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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Post by Leo62 » Sat March 28th, 2009, 10:55 pm

Bit of a filmfest this weekend :D

How to lose friends and alienate people
- OKish comedy with Simon Pegg

Twilight - Teen vampires - better than I expected, quite touching in places.

The Fellowship of the Ring - haven't watched this in a few years. Still stands up well - I think these films are really going to stand the test of time.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun March 29th, 2009, 2:40 am

"Sex and the City". I loved the show, I loved the movie, I don't care if others didn't. :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun March 29th, 2009, 4:59 am

"Quantum of Solace", I liked "Casino Royale" better. I miss the humour of the other Bond movies.

Just some tidbits: Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter Oona Chaplin (named after her grandmother Oona O'Neill) has a bit part. Actress Geraldine Chaplin is her mother.

And an actress who played a character named "Gemma", has the same last name as Pope Sixtus IV, Della Rovere, I think she must be a descendant. Ironically there is an actress in the movie named Gemma Atherton, who plays the only character Bond sleeps with.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun March 29th, 2009, 5:46 am

Hot Fuzz

Really good. Very funny.

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Post by nona » Sun March 29th, 2009, 2:06 pm

if you liked Hot Fuzz, you should watch Run Fatboy Run. Simon Peg has got to be one of the funniest guys ever.

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Post by EC2 » Sun March 29th, 2009, 2:16 pm

I hated Hot Fuzz. It's on my list of wallbanger films! However, Point Break, featured in Hot Fuzz, I absolutely love, so I guess that's a mitigating thing.

Watched Over Her Dead Body last night. Entertaining after a fashion, but pretty so-so. Before that watched Flushed Away - good fun.
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Post by nona » Sun March 29th, 2009, 2:21 pm

I agree it wasn't the story of the century but you have to admitt Simon Peg is funny, think of Shaun of the Dead with him hitting zombies with a broom saying "shoo,shoo" but then again my husband says my humor meter is slightly off when compared to others.

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Post by EC2 » Sun March 29th, 2009, 2:28 pm

[quote=""nona""]I agree it wasn't the story of the century but you have to admitt Simon Peg is funny, think of Shaun of the Dead with him hitting zombies with a broom saying "shoo,shoo" but then again my husband says my humor meter is slightly off when compared to others.[/quote]

I sometimes get this sort of humour, sometimes not. I've not seen Shaun of the Dead. To be honest I didn't laugh once in Hot Fuzz - most of the time I was curling my lip in disdain. My son aged 22 absolutely loves it. When I said I'd got it out he said 'It's dead good!' His mother didn't agree!
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Post by Leo62 » Sun March 29th, 2009, 2:52 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Hot Fuzz

Really good. Very funny.[/quote]

I love this movie! Must have watched it about 20 times :p

There's a lot of anoraky, genre-spotting humour which not everyone is going to relate to...but it's all for the greater good. :D

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Post by Leyland » Sun March 29th, 2009, 3:09 pm

I absolutely loved Shaun of the Dead, especially with Bill Nighy in it, too. But, I couldn't get past the first twenty minutes of Hot Fuzz. Oh, well.
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