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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Postby Nefret » Mon March 9th, 2009, 3:43 am

The Aladdin cartoon. (Many years since I have seen it last.)

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon March 9th, 2009, 4:31 am

I watched half of the Lost Legion. But they started to lose me at the opening, when they had Tiberius be the last of Caesar's line --- Things like that always make me wonder if the screenwriters couldn't at least have googled once for a Caesar somewhere near the correct time? Especially when the legends of Macsen (Caesar Maxentius, I think) are so varied and pervasive in Britain.

Anyway, the mishmash of symbols, legends and so forth went downhill from there, and a serious hot flash finished the thing off.

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Richard
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Postby Richard » Mon March 9th, 2009, 1:06 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:"Giant blue glowing junk" huh? Must be Dr. Manhatten? They really show that? Oh my!


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Richard
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Postby Richard » Mon March 9th, 2009, 1:11 pm

"Divia" wrote:Richard,
I heard that comicbook fans would love it but it doesnt have the general appeal of X men or Spider man etc etc.


I'd concur with that. The whole point of Watchmen is that it's a through examination of what a real world would be like with superheroes in it. As a hyper-real art piece that deconstructs the genre, you'd have to be very conversant in the genre to fully appreciate it. A non-comic book fan watching Watchmen is like someone who's never seen art looking at a Picasso: "Why'd he put both eyes on one side of her head? That doesn't even look like a person. My six-year-old could draw better." But Spider-Man and X-Men are human stories that just happen to have costumed heroes in them.
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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Mon March 9th, 2009, 3:27 pm

The old man went to see Watchmen yesterday. I found out it was nearly 3 hours long and couldn't face it. He seemed to like it tho...

I've been watching lots of groovy 60's movies as research for a novel I'm writing set in that era. Last week it was Performance and Stoned, yesterday I rewatched Fahrenheit 451 for the first time in years. It had dated quite badly. :(

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon March 9th, 2009, 3:52 pm

"Richard" wrote:I'd concur with that. The whole point of Watchmen is that it's a through examination of what a real world would be like with superheroes in it. As a hyper-real art piece that deconstructs the genre, you'd have to be very conversant in the genre to fully appreciate it. A non-comic book fan watching Watchmen is like someone who's never seen art looking at a Picasso: "Why'd he put both eyes on one side of her head? That doesn't even look like a person. My six-year-old could draw better." But Spider-Man and X-Men are human stories that just happen to have costumed heroes in them.


Yeah, I like comics, but when I heard the plot I thought nah, I'm passing.
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Postby cw gortner » Mon March 9th, 2009, 10:22 pm

Just saw "I've Loved You for So Long" with Kristen Scott Thomas. Very French, very sad, very moving; her performance is uber-extraordinary.
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Ash
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Postby Ash » Tue March 10th, 2009, 12:11 am

David is a big comic fan so he did appreciate Watchman on some level, but was pretty disappointed with it. Also said it was way too long/

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Toymaker by Robert Dinsdale & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue March 10th, 2009, 12:10 pm

Finally got to see Revolutionary Road last night, it was OK, well-acted melodrama. Best thing was that tickets were half-price!

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed March 11th, 2009, 9:32 pm

Evan Almighty

Better than I expected. Have to say I like Morgan Freeman as God. And the special features were good. Can't believe they actually built that ark.


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