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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Carine
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Postby Carine » Mon May 4th, 2009, 9:51 am

Pathfinder, about the vikings arriving in America 600 years before Columbus.

Also : Eragon

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Postby cw gortner » Tue May 5th, 2009, 5:08 am

Saw "Doubt" which was utterly compelling; Meryl Streep never ceases to amaze. Also saw a great French noir film called "Tell No One," with one of my favorite actresses, Kristen Scott Thomas.

Then we made the mistake of watching "The Strangers" with Liv Tyler, whom I really like. She was, as always, ethereal to look at; but the movie is terrifying and violent. I like scary films, but this just got way too gruesome for me.
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Postby Telynor » Tue May 5th, 2009, 6:18 am

"cw gortner" wrote:Saw "Doubt" which was utterly compelling; Meryl Streep never ceases to amaze. Also saw a great French noir film called "Tell No One," with one of my favorite actresses, Kristen Scott Thomas.

Then we made the mistake of watching "The Strangers" with Liv Tyler, whom I really like. She was, as always, ethereal to look at; but the movie is terrifying and violent. I like scary films, but this just got way too gruesome for me.


'Doubt" is my netflix (how I love having that service!) waiting for tomorrow. I've heard a lot of not-too-good things about that Liv Tyler film, which is a pity. I hate it when actors waste themselves in bad films. I guess the mortgage was due...

Tonight's pick for a movie was a 1961 BBC version of Anna Karenina with Sean Connery (!) playing Count Vronsky. To say I was surprised ... I didn't think he could pull it off. And Claire Bloom provided a very interesting interpetation of Anna.

chuck
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Postby chuck » Wed May 6th, 2009, 3:57 am

Been on a "Foyle's War" kick for weeks....finishing set I on to set II.....A great series, and so well done........2nd time around and I'm still learning things about England and how WWII was so much part of their daily lives..

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Postby rex icelingas » Wed May 6th, 2009, 10:38 am

Apaloosa I thought was superb,a finely crafted western of the old style with some superb performances from Viggo and Ed

Changeling was enthralling yet I somehow think it wouldve been better with Nicole Kidman or Julianne Moore in the lead

I watched the Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt,It was ok perhaps a little overhyped I did find flaws with the storyline and It sort of reminded me of `the World according to Garp` in a way.However It was an easy watchable film and Id give it 7/10

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Postby ejays17 » Wed May 6th, 2009, 1:22 pm

Saw Wolverine tonight - thoroughly enjoyed it (part of the fun was playing "spot the Aussie actor in small supporting roles" :) ).
The SLOC was a bit grumpy as he's a big fan of the comics & they'd "played around" with the established comic backstory/s according to him.

Next week is "Star Trek", which could be a complete train-wreck - I'm looking forward to it! :D

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Postby LoveHistory » Thu May 7th, 2009, 3:20 pm

In the middle of Casion Royale which I'm finding pretty good, and Stardust which I'm really enjoying.

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Postby wealcere » Sat May 9th, 2009, 4:10 pm

From Hell, Johnny Depp.
Didn’t suffer too long…….. soon fell asleep.
My wife and Johnny Depp, he’s got a lot to answer for.
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Ash
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Postby Ash » Sat May 9th, 2009, 8:20 pm

I keep waiting for Depp to thrill me again like he did in Gilbert Grape, Chocolate, and Don Juan. I keep getting disappointed (Charlie Wonka was close)

Just came back from Star Trek. I am not much of a fan of the series, tho know enough about it for things to make sense of stuff, and my DH is close to a trekkie. We both enjoyed this one immensely (he'd feed me a few of the inside jokes, but there really weren't that many of them). Interesting how many sequels come of this, or if its to be a series.

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Mon May 11th, 2009, 9:29 am

Star Trek. It was great. Beam me up Scotty. :D


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