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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

chuck
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Postby chuck » Tue February 17th, 2009, 3:25 am

Just finished watching "The Kite Runner".....What a terrific film and a beautiful story.........

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Postby alice » Tue February 17th, 2009, 11:15 am

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


Me too. I saw it a couple of days ago. I really hope it gets some Oscars. I think it's the marketers who've called it a "feelgood" movie, not the producers. It's very good, and I now want to read the book, originally called Q&A, as I bought it for the Library, and people have said the book is better, and things have been changed. Dev Patel was wonderful, so vulnerable and warm and he's a very young and inexperienced actor. The children playing the characters at different ages wer exceptional too, particularly the 2 youngest incarnations of the brothers. Great film.

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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Tue February 17th, 2009, 12:09 pm

"alice" wrote:Dev Patel was wonderful, so vulnerable and warm and he's a very young and inexperienced actor. The children playing the characters at different ages wer exceptional too, particularly the 2 youngest incarnations of the brothers. Great film.


I agree. Dev was perfect for the role. But it's a shame that it's he and Freda Pinto who've gotten all the attention as the stars of the film at all the award ceremonies. She's not in most of the film and I haven't seen any sight of the actor who played Salim. And yes, I think the child actors were the stars of the movie. Fantastic performances.

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Postby Leo62 » Tue February 17th, 2009, 1:26 pm

"chuck" wrote:Just finished watching "The Kite Runner".....What a terrific film and a beautiful story.........


The book's great too :D ;)

totally agree with the comments here on Slumdog Millionaire. The children made the movie for me - I especially loved the scene when little Jamal falls in the, er, toilet then runs to get the Bollywood star's autograph!

And the music was pretty good too. :cool:

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Tue February 17th, 2009, 1:50 pm

"Leo62" wrote:I especially loved the scene when little Jamal falls in the, er, toilet then runs to get the Bollywood star's autograph!


Oh yes!!! Loved that scene. We were in hysterics. A very welcome moment of levity in that part of the movie.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Tue February 17th, 2009, 5:40 pm

"Leo62" wrote:Revolutionary Road.

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


Meant to be seeing this tomorrow. All the Oscar nominated films do seem to have rather "heavy" themes don't they this year?

Just watched "Infamous" which was very good.

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Postby michellemoran » Tue February 17th, 2009, 10:23 pm

I just saw The Illusionist with Edward Norton. It's not historical fiction... or maybe it is, with a very strong emphasis on the fiction. But as always, Edward Norton is brilliant, and it's a very cute story.
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nona
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Postby nona » Wed February 18th, 2009, 1:17 am

"michellemoran" wrote:I just saw The Illusionist with Edward Norton. It's not historical fiction... or maybe it is, with a very strong emphasis on the fiction. But as always, Edward Norton is brilliant, and it's a very cute story.


I wasn't sure I'ld like the illusionist but once I watched it I fully enjoyed it, hard for Norton to make a bad movie though.

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Postby michellemoran » Wed February 18th, 2009, 4:06 am

hard for Norton to make a bad movie though


My thoughts exactly. I'd watch him mowing the lawn for two hours.
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chuck
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Postby chuck » Wed February 18th, 2009, 5:50 am

Edward Norton did a 1996 Woody Allen film called "Everybody Says I love You" with Drew Barrymore.....He and Drew were magical together and he really surprised me .......He can sing quite well.....Anyway if you haven't had a chance to see it...Worth your time to check it out.....Such a dynamic and talented actor........He has so much more acting range than his contemporary acting colleague Brad Pitt


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