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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Post by cw gortner » Mon May 11th, 2009, 11:28 pm

I'm totally going to see Star Trek this weekend. I liked the older films quite a bit (anyone remember the gorgeous bald Ms India intoning: "Veger requires the information"?) so I'm game for a fresh look.

I saw "Australia"; talk about a train wreck. Not sure where to begin. Nicole Kidman looking far too taut and strung-out, the swooping camera angles, the convoluted plot . . . but Hugh Jackman's shower scene is so hot, who cares?
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon May 11th, 2009, 11:59 pm

We have to wait for "Star Trek" to come to the island.

I was "subjected" to the original show when it was repeated in the late 70s/80s and mom basically said you watch what I watch or don't watch TV at all, so I watched it but didn't like it. I did however like the movies (most of them anyway, though a scene in "Kahn" did make me throw up) and I enjoyed the ST: TNG series the most.

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Post by SarahWoodbury » Tue May 12th, 2009, 1:10 am

I saw Star Trek over the weekend. I am, admittedly, a true geek, but I saw it with people who aren't and we all loved it. I'm so glad it's doing well and I'm looking forward to my kids being part of the 'reboot'. Bring tissue to the first 10 minutes, however . . .

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Post by Leyland » Tue May 12th, 2009, 1:24 am

Saw Star Trek on Friday afternoon because I couldn't wait and then with 3 family members on Saturday. Loved it both times!
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Post by Leo62 » Tue May 12th, 2009, 11:47 am

[quote=""Leyland""]Saw Star Trek on Friday afternoon because I couldn't wait and then with 3 family members on Saturday. Loved it both times![/quote]
I know I want to see it again already :D So much to love about it :p but I thought the guy who played Bones was particularly spot on.

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Post by Ludmilla » Tue May 12th, 2009, 1:04 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]
I saw "Australia"; talk about a train wreck. Not sure where to begin. Nicole Kidman looking far too taut and strung-out, the swooping camera angles, the convoluted plot . . . but Hugh Jackman's shower scene is so hot, who cares?[/quote]

I liked Australia as an entertaining/escapist sort of flick, but agree that Nicole is looking like she's had one too many plastic surgeries; she used to look so natural, but now so sterile. Definitely worth watching for Hugh, though, and that little boy. Normally, precious and precocious children in film don't appeal to me, but I liked the little boy in this one.

As for us, our weekend flick at home was The Water Horse, which my youngest loves. I'm probably going to need to buy this one for her. I think she's already watched it 3 or 4 times over the WE.

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Post by chuck » Thu May 14th, 2009, 12:30 am

Last night started watching BBC/A&E's 1997 version of "Ivanhoe".....really like the look of it and the actors are quite good....especially Ciaran Hinds, who plays the Templar, Bois-Guilbert...lighting, costumes, weapons, action and the Castles and their interiors have the look of 1192......so much better than the 1952 Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor version....As I remember the 1980 Ivanhoe. was quite good....Anyway just a good old classic story put to film, not perfect, but very enjoyable....
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu May 14th, 2009, 3:16 pm

Casino Royale was much better than I expected. After a while I didn't even care that Daniel Craig is blond.

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Post by lindymc » Thu May 14th, 2009, 5:38 pm

I watched Iron Jawed Angels with Hillary Swank, about Alice Paul's fight for women's suffrage in America. Incredible story. I thank God for the courage and determination of those women.
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Post by donroc » Sat May 16th, 2009, 2:29 am

Minutes ago I finished watching a French horror film of the 1960s based on a novel, Les Yeux sans Visage, Eyes Without a Face, with Pierre Brasseur and Alida Valli.

The premise? A surgeon is responsible for an auto accident that destroys his daughter's face. He then kidnaps and tries to transplant faces of his victims to his daughter.

Interesting also because the French succeeded with the first facial transplant a year or so ago -- life imitates art and another instance of a writer anticipating medical advances.
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