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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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nona
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Postby nona » Sat May 16th, 2009, 2:23 pm

Taken - waste of time and money.

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Ken
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Postby Ken » Sat May 16th, 2009, 3:26 pm

Watched (again!) both Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources (after the books by Marcel Pagnol). Superb cinema starring Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Beart and the late Yves Montand.

The final twist is one of the best ever in a film/book!

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Postby wealcere » Sat May 16th, 2009, 4:28 pm

Writing in advance………………Pulp Fiction is on the books tonight, with my wife, an Indian (meal not person) and possible a glass or two of G & T.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat May 16th, 2009, 7:21 pm

Frozen River. I liked it. It was about upstate NY.
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Postby EC2 » Sat May 16th, 2009, 8:47 pm

Inkheart - another vote for a film better than the book. I've never seen the apeal of Paul Bettany before but as Dustfinger - cor! I've got him marked down to play Hugh Bigod if they ever film my WIP!
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Postby annis » Sat May 16th, 2009, 10:24 pm

Re-watched "Reap The Wild Wind", a 1942 Cecil B. DeMille classic about shipwreckers off the Carolina Keys in the nineteenth century and starring a young John Wayne and Paulette Goddard. I saw this as a kid and was greatly impressed at the time- it was delightfully scary and dramatic. Suffice to say that time has not been kind, though I can still see why I was taken with it all those years ago :)
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun May 17th, 2009, 2:49 am

"EC2" wrote:Inkheart - another vote for a film better than the book. I've never seen the apeal of Paul Bettany before but as Dustfinger - cor! I've got him marked down to play Hugh Bigod if they ever film my WIP!

I might check out the film, then. I got through the book a couple years ago when I was checking out what was 'hot' in YA, and didn't like it at all.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun May 17th, 2009, 2:55 am

"Angels & Demons" I liked it, though it had many changes from the book.

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Postby diamondlil » Sun May 17th, 2009, 4:50 am

"EC2" wrote:Inkheart - another vote for a film better than the book. I've never seen the apeal of Paul Bettany before but as Dustfinger - cor! I've got him marked down to play Hugh Bigod if they ever film my WIP!


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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Sun May 17th, 2009, 1:03 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:"Angels & Demons" I liked it, though it had many changes from the book.

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yep, the review in my paper said there were lots of changes, I'm a bit disappointed they've taken out Langdon's makeshift parachute jump though, I was quite looking forward to seeing that on film :p

Saw Wolverine last night, good popcorn movie - anything was better than the Eurovision Song contest - is that shown in the US?


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