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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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donroc
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Postby donroc » Sun May 31st, 2009, 5:12 pm

Saw NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Plenty of violence, rather slow between, deus ex machina (with a machine) ending -- watching Bardem was the only worthwhile part of it. Did not care about the characters. Glad I saw it for free on TV.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

book is better than the film

Postby chuck » Sun May 31st, 2009, 5:25 pm

"donroc" wrote:Saw NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Plenty of violence, rather slow between, deus ex machina (with a machine) ending -- watching Bardem was the only worthwhile part of it. Did not care about the characters. Glad I saw it for free on TV.


I'm glad I read "NCFOM" before seeing the film....I would recommend reading Cormac McCarthy before seeing any of them that are made into films... not vice versa....Next film coming out is based on one of his novels called "The Road"...not sure when it will be released.....He is definitely from the "Dark Side"

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu June 4th, 2009, 7:18 pm

He's Just Not That Into You is pretty good.

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nona
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Postby nona » Thu June 4th, 2009, 10:01 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:He's Just Not That Into You is pretty good.


we watched it last night, absolutely loved it! and some of it was true, to me anyways.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Thu June 4th, 2009, 10:03 pm

Watched an adaptation of Sarah Waters' Affinity. Chilling and very effective.

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Sat June 6th, 2009, 8:55 pm

Watched a great old (1969) classic of British cinema last night - 'Goodbye Mr, Chips'! Starring Peter O'Toole and Petula Clarke.

It tells the story of a crusty old latin teacher at Brookfield school, falling in love and marrying a music hall singer (Katherine Bridges) and introducing her to the stuffy old school where her background deprives 'chips' (Arthur Chipping) of his ambition of being named headmaster.

In 1945, Katherine is killed by a German V-1 flying bomb while entertaining the troops at a local base. Deprived of his wife to share in his happiness, Chips finally achieves his dream of becoming headmaster and lives out his days at the school, beloved of his students and comforted by his happy memories,

I defy anyone not to have tears in their eyes when Mr. Chips hears the news of the death of Mrs. Chips and during his retirement speech to the school assembly!!

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Postby EC2 » Sat June 6th, 2009, 9:16 pm

Ken, I have the TV remake of that on order with Lovefilm, starring Martin Clunes - 2002. I'm looking forward to watching it.
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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Sat June 6th, 2009, 9:34 pm

Ah, I loved Goodbye, Mr. Chips! Haven't watched it in forever though - or ever read the book.

I want to see Drag Me to Hell yesterday - one the funniest horror films I've ever seen! Laughed out loud many times.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat June 6th, 2009, 10:01 pm

Watched Name of the Rose with Sean Connery last night. Enjoyed it very much.
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Ash
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Postby Ash » Sat June 6th, 2009, 10:31 pm

I saw Mr Chips decades ago and loved it. I also loved To Sir With Love, wonder how that one has aged over time.

Saw Star Trek again, even better the second time!


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