo62 » Sun January 18th, 2009, 9:52 pm

"AuntiePam" wrote:I'm about halfway through Miller's Crossing. The music is gorgeous!


One of my favourite movies. :D I love the "Danny Boy" scene with Albert Finney on machine gun :p Forget trying to follow the plot just enjoy the ride!

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon January 19th, 2009, 4:56 am

I'm watching season two of the Tudors. Its good, but I hate it cause its so dark all the time and its had to see what is going on. More outdoor scenes or better lighting would be useful.
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Maggie
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Location: London, UK

Postby Maggie » Mon January 19th, 2009, 8:04 am

Yesterday I watched Dead Silence. I thought it was a good scary movie. Reminded me of the good old 70's and 80's bump in the night type. Made me scream 3 or 4 times hehehe.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue January 20th, 2009, 7:27 am

Took my son to see Bolt today. I enjoyed it, but I am not sure that I would be taking a little kid to see it. Lots of explosions and fire etc.
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ejays17
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Postby ejays17 » Wed January 21st, 2009, 12:20 pm

"Alaric" wrote:There's actually very little banging and crashing in it. Like Rocky, it is much more of a deeper personal story than what it looks on face value.


From the previews we've seen, I didn't really think it would have bangs and crashes in it - it does look like a personal jounrey movie, and I've read a couple of reviews now which praise Mickey Rourke's acting, so I'm lookig forward to seeing i t on Friday.


The "bangs-and-crashes" is the term we use for movies he wants to see that I wouldn't choose in a pink fit - it doesn't have anything o do with whats actually happening in the movie. My movie term is "kisses-and-giggles" - which was a very peculiar way of referring to "Atonement" :rolleyes:

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri January 23rd, 2009, 1:19 pm

Appaloosa- good ot great but overall a decent western
Rightous Kill- classic Deniro and Pacino movie, very good not for young ones.
Max Payne- interesting.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Fri January 23rd, 2009, 4:26 pm

Hi Nona....I really liked the film "Appaloosa"....I read Parker's "Appaloosa" first...It helped me understand Virgil and Hitch as no nonsense pistoleros with a sense of honour.....The film I thought captured their personalities....no gray areas in this film, black and white....The Alli character could have been more fleshed out....It reminded me of Elmer Kelton's approach to Westerns.....Real people and well paced action and no sensitive new age cowboys....Crowe's 3:10 to Yuma was disappointing,(OTT Special Effects) compared to the original film with Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.....

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri January 23rd, 2009, 8:04 pm

Chuck it sounds like I would have liked it alot better had I read it first. I liked their sense of respect and honor but Viggio they could have shown a little more story there and Ed Harris and Alli I feel was all wrong, I can't stand a guy to be treated that way and made a fool of like that. 3:10 was ok, not my favorite but I grew up watching Lonesome Dove and John Wayne movies so these new age westerns leave something to be desired in my opinion.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sat January 24th, 2009, 5:45 am

Hey Nona....I don't mean to belabor on and on about the strong silent type cowboy....It had to be a hard life to live in those times....I really think there were more Everett and Virgil types in the old west...."Lonesome Dove" a favorite of mine.....Gus and Woodrow what a pair, but the best....Gus is so gabby, funny and deadly and Woodrow Call reminded me of Virgil....no nonsense in denial about his feelings and wound really tight.......The book "Appaloosa" is a quick and very good read and it's sequel "Resolution" will expand a bit on Alli....She is definately a strange one.....


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