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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

chuck
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Postby chuck » Sun July 19th, 2009, 3:25 pm

Excuse the following diatribe....Really struggling with the lack of decent films being produced today...If you don't like SE in films the pickings are slim and none.....WTS...I have reverted to watching the past greats....Last night I watched John Sayle's 1996"Lone Star" A timeless film..Chris Cooper, Matthew McConugey, Kris Kristopherson, other great character actors, photography and a great soundtrack...John Sayle's at his best...Google the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes watch out for the spoilers.....
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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Sun July 19th, 2009, 4:02 pm

The Black Balloon.

Australian film about a young man whose brother has severe autism and ADD. Wasn't bad, if a little confusing.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun July 19th, 2009, 5:24 pm

Lone Star is a great movie!
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun July 19th, 2009, 6:21 pm

Saw the latest Harry Potter. Not bad, better than #5. But what was that scene in the middle with the ring of fire and the burrow burning down? It wasn't in the book, and in the movie it didn't connect with anything. No lead-into, no follow-up -- just felt like somebody said "We need a dramatic special effect here, can we show something on fire?"

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun July 19th, 2009, 9:00 pm

I watched another movie on the weekend! Two movies in one weekend is unheard of for me.

This time it was Prince Caspian, which I had seen before but I liked it.
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon July 20th, 2009, 12:55 am

Yesterday, Harm and I saw "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Little Shop of Horrors".

Potter was good but I guess it lacked something that's hard to pinpoint.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon July 20th, 2009, 3:39 am

I have yet to see HP 5, but I can honestly say that so far the biggest problem I have with the films is the lack of Fred and George. Their presence in the stories has been cut down way too much.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Mon July 20th, 2009, 4:44 pm

"MLE" wrote:Saw the latest Harry Potter. Not bad, better than #5. But what was that scene in the middle with the ring of fire and the burrow burning down? It wasn't in the book, and in the movie it didn't connect with anything. No lead-into, no follow-up -- just felt like somebody said "We need a dramatic special effect here, can we show something on fire?"


Haven't seen it yet but apparently the bit where the Millennium Bridge is destroyed wasn't in the book either :confused:
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon July 20th, 2009, 4:46 pm

Forgot to mention HSM 3. Better than I thought it would be. Some really catchy tunes.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon July 20th, 2009, 6:02 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Haven't seen it yet but apparently the bit where the Millennium Bridge is destroyed wasn't in the book either :confused:


Yes, and that bridge was built after the events in the books take place if you follow the HP timeline.

LH: HSM3 was definitely the better movie of the 3, and I agree about some of the songs.

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