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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Tue June 23rd, 2009, 4:07 pm

My Life in Ruins with Nia Vardalos. Love it! Quite funny and touchingly romantic. Can't beat touring around Greece as the background. Sigh ... I really want to experience Delphi.
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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Wed June 24th, 2009, 7:53 pm

Just watched 'Mamma Mia' after having avoided it for more than a year, 'cos I was an Abba fan in the '70's!

LOVED IT!!!! Never mind the quality of singing. Has there ever been a better 'feel good' movie????

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Thu June 25th, 2009, 1:42 am

Gran Torino, very touching film. Clint Eastwood is a wonderful actor/director.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Thu June 25th, 2009, 4:31 am

Watched "Three Sovereign's For Sarah" 1985 American Playhouse production aired by PBC......Netflix had the DVD......Vanessa Redgrave plays Sarah Cloyse one of the 400 accused during the I692 Salem Witch Trials.....Her two sisters Rebecka Nurse and Mary Estey were hung as condemmed Witches.....A very compelling drama and historically accurate using actual trial language and warrants....Acting was quite good all around...VR stole the show she truly embodied Sarah Cloyse's character.....Background music and the child actors were way over the top and annoying.....With that said I highly recommend the film....Sets and costumes were very well done....I liked it better than "The Crucilble".....BTW I just finished reading "The Heretic's Daughter" so it was a great companion peice......

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu June 25th, 2009, 11:29 am

"Ken" wrote:Just watched 'Mamma Mia' after having avoided it for more than a year, 'cos I was an Abba fan in the '70's!

LOVED IT!!!! Never mind the quality of singing. Has there ever been a better 'feel good' movie????


I recorded this off Sky last night, saw it in the cinema but am ready to watch it again. Turned over a couple of times and immediately started singing along.... :o Great fun movie though! And I think the fact that their singing isn't brilliant :rolleyes: gives it a more human touch.
Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat June 27th, 2009, 12:33 am

Sydney White suprisingly good brain candy. I love anything Amanda Bynes does.

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Lauryn
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Location: Vancouver, CA

Postby Lauryn » Sat June 27th, 2009, 4:44 am

Inkheart, just this evening. I loved it, it was a neat idea, and the fact that Andy Serkis looks uncannily like a work colleague kept me in stitches.

I swear, the number of children's & YA books (and movies) I enjoy, you'd think I had kids of my own - or still was one! :D
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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat June 27th, 2009, 4:47 am

We have "Inkheart" from Netflix, glad to hear it's enjoyable.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun June 28th, 2009, 1:34 am

"Inkheart", it was a good movie, we enjoyed it. Paul Bettany looked good, and Brendan Fraser just never seems to age!

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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sun June 28th, 2009, 2:50 am

Inkheart was ok, I'd expected something different, but it worked. Still think Coraline is the better YA movie

Oh I loved Mama Mia. The critics took it way too seriously. Come on, a movie with ABBA songs, they were expecting anything else? Besides, Meryl Streep has an amazing singing voice (see Prarie Home Companion), and was a joy to listen to. Lots of fun


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