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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Amanda
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Postby Amanda » Sat July 4th, 2009, 10:30 pm

We watching Changling last night. Great movie! Loved the period scenes with the old cars and trams. Wanted to go and give the boys a cuddle afterwards, but they were asleep.

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Postby Divia » Sat July 4th, 2009, 11:15 pm

I enjoyed Changling. I thought it was well done. The period costumes n stuff were amazing
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun July 5th, 2009, 1:09 am

"Confessions of a Shopaholic", cute movie.

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nona
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Postby nona » Sun July 5th, 2009, 10:42 am

Inkheart. good movie not what I thought it would be but still good.

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Postby EC2 » Sun July 5th, 2009, 10:55 am

"nona" wrote:Inkheart. good movie not what I thought it would be but still good.


I watched this a few weeks ago Nona and thought similar to you. And this time round I actually got the fuss about Paul Bettany being hot! He's never done it for me before, but I loved him in Inkheart.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Sun July 5th, 2009, 12:51 pm

"EC2" wrote:I watched this a few weeks ago Nona and thought similar to you. And this time round I actually got the fuss about Paul Bettany being hot! He's never done it for me before, but I loved him in Inkheart.


We just watched Inkheart, too. A good family movie to watch with the kids. I haven't read any of Funke's books, so I didn't enter it with any expectations. I didn't know Paul Bettany and Helen Mirren were in it, so that was an unexpected surprise.

The film that really sold me on Paul Bettany (as an actor, not a hunk to slobber over) was The Heart of Me. It was one of those quiet, little films you never hear much about, the story of two sisters in love with the same man. I really liked it.

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Gran Torino

Postby stu1883 » Wed July 8th, 2009, 5:11 am

I watched Gran Torino last night - if you haven't seen it yet, get it!!!

It is simply brilliant. The acting, the story - one of the best films I have seen in a long time.

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Postby parthianbow » Wed July 8th, 2009, 9:51 am

"chuck" wrote:Watched the re make of Monte Walsh....A great Western and a great story(not your typical Oater)....Tom Selleck, Keith Carradine and Isabella Rossellini......The Cowboy's way of life is coming to an end, story about two friends that realize the times are changing and they begrudgingly have to adjust....Great characters, scenes, horsemanship and scenery it's as good as it gets....Does honor to 1970's Lee Marvin and Jack Palance "Monte Walsh".....Overall one TS best roles.....The only other actor that would do justice to MW, would be Sam Elliot.......BTW Jack Shaeffer 1907-1991 wrote the "Shane and Monte Walsh" excellent writer....
Wow! I didn't know it had ever been made into a film, never mind two. That was one of my favourite favourite westerns as a boy - and so sad. I'll have to get both the films now. Thanks for the post Chuck.
Stu, Gran Torino is high on my Want to Wach List, and has just climbed higher.
Last film we watched was the absolutely excellent 'Lemon Tree', an Israeli film about a lemon grove owned by a Palestinian widow whose new neighbour is an Israeli goverment minister. Sharply filmed, understated, poignant and well-balanced, I'd give it 9/10.
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Postby Leo62 » Wed July 8th, 2009, 1:32 pm

"Ludmilla" wrote:The film that really sold me on Paul Bettany (as an actor, not a hunk to slobber over) was The Heart of Me. It was one of those quiet, little films you never hear much about, the story of two sisters in love with the same man. I really liked it.


Great movie - very underrated :) It's based on a Rosamund Lehmann novel, but I forget which one... :rolleyes:

I'm also a big fan of Gran Torino (actually, a big fan of all of Clint's movies except Dirty Harry :D )

Went to see Public Enemies at the weekend. It was very watchable, if a little over-complicated. Basically, it was Heat in the 1930's, so if you liked that you'll like this.

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Postby LoveHistory » Wed July 8th, 2009, 9:59 pm

In honor of the 4th of July I have been watching 1776 repeatedly. It's magnificent, but I can't help mentally casting a remake. And I keep singing bits of the songs. The music in my head kept me awake for an hour last night.

Just got the first disc of that John Adams miniseries that's won so many awards. I'm having a colonial summer.


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