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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed July 8th, 2009, 11:11 pm

Chuck you must watch Gran Torino, it's one of his best!

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Thu July 9th, 2009, 3:45 am

I watched Slumdog Millionaire last night, and was very impressed by it. While parts of it were very disturbing to watch, I was glad I was able to sit all the way through it.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Clint Eastwood

Postby chuck » Sat July 11th, 2009, 4:36 pm

"nona" wrote:Chuck you must watch Gran Torino, it's one of his best!


I was in a bit of a funk the first time I saw GT... I thought it was too predictable.....and the 2nd time I watched it with my wife...I really enjoyed it....Wish all the characters could have been better developed....WTS The film probably would have run 6 hours......Not impressed with the films coming out this summer....Hope it gets better....I'm watching more Foreign and Indie films these days.....In between HF.......I watched Sam Elliot's "You Know My Name" about the famous lawman from Oklahoma Bill Tilghman...Very enjoyable....Years sequencing was out of sinc...Tilghman was pushing 70 when this film took place...Elliot does not look 70....Anyway good film about the ending of the West and the clash with changing times....Check it out.....

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sat July 11th, 2009, 4:40 pm

Watched Twilight. Thought the makeup artist should get the sack - All the vampires looked as if they were rejects from a Pierrot the Clown interview. You could even see the bit where the makeup ended and the skin began - totally put me off so I couldn't get into the movies properly. Also the angst in the novel didn't translate as well to the film. I mildly enjoyed it overall.
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chuck
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Twilight... not

Postby chuck » Sat July 11th, 2009, 5:52 pm

"EC2" wrote:Watched Twilight. Thought the makeup artist should get the sack - All the vampires looked as if they were rejects from a Pierrot the Clown interview. You could even see the bit where the makeup ended and the skin began - totally put me off so I couldn't get into the movies properly. Also the angst in the novel didn't translate as well to the film. I mildly enjoyed it overall.


Excuse my rant.....I got my fill of Vampires reading Ann Rice novels and watching the Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise's fiasco in "Interview with a Vampire" alas; that really did me in....Can't bear to watch the vapid stuff anymore....Heard their doing a redux of "American Werewolf in London"....The first AWIL... Jenny Agutter was lovely and I did enjoy the soundtrack and some of shots of London were interesting...... Cheers
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chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sun July 12th, 2009, 2:00 pm

Firstly I love a good film.... almost as much as I love a good HF novel....WTS Last night I watched "Death at a Funeral" Peter Dinkledge, Matthew Macfayden and Rupert Graves....2007...What a hoot....Only the Brits can make this kind dramedy to work....so funny, so rude...so irreverent...great timing, pacing, odd eclectic characters thrown in and stirred and shaken about....You won't be disappointed....

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun July 12th, 2009, 5:37 pm

Thanks Chuck, I'll move that up the list now. :)

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sun July 12th, 2009, 5:57 pm

The girlfriend of a good friend of ours had never seen Princess Bride (our friend and I started to use references to the film that she didn't get), so natch we had to watch it. Still love the movie, and can't believe that little boy is now in his 30s. The movie is so well done - there just isn't a bad or slow moment (tho the do leave out the very end of the book, which tells what happened after they rode off into the sunset. But thats ok)

chuck
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A Death at a Funeral

Postby chuck » Sun July 12th, 2009, 6:01 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:Thanks Chuck, I'll move that up the list now. :)


I feel compelled to tell you it's R rated and can be a tad offensive at times.....Some loved it and some thought it was dribble....might want to Google Rotten Tomatoes check their reviews...WTS I feel better....

Ash
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Postby Ash » Sun July 12th, 2009, 6:23 pm

"chuck" wrote:Firstly I love a good film.... almost as much as I love a good HF novel....WTS Last night I watched "Death at a Funeral" Peter Dinkledge, Matthew Macfayden and Rupert Graves....2007...What a hoot....Only the Brits can make this kind dramedy to work....so funny, so rude...so irreverent...great timing, pacing, odd eclectic characters thrown in and stirred and shaken about....You won't be disappointed....


It is absolutely hilarious, typical Brit humour at its finest! Yes, a bit offensive, but if you don't mind a movie as Chuck described, you are in for a treat!


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