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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

chuck
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Postby chuck » Wed April 29th, 2009, 3:19 pm

A re watch of "Aguirre...The Wrath of God" A very dark, compelling and beautifully filmed story; about a crazed Conquistador's journey to Hell....

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 1:50 am

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine". I really enjoyed this and Hugh as always.

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 11:40 am

We watched an older WWII film, A Bridge Too Far. I had caught glimpses of it on tv before, but had never watched it in its entirety before. We watched the blue ray version and the picture quality and camera shots in this one are stunning, even by today's standards.

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Postby EC2 » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 12:27 pm

Apaloosa - enjoyed it. Good old-fashioned drama Western. I love Viggo when he's being laconic!

Currently working our way through Band of Brothers series on DVD too - and enjoying it.
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chuck
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The Laconic Viggo

Postby chuck » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 6:28 pm

"EC2" wrote:Apaloosa - enjoyed it. Good old-fashioned drama Western. I love Viggo when he's being laconic!

Currently working our way through Band of Brothers series on DVD too - and enjoying it.


I enjoyed Appaloosa.....I like Westerns with little said....VM is fast becoming a favorite of mine....very talented and intelligent actor....I hope they will do a film on Parker's sequel "Resolution"......Did you like his shave tail haircut?....true to the 1880's military look and if you remember; he was a former Calvary officer.... few years earlier he resigned his commission over a policy issue.....Cheers

chuck
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Postby chuck » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 6:47 pm

Last night I watched "Doubt".....Very interesting and compelling film....It reminded me of a bit of the "Children's Hour" film.... with suspicions and doubts being raised with no real evidence....Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Viola Davis and Amy Adams are terrific..... really a thought provoking film....

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Postby EC2 » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 8:30 pm

"chuck" wrote:I enjoyed Appaloosa.....I like Westerns with little said....VM is fast becoming a favorite of mine....very talented and intelligent actor....I hope they will do a film on Parker's sequel "Resolution"......Did you like his shave tail haircut?....true to the 1880's military look and if you remember; he was a former Calvary officer.... few years earlier he resigned his commission over a policy issue.....Cheers


I didn't notice the hairstyle to be honest Chuck - I guess it points up what I was saying about the fact if something isn't set in the Middle Ages I wouldn't notice if it was right or wrong! Do I understand that Apaloosa was a book originally and there's a sequel? I'd quite like to read them if so.
Les proz e les vassals

Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



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Postby Divia » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 10:51 pm

I finished watching Changeling. I enjoyed it.
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chuck
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Appaloosa

Postby chuck » Mon May 4th, 2009, 12:33 am

"EC2" wrote:I didn't notice the hairstyle to be honest Chuck - I guess it points up what I was saying about the fact if something isn't set in the Middle Ages I wouldn't notice if it was right or wrong! Do I understand that Appaloosa was a book originally and there's a sequel? I'd quite like to read them if so.


EC....."Appaloosa" and "Resolution"...written by Robert B. Parker more famous for his novels about a quirky Boston Private Eye; named "Spencer"....They are both quick reads and I think you will enjoy them...Parker is very economical with his choice/use of words, just like the film.....
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon May 4th, 2009, 12:53 am

"Hotel For Dogs", cute family movie.

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