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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon January 26th, 2009, 3:56 am

Stranger Than Fiction
Better than expected. I highly recommend it.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon January 26th, 2009, 3:57 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:Stranger Than Fiction
Better than expected. I highly recommend it.


I saw that movie when it came out on DVD, and yes it was quite good and enjoyable.

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Postby chuck » Mon January 26th, 2009, 4:01 am

The Last Templar a TV mini series......Why am I watching this trash?......So ....So bad.....Mia Sorvino as a Archaeologist running around in high heal shoes and chasing Templars on a horse....The FBI agent is witty and charming?.....Can it get any worse.....I read the book.... really weak....Been interested the Templars since reading and watching "Ivanhoe"....conclusion Monday night....can't wait.....excuse the rant......

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon January 26th, 2009, 4:02 am

Hmm now I'm not sure I want to bother, I have way too many shows I watch already to waste time on trash.

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Postby diamondlil » Mon January 26th, 2009, 11:52 am

I do, and I don't, want to see Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, mainly because I don't know how they can have adapted the book without making significant changes, particularly to the ending.
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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Mon January 26th, 2009, 12:04 pm

Saw "The Reader" last night, very good. The friends I saw it with had both read the book but couldn't remember anything about it, therefore couldn't comment on whether it differed from the book that much.

wouldn't mind seeing Defiance either, however it's only been out in the UK for 2 weeks and already seems to have disappeared from local cinemas, I have heard that it is quite different from the book but haven't read that either.

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Postby Ash » Mon January 26th, 2009, 1:30 pm

"Amanda" wrote:Ash - I hadn't heard about Defiance, so I went and found a trailer. I will have to look out for that movie (isn't out here until the end of Feb), it looks very good.

Maybe I will have to download it and The Boy in the Stripped PJs for a double feature!


There is no way I could see the latter. Defiance at least was about fighting back. The other would just be too horribly sad, and I can't imagine being able to sit through it.

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Postby Sawyer » Mon January 26th, 2009, 6:26 pm

"Ash" wrote:There is no way I could see the latter. Defiance at least was about fighting back. The other would just be too horribly sad, and I can't imagine being able to sit through it.


I agree, I saw the previews and this movie seemed tragic beyond bearing. The movie I just saw was supposed to be a moving portrayal of a courageous woman, but the lead actress was horribly miscast - The Duchess, with Keira Knightly(?) in the lead role. She was wretchedly thin, and looked haggard thru most of the movie. I was really looking forward to this movie, as the book was compelling, but it was too difficult to believe that she was a renowned beauty and acclaimed political force.

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Postby Michelle » Tue January 27th, 2009, 12:47 am

I saw Rise of the Lycans and it was actually pretty good.

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Postby annis » Tue January 27th, 2009, 1:34 am

Watched "The Shadow in the North", a BBC TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's YA Victorian melodrama, starring Billie Piper. I enjoyed it and anyone into Victoriana would have loved it :)


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