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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 15th, 2009, 5:39 pm

Haven't watched TOBG yet, saw the BBC version a few years ago and thought it was OK, although both actresses were much older than their book counterparts (for reasons of decorum, I suppose they didn't want teenagers playing the sisters), and I didn't like the "diary-room/pieces to camera scenes" very much, they didn't ring true really!

I thought the film of GWAPE was lovely-looking, but a bit slow and I think Colin Firth
barely had any dialogue, a man of very few words!

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Netflix/Blockbuster

Post by MissMarplestein » Sun February 15th, 2009, 5:46 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I've been trying to talk husband into getting Netflix. He says we have too many unwatched DVDs and videos, which is true![/quote]

I had Netflix for awhile, then switched to Blockbuster. The advantage of Blockbuster is you can turn in your mailed movie at a store and get a free movie; then you also get the next on your list in the mail...I am amazed at what movies are available on line vice in the store- I was looking for The Lion in Winter, and Becket a few weeks ago and the library nor blockbuster had them...went to Blockbuster on line and there they were, so I put them in my queue!

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Nights in Rodanthe

Post by MissMarplestein » Sun February 15th, 2009, 5:50 pm

So, as it was Valentine's Day, we decided to rent a romance - decided on Nights in Rodanthe. Both of us were disappointed. We watched the whole thing, but after it was over we both said we could have stopped it mid-way. Had all the good makings of a good romance - with Richard Gere and Diane Lane, but it just lacked something - perhaps chemistry between the two stars...and in the end, we were both teary eyed, but even so, it just left both of us flat. Not sure I'm a huge fan of Diane Lane; this is the 4th movie I've seen w/ her and she doesn't move me at all.

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but known thee with all of my heart.
Half a prayer, half a song,
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Post by Leo62 » Sun February 15th, 2009, 10:22 pm

Revolutionary Road.

Great movie. Great performances. Not to be attempted if you're in the mood for something light and fluffy tho. ;)

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Post by chuck » Sun February 15th, 2009, 10:53 pm

[quote=""MissMarplestein""]I had Netflix for awhile, then switched to Blockbuster. The advantage of Blockbuster is you can turn in your mailed movie at a store and get a free movie; then you also get the next on your list in the mail...I am amazed at what movies are available on line vice in the store- I was looking for The Lion in Winter, and Becket a few weeks ago and the library nor blockbuster had them...went to Blockbuster on line and there they were, so I put them in my queue![/quote]

I don't like Blockbuster(past member) for the reason they censor and mess around with DVDs that are rated R.....they can somehow muddy up a controversial scene...looks like a inkblot....and many off the clerks are slackers who care less about customer service.....plus with Netflix I can watch many of the films instantly on my PC and no late fees ever and their film catalogue is superior; especially their Foreign films.........BTW "Lion in the Winter and Becket are terrific films....Long live films you can rent or buy.....Cheers
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Post by princess garnet » Sun February 15th, 2009, 11:05 pm

Star Wars: Episodes 1 & 2

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Post by donroc » Sun February 15th, 2009, 11:28 pm

I watched VITUS, which ended a half hour ago, about a child genius especially gifted at the piano and the stock market. Well done.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon February 16th, 2009, 3:23 am

[quote=""MissMarplestein""]I had Netflix for awhile, then switched to Blockbuster. The advantage of Blockbuster is you can turn in your mailed movie at a store and get a free movie; then you also get the next on your list in the mail...I am amazed at what movies are available on line vice in the store- I was looking for The Lion in Winter, and Becket a few weeks ago and the library nor blockbuster had them...went to Blockbuster on line and there they were, so I put them in my queue![/quote]

Yes, that is great...if you live near a Blockbuster store.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon February 16th, 2009, 12:07 pm

Saw Slumdog Millionaire. Fantastic film. Very clever and well acted. Deserves every award it's won. But very harrowing and far from feelgood.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 17th, 2009, 3:00 am

"High School Musical 2" even more mind numbing then the first, oye!

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